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Weekend Series on Urban Sustainability

MAY 2013, Darjeeling, India Each weekend will have a specific subject focus with several hands-on projects.

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Permaculture Design Certification Course

February 24th - March 12th, 2013

Jiwa Damai, Bali, Indonesia

Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this workshop will present Permaculture with various applications in mind. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, group discussions, game, exercises, photoshows and movies. Teaching focuses on land systems with hands on work in the gardens at Jiwa Damai. Furthermore, this course teaches how to integrate and use Permaculture in ‘Invisible structures’ those social, cultural, political and economic structures that shape much of our world today.


Co-Instructors: Jeremiah Kidd,  
Location: Jiwa damai is a beautiful, tranquil permaculture retreat center located on a diverse 4 hectare plot of land in Mambal, Badung district, Bali, Indonesia.
Price:  $950 Course fees includes a shared room (3/room) at Jiwa Dimai retreat center, 3 meals per day, optional morning yoga, and optional morning meditation. 
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3-Week Hands-On Permaculture Experience

January 26th - February 15th, 2013, Katch Phkar Farm, Battambang, Cambodia. **We may modify this course to be a PDC if we have requests from 3 or more people. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE AND CULTURE IN A VERY IMMEDIATE, DIRECT, AND BENEFICIAL WAY WHILE LEARNING ABOUT PERMACULTURE DESIGN.

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9th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course

November 22nd - December 9th, 2012

Darjeeling, India

This is the longest running permaculture course in India. Clean Beautiful Homestays with local farmers, thousands of acres of organic farms, extensive mature food forest covering hundreds of acres, Himalayan views, Wonderful times. Mineral Springs is a certified organic and fair-trade collective of 456 small farmers occupying 14 villages near Darjeeling, india.

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Co-Instructors: Guest instructors from Prerna NGO
Location: Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Special Requests:  Working English skills preferred, 
Price: International 19000rs Indian rs 14000 Local 10000rs. Price includes food, Homestay accommodations, and training materials
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Hands-On Permaculture Course

October 28th - November 4th, 2012

Punarvasu Farm, Udupi, Karnataka, India

 This is a very hands-on, work focused introduction to permaculture. Our time will be openly structured with work before and after breakfast, relaxing and personal time mid day, and latter afternoons being for permaculture discussions and learning, or perhaps more work if people wish. Punarvasu is an emerging permaculture site. A traditional family farm that is becoming a model of how traditional practices and culture can thrive while evolving into a model of sustainability in our globalized world.  People will stay in the traditional family home or converted barn, and eat Amma’s delicious traditional vegetarian Udupi food.

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Co-Instructors: Vasu 
Location: Punarvasu Farm, 15km south of Udupi, Karnataka, India
Price:  6,500 for indian nationals 7,500 international students 


Permaculture Design Certification Course

October 5th to 21st, 2012

Koh Phagan, Thailand

 This PDC will have us working on practical small scale and urban projects, while also introducing how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities, take care of waste, and much more.  Alternating between an urban Permaculture project development site called Phangan Project and a Thai organic farm, students will discover many aspects of this island paradise. At Raitiavisat Farm we will be interfacing with the local Thai community, helping us to truly experience culture, and explore island life from a local perspective.   


Co-Instructors:  Tiffany Grell 
Location:  Phangan Chai Hotel, Thongsala, and RaiTiaViaSet Farm, Koh Phangan Island, Thailand 
Price: $550-$700 Depending on Accommodations and Food 


Permaculture Design Certification course

Jun 1 - 16, 2012

Bayouda Village, Jordan

Instructor: Rico Zook
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Permaculture Design Certification course

Mar 25 - Apr 8, 2012

Bodhgaya, India

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Permaculture Design Certification Course

Feb 26 – Mar 10, 2012

Punarvasu Farm, Udupi, Karnataka, India

Intrcutor: Rico Zook
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