WHAT IS PERMACULTURE IN PRACTICE? 9 days of immersion, getting your hands dirty and putting knoledge in to practice Do you want to gain more practical permaculture experience? This 9-day Practical Permaculture Advanced Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course. Join our experienced team of instructors while we practice together and share what we’ve learned over the years.
If you’ve taken a Permaculture Design Course, you know that this skill set has the potential to change the world. However, for most of us one 72-hour class isn’t enough to really deeply embed this knowledge into all our practices.
WHO IS THIS PRACTICAL PERMACULTURE COURSE FOR? This Practical Advanced Course in Permaculture is aimed at all those people who have participated in a PDC and are passionate about this discipline.
Whether your first permaculture project went well or ran into a few snags, this course is the perfect next step as we will go beyond what is usually taught in the standard 72-hour curriculum.
It is also a great course for people who want to improve their active learning path as a permaculture designer and who want to integrate new knowledge so that they can offer better design to their customers, friends, acquaintances.
DON’T HAVE THE PDC? NO PROBLEM! You can take this course and get to know the practical aspects of Permaculture.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN You will have the chance to gain experience on the following topics:
– Agroforestry & Regenerative Agriculture – Natural building – Social and Personal Permaculture.
In addition to the theoretical part, the course will also be enriched by further practical workshops, testimonials, discussions, documentaries, films and evening insights.
HUMAN PERMACULTURE Teacher: Marco Matera
Through this module you will dive deep into the world of people and project management. Every project is initiated by people, hence setting up solid foundations when it comes to group dynamics and communication is crucial for the successful development of your ideas and dreams. Topics will include: Non-violent Communication, The work that reconnects, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Sociocracy, Project Management.
AGROFORESTRY & REGENERATIVE AGRICOLTURE Teacher: Giuseppe Sannicandro
This module will be an in depth immersion in the world of trees and tree systems that range from landscape regeneration and reforestation to the establishment of perennial and forest-like food systems. Topics will include: Trees and their patterns, Natural Succession, Tree species for design, How to design a tree system, How to implement a tree system, How to maintain a tree system.
NATURAL BUILDING Teacher: Aronne Musumeci This module will cover the basics of natural building. During the course, a professional expert in the sector will guide you through different natural building techniques and you will have the opportunity to practice some of the theory through simple practical workshops that you can do from home.
This module will include:
history of construction: we will recognize the elements and materials together we will understand how to use them and with which techniques soil composition. Practical part
by collecting the soil the place we will learn to analyze it in order to amend it create a partition wall and bricks together we will plaster some pre-existing concrete walls.
GIUSEPPE SANNICANDRO The principal facilitator for this training will be Giuseppe Sannicandro (Italy), co-founder of Naumanni Association, Regen Association and tutor for Permaculture Diploma, recognized by the Italian Permaculture Academy (Accademia Italiana di Permacultura). He graduated in Philosophy with a thesis about the De-growth Movement and one about Ecology, and he obtained a Degree in Permaculture Design in Tenerife in 2015. Since 2012 he studies designs and teaches Permaculture in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Uganda and Brasil.
He designs and offers consultancies for multifunctional farms, eco-villages and urban permaculture projects among others. Moreover, he organizes and teaches PDCs (certified 72 hour Permaculture Design Course), as well as courses and workshops about water management, key-line design, earthworks, soil improvement, regenerative agriculture, gardening, agroforestry and food forest.
ARONNE MUSUMECI Aronne began his experience with green building in Venezuela in 2009. There, thanks to permissive building laws, he was able to learn and experiment the various construction techniques with materials such as earth, wood, stone and straw, culminating in the design and creation of a completely self-built dome house in super adobe. In the meantime, he devoted himself to the study and dissemination of permaculture and teaching sustainable systems (water collection and purification, compost toilet, etc …) to rural communities. Since 2015 in Italy, he has continued to create clay works and to participate in projects that promote resilience, self-production and social projects. Since 2019 he has collaborated in the construction of the Green Building Hemp House in Sicily and together with Eva Polare he has founded Terra In Construction, a project that aims to disseminate the now lost practices of green building and innovative systems for resilience and applied ecology.
MARCO MATERA Trainer, facilitator, permaculture teacher. After completing the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate), he worked as an assistant teacher, participated in various Transition Training and Facilitation courses, certified himself as a permaculture teacher at Akadamie Permakultury in the Czech Republic and enjoys a lot of urban and social permaculture. He is co-founder of the online magazine Permaculture & Transizione, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Earthworks Trust UK, and holds the position of Ambassadors at the Permaculture Association UK. Now he trains Permaculture teachers and cultivates Active Hope.
He has recently co-founded the School of Human Permaculture.
VENUE INFORMATION Regen is an association that promotes the regeneration of ecosystems and territories, through an ecological management of the land, human settlements and crops by the communities that inhabit them. We work with training and design to spread ecological culture, tools, technical knowledge, practical skills and inspirations, sharing knowledge and experience in ecological projects. We regenerate habitats, taking care of their inhabitants.
COST Early bird ticket: (first 10 applicants) € 570 euro Full price ticket: €600
Registration includes: – Full accommodation (Accommodation is Camping – please bring your own tent, sleeping bag and mat and torch.) – Catered meals – Access to showers and facilities – All materials for practical workshops – Opportunity to spend time on a permaculture site. You will experience what it means to implement a Permaculture project and maintain it! – Stunning surroundings and beautiful places to visit on your free time