26/07/2008 - 08:00
DETAILS When: 26th Julio 2008 to 1st March 2009 Where: Dos Enriques Maria Pinto RM Cost: $210.000 to $428.000 Sliding Scale (see below) Contact: Javiera Carrion Phone: +56-9-92216967 Address: Casilla 15, Cabrero, Chile Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ecoescuela.cl Facilitator(s): Grifen Hope, Javiera Carrion and friends. DESCRIPTION An international qualification and universal tool for a sustainable future–by design. Grifen Hope and Javiera Carrion will co-facilitate a journey of transformation with Gustavo Lerner and friends. Our main objective is to cultivating a learning community, working together towards a sustainable Chile, to equip active citizens, teachers and designers in redesigning their lifestyles for sustainable living. This course has empowered thousands of Permaculture actionists, designers and teachers worldwide…a global network making a global impact. ¨What Permaculturalists are doing…is the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet¨ (David Suzuki). Immerse yourself in the ecological design science of Permaculture. Develop a core understanding of the natural and design principles needed for redesigning human systems and societies. Be a leader in your community equip yourself with the tools to redesign your lifestyle, your school, business or community for sustainable living. Develop a language of sustainability enabling you to fully participate in the application of local and global solutions, to be the change. ¨Permaculture is common-sense, that isn’t common anymore¨ (Joe Polaischer). TOPICS INCLUDE • The evidence of Global crisis: ecological, social and economic signs, climate change and peak oil. • The Ethics and principles of Sustainability and Permaculture. • Reading the Landscape: principles of natural systems – climate, water, soil and trees. • Ecological Design principles and application. • Water and Landscape: strategies for catching and storing water, aquaculture, water harvesting, treatment and management. • Geology and Soils: understanding soil formation, rehabilitation and erosion control. • Establishing Permaculture systems: organic gardens, orchards and animals, coppice, agroforestry, ecological pest control. • Climate and Microclimate: fitting with the site i.e. design for windbreaks. • Building Biology, house placement and design principles. • Appropriate Technology: renewable energy etc. • Recycling and waste management. • Design for disaster. • Design for Community: legal structures, alternative economic systems, dialogue and consensus. DESIGN COMPETENCE This is a design course, and is founded on developing effective design competence through the practical application of learned knowledge and skills. Students will be working on real world design problems. The major design exercise will centre on redesigning the local school. Students will have the opportunity to assist in the research, design and development of a community project to transform the school into a community centre for powerful change. This is an opportunity to learn through participation in a real world community design process. ¨There is no power equal to a community discovering what it cares about¨ (Margaret Wheatley). ACCREDITATION A comprehensive and professional course of study based on the original 72 hour curriculum of Bill Mollison as advanced by David Holmgren, this unique event brings together the methods and material from many Permaculture teachers around the world working over 20 years, to make a truly compelling experience. ¨Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure¨ (Nelson Mandela). Students are entitled to design, consult and teach Permaculture anywhere in the world. Graduates are supported to develop a pathway for lifelong learning and action as part of a global network of change-makers, education and design professionals. Successful students will be awarded the Permaculture Design Course Certificate recognized by Instituto de Permacultura Chile, Tagari Publications (www.tagari.com), Permaculture in New Zealand(www.permaculture.org.nz), and the Permaculture Research Institute(www.permaculture.org.au). Students have the opportunity to undertake an applied Permaculture Diploma with the Instituto de Permacultura Chile, or a Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree with Gaia University www.gaiauniversity.org. No previous experience is necessary. The course will be bilingual with full translation between English and Spanish. FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION: All food and accommodation is included in the course price. Food will be as organic as possible, where possible. Some meat will be available. We have a range of accommodation options, first in first served. TUTORS Grifen Hope: is a Permaculture teacher and designer from New Zealand. Born and raised in an alternative community, he has a deep-seated faith in people and their common-sense, in simple solutions that restore hope to the future. An active citizen and change-maker he is fully committed to making a difference in this life, to equip others as leaders and activists for the important work of coming decades. Trained in resource and environmental planning and landscape design, he managed the Taranaki Environment Centre since 2004 developing a whole community approach to education for sustainability. Grifen has broad work experience in land-based industries, and has designed and implemented various intensive systems in New Zealand. An experienced youth and adult educator he has facilitated many seminars, workshops and courses in the theory and practice of sustainable living including Permaculture design courses with some of the planets most experienced (Joe Polaischer, Geoff Lawton, Darren Doherty, Robina McCurdy and many more). In these increasingly dark times Grifen holds a fundamental belief that all change, even large and powerful change begins in simple conversations…the way we co-create our world. Javiera Carrion: is a committed young woman living and working on her family farm, and making a difference every day through modest acts of responsibility. Having traveled the world in search of wisdom, she has found it at home where she started, the seeds of sustainability in the common-sense of her own people. Moving from a career pathway towards fame and fortune, she has embarked on a lifelong journey to create global change by starting at her front doorstep. Compelled by her ethics, Javiera has started the redesign of her home for sustainable living, a step-by-step process of choosing and then creating the conditions to bring abundance into the life of her family and community. An Agroecologist by heart, she has a deep understanding of the tools and techniques for creating self-reliance, for transforming any environment into a sustainable, surplus producing ecology. Javiera has a core understanding of the principles and pathways towards sustainability. She has spent time with David Holmgren (co-originator of Permaculture) undertaking the advanced Permaculture design course at Rainbow Valley Farm in New Zealand, and an intensive two week landscape observation experience in her home country. Javiera is a co-creator of Permaculture in Chile, centrally involved in mobilizing a national team and network dedicated to creating a sustainable future. COSTS Sliding Scale – income dependant Latino Americano: Low - $210.000, Med - $265.000, High - $319.000 No Latino Americano: Low - $319.000, Med - $372.000, High - $428.000 The sliding scale enables you to pay what you can afford. It means that low income students, and those from poor countries are subsidized by high income and 1st world students with more ability to pay. This is a method used widely around the world, one that always causes confusion. We think it is the fairest way that considers international currency and individual income differences. Please take it seriously as an opportunity to consider your investment in a powerful education experience. We ask that you pay as much as you can afford, as a direct investment in sustainability and people making a difference, support El Manzano to develop and deliver high quality education. Thank you. PROGRAMME OUTLINE Module #1 Introduction, Concepts and Themes in Design When: 26th & 27th Julio Objectives: To understand the course format and get to know each other. To develop a shared understanding of Sustainability and explore possible visions for the future. To understand the global situation as a deep ethical crisis. To define Permaculture, or the science of Ecological Design, and its place in our lives and in wider society. Module #2 Design Methods, Pattern Language When: 23th & 24th August Objectives: To understand various methods, tools and techniques of design and to begin practicing design thinking. To develop our ability to observe natural patterns, and apply them in the design of human systems. Module #3 Soil and Heath, Water and Landscape When: 13th & 14th September Objectives: To understand critical soil issues and the key tools for soil identification and strategies for restoration. To understand water cycles in landscape and the biosphere and how to use them for harvesting, storing and treating water resources. Module #4 Climate and Microclimate, Trees and Forests When: 4th & 5th October Objectives: To understand global to local climate factors and how to use them to our advantage in design. To understand the principles of ecosystems and how they direct our design decisions. Module #5 Design Practice I and II When: 15th & 16th November Objectives: To put our knowledge in practice through application of design process; observation, survey, base map, analysis, concept and detail planning, and design presentation, to our own property or the design site. Module #6 Bio Building, Intensive Gardens and Orchards When: 6th & 7th December Objectives: To understand the principles of siting and building healthy homes, how to design and create intensive organic gardens and orchards in the city or rural areas. To explore some key techniques of organic production and building local resilience. Module #7 Agro-forestry, Nature Restoration, Earthworks and Aquaculture When: 17th & 18th January 2009 Objectives: To understand the principles of multifunctional agro-forestry systems for Leña, Madera, and wildlife. To know the key strategies for drought-proofing food production landscapes and systems. To overview strategies for designing highly productive water systems. Module #8 Social Ecology and Where to now When: 28th February & 1st March 2009 Objectives: To understand the organising principles for effective groups, legal and economic systems for regenerative organisations and for bioregional strategies and planning. To explore possible future pathways, learn how to get things done, how to create change in our own lives and in society, define own next individual steps. To present your design work.
27/07/2008 - 18:00