[Orange County, CA Permaculture] PDC for International Development May 8-22

Lindsay Allen lindsay at quailsprings.org
Sun Mar 6 12:24:24 PST 2016

PDC for International Development- May 8-22 2016

Lead Instructor- Warren Brush with guest instructors Dr. Rafter Sass Ferguson, Pandora Thomas, Lindsay Allen, Thomas Cole & Brenton Kelly

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who work with Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), Government Organizations, or are Community Organizers. The teaching is directly relevant for international development practitioners, including the technical teams from agency Headquarters and field teams engaged in implementation.

What is the applicability?

People working in international development will benefit from the years of experience of our teaching team in applying permaculture around the globe. We have tailored the entire permaculture certification curriculum to better equip the people who work in international situations where people live in non-westernized conditions. The Quail Springs Learning site is ideal for the immersion of these teachings in an off the grid, nutrient cycling, dry land, water conscious community, where we work with the surrounding natural resources to provide for our shelter, water, food, and energy. Participants learn:

·         Tools to integrate sustainable systems design into existing projects

·         A systems analysis design protocol for holistic pattern recognition

·         To design stable and resilient food, shelter, water and waste cycling systems for health and resilience in all of your projects

·         To create an ethics and principle based training program within your organization that honors local customs, traditional knowledge and ecological conditions

The course has an emphasis on hands-on projects including a practical design project that is site and context specific and integrates all of the different elements of a thorough Permaculture Design.

What does this course offer?

Permaculture Design Courses always include the international recognized PDC Curriculum that can be found in the Permaculture Designer’s Manual. Highlighted for this course are the following:

·         Agro-ecology Principles, Processes and Practical Applications

·         Building Soil and Fertility

·         Carbon Sequestration

·         Watershed Management and Erosion Control

·         Waste Streams/Cycling

·         Perma-Gardens Curriculum, A USAID TOPS program

·         Conflict Resolution / Peacemaking

·         Pattern Literacy

·         Food Forestry

·         Water Harvesting / Graywater Systems

·         Drought Proofing / Climate Change Resilience

·         Earthworks

·         Design Priorities

·         Biomimicry

·         Broad Acre Applications

·         Food and Nutrition Security through Permaculture Design

·         Design Principles and Practices to build resilience in farming systems

·         Animal Systems and Agricultural Integration

·         Appropriate Technologies

·         Community Facilitation/Community-Based Development

·         Micro Enterprise Development

·         Cultural Awareness and Honoring

·         And much more!

For more information and to register please visit: http://www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdcid


Lindsay Allen
Farm Manager | Permaculture Educator
Quail Springs Permaculture
  (805) 886-7239

Permaculture Advisor | USA Board Member
FoodWaterShelter inc.
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