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Introductory Course in Danish

Examples of an introduction course can be found in the two entries below: Danish: Introkursus hos Tove Bang på Friland English: Introductory Course Description  

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Permaculture Educators’ Course

The Permaculture Educators’ Course (Permaculture Teachers’ Training) is held at Friland eco-village in Denmark by Andy Goldring. It is an 8 day teacher training for permaculture educators. It takes you through learning and teaching theory, a lot of practice on microteach sessions, lots of games, fun, interaction, excursions and how to design and convene courses, how […]

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Community Building with Playback Theatre

Playback theatre (PT) is a tool to share personal stories that are performed by PT actors. Audience and stage are at the same level and the link between them is the conductor/facilitator who creates a safe/welcoming atmosphere and invites people to share their stories. Main goal of PT is building community but is can be […]

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Permaculture Course Formats

During the third of the seven EPT meetings held at Quinta do Vale da Lama in Algarve, Portugal, teachers from all over Europe extensively discussed various course formats for teaching Permaculture to beginners: Introduction to Permaculture Permaculture Design Certificate Courses (PDCs) Further Introductory Permaculture Opportunities There are also advanced training opportunities  for Permaculturalists (who have […]

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Program of the York Introduction to Permaculture Course

York Introduction to Permaculture Course 17-18 April 2004 Tutor: Andy Goldring We will start promptly at 10am on both days, please try to arrive around 9.30 so we have time to settle in before we start. Bring food to share for lunch, magazines, books or other materials of interest, and warm clothes as we will […]

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PDC at Paddock Farm: Timetable

In this article the timetable of a PDC held at Paddock Farm, Yorkshire (UK) is presented For more info click on the image Submitted by Andy Goldring

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Choosing Content (and Methods) for an “Introduction to Permaculture” Course

In this article I offer a “junior teacher’s” perspective to selecting content and methods for a two day introductory course. I also asked Graham Bell, one of the most experienced permaculture teachers, his take on designing a full Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course. See a separate article with timetable, core curriculum and Graham Bell’s thoughts, […]

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Teacher Resources: Course Checklist and Participant Questionnaire

Teachers, designing and preparing a course, may find these resources helpful: Andy Goldring, UK, shares a Checklist for things to prepare / think about for a course (download the PDF), including: Audio / Visual / IT Library & Information Materials & Resources Venue Checklist Personal Stuff Course-Specific Convenor Job Description Cultivate in Ireland issue a […]

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Leeds PDC 2012 Timetable

This is a course timetable for a PDc run in 2012 in Leeds by Andy Goldring. The course runs over 7 weekends, one weekend a month from February  till June .  See linked pdf beside for full timetable Leeds_PDC_2012_timetable A list of the things we will include in the sessions – really an indication of […]

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An Exercise: Patterns

Shared by Graham Bell, from a recent PDC Handbook. Why are patterns important? They are easy to remember. They are portable and so can be used anywhere. They are universal so they fit changing circumstances. They are strong because they bind their elements together (‘geodesic strength’, tesselation). Patterns can be physical, behavioural or structural.

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An Exercise: What is Energy

Shared by Graham Bell, from a recent PDC Handbook. Most of us have heard at some time in our lives, E=mc2. Some of us know that it’s the basis of Einstein’s theory of special relativity. A lot fewer of us know what that means!  But you don’t need to. From a permaculture perspective the key […]

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PDC Timetable and Thoughts by Graham Bell

Here you can find linked a sample timetable (in PDF) of a 12-day Permaculture Design Course, as delivered by Graham Bell at The Red Shed – Garden College, in Scotland over 6 weekends. Graham Bell also writes below about his ideas for a successful Permaculture course. He’s been teaching permaculture over 25 years. More info can […]

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Permakulttuurin johdantokurssin ohjelma

Tätä ohjelmarunkoa on käytetty viikonloppukursseillamme 2012 alkaen Helsingissä ja Turussa. Ohjelmassa painottuvat osallistavat harjoitukset, luentoja on vain muutama. Säästä riippumatta vedämme aina osan sessioista ulkona. Joel Rosenberg ja Tanja Korvenmaa

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VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire

This is a questionnaire for students to self-assess their learning styles. Contributed by Aranya and developed by Victoria Chislett VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire Circle or tick the answer that most represents how you generally behave. (It’s best to complete the questionnaire before reading the accompanying explanation.) 1. When I operate new equipment I generally: […]

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PDC Timetable – Cultivate, Ireland

Below you can find linked a PDF of a sample 10-day intensive certified Permaculture Design Course, as delivered by Cultivate at Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Ireland. Irish PDC Sample Timetable (pdf)

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Micro-teach session: Abundance games

This post describes how to teach a game called “Resource Line” (and is a summary of a micro teach session with Mirka by Andrew Zionts at the Barcelona meeting). The lesson plan is as follows: Aims: To discover more about each other’s knowledge and skills. To create more beneficial connections between participants. To explore the […]

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A Book Review Exercise: “A Selection of Wise Words”

by Joel Rosenberg Context:  I’ve used this method with master level art & design & architecture students when running an intensive one week workshop called “Foraging and Gardening in the City” in Helsinki, Finland 2011-2013. This method can be used on a PDC too. Duration:  Part I. 30min. + Part II. 5min./student (12 students = […]

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Winter School Outline

A Winter School is described in the linked file that is run in  12 sessions of 4 hours (excluding travel) spread over 6 weeks. Design exercises in different contexts allow students to hone design skills and learn meta skills. The file is a course outline – a work in progress with some obvious items lacking […]

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Permaculture in Brief

A presentation used as elevator pitch for audiences new to permaculture. File: Permacultuur in het kort 1 Language: Dutch Author: Leo Bakx Aardwerk, 2010 (CC: BY-SA) Time: 15 – 30 minutes plus Q&A time. Preceded or followed by a practical activity indoors or outdoors. Finished by pot-luck lunch, morning/afternoon tea or dinner – whatever is appropriate. […]

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An Introductory Permaculture Workshop

Objectives of the course/workshop: The course aims at introducing the permaculture design concept so that each participant, at the end of the course, has a very good grasp of it and some very solid base to start to deepen their knowledge about permaculture, either by self-study or by attending a PDC. The course does this […]