EUPC Live; Day 2, Thursday 2 August

Today we selected this sessions tat you can attend live o watch it later:

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Kick-off gathering: European PC Teacher’s Partnership

The European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership “Teaching Permaculture in Europe: Sustainable Ways of Sharing Knowledge” is being launched right after EuPC!


Date: Sun 5th – Tue 7th of August, 2012 

(right after the European Permaculture

Time: Sunday, 18:00 o’clock – Tuesday, 19:00 o’clock

(departure: wednesday morning)

Location: gASTWERKe community (, Escherode/Kassel, Germany

Accomodation: your OWN tent!

(unless you organized something else for the whole EuPC!!!)

Costs: 90 €

(including organic food and accomodation)

Register now at the Permakultur Akademie.

Please note:

If you want to participate in both the EuPC and in the Partnership Gathering, please add this amount to the fee of the EuPC registration fee to save extra money transfer costs! You can register HERE for the EuPC, which happens from August 1st-5th, 2012!

As this is a partnership for permaculture teachers,participation is only possible if you…

  • … have at least completed a Permaculture Design Course (72-hour-course) before the meeting and
  • … plan to pass on knowledge about Permaculture in courses or with an educational organisation!

Nomad Permaculture as a Non-Structural Education

FR: Javi
FR: Javi

Javier Alba from France presented :

I would like to present myself as a person who’s working on the question of nomadism and its place in permaculture.

My reflection deals with this theme on a down-to-earth basis for I’m asking: “What is a nomad, a traveling person, actually doing in permaculture where the physical link with a particular place seems essential?” And I’m also considering this issue from a broader point of view. I’m interested in what a definition of nomadism according to the principles of permaculture could teach us on the fields of culture and education.

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Portugal Diploma system

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Notes of a presentation given by Leslie Martin follow:

  • Leslie did a diploma in the UK, then moved to Portugal about 13 years ago
  • Portugal is very hungry for information
  • 4000 participants on website
  • Portugal operated under the wings of the British PC Association
  • A second tutor was trained when it was required, so now there are two  diploma tutors in Portugal
  • They felt the need to simplify the system and to make it cheaper (many people are unemployed)
  • The system works via Training Credits. Students have to collect 200 points (at least 80 on design, 70 on training credits)
  • There are a network of projects recognised by the organisation

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