December, 2017 Permaculture Courses

Rain Water Harvesting Earthworks Course

December 2-10, 2017

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In this course, you will learn about rain water harvesting earthworks and put that knowledge into practice with villagers on their farms in the rural Indian drylands. Topics covered will include the context of rain water harvesting today; climatic factors; site assessment; understanding landforms; tools such as A frame, bunyip water level, dumpy level; a wide variety of water harvesting earthwork structures; how to find contour lines in the field; vegetative strategies; and working with poor rural villagers.

Knowledge learned will be applied in the field on local villager’s farms, helping them drought proof their land, and help you get the hands on experience needed to feel confident to do this kind of work on your own. Living Ecology has been working for 3 years with Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, the hosts of the International Permaculture Convergence in 2017, teaching students permaculture consultancy skills and working with farmers to transform their barren lands, or GMO mono-cropped farms, into functional diverse permaculture models for the surrounding areas to be inspired by and learn from.

Instructor: Raya Cole

Cost:

  • 18 000 INR for economically disadvantaged country nationals
  • 29 000 INR for all others

*Includes 3 prepared meals a day and tenting accommodation at the Aranya Permaculture Farm.

Advanced Permaculture Design Skills: Mapping to Scale and Landscape Graphics

December 12-16, 2017

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During this course, you will learn the permaculture consultancy skills of how to create a map to scale through triangulation with both a measuring tape and a dumpy level. You will learn how to create a base map, rainwater harvesting overlay, and a concept design map with colored landscape design graphics for permaculture design planning and client presentations. You will create these maps from measuring local villager’s farms that Living Ecology has been working with doing rain water harvesting earthworks and permaculture design consultations. You will come away with a beautiful map presenting permaculture concepts in a clear, visual way.

You will create these maps from measuring local villager’s farms that Living Ecology has been working with doing rain water harvesting earthworks and permaculture design consultations. You will come away with a beautiful map presenting permaculture concepts in a clear, visual way.

Instructor: Raya Cole

Cost:

  • 10 000 INR for economically disadvantaged country nationals
  • 16 000 INR for all others

*Includes 3 prepared meals a day and tenting accommodation at the Aranya Permaculture Farm.

Who Should Apply?

If you have a serious interest in permaculture, you should. Anyone with a desire to learn advanced permaculture principles and provide aid to those who need it most should apply.

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