Permaculture Design Courses

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Permaculture Design Courses

Permaculture Design Course & Practical Optional Application

 

 

January 4-24, 2015

June 21- July 11, 2015

 

Living sustainability, integrating health, practical design, communication and community development.

 

 

 

Inquire with your university/professor about receiving internship credits! 

 

 

 

Explore all aspects of sustainable practices by learning from those in the field.

Program Includes:

~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development and more...
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ Sea Kayaking, Mud Bathing & Snorkeling

 

~ Optional 7 Day Field Practical: Apply what you learned during the first two weeks in water systems, garden projects, green house work and green building. Includes filed trip to local permaculture projects and community service at a local school.

* all projects determined based on group interest

 

 

Tuition: $1500, includes program, Permaculture Design Certificate, all meals, lodging, activities and internet access.

 

7 Day practical:

January 19 - 24, 2015
July 5-11, 2015 


Practical Tuition: $500 for those participating post 2 week PDC at Punta Mona.

For those who already have a PDC and would like to learn about tropical techniques, tuition is $700.

~ Workshops in Plant Medicine, offer daily for four hours. Learn about energetics, first aid, plant id, medicine making, body care, aromatherapy and more!

~ Fermented Foods and Value added products

~ Kitchen Remedies: everyday ingredients for health, wellbeing and first aid

~ Chocolate Making

Tuition includes all meals, lodging, all activities, internet access and all workshops/activities.

 

 

 

 

To Apply: please copy, fill out and send to:

 

 

 

 

Contact: Sarah Wu, Co-Director, contact@puntamona.org

Name:

Age:

Gender:

Hometown:

Current Location:

Why do you want to particpate in the program?

How will you be an addition to the program?

What is your current knowledge about permaculture?

Oudoor Experience:

Medical Training: 

Existing medical conditions?

Dietary Needs:

How did you hear about the program?

Email &/or phone number:

Emergency contact info:

 

 

 


* Transportation to Punta Mona by boat is not included, cost is $10-50 per person.

* Meals are organic and primarily vegetarian. Eggs and cheese are included and occasional fresh, line caught fish & organic chicken.

* Costa Rican citizen/resident prices available upon request. 

Refund Policy: All deposits are NON-Refundable, Course fees are refundable up until ONE month before the course starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permaculture Design Course in Guatemala

April 26 - MAY 9, 2015


Join Stephen and Sarah at the Mystical Yoga Farm on Lake Aitilan, Guatemala for a Permaculture Design Course!

 

 

Explore the process of designing a young farm and retreat center, implementing food gardens and living off the grid in the highlands of Guatemala. Students will have a direct role in creating the design of this beautiful property.

 

 

The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Spiritual Community that is focused on self-sustainability, growing fresh organic food, growing healthy yogi’s, teachers and healing practitioners. The desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation.

 

 

 

Program Includes:

~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development, and more...
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ lodging 

For more information:

sarah@puntamona.org

 

 

Instructors:

 

Coordinated By Sarah Wu, teaching adjunct workshops in plant medicine, kitchen remedies, abdominal massage and cacao

Stephen Brooks and Itai Hauben are the primary instructors for each PDC.

Adjunct teachers in yoga, homesteading and plant medicine change for each session

 

Itai Hauben
 
Born in Israel, from an early age was fascinated by nature, ecology, sports and art. Study and experience Permaculture first in Israel at Adamama, a demonstration farm which he joins by 2002, so starting his way into the world of Permaculture Design , Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Living .
 
Itai completed his training in the method Biointensive with the master John Jeavons, than traveling throughout Central America on a Sustainable Solutions Caravan and decides to stay in the final destination of his journey, Costa Rica, settling in educational farm Punta Mona, where he lives on and off for two years, work and learn through immersion in the tropics .
 
Itai qulifies as a Permaculture teacher and is currently pursuing his MSc. with Gaia University .
 
Itai is dedicated to the design and implementation of production systems and edible landscapes and to the formation of other permaculturists. Itai teaches Permaculture courses in different countries and seeks above all to inspire others through example, creating his livelihood and family as a real experience of sustainable living.
 
On 2007 Itai, along with his wife Melina have developed Symbiosis design. It is the idea of providing a professional service of ecological consulting, creating a symbiosis of knowledge and interests between a client and a consultant and between the different components of any living system.
 
Itai is father to two children, whom he teaches with dedication and passion the importance of connecting with nature and learn from it .