What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.

Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don't need loads of land to practice it and it's a design method that can be applied to all social systems.

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Don’t Miss August Permaculture Design Course

It’s less than a month until our final Permaculture Design Course of 2018 begins. Please don’t miss out!

Our lead teacher for this course will be Michel Thill of Social Landscapes, supported by Jeroen and myself (Andrea). Participants will receive an internationally recognised certificate from the UK Permaculture Association.

Full details here.

 

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Permaculture Design Course photos June 2018

It’s taken me rather a long time to get these uploaded, but here are my favourite photos from our May/June Permaculture Design Course, with many thanks to the photographers Andy, Josh and David.

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PDC designs – Summer 2016

With our 2017 Permaculture Design Courses coming up soon, time to share the fabulous designs created by last year’s participants.

Josh Gomez will be joining us again 18th – 29th August. See our course listing here for more details and join us this summer.

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Photo Gallery – Permaculture Design Course 2016

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With our summer course season rapidly approaching I was reminded that I hadn’t shared the marvelous photos which Nuno took for us during one of last year’s Permaculture Design Courses. Here are a selection of his photos of the event.

Please join us for a Permaculture Design Course this year. Bookings are now open, […]

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Training of Permaculture Teachers Course

Andrea has recently returned from this course, working with Looby Macnamara, Chris Evans and Tomas Remiarz to learn more about the tools & techniques for teaching and facilitating permaculture learning. Fabulous to work with a group of such superbly passionate permaculture people, she’s come home full of ideas and raring to go!

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Summer Internships 2017

 

We are now inviting applications from those who would like to make a commitment to join us for summer 2017 in one of three dedicated roles. In return for your commitment you will have the opportunity to take part in one of our scheduled Permaculture Design Courses at a significantly reduced cost […]

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Permaculture Design Course schedule 2017

I’m very excited to announce this year’s Permaculture Design Course schedule. As in previous years, all our PDCs will be accredited by the UK Permaculture Association and taught in English (although our teachers do speak Portuguese too and can help with translating new words / concepts).

* 10 day PDC – Friday 9th June […]

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PDC August 2016 – Design Presentations

Each PDC culminates with participants creating their own permaculture design. These photos are a glimpse at some presentations.

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Levi

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Couldn’t resist including this one, taken the morning of the presentations after a late night session perfecting the designs!

 

Investigate future course opportunities at Casalinho on our Courses page.

 

 

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PDC August 2016 – Morning Madness.

Morning warm ups during our most recent Permaculture Design Course.

I think they’re about to launch into a Spice Girls routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Josh’s dancing seemingly not universally appreciated 😉

 

But they recover quickly. Yay!

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PDC August 2016 – RAM Pump workshop

During our recent Permaculture Design Course, Jeroen took the participants through the theory and practice of RAM pumps. With a small stream at the bottom of our property, these are invaluable at Casalinho in lifting water to where we can use it.

Taking advantage of the RAM pump pool for a cool down.

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