Introduction to Permaculture

28th November – 2nd December 2016
9.30 – 17.00Couve Romanesque - Casalinho

Minimum donation 640€ 

Introduction to Permaculture

This five day introduction to the world of permaculture kicks off with two classroom based days where we’ll learn about the ethics and principles of permaculture, together with some basic design skills. We’ll follow these up with three more practical days where we will practice some of the design skills we’ve discussed, and demonstrate some of the practical techniques you may wish to incorporate into your own project.

The site is a family run smallholding built on permaculture principles, established around 8 years but still very much a work in progress. You will be given a full tour of the project where we will be happy to discuss what we’ve done, what we’re planning next, and what we’d have done differently.  Practical sessions will focus on techniques for managing water in the landscape and building healthy soils.



This will be a very small group to allow lots of discussion. Maximum 5 participants. Participants are encouraged to bring along details of their own projects to discuss.

This course will be guided by Rosie Stonehill, who first started teaching permaculture at Casalinho in 2012, and your site hosts, Andrea and Jeroen.


Minimum donation 640€, to include tea and coffee and a light lunch.







How to book

Places are limited to 5. Contact us via email to reserve your place and we will provide you with bank transfer details. Or telephone us on (00351) 235512171.

A minimum deposit of 50% is payable at time of booking for all courses and workshops, with the remaining 50% payable on arrival. When your deposit is received we will acknowledge it by email and confirm your place on the course. Payments cannot be refunded for cancellations by the student less than 14 days before the course commences or once the course has begun. Cancellations before 14 days will be refunded minus a 50€ administrative fee. We reserve the right to cancel the course and refund monies paid or reschedule in the event that insufficient bookings are confirmed or other unforeseen events make it’s running impossible. We cannot be held responsible for other costs.