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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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.

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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or not …..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh’s dancing seemingly not universally appreciated 😉

 

But they recover quickly. Yay!

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PDC August 2016 – Building a Raised Bed

This practical session followed on from the swale building exercise I published yesterday. A contoured raised bed has been created on the downside of the berm, with the swale itself becoming the path above. For the short term this new bed has been planted up with annual veg, but these will be replaced with […]

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PDC August 2016 – Building Swales.

Learning to measure contours and build swales is a wonderfully interactive part of the PDC course. The swale being created here has wood in the berm to create a higher edge. The swale itself is a path, and we’ve built a raised bed on the downside. It’s been planted with annual veg in the […]

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PDC August 2016 – Natural Building Day

Our Permaculture Design Course participants making adobe blocks and beginning a cob bench on the Natural Building day of the August PDC.

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Cob bench in the making

Completed blocks beginning the drying process, which will take about a month.

Moulding the adobe blocks, a combination of straw, clay and sand.

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Permaculture Design Courses 2016

Will you join us this summer? We’re pleased to be offering two opportunities to join us for a PDC here at Casalinho this year. Both courses are taught by Josh Gomez, and fully certified by the UK Permaculture Association.

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