Introduction to Permaculture - 3 day course

Many of us would like to learn to live more sustainably, reducing our impact on the world and regenerating our connection with the planet and each other. Permaculture offers us tools to identify ways in which we are able to do so.

This course is designed to cover the Permaculture principles with an emphasis on supporting you in your journey towards Permaculture Design.

We will work together through theoretical and practical sessions and producing a mini-design you can take home with you to get you started.

This course is all about becoming empowered in your approach towards a sustainable life and Permaculture Design.

No prior knowledge of Permaculture is needed to attend. As a group we will benefit from collaborative learning, we acknowledge that participants bring with them a wealth of knowledge, skills and areas of interests. Together we will contribute to make this a fun, lively and inclusive experience for all.

Aimee is a Permaculture teacher, holding a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Association UK, taught by Aranya and Klaudia Van Gool. Aimee is also co-founder of Eco Hacker Farm and a project manager at Kuckucksmuehle where Permaculture principles are applied on a day to day basis. She is an experienced teacher and public speaker, an advocate and activist for open source, open knowledge and passionate about sharing her experience and knowledge with others.

During the 3 day course you will be shown around the Permaculture site where you can see how Permaculture methods and designs are applied in real life.

If the weather permits sessions will be held outside in nature. Please make sure you bring with you warm and comfortable clothes for inside and outside.

Day One - Permaculture Basics:

Day Two - The Permaculture Self, Home, Garden and beyond:

  • Social permaculture design for personal transformation
  • Buildings & structures - designing for energy efficiency
  • Retrofitting methods for your home
  • Water harvesting and conservation techniques
  • Real wealth and wiser money in the community
  • Permaculture gardening factors & techniques
  • Soil basics and the soil food web
  • Soil regeneration and fertility
  • Fruit tress, forest gardens and urban gardening

Day Three - Practice Permaculture Design:

  • Step by step permaculture design following a design framework
  • Practical design session
  • Sharing initial design

Additional resources

A more in-depth schedule can be found here

Participants should arrive between 14:00 and 15:30 to get settled in as the first session starts at 16:00.

If you need a lift from Liebenthal OPR/Prignitz train station please make sure you advise us the day before so that we can arrange it.

If you are driving here by car here are the directions.

If you wish to arrive earlier or the day before to enjoy the peaceful countryside please let us know in advance.

Meals will be cooked by the group for the group, there will be organic and regional food (when possible) provided for delicious vegan meals. Tea, snacks and fruit will also be available for between meals. If you have any food requirements please let us know as soon as you confirm your booking.

The group will keep the space clean and tidy so that everyone can enjoy it.

If you have any needs that you would like us to support you with please feel free to let us know.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms. There are some possibilities for private rooms, if you wish to book one please let us know and we can advise you whether these are still available.

We would like to make the course as accessible as possible, in order to do this we have chosen to apply a sliding scale:

Reduced fee for Low income - €75 High income - €200

This payment includes the costs of facilitation, venue, accommodation and food. If you can contribute more on this scale then please do so, it will enable us to keep this work accessible.

If you need a reduce fee, or to make an arrangement to pay in installments please contact Aimee.

To book your place please send an email to: Aimee

The Ecolodge will be hosting this course, it is a cosy ecological house boasting a wood stove, open kitchen and dining area and 4 bedrooms. This will be the setting of our course. During your stay you will also get the opportunity to visit Kuckucksmuehle, an old 16th century water mill together with it's applied permaculture projects and areas including the Mandala Garden, the Meditation Garden, the Bakery, the hammock forest and relaxing viewing platform.

Kuckucksmuehle is an eco community that mixes permaculture with hackerculture and it is part of the Eco Hacker Farm organisation.

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