If you would like to kickstart your home garden, backyard farm, homestead or community garden, this course is for you!
Discover Permaculture Design with Planet Schooling.
This course is a live, interactive online course with the Planet Schooling crew and visiting Ecocentro IPEC teachers. You are invited to become part of a community that starts with you and includes people from all over the world. We will support, guide and if you need, walk with you to the finish line.
In this course, you will learn how to design and redesign your space, grow your own food and medicine, build and create lifestyle changes that help you move towards resilience and sustainability.
Education can be the most effective means that society possesses to confront the challenges of the future. Indeed, education will shape the world of tomorrow but we will need a type of education that is delivered in a different manner.
Thinking creatively with a positive sense of urgency to learn.
This 10 week course includes:
10 Ebooks that support you with the design process
Weekly live Q&A webinars
Exclusive student community to connect, re-connect and learn from each other
Printed copy of the book Planet Schooling (free copy included with the kickstarter)
We want to inspire you, creating the desire for change by cultivating the spirit of conscious green living in all aspects of life. No matter how impossible it may seem, we are known to try and find solutions.
We want to demonstrate to you that it is possible! We will support you in the practice of new ideas, skills and inventions, working towards your own Permaculpture Action Plan (PAP). By the end of week 10, you will feel confident to create design whether it’s small scale or large.
We want to share with you complete and appropriate information to integrate permaculture design, principals and techniques into your lifestyle.
We believe that an important part of the solution for creating balance and social equity on our planet is to provide the missing information needed for change.
The curricula is designed for practical implementation and on a deeper level signify the rightful return of education to/for families.
What’s inside this course?
During the 10 week course, you will develop skills in several areas including :
- Design skills: base mapping, site analysis and assessment, site design.
- Ecological skills: observation, interpretation, identification, pattern recognition, systems understanding.
- Living soil: compost, worms farms and the magic of EM’S.
- Food Forest and water in the landscape: working in partnership with nature to increase both water and food on your land.
- Natural building: defining values for appropriate architecture and experimenting with different techniques.
- Transition: We will support you with your Permaculture Action Plan. We will also dive into the transition movement and talk about the 12 steps to turn your neighbourhood into a thriving community.
- Permaculture in the kitchen: how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, yogurt and other goodies.
If you would like to kickstart your home garden, backyard farm or community garden join the Planet Schooling kickstarter.
The journey of a thousand kilometres begins with a single step… or two… or twenty?! And sometimes it needs a leap of faith! Join us for this adventure.
About the Permaculture Educators:
Lucy Legan is co-founder of Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil, the largest reference centre of sustainability in Latin America, which demonstrates scalable models of social technologies. She has been teaching sustainable education for over 20 years. She has played an integral role in environmental education in Brazil, a best-selling author of educational books on sustainability literacy, and seed saving. She is a public speaker, and long- time ecologist. Lucy is passionate about encouraging individuals to take environmental actions that will make a difference. Her quirky edible gardens have been tasted at Boom Festival in Portugal, Global Eclipse Gathering in the USA, Rainbow Serpent Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival in Australia. She is both a M. Ed and a Diplomat in Permaculture since 2005. Learn more about Lucy Legan here.
Since the beginnning of Ecocentro IPEC, Andre Soares has understood the need for permaculture design to be both functional, culturally relevant and artistic. This has resulted in the Ecocentro IPEC demonstrating various natural building techniques/models that are low cost, energy efficient, use local materials and are beautiful. Andre has been responsible for more than 8500 sqm of natural buildings and many replicable technologies developed with the interaction of communities that represent solutions for social transformation. Andre has taught more 4,000 students in the 20 years of being a permaculture educator. His work with composting toilets has been seen at Boom Festival, Global Eclipse Gathering, Burning Man Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival. Learn more about Andre Soares here.
Laila Helena is a homesteading naturopath and mama who has a curious set of skills. She grew up in an ecological centre that demonstrated sustainability is possible. Her passion includes reconnecting people back to nature and encouraging people’s innate ability to heal using ethnobotany, herbalism, functional nutrition and medicinal gardening. She has co-authored several books which includes Tea for Two. You can download the book for free here.