Permaculture: Magic of the Earth and Wisdom of the Plants | Sulzbrunn, Germany
August 4 - August 18990€
International Certified Permaculture Design Course
With Starhawk, Penny Livingston-Stark and Susanne Fischer-Rizzi
This unique Permaculture course links and combines the wisdom and experience of three of the best-known international mentors in this area. Building on the basics of Permaculture, as developed by its founders Bill Mollison and David Holmgreen, this course is brought to life and made accessible through the inspiring wisdom of these three women.
Learn how to heal soil and cleanse water, how to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real abundance and social justice. Learn how to read the landscape, design integrated systems, harvest water, drought-proof your land, build soil, sequester carbon, make compost and compost tea, biochar, and bioremediate toxins.
Explore the solutions to climate change, and the strategies and organizing tools that can put them in place. How do we organize ourselves, resolve conflicts, make decisions, work together effectively, and sustain our spirits?
Participatory, hands-on teaching with lots of practical projects, games, songs, and laughs along with an intensive curriculum in regenerative ecological design that earns a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).
We teach interactively, not just through classroom presentation but through games, songs, ceremony, guided visualizations, design practice, field trips, and lots of practical, hands-on projects. In the course we will also hear about permaculture in the Allgäu and Germany in general and will visit various permaculture projects in the region.
Hands-on projects vary with weather and needs but may include mapping, water harvesting structures, graywater or roof catchment, compost, compost teas, sheet mulch, plant propagation, planting trees and shrubs, seed-starting, natural building—cob, straw-clay or plastering—and a collaborative design project. Our projects can be tailored to students of varied levels of physical ability and diverse ages and previous experience.
You can be any age, you don’t need to have previous experience with permaculture or horticulture, and we can accommodate a broad range of physical abilities or limitations. Please contact us if you have specific needs you’d like to discuss.
Course language: English with translation into German