To read more about the instructor Joshua Gomez please see the About page.
Who is this course for? This course is intended for people living in Portugal, as well as from any other part of the world. It is open to all people and often attended by those in transition to a new life. It provides all the relevant knowledge and experience for anyone wanting to be a Permaculture designer or simply wanting to step further into Permaculture in their own lives.
Is it required to have previous experience? No, an openness and willingness to share and learn is far more important.
Which types of teaching will be used? We use a wide range of teaching methods, including: · digital presentations · practical activities · discussion/constructive debate · games · whiteboard sessions · videos · observation exercises · guided walks · working in groups
Who is the course certificated by? The course is accredited by the UK Permaculture Association. This internationally recognised certificate will be awarded on completion of the whole course including a two day design workshop and finishing with a presentation of designs in which participants will illustrate what they have learnt.
What does the course include? Please see a list of topics on the Courses page. As well as the topics listed above we include a range of other relevant subjects and practical exercises which aim to give each student a tool kit of basic skills to get started with confidence. For example, this course will also provide opportunities for students to learn more about topics such as gardening, eco building and community living. Extra practical sessions that we will cover in this course will be Food conservation through wild fermentation, Grafting, Pruning, and more, to be confirmed. What are the daily start and finish times of the course? We start each day at 9am, have a two hour lunch break from 1pm and finish for dinner at 7pm
In what language will the course be taught? The course will be taught mainly in English, so it will be necessary to have at least a basic level in this language, but the teachers also know Portuguese and can translate any difficult words or concepts. All course information will be in English: hand-outs with supporting information in digital form, presentations containing a large amount of the course material and other information after the course.