COURSE IS POSTPONED END OF NOVEMBER 2020
Regenerative Agroforestry or Dynamic Agroforestry (DAF) is one way forward into the future that can support small scale and larger scale farmers on the path of regeneration of production landscapes and at the same time create socially flourishing and economic abundant bioregional communities. Already practiced in many countries worldwide by 1000s of small scale farmers in tropical climates and in recent years in Temperate Climates. Also some mechanized , larger scale farm trails have been implemented all around the world.(ex. Montpellier France Trails, Fazenda de Toca in Brazil , Freddys Plantation in Ivory Coast)
This Regenerative Agroforestry course aims to trigger behavioral changes in the way we practice food production and wants to stimulate and facilitated a transformation of our degraded agriculture systems back onto a path of creating gardens of Eden and abundance for all. One of the fundamental educational principles of this transformational process is to apply regenerative agricultural practices developed from the understanding of the processes that govern nature!
We Humans are co-creators and our role as co-creators is no more important than that of all other co-creators of for example the animal, plant or mineral world. Humans have responsibilities to their co-creators, and vice versa. Unless one understands his/her place in the whole, there is always a tendency to move beyond, to glorify, to be driven by greed, exploitation and self-importance.
We will have to regain a sense of humility and realize that we are just one part of an intelligent system and are not the intelligent once! Through working and collaborating again with nature and her planetary principles we will be able to address deep root causes of the environmental crisis we find ourselves in and together will be able to find long term solutions instead of fighting symptoms. At the core is the awareness of inter- dependence and the respect for plants, animals, and the ecosystems we live in, and for those behaviors that have assisted long term human survival and evolution within the natural world.
Topics covered in the course:
• Dynamic, Successional Agroforestry and Analog Forestry Practices
• Permaculture Ethics, Principles, Design and Practices
• Soil Food Web, Soil Microbiology, its importance and Soil Building processes
• Understand the Benefits of Application of large quantities of biomass
• Beyond Organic Market Gardening and Small Scale, Low Fossil Fuel Input, High Yielding No Dig Gardening Systems
• Animal integration – Holistic Management and Grazing Tools for Silvopastures
• Reforestation and Land Regeneration
Come and join us to support and be part of the Agroforestry (R)EVOLUTION !!!
A semi-nomadic Tree Planter, Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects, Ecovillages and Alternative Communities for the over 10 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet. � �He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean Islands, South and Central America, Germany, Portugal and Spain.
He has been part of 20 PDC Courses (organization & co-facilitation) and several short courses. He has learned from some of the Pioneers and Experts of Permaculture including David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Jude Hobbs, Sepp Holzer Jairo Restrepo, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger, Bernard Declercq (Pebble Garden, Auroville), Rico Zook and Govinda Sharma. The last few years his focus has been on developing Regenerative Agroecosystems in different climates and has learned directly from Syntropic Agroforestry Pioneer and Founder Ernst Goetsch and his long term students like Namaste Messerschmidt, Felipe Amato and Gabriel Menezes.
He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog. Currently he is based half of the year in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise at Can Lliure a 100 ha Living and Learning Centre for Regenerative Land Management Practices and half of the year he spends in Asia supporting different projects and facilitating courses. �
ASANGA NAMAL JAYASINGE
Asanga is a dreamer, permaculture farmer, designer and facilitator. He had volunteered in organic and permaculture farms in Auroville, India, which motivated him to educate and empower people. He graduated in Bsc. Agricultural sciences and management and has done Introduction to Analog Forestry Course in Sri Lanka. Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) with Govinda Sharma in Nepal, Eco Village Design Education course ( EDE) (Auroville) in India. He also did his Permaculture Teacher Training (PTT) with Rico Zook and Jude Hobbs certified by Permaculture Institute Of North America (PINA) and was a teaching assistant during the pre-IPC PDC at 13th International Permaculture Convergence, Hyderabad, India.
He is currently coordinating Power Plant Organic Farm design education project and also a coordinator of Permaculture Network Sri Lanka. He has been organizing and co-facilitating Permaculture Design Certificate course and introduction workshops to contribute his energy, experience, knowledge for building national and international collaborations to spread the seeds of Permaculture.
Price: 6000 Thai Bhat reduced price for local farmers
Normal Price : 7500 Thai Bhat
Price includes camping and 3 meals a day.
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The host site:
Permaculture Children’s House, a Thai Foundation, is located in San Kamphaeng 20 minutes South East of Chiang Mai city, Thailand.The size of the farm is 10 acre and we are working with combined system of growing rice with ducks.Also we started our first steps in establishing a Syntropic Agroforestry System.
Permaculture Children’s House is an academy and education center for children and adult based on:
Self directed Education (PCH is member of ASDE)
Sociocracy or dynamic governance as a form of governance
Collaboration instead of competition
Agile learning principles (PCH is member of Agile Learning Centers and AERO)
Dynamic and creative way to teach / learn
PCH own 7 R principles: Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, and Rot.
Montessori inspired education
Cooking and Languages
ACCOMMODATION and FOOD:
The course fee includes camping or dormitory. We will serve three delicious, vegetarian meals per day, organic, grown in the veggie garden or locally sourced, and prepared by the team at Permaculture Childrens Scholl with lots of love!
And of course we shall enjoy plenty of tea breaks with fruit and light snacks.