kharif PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

AUG 10 AT 9 AM – AUG 22 AT 5 PM

Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in nature. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale to create resilient and sustainable systems. It is a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting, renewable energy, natural building, agroforestry, waste management, animal systems, appropriate technology, economics and community development.

Narsanna Koppula – Permaculturist
General Secretary, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives. 
In addition to the above, we will have a few guest teachers who will bring varied skills, experiences and perspectives to the course!

About Facilitator:

Narsanna Koppula is India’s most renowned permaculture practitioner. Trained by Bill Mollison and Robyn Francis in the 1980s, Narsanna has worked tirelessly for the last three decades to bring ecological and sustainable agricultural to thousands of farmers across India. He is the founder of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, which conducts extensive permaculture training and education programs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and implements various natural resource management projects on behalf of national and international organisations. Narsanna has served as Director and General Secretary of Deccan Development Society, a reputed NGO working on sustainable agriculture. Narsanna also hosted the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC India 2017) in November 2017.

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295
Registration form: http://bit.ly/AranyaPDC
PDC course description: http://permacultureindia.org/permaculture-design-course/

This PDC is organised by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives at Aranya farm, Bidakanne, Zaheerabad.
The course offers a comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, design practices and their application, with a particular focus on permaculture in the community. Our 13-day program allows participants ample time to digest theory, get hands-on experience and becomes part of the daily rhythms of the Aranya Permaculture Farm. We will also leave students with the tools and confidence to implement permaculture solutions in their own environments.
The curriculum is embellished and customised to the local landscape and to accommodate the needs of each individual participant.

The key focus of this course is to provide participants with an extensive toolkit of real and practical ways to face the most critical challenges of our times.
Participants will not only receive theoretical frameworks but also gain extensive practical experience in each of the following subjects:
• Ethics and principles of permaculture
• Systems thinking & methods of design
• Understanding patterns in nature
• Climates, microclimates, and landscape recognition
• Trees & their energy transactions
• Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
• Plant identification and propagation
• Agroforestry & forest gardening
• Earthworks and Water harvesting
• Nutrient Recycling and waste management
• Organic food production
• Ecological pest management
• Drought Proofing / Climate Change Resilience
• Building biodiversity
• Livestock systems and integration
• Windbreaks and fire control
• Practical Designing Exercise

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

SEP 07 AT 9 AM – SEP 19 AT 5 PM

Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in nature. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale to create resilient and sustainable systems. It is a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting, renewable energy, natural building, agroforestry, waste management, animal systems, appropriate technology, economics and community development.

Narsanna Koppula – Permaculturist
General Secretary, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives. 
In addition to the above, we will have a few guest teachers who will bring varied skills, experiences and perspectives to the course!

About Facilitator:

Narsanna Koppula is India’s most renowned permaculture practitioner. Trained by Bill Mollison and Robyn Francis in the 1980s, Narsanna has worked tirelessly for the last three decades to bring ecological and sustainable agricultural to thousands of farmers across India. He is the founder of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, which conducts extensive permaculture training and education programs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and implements various natural resource management projects on behalf of national and international organisations. Narsanna has served as Director and General Secretary of Deccan Development Society, a reputed NGO working on sustainable agriculture. Narsanna also hosted the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC India 2017) in November 2017.

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295
Registration form: http://bit.ly/AranyaPDC
PDC course description: http://permacultureindia.org/permaculture-design-course/

This PDC is organised by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives at Aranya farm, Bidakanne, Zaheerabad.
The course offers a comprehensive introduction to permaculture principles, design practices and their application, with a particular focus on permaculture in the community. Our 13-day program allows participants ample time to digest theory, get hands-on experience and becomes part of the daily rhythms of the Aranya Permaculture Farm. We will also leave students with the tools and confidence to implement permaculture solutions in their own environments.
The curriculum is embellished and customised to the local landscape and to accommodate the needs of each individual participant.

The key focus of this course is to provide participants with an extensive toolkit of real and practical ways to face the most critical challenges of our times.
Participants will not only receive theoretical frameworks but also gain extensive practical experience in each of the following subjects:
• Ethics and principles of permaculture
• Systems thinking & methods of design
• Understanding patterns in nature
• Climates, microclimates, and landscape recognition
• Trees & their energy transactions
• Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
• Plant identification and propagation
• Agroforestry & forest gardening
• Earthworks and Water harvesting
• Nutrient Recycling and waste management
• Organic food production
• Ecological pest management
• Drought Proofing / Climate Change Resilience
• Building biodiversity
• Livestock systems and integration
• Windbreaks and fire control
• Practical Designing Exercise

ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

oct 25 AT 9 AM –  oct 31 AT 5 PM

Permaculture integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in nature. Permaculture studies and applies holistic solutions that are applicable in rural and urban contexts at any scale to create resilient and sustainable systems. It is a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting, renewable energy, natural building, agroforestry, waste management, animal systems, appropriate technology, economics and community development.

Eunice Neves & Sara Wuerstle

https://www.guildapermaculture.com/

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295
Registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/PxdqqLYfCTGay4J22

This PDC is organised by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives at Aranya farm, Bidakanne, Zaheerabad in association with Guilda Permaculture.
During this course, you will learn the permaculture consultancy skills of how to create a map to scale through triangulation with both a measuring tape and a dumpy level. You will learn how to create a base map, a rainwater harvesting overlay, and a concept design map with colored landscape design graphics for permaculture design planning and client presentations. You will create these maps from surveying local villager’s farms that Aranya has been working with doing rain water harvesting earthworks and permaculture design consultations. You will come away with a beautiful map presenting permaculture concepts in a clear, visual way.

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Permaculture Teacher Training (6 days)

Nov 23 AT 9 AM –  Nov 28 AT 5 PM

Come and join us for this certificate course studying and practicing the art and science of effective teaching, through a wholistic permaculture perspective.

Prerequisite:  Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA

 

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295

The Curriculum includes:

  • The Art and Science of Teaching
  • Teaching to Various Learning Styles and  the Multiple Intelligences
  • Facilitating Experiential, Creative and Participatory Learning Experiences.
  • Course Facilitation and Presentation Skills
  • Giving Good Feedback
  • Using the Permaculture Principles to Guide Your Teaching
  • How to Organize a Course – Logistics, Venue, Budgets, Marketing
  • People Care – Creating Safe Space for Effective Learning
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Learning Objectives and Outcomes
  • Teamwork – Hosts, Co teachers, Guest Presenters, Teaching Assistants and Students.  Facilitating meetings and group decision making. 
  • Teaching in Culturally Diverse Settings
  • Teaching Permaculture at the Grassroots Village Level
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Network Building
  • Lots of practice time to gain skills in masterful teaching!
Rain Water harvesting

Rain Water Harvesting (5 or 10 days optional)

DEC 01 AT 9 AM –  DEC 10 AT 5 PM

In this course, you will learn about rain water harvesting earthworks and put that knowledge into practice with villagers on their farms in the rural Indian drylands. 

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA

 

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .               or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com

The Curriculum includes:

In this course, you will learn about rain water harvesting earthworks and put that knowledge into practice with villagers on their farms in the rural Indian drylands. Topics covered will include, the context of rain water harvesting today, climatic factors, site assessment, understanding landforms, tools such as A frame, bunyip water level, dumpy level, a wide variety of water harvesting earthwork structures, how to find contour lines in the field, vegetative strategies, and working with poor rural villagers.

Students will apply these rain water harvesting skills on local villager’s farms, helping them drought proof their land, and help you get the hands on experience needed to feel confident to do this kind of work on your own. Living Ecology has been working for 3 years with Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, the hosts of the International Permaculture Convergence 2017, teaching students permaculture consultancy skills and working with farmers to transform their barren lands, or GMO mono-cropped farms, into functional diverse permaculture models for the surrounding areas to be inspired by and learn from.

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Advanced Permaculture Design Skills (10 days)

jan 18 AT 9 AM –  jan 28 AT 5 PM

This course will be taught in typical Living Ecology programming style, a blend of classroom learning with plenty of hands on learning and implementation, which will benefit a poor local school.

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA

 

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .               or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com

The Curriculum includes:

During this course, you will learn the permaculture consultancy skills of how to create a map to scale through triangulation with both a measuring tape and a dumpy level. You will learn how to create a base map, a rainwater harvesting overlay, and a concept design map with colored landscape design graphics for permaculture design planning and client presentations. You will create these maps from surveying local villager’s farms that Living Ecology has been working with doing rain water harvesting earthworks and permaculture design consultations. You will come away with a beautiful map presenting permaculture concepts in a clear, visual way.

School Permaculture

School permaculture design and teaching activities (11 days)

jan 18 AT 9 AM –  jan 28  AT 5 PM

You will learn how to create a map to scale through triangulation with both a measuring tape and a dumpy level, create a base map, a rainwater harvesting overlay and many more.

Prerequisite:  Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA

 

To register, please get in touch with us:
Phone: Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .               or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com

The Curriculum includes:

This course will be taught in typical Living Ecology programming style, a blend of classroom learning with plenty of hands on learning and implementation, which will benefit a poor local school.

We will cover how children learn and what are the essential elements of good educational programming.  Cross curricular program design and teaching activities will be one of the focuses, along with creating an ongoing program through community involvement
We will go through a consultancy process with a school, interviewing the stakeholders, assessing the site and creating a social and physical permaculture design that meets the needs of those involved.

This course can be taken as an individual course.  
If taking many or all of Living Ecology’s 2019/2020 courses, this course is the culminative course in which all skills learned in previous courses will be utilized to benefit school children in a poor, rural school.