PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

nov 9 AT 9 AM – 21 nov 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-Teacher-Training-6-days

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 https://livingecology.org/

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course  Fee:

12 000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

19 200 INR plus 18% GST for all others.
$50 non refundable deposit to hold spot.
$100 non refundable deposit due Nov 9.
Balance due on first day of the course.

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!

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

dec 7 AT 9 AM – 19 dec 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

Rain Water Harvesting (6 days)

DEC 01 AT 9 AM –  DEC 6 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 https://livingecology.org/

To register, please get in touch with us:

India:  Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .                          or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com 

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course fee: 

12 000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

19 000 INR plus 18% GST for all others  

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.

Click here for detailed course schedule

Mapping to scale and landscape graphics (5 days) 

DEC 7 AT 9 AM –  DEC 11 AT 5 PM

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.

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA https://livingecology.org/

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

To register, please get in touch with us:

India:  Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .                          or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com 

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course fee: 

10 000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

16 000 INR plus 18% GST for all others  

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.

Click here for detailed course schedule.

Permaculture Solutions for Drought Mitigation and Climate Change  (2 days)

DEC 14 AT 9 AM –  DEC 15 AT 5 PM

This session will be apprenticeship style, working with Aranya and poor farmers to assess and implement solutions.  This session will include time interviewing farmers to get a personal look into the issues, site assessments and design solutions, water harvesting, and perennial biodiversity for resiliency and food sovereignty. 

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA https://livingecology.org/

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

To register, please get in touch with us:

India:  Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .                          or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com 

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course Fee:

4000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

6 400 INR plus 18% GST for all others 

The Curriculum includes:

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives has worked with thousands of farmers, bringing permaculture as an alternative to water extractive cash crops, GMOs and unfertile deforested agricultural lands.  Aranya currently received large funding from the World Bank to show how permaculture can provide solutions for farmers in Andrha Pradesh who are suffering greatly from drought and climate change. 
This session will be a focused training for Aranya employees, local villagers and permaculture students in rain water harvesting survey skills for siting contour trenches and farm ponds. We will cover soil fertility and vegetative techniques for increasing farm land’s water retention in the drylands.  
The course will include classroom sessions and field time.
This is the only session that will not be hosted at Aranya Farm as it will be held in the Aranya’s project area in Andrha Pradesh.

Permaculture design process and consultancy skills (5 days)

DEC 20 AT 9 AM –  DEC 24 AT 5 PM

So, what next after you complete a PDC?  Full of information and ready to put it into action, or maybe you already have…  Permaculture is a design science. Creating a farm or village plan that effectively provides solutions to issues, and operates effectively as a cultivated ecosystem, requires the knowledge of how to decide the best placement for each of the component of the system.

Narsanna Koppula, Permaculture Pioneer, India

Raya Cole
Living Ecology, Project Coordinator,USA . https://livingecology.org/

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

To register, please get in touch with us:

India:  Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .                          or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com 

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course Fee:

10 000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

16 000 INR plus 18% GST for all others.

The Curriculum includes:

Click here for detailed course schedule.

So, what next after you complete a PDC?  Full of information and ready to put it into action, or maybe you already have…  Permaculture is a design science. Creating a farm or village plan that effectively provides solutions to issues, and operates effectively as a cultivated ecosystem, requires the knowledge of how to decide the best placement for each of the component of the system. 
This course will delve into how to go about that design process; through theory, case studies and hands on examples.  Group work will deepen the learning, as participants will engage in the thought process of design along with other permaculture enthusiasts.  A completed PDC is a prerequisite for this course. 

Good permaculture design process requires the professional skills used in consultancy, whether for yourself or a client.   This course will cover the steps, process and documents you will use for permaculture consultancy as a professional business.

We will study the permaculture principles, ethics, zones and sectors in an in depth way, and how they are used in design decision making.  We will cover the order and phases of planning and implementation,  how to use a SMART goal and work within a budget.  Client interview, site survey, types of mapping required (actually doing the mapping is covered in the 6 day mapping course), documentation, planting and implementation plans are the parts of the process of a completed permaculture design plan that will be covered.  How to plan for biodiversity and patterns will be discussed with ample examples at the beautiful Aranya Farm. 
Finally, we will cover assessment and feedback loops which are essential to adjusting the design to align with nature.

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

Jan 19 AT 9 AM – 31 JAN 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

School permaculture design and teaching activities (4 days)

jan 24 AT 9 AM –  jan 27  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      https://livingecology.org/

 Permaculture Design Certificate Course

To register, please get in touch with us:

India:  Rajani +91 79817 55785, 040-24142295 .                          or email us at aranyahyd@gmail.com 

USA: Write to livingecology@gmail.com

Please click here for registration form

Course Fee:

8000 INR for Indians or participants from economically disadvantaged countries plus 18% GST.

12800 INR plus 18% GST for all others.

The Curriculum includes:

This course will be taught in typical Living Ecology programming style, a blend of classroom learning  and hands on learning and implementation, benefiting Bodhi school, which is asking for Aranya Agricultural Alternatives programming support. Cross curricular program design and creative permaculture teaching activities will be the focus.

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

Feb 8 AT 9 AM – 20 Feb 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