The Permaculture Design Course will follow the Bill Mollison curriculum for PDCs Introduction to Permaculture; Concepts and themes in design; Methods of Design; Pattern Understanding; Climatic factors; Trees and their energy transactions; Water; Soils; Earthworking and earth resources; Humid Tropics; Dryland Strategies; Humid cool to cold climates; Aquaculture; Alternatives to a global nation; Final design project.
Students will complete 72 hours of instruction and submit a final design project to complete the course.
The cost of the 14 day course is 1,200,000 COP or $350 USD This includes 72 hours instruction course and issue of certificate on course completion. The food will be included in the price, this will be three vegetarian meals a day. Accomodation: FREE if you bring your own tent and bedding; 10,000 COP per night for hammock in dorm or rental of tent with bedding. 15,000 COP per night per person in double bed in hut. 100,000 COP per night rental of Deluxe Cabin with double bed and stunning views. Early bird discount (book before 15/11/19) and group discount for groups bigger than 3 people recieve a 10% discount.
For earlybird discounts payments must be made before 15/11/19. Payments can be made by bank transfer, cash or Paypal. Accomodation costs can be paid on site on the first day of the course.
Bank transfer: ask us for the details of the account
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Santa Marta on the tropical carribean coast of Colombia. The Love Grows farm is situated above the village of Rio Ancho, Vereda Las Margaritas, 2 hours from Santa Marta before the next city of Riohacha. A mototaxi will bring you from Rio Ancho to the farm.
What to bring
Notebooks and pens, torch for seeing at nightime, long trousers, shoes and suitable clothes for working and walking.