April 14, to April 29. 2024
Tierramor and Porvenir Design unite for a Permaculture Design Certification Course, placing a spotlight on Syntropic Farming for an immersive journey into sustainable living!
Permaculture embraces a series of design principles rooted in holistic thinking, drawing inspiration from the intricate patterns observed in nature. Through the adoption of permaculture, we’re innovating novel systems for cultivating our food and caring for the land, aligning them seamlessly with the natural world. This program is relevant for anyone intrigued by crafting sustainable and rejuvenating futures, spanning from enthusiasts to professionals in realms like architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming, and community development.
Within this program, we delve into the fundamental Permaculture Design curriculum, placing a strong emphasis on crafting human landscapes that are both diverse and multi-functional, inspired by ecological patterns.
Participants will actively engage in designing a new area using this methodology, tending to existing systems, and witnessing the practical application of this innovative approach.
Utilizing Tierramor’s dynamic learning space, this course seamlessly blends theoretical lectures with practical, hands-on experiences. Participants will delve into design solutions tailored for both temperate and tropical regions, applying Permaculture principles to real-world scenarios. The culmination of the course involves collaborative team projects, where students put their knowledge into action by crafting personalized permaculture site designs. It’s a dynamic journey from theory to practical implementation, fostering a deeper understanding of sustainable design.
The comprehensive design thinking introduced in the course equips participants with the tools to rethink and enhance various aspects of their environment. This encompasses not only gardens, farms, and homes but extends to livelihoods, relationships, and communities. The course empowers individuals to apply a holistic approach, fostering positive transformations in multiple facets of their lives.
History of Permaculture
Principles and Ethics of Permaculture Design
Design Methodologies and Site Analysis & Assessment
Pattern Languages in Culture and the Landscape
Reading the Landscape and Pattern Recognition
Simple Mapping and Surveying Techniques
Client Interviews and Goal Setting
Master Planning and Design Presentations
Climate and Microclimate Design
Water: Cycles, Catchment, Ecology, Conservation, Treatment
Greywater and Blackwater Systems
Earthworks, Pond Construction, & Water Storage
Soils: Biology, Ecology, Fertility Strategies
Biochar, Biofertilizers, Mulching, Biomass Production, Microorganisms Cultivation, Compost Making
Introduction to Holistic Management
Gardening from the Tropics to the Temperate Regions
Orchards Management and Agroforestry
Plant Propagation, Grafting, Nursery Management
Silvopasture and Aquaculture Systems
Fermentation, Post Harvest Handling, and Harvest Strategies
Shelter and Siting
Natural Building Techniques
Urban and Suburban Permaculture Applications and Case Studies
Regenerative Economic Models
Social Structures, Decision Making, and Community Organizing
Professional Designer Project Case Studies
The course will be taught in English. All instructors speak Spanish.
Course Dates and Timing
Arrival day is April 14th, 2024. Students are encouraged to arrive between 2-5pm. The course will start at 8a.m. on April 15th, 2024. Lodging/meals the night of April 14th is included in the cost of the course.
Parking is available on site. A 4 x 4 vehicles is required to reach the site.
The course will end at around 6 p.m. on April 27th. There will be a post dinner celebration. Students will depart on the morning of April 28th (10 am checkout). Lodging/meals the night of April 27th is included in the cost of the class.
20% discount of listed price for Bunk House and Shared Rooms only. This offer is valid through January 1st, 2024
Single bed in a bunk bed with shared toilet and shower facilities.
Single bed in a shared double room. Shared toilet and shower facilities.
Private cabin with private shower and shared toilet facilities.
Each option above includes linen and towels, night lamps, mosquito nets, fans, clothing shelves, bedside table, and a stargazing balcony net.
$1200. This price includes food, instruction and materials, but not lodging.
Costa Rican Discount
We offer an additional 25% discount rate for Costa Ricans. As well, there are a number of partial and full scholarships available, see below for more information.
Please inquire about cost structure if you are a couple and would share a bed.
Costs include instruction, 14 nights accommodations and 3 fresh, organic, locally-sourced meals per day. Transport to and from the center or airfare is not included.
There are four full scholarships available for this course. The cost of the course upon receiving a partial scholarship is $250.
These are reserved for Costa Ricans and are need based. To apply for these scholarships, please write to Fabian Corrales at email@example.com.
We Want You There!
To register for this course or for more information please write directly to Fabian Corrales at firstname.lastname@example.org