Join us on a 2-week permaculture journey in Portugal and learn how to make the world a better place by using simple techniques.
8th - 24th of June 2024 at Quinta Kania near Tábua, central Portugal
ecological landscape design, sustainable lifestyle, food forest, soil regeneration, appropriate technology, community governance, natural building, self-development, resilient food production
During the Permaculture Design Course we will learn how to design systems that create harmonious connections between humans and the planet. The Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren coined the term in the 70’s, a combination of the words “permanent” and “agriculture. Permaculture ethics, principles and design techniques were first used to develop sustainable agricultural systems as an alternative to the growth of agro-industry and the consumer economy. From these beginnings, the concept of Permaculture has expanded and diversified to cover nearly all types of human-based systems.
Permaculture design courses have been developed as an introduction to this way of thinking and also to teach the tools needed for participants to design their own sustainable systems. These courses are taught through both theory and practice, and weave in both ancestral knowledge and recent discoveries. At Quinta Kania Farm we showcase several examples of permaculture in practice. Additionally we include an organized tour to another project, so participants can see how diverse different permaculture sites can be.
In this two week PDC we use the basic curriculum as set out by the UK Permaculture Association, and supported by the Southeastern Spanish Permaculture Network (REPESEI).
Curious about what Quinta Kania Farm looks like? Watch this video about us.
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What you will learn
Meet our Team
The diversity of the teachers’ backgrounds is what makes this PDC special.
We are a group of 4 friends from 4 different countries, together forming a diverse pot of interests and stories. A passion for spreading permaculture knowledge is one of the things we have in common. Find out more about each of us and watch short videos about our current projects.
“Thank you for showing and embodying my ‘new’ philosophy – Permaculture. It feels so fulfilling to have the words to help live by” Ana.
“I wish all my past teachers will learn something from your amazing way to pass knowledge. Thank you for educating me” Gil.
“We’ve learnt so much and were immediately able to set up our veg plot and composting with confidence. It gave us all the basic starting knowledge we needed, plus loads of inspiration from all the other projects the guys are doing in the quinta. What an inspiration they are, and such a pleasure to be around. We’ve met so many lovely people too. Thank you for everything we will be back x ” Julia
“Thank you for sharing so much knowledge with us and for all your care and kindness” Elisa
“Thank you for the fun, original and organic way of teaching. The good vibes and holding the group” Julie.
“Fran, thank you for teaching with your heart” Ruud.