Permaculture Intro Weekend Course

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Permaculture Intro Weekend Course

28th July - 31st July 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of permaculture and spend a weekend on our beautiful farm in the heart of Portugal!

This course is for you, if you feel, that permaculture is the way to go, but you miss the good basics of knowledge and practice.

We will support each other in a gentle transformation towards sustainable and positive future. Connect with nature, ourselves and other people through experience and practical tools. Permaculture is for everyone, who is open to see the problems as solutions, not only for farmers. No matter where and how you live, no matter what your limitations are. We will learn, that each of us has precious skills, that could be used in our daily life and help the planet earth to live in abundance.

During the course we introduce you to the permaculture world, its main principals and ethics. You will find out about gardening techniques, natural building, social and community aspect, technology and other topics. To make it fun and effective, we blend theory with hands-on practice. On the day of arrival there will be a tour over the farm, when we explain the land, as well as  how we live and what did we built up.

Topics
  • history background to permaculture
  • ethics and principals
  • food forest
  • gardening
  • healthy soil
  • natural building
  • social & community aspect
  • alternative technology

See the video about Quinta Kania Farm

Good quality and tasty food is always in the center of our attention. We will serve vegetarian meals sourced mainly from our garden or other local suppliers. There will be time to rest in the shade of the trees and watch permaculture related movies under the stars. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend in relaxed, healthy environment and get inspired. As well as meet other interesting people and experience a positive group spirit.

Below we are listing the topics of each day, as well as more details about the day schedules, accommodations and prices.

Time Schedule

Friday

  • 2 pm – arrival
  • 3 pm: opening circle, permaculture flower
  • 4:30 pm: Quinta Kania farm tour
  • 7:30 pm – dinner

Saturday

  • 8:30 am – breakfast
  • 9:15 am – morning circle
  • 9:30 am – 1 pm: ethics and principals, soil&compost
  • 1 pm – lunch
  • 4pm – 7pm: food forest, gardening
  • 7:30 pm – dinner
  • 9:30 movie night

Sunday

  • 8:30 am – breakfast
  • 9:15 am – morning circle
  • 9:30 am – 1 pm: alternative technology, social permaculture
  • 1 pm – lunch
  • 4 pm – 6 pm: natural building
  • 6 pm – 7:30 pm closing circle
  • 7:30 – dinner
  • Good bye party

Monday

  • 9 am – breakfast
  • departure
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Enjoy staying on a permaculture land

 

 

During the afternoon there will be time to relax and spend a lovely time with nature and like minded people. Feel free to go for a dip in our natural swimming pool, lay down in a hammock under the fig tree or hike along the valley of the Mondego river.

Price

160€

The price includes:

  • all the learning activities,
  • camping with your own tent or a van,
  • 3 meals a day and drinks
  • pick up from bus or train station, when needed on the arrival and departure day
  • solar showers and compost toilets
  • natural swimming pool
  • electricity
  • wifi

We ask 40€ deposit to confirm your booking and the rest can be paid on arrival with cash.

If you choose one of our optional accommodations, it counts extra. The prices of accommodations are listed above and they include a stay during the whole course.

Special offers and discounts

We are open to your specific needs and situations and we would love to offer you help, if the fixed price does not suit you.

Let us know, if:

    • you are a family and one of you will have to take care of the kids sometimes. We can tailor for you a special family price package.
    • your budget doesn’t allow you to participate, but you are very keen to learn. We can chat about possible other exchange options or discounts.
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Private

Wooden Cabin

  • 60€ for a whole unit, for 1 person or a couple.
  • all the bedding provided
bell tent
Private

Bell Tent

  • 60€ for a whole unit, for 1 person or a couple.
  • all the bedding provided
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3 beds shared room

Bell Tent

  • 20€ for 1 single bed in a shared accommodation
  • bring your own sleeping bag