PERMACULTURE

COURS CERTIFIE DE PERMACULTURE



CENTRE PUNTA MONA - Education Center for Sustainable Living & Education, Limon, Costa Rica.
Cours : Itai Hauben.
Pratique : Stephen Brooks
Atelier: Sarah Wu, Mélina, Roberto.

DAY 1


Opening circle.
Introduction to Permaculture ethics and principles.
World situation. 12 principles.

DAY 2
Design methods. Natural petterns. Design process. Site analysis, reading the landscape. Relative location, zones & sectors. + workshop "natural patterns".


DAY 3
 
Farm tour, observation and zoning recognation.
Workshop: Building raised bed, lasagna and keyhole garden.
Limited factors and design for disaster

DAY 4
Architecture and natural building
Worshop " form fallows function" " design from pattern to detail".
Zone 1.
Workshop: biointensive and double digging technique
Design exercices + Introduced and devision to work group.

DAY 5
Introduction to soils
workshop: soil samples, Jar tets, soil analysis, forest tour, NFP, Micro organism.
earthworks: digging a swell.

DAY 6


Runoff and water catchment, formula and coefficient. Water storage and treatment.
Aquaculture.
Workshop: work on group project "serbian project - Rokjia team".

DAY 7

Soil regeneration strategies, broadcasting (Fukuoka Method), carbon cycle/nitrogen cycle.
Workshop: make biochar.
Free time: jungle trek to Manzanillo.
   

DAY 8
Climates (Temperate, Arid, Tropical). Importance of trees in forest. Canopee.
worshop: turn compost, integrated biochar, human manure, green house.

DAY 9
Food forest. Polyculture. Protocole. Planting and maintenance.
Worshop: milpa.
Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".

DAY 10
 
Animal management and practice. Silage preparation. Tour to animal system.
Worshop: Chiken.
Workshop: EM, identification of micro organisms in the forest, making bokashi with kitchen compost, manju and vinaiger.
Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".

DAY 11
Renewable energy
Workshop: Seed saving and plant propagation. genetics.
Workshop: building solar oven or biodigestor.
Workshop: Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".

DAY 12
Solidary economy, COOPs. Urban and suburban strategies.
Added value products, post harvest strategies.
Worshop: processing food (vinaiger, weet sprouting, cinammon, cacao, nuts, curry...)
Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".

DAY 13

Ecovillages
Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".

DAY 14
Worshop: work on group project. " serbian project".
Group project presentation.
Graduation.
Closing circle.

1 ADDITIONNAL WEEK OF PRACTICE




Tropical Application: local farm tour, food forest, tropical fruits, milpa, chinampas, botanical garden, compost, chiken, composted toilets, human manure, biodigestor, micro organism, biocharcoal, rain catchment, solar.
Additionnal worshops: medicinal plants, fermented food, kitchen remedies, veggie cooking, processing cinammon, cacao making, seaweeds, yoga, massage, jungle trek, kayak, snorkling, community circle, movie.


Special Thanks to: Stephen, Sarah, Itai, Mélina, Chad, Roberto, Paddy and all the puntamona january 2013 classmates & staff!