Training Permaculture Teachers
Internationally recognized teacher training created by Rosemary Morrow
– The Training Permaculture Teachers (TPT) Course curriculum, presented by a diverse, experienced teaching team, and course certificate.
– A placement opportunity for extra practical experience, by participating as part of the facilitation team of one of Projecto Novas Descobertas courses at choice.
– Vegetarian, ethically sourced food from our own production and local sources: 3 meals daily, plus snacks and tea/coffee during breaks.
– Access to our venue’s facilities, including the prepared & shaded camping areas, hot showers, indoor bathrooms and dining hall, as well as WiFi, charging stations, course library, tools and didactic materials.
9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
Evening Sessions – Optional
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Training Permaculture Teachers (TPT) is an international teachers training course offered in English and organised this year by PND. The course will be available to PDC holders from any country.
Join permaculture teachers Alfred Decker, Patricia Pereira and Hugo Oliveira for seven days of intensive training that will provide you with an invaluable toolkit to use in the classroom, as well as life in general. Together they will facilitate internationally renowned teacher Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow’s TPT course, which draws on her decades of permaculture teaching experience. Whether you are already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, the TPT training makes teaching a transformative and fun exchange.
TPT is designed for those who want to teach based on Rosemary’s participatory learning methods. The course will help participants to:
– Change the way they think about education
– Move towards a permaculture teaching career
– Empower others with life-changing skills
– Learn to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that creates real change in their students and activates entire communities
– Make connections with an international community of permaculture teachers.
This course is for PDC holders in any of the following fields…
…teachers and students of architecture, landscape design, school/community gardeners, local government community development officers, ecology and other disciplines including geography, regenerative agriculture and agroforestry as well as permaculture design. If you’re looking to do any type of sustainability or permaculture education/communication, this is the course you’ve been waiting for.
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
– Design short and long courses
– Develop clear course outcomes and ethics
– Adopt appropriate body behaviour and use nonviolent communication
– Prepare learning resources and use teaching aids effectively
– Organise classroom and learning environments
– Work with a broad range of people from different cultures and backgrounds
– Draw on strategies that promote thinking and integrate practical experience
– Deliver clear explanations and concepts
– Explain the structure and function of the Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
– Give engaging digital presentations
– Debrief, appraise, and apply other teaching techniques
– Work collaboratively in groups
– Practice teaching in a safe, supportive community of peers.
We require all participants to have completed a PDC anywhere in the world before the TPT begins.
– A 30% discount on books available from Permanent Publications, including Rosemary’s Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture, an invaluable friend to the experienced and novice teacher alike (Books may be ordered with registration, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Option to buy a copy of Rosemary’s TPT Manual at the cost of printing (available for free download here).
WHO IS ROSEMARY “ROWE” MORROW ?
Rosemary is known and loved worldwide as a permaculture teacher, practitioner, and activist. She has travelled the globe for four decades, often in countries shattered by war and disasters, sharing her passion for permaculture and social justice. Her belief is that access to useful knowledge is a basic human right.
Several years ago, Rosemary decided to focus on teacher training courses in order to have a “multiplier effect” believing that the bottleneck keeping permaculture from growing more rapidly is not a shortage of curriculum and experience, but rather a shortage of competent permaculture teachers. So she created this TPT course to give people the skills and confidence needed to take the big step from being a practitioner to becoming a teacher.
Her pragmatic and effective approach working with and being led by local people has created community-scale permaculture projects and outcomes across a broad range of environments from drylands in Ethiopia, to the wet tropics of Vietnam. She brings knowledge and experience to creating abundance, food security and successful sustainable farming models. She is the author of the Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture, the Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture, The Family Seedsaving Book, and A Good Home Forever.
Alfred’s passion in life has been ecological and social justice activism, of which permaculture has played a central part. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12 Principles Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnership and the Permaculture Council of Europe; and holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology). After a TPT training, he undertook a two year mentorship and later co-taught six courses with Rosemary, ultimately earning a diploma in Permaculture Education & Community Development in 2013 through her organisation Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute in Australia. He also co-edited the TPT Manual and organised a successful TPT crowdfunding campaign. Alfred has taught widely throughout Europe and currently lives on a smallholding in the Montnegre i el Corredor Natural Park north of Barcelona, Catalunya (Spain).
Hugo Oliveira finds his peace in the reconnection with Nature. His curiosity and inquisitive mind lead him to study interconnected ways to integrate human settlements back to their healthy relationship with the natural surroundings. He’s a Co-founder & Regenerative Design Consultant @ OrlaDesign, Landscape Ecologist & Researcher @ Center for Ecology Evolution and Environmental Change - University of Lisbon.
Holding an MA in Ecological Design Thinking from Schumacher College with the thesis “Being Reclaimed by the Land: The role of Landscapes in Transformative Learning” & completing his Ph.D. studies in Interdisciplinary Landscape Management @ the University of Évora, focussing on the Permaculture Movement in Portugal and its innovations towards landscape regeneration and climate change adaptation. He has been actively working with Permaculture as a designer, trainer, and researcher since 2006. Trained in Permaculture in Australia, Asia, and Europe, in living examples such as Crystal Waters, Auroville, Tamera, Wongsanit Ashram and Panya Project; and by mentors such as Max Lindegger, Rosemary Morrow, Patrick Whitefield, Rico Zook, Ethan Roland and others.
Since 2014, Hugo has worked directly with Quinta do Vale da Lama, giving consultancy and facilitating trainings related with Regenerative Landscape Design and Management.
Patricia is dedicated to create opportunities that enhance nature and its materials as the main resource in outdoor learning contexts. She participated in courses and experiences in the scope of Regenerative Education, Permaculture and Ecovillage Design in projects with several teachers namely Max Lindegger, John Champagne, Rosemary Morrow and others. Has developed her professional path in environmental and regenerative learning, through storytelling and participatory facilitation.
Her experience with the Teaching Permaculture Teachers Course started in 2011 as a student, having the opportunity to co-facilitate with Rosemary Morrow mentorship at Quinta Vale da Lama - Portugal in 2013 and later again, in 2015 in Quinta Son Barrina - Mallorca both with Rosemary and Alfred Decker.
She is part of Projecto Novas Descobertas Association coordination and teaching teams since 2012. A Orla Design co-founder and facilitator developing initiatives that contribute to empower nature based patterns and regeneration.