Permaculture Design Certificate Courses
Three courses ideal for Vegans, Vegetarians and Raw fooders
In England and at Ecoforest, Spain
April, May, June and October 2004
Ecoforest is the world's first vegan, raw food, sustainable living
community and eco-education project.
Unique and extraordinary accredited 2 week Permaculture Design
Certificate courses. Permaculture Diploma support also available
Permaculture Courses Calendar
Ideal for raw fooders, vegans, and any one interested in sustainable
living & natural health.
5th to 18th April, at Ecoforest, Spain - raw eco-community education
project with vegan Pc Diploma holders Steve Charter (author of Eat
More Raw!) & Devin Ashwood - certain to be another `fantastically
positive, life changing experience.'
10th to 23rd May at Stepping Stones Housing Co-op, Gloucestershire,
UK with Steve Charter (Dip.) & Emma Jackson (both vegan permaculture
teachers) specialising in community, co-ops, home education as
well as natural health and vegan / vegetarian permaculture.
June 6th to 19th Steve will also be teaching with Nir Halfon at Plaw
Hatch Biodynamic Farm, Sussex, with more of an emphasis on the
integration of Permaculture design and Biodynamics techniques and
Autumn Permaculture Course at Ecoforest
2 Week accredited Permaculture Design Certificate course - lead
teachers Steve Charter (Dip.), with Wim Bommerez: 10-23 October.
For details on all these courses and more see www.permaculture-
steve.net and www.ecoforest.org
For enquiries, e-mail or write: Steve Charter, Ecoforest, Apdo 29,
Coin 29100, (Malaga), Spain and Tel (sometimes): 00 (34) 647 003 623
(Spain, mobile) or from May c/o 24 Vale Close, Lower Bourne,
Farnham, Surrey. GU10 3HR.
e-mail is best for me, please send to: true_charter@...
The costs of Permaculture Design certificate courses are:
April (Spain): £345/500E
May (UK): £275/E400
June (UK): £325/470E
Oct. (Spain): £345/500E
Prices include most foods there is a non-profit on site shop at
Ecoforest where fruit, nuts and other items may be bought at good
What's In A Permaculture Course?
You'll learn to use permaculture to create plentiful yields of food
and beauty with little effort whilst increasing wildlife and
building a sustainable planet for all. The course also covers
ecobuilding, sewage, compost, eco-community and economics, and much
more. You will be able to find a timetable for a typical course on
the permaculture-steve website listed below, although innovations,
adaptations to the venue, teachers or participants, and other fine-
tunings are often made to each new course
but it's a good guide.
Ecoforest is a not for profit organisation and a part of all the
course fees help us work to promote sustainable living, natural
health, permaculture and eco-communities.
We can also support people working for their 2 year Diploma in
Applied Permaculture Design.
More information available on the internet at: www.ecoforest.org
More Course Information
April and October courses: Ecoforest is sited in the beautiful Rio
Grande valley in southern Spain, with the river running along its
boundary. With over 500 visitors, including 50 permaculture course
graduates, Ecoforest has changed many lives since it was founded in
the summer of 2000. Full details and a course pack can be found via
May course: Stepping Stones is a Housing Co-operative at Highbury
Farm - a vegetarian / vegan site surrounded by woodland nature
reserves in Gloucestershire. Drinking water is from the farm's own
spring. The course will be ideal for vegans and raw fooders,
integrating many issues including natural health, sustainable and
community living and appropriate education, including home schooling.
June course: Plaw Biodynamic Hatch Farm is in the heart of
Britain's `Rudolph Steiner country' in Sussex. Drinking water is
supplied by the farm's own spring. In addition to the normal Design
Certificate syllabus the course will cover the integration of
biodynamic techniques with permaculture.
Food and Catering Arrangements:
Ecoforest: salad foods included in the course costs, additional
fruit, nuts, dried fruit, etc. can be bought from our small on-site
not for profit shop. Breakfast is `freestyle', lunch and dinner are
usually communal for most participants although this is entirely
Stepping Stones: help yourself breakfast and lunch, communal evening
meal made by teams each day.
Plaw Hatch Farm: help yourself breakfast, cater for yourself lunch
(farm shop open every day) communal evening meal made by teams each
All the courses will be
experiences in community living, a lot of
fun and supporting ecological projects and communities.
Permaculture @ Ecoforest Courses - what people say:
"The course far exceeded my expectations and I learnt a whole lot
more than permaculture. A life changing. life enhancing experience
I can't think of anything we've done on the course that isn't
applicable and relevant in my life."
"I love you and thank you very much. I couldn't expect - and didn't -
such a powerful and mind shaking course."
"The spiritual side was a big surprise for me, but a welcome one at
this time in my life. It's a
good combination of land / spiritual
aspects, and really great people!"
"It was a great experience. Skills I will always keep with me.
"Keep it up. Don't ever stop! I have been fortunate to have many
incredible learning experiences
but none of them come close to
these last two weeks. Thank you."
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Booking Slip for Permaculture Courses
Course Venue: ________________________________
Course Dates: ___________ Number of persons: _____
I enclose a 20% non-returnable deposit per booking,
____ Euros cash / _____ cheque made payable to Steve
Charter, and understand that the balance is payable at
the start of course in Euros.
Send to: Steve Charter at EcoForest, Apdo 29,
Coin 29100, (Malaga), Spain or May-Sept: 24 Vale Close,
Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey. GU10 3HR. UK.
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More About Ecoforest
The Mission of the Ecoforest project and Charitable Trust -
Ecoforest Education for Sustainability (an Associated Project of the
Peramculture Association UK, Charity No. 290897) - is to teach and
enable people to live sustainably. We aim to help create paradise
garden communities across the globe where residents, visitors and
volunteers can sustain themselves in ways that sustain and enhance
the environment for generations to come. Ecoforest was in part
inspired by PFAF.
There are many health, spiritual and life skills benefits from
living here for those that become members or supporters. Ethical
investors can help us develop this uniquely positive project. Many
people can help the vision take root and grow.
We have a regular camping visitor option that includes salad foods
and our own seasonal fruit including our own delicious organic
oranges (Jan-June) - each day, for just 20 Euros per day. Bring your
own tent and sleeping bag.
Ecoforest wants and need
more resident and visiting members, ethical investors and
supporters. Come and visit for a while to get a feel for what it's
like to live here. We particularly need people who are skilled, self-
motivated, responsible and effective, and who can support themselves
financially, perhaps running appropriate courses here.
Skilled People: We need responsible people to live here or work with
us (e.g. for 3 or 6 months or longer) taking on key tasks: garden
management and development; building, structural work and
landscaping; admin. and visitor support; fund-raising (can be done
Supporters and Donors:
We have ethical investment options for donations and for supporters
of Ecoforest, our work and vision - benefits include free annual
visitor time here. Please contact info@...
For more info see www.ecoforest.org