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Helder Valente


  • Joined: 02/02/2011
  • Last Updated: 02/02/2011
  • Location: Los Silos, Portugal
  • Climate Zone: Sub tropical
  • Gender: Male
  • Web site: sublimart.blogspot.com/

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    PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia Aloha Mahi'ai New School Permaculture Permaculture Association of South Australia Inc. Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre Gaia University Northeast GiveLove - Ecological Sanitation Haiti Permaculture Research Institute Chile The Love & Haiti Project Université Populaire de Permaculture Permaculture-School Austria Afristar Istituto italiano di permacultura Parque Agricola da Alta de Lisboa (Lisbon's Uptown City Farm) Gaia University Permaculture College Australia Marda Permaculture Farm, Palestine Permaculture Institute Monte do Carrascal Permaculture Gold Coast Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust Molokai Permaculture Education Initiative - PRI USA & Sust`aina ble Molokai Partnership Ti Lorien, Haiti Milkwood Spiralseed Instituto Chileno de Pc Shared Earth Convergence I The Crop Circle Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning Kigamboni Community Centre Asaba Art Square Community Garden Lemon, Odawara Japan Findhorn Ecovillage Al Baydha Project Permaculture Egypt Tamera Permacultura Canariensis Embun Pagi Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey, Marmariç IPOEMA The Congo Project Centro de Convergência Earthway Experience Permaculture Center Fassi Honeycomb Vale do Clajá Eco Ola Hope Academy Shipping Container Greenhouse Heal The Soil CSA - India The Farm Ecovillage Training Center Trinidad & Tobago Permaculture Institute Zaytuna Farm DELETE Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology & Indigenous Culture Malus Sieversii Food Forest Mountain Steep Permaculture - Permacultura em Declive de Montanha Quinta do Luzio Permaculture Vienna Centro de Permacultura Sintra Dehesa Felix Grasslands, LLC Ghana Permaculture Network Himalayan Permaculture Centre Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge River Regeneration (order7) Fattoria dell'Autosufficienza Iowa Urban Permaculture Project JIA Farm, Linden, Guyana Indigenous Rainforest Keepers KaWay Monti School for Sustainability FLOT School Garden Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya Earth-n-us Urban Permaculture design Terra Genesis International Sustainable Environmental Livelihoods Farm, Fiji AAE permaculture centre The Chaikuni Institute Varzea da Gonçala PRI Tap o' Noth, Scotland




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About Helder Valente

I am aconsultant and teacher of permaculture with the purpose of creating education and demonstration sites, schools and institutes to make more people understand the impact of the permaculture spiral.

Helder Valente is born in the rural north Portugal and into a family of sustainable living farmers. So already as a child he was fascinated by the beauty of nature and learning how elements relate and interact.
In the late 90`s he was introduced to permaculture while participating in the development of a community center near the Sintra mountains. And since then he has studied and practiced sustainable designs for a variety of environments, both urban and rural.

Recently Helder lived two years in southern Portugal taking part in the development of Vale de Lama Permaculture Institute and at the same time doing his permaculture diploma with the british permaculture association.
Currently he is traveling in different countries sharing his passion for permaculture and the shift our humanity can take to thrive and live in balance with nature.
Helder resonates well with a diversity of participants and landscapes.
And his teaching style is authentic, informative and creative.

Helder Valente is a strong supporter of low-income farmers and focuses his work on the creation of
strong social structures to build strong foundations for resilient communities...
He has created designs for communities all around the world from familiar small scale systems to projects
operating with more than 200 elements. His niche lies in the creation of harmonious social and natural
landscapes that demonstrate a high quality of life and a paradigm shift.
He has co-founded several permaculture institutes and organizations, and is developing short and long-term educational programs.
He is very passionate about non-formal education and creative methodologies to deliver knowledge.
After many years training and working with some of the most experienced permaculturists in the world, including
permaculture creator Bill Mollison, Doug Bullock, Sepp Holzer, Darren Dougherty, Geoff Lawton and Rosemary Morrow,
Helder decided to start creating his own style and aproach towards this design science. By the end of 2012
he felt a strong call from Peru and the Amazon rainforest, and is now gathering the resources to support
the creation of a more dynamic South American permaculture network that can respond in a efficient way
to the fast processes of deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and to the degradation of tribal cultures.
He is currently working directly with the Quechua and Shipibo tribes.

He is also part of the european peraculture teachers partnership and of the permaculture council for europe.

If you need help developing your project or if you are looking for someone to teach a course in your site please contact.


Food Forest gardens
Project management
Schools development
Water and soils preservation
Resilient communities creation
Trainning of teachers

All the best for your permaculture developments and lets keep the fire burning.

Projects currently supporting:




PDC Permaculture Design Course in paradise Island - Spain 15 to 25 oct

Come and join us at our PARADISE FOOD FOREST GARDEN in the island of Tenerife The New School Permaculture PDC is centred on the needs of the student so that you can get what you need and want.

Posted 5 months ago (0 comments)

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course in Tenerife Island - Spain Europe 25 sep to 5 oct

Posted 5 months ago (0 comments)

PDC Permaculture Design Course Tenerife Island - Spain Europe 12 - 23 August

Come and join us at our PARADISE FOOD FOREST GARDEN in the island of Tenerife The New School Permaculture PDC is centred on the needs of the student so that you can get what you need and want.

Posted 5 months ago (0 comments)

New School Permaculture PDC Tenerife Island - Spain 22 July - 2 August 2015

Posted 7 months ago (0 comments)

Video of my presentation at the international permaculture congress in Cuba

Posted 7 months ago (0 comments)

New School Permaculture PDC in paradise island

This course will be in Tenerife island - Spain

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

Creative Education at the IPC Cuba 2013 International Permaculture Congress

Helder Valente of the New School Permaculture presents a workshop about creative non formal education at the convergion site in Cuba

Posted over 1 year ago (0 comments)

PDC Permaculture Design Course in Paradise Island

16 May - 25 May - S Miguel Island - Portugal

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Support the New School Permaculture to go and teach in Haiti

Our aim is to go and share sustainable knowledge with the local populations about water management and how to produce food and support communities from a permaculture prespective.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Series of videos of Amazon Permaculture

Ive been in the Amazon last year and im editing the videos of the adventure.

Posted over 2 years ago (2 comments)

Urban Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Denver - Colorado

Helder Valente and his New School Permaculture from the Amazon to Colorado for another non formal education course...No fun, no Shift.

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

New permaculture school at 3700 meters high in the andes of Peru

One of the last paradises, with a view for a large landscape.

Posted about 3 years ago (3 comments)

Creation of the diploma system Portugal

We have just finished the creation of our permaculture diploma system...

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

23 months baby Luis needs help because of amazon polution

Luis is now facing a modern medical problem that traditional plant medicines are unable to cure, and he needs our help!

Posted about 3 years ago (3 comments)

How to vermicompost...A worm story

This was the report from one of our aprendices about our worm composting structures

Posted about 3 years ago (1 comments)

Construction of the "Dragon Monster" Rocket stove

Rocket stove with incorporated heated bench built during permaculture internship

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Children of the amazon convert polution into confort

Construction of bench with botles lost in the amazon jungle...permaculture is at full power in the peruvian amazon with the alianza arkana

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Rosemary Morrow is comming to visit Portugal this April

Great news for the portuguese institute, the presence of such an experienced teacher

Posted over 3 years ago (2 comments)

10 week Internship in Portugal

This is a video of the agroforest we planted in 2011 internship

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

Portuguese Institute agroforest on national TV

Reportage about the planting of our new food forest

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Portuguese Permaculture Institute on national TV

Biosfera ecological program visited our institute for a program about woofing

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Today i found a monarch butterfly in our institute

A story about Invasive plants the monarch butterfly and the power of nature to adapt

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Portuguese Permaculture Institute

New season in the atlantic permaculture school

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture badge for facebook

Get the rainbow snake badge in your facebook picture and help in the development of this science

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Portugal on national TV

Permaculture its growing verry fast in Portugal and newspapers and TV want to be part of that process. Problaby a lot of us will have to design also a mass media sector.

Posted over 4 years ago (1 comments)

Video of our intro to permaculture course in sub tropical europe

24 hours permaculture course

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Soils workshop

Discover the soil element at Vale da Lama Permaculture center in Algarve

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Comunidade Portuguesa...

Benvindos ao novo Site que nos vais fazer cada vez ficar mais unidos.

Posted almost 5 years ago (0 comments)

I welcome the new website

This my way to say thank you to PRI

Posted almost 5 years ago (0 comments)