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Quinta do Vale da Lama
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Permaculture Design Course w/ Lesley Anne Martin

Project: Quinta do Vale da Lama

Posted by André Carvalho almost 10 years ago

June 2nd to 14th 400€ all included
  • Learn strategies and improve the way we collect, process and review information;
  • approach design using mapping, design from patterns to details, analysis of elements, use slope, orientation and analyses of needs and yields of systems;
  • increase productivity using intensive garden design strategies including: stacking, soil- building, mulch, nutrient cycling, pest control, green manures, worms, compost & companion planting.
  • survey landscapes for property design using simple and sophisticated tools, mapping and map making, site analysis and assessment;
  • read weather patterns, create and enhance micro-climates and use design strategies for all major global climatic zones;
  • trees and forests as regulators and moderators of ecosystems. How to sustainably use, propagate, harvest and manage tree systems using techniques such as coppicing, pollarding, grafting, designing shelter belts, orchards, guild planting and succession planning;
  • save money on energy bills with efficient home design, retrofit and renewable energy systems;
  • multiple uses for greywater, constructed wetland design and other smart water-use ideas;
  • passive water hydration and infiltration, rainwater collection, storage and composting toilets;
  • use reconstructive earth surgery, water harvesting and soil conditioning to recharge ground water, re-hydrate and drought-proof land;
  • bring fertility back to the land and build topsoil through forgotten techniques and a host of modern techniques for pasture renovation;
  • cycle nutrients and incorporate animals into your system using innovative and ancient techniques and ideas such as chicken tractors, pannage systems, pigeon lofts, dairy systems and bees;
  • create living ecosystems that feed and nurture us and future generations. Design using nature’s rules to create a lush and resilient natural environment;
  • think, design and place water systems such as aquaculture and aquaponics;
  • design passive solar buildings. The use of natural building materials, energy efficient house placement and design and the assurance of a healthy indoor environment;
  • develop strategies for creating community-wide sustainability, village development, alternative economies, local currencies, how to organize community groups, and how to start a business using for-profit, non-profit and trust legal structures;
  • cooperatively engage in exercises of group conceptual design.

And best yet: how to integrate and weave all of these concepts together.


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