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Naresh Giangrande confirmed to give first conference in Spain

Project: Arboretum Marbella

Posted by Georgina Shaw over 8 years ago

Arboretum Marbella, the award-winning permaculture project in Andalucia Spain, is holding a Permaculture Design Course from 9th to 22nd of October and co-founder of Transition Town Totnes Naresh Giangrande has been confirmed as one of the trainers. He will be part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals and international educators with years of practical experience. They will teach exactly what permaculture is and how to apply it personally and professionally during this comprehensive 112 hour course, certified by the British Permaculture Association.

Naresh has been at the heart of the training and development for the roll out of the Transition Town project and has trained hundreds of participants in 11 countries. He will be delivering a module on Prepared Communities and a Sustainable Future via Transition, approaching the module as if students are creating an applied permaculture design for redesigning civilization. Using basic permaculture principles and learning the fundamental Transition Town concepts, students will get an understanding of what applied social permaculture can look like.

The course is focussed on environmental activism, social economy, community projects, urban permaculture, food sovereignty, developing resilience on a local level, Transition Towns and strategies for forming positive alliances. Organizers believe this content will meet the needs of modern society and the changing times. 

The course is for anyone who has the ambition to change their lives and their surroundings. It provides theoretical and practical learning and a dynamic and active approach. Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups led by well-respected professionals in permaculture. With a big emphasis on real case studies, students will leave the course with the tools to allow them to become a changing force in society. 

Three options are available, a Permaculture Design Module (40 hours), a basic programme (72 hours) and the full course (112 hours) and prices start from €270. Bookings can be made online at www.arboretumpdc.org.

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