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What to do after a PDC

Posted by Lorenzo Costa almost 4 years ago

Well its been sometime since I finished my PDC and I'm waiting to start to implement my design. I've been thinking a lot of what we can do after a PDC. The possibilities are very diverse. Some of my friends have started practicing what they learned, some keep on studying, others are following probably one of the hundred other paths that are possible.

I decided to do something that would keep me in contact with fellow permaculture practitioners, a long with reading and creating a web of relations.

So I went to help out on a residential PDC as cook and logistics hand. This is one great possibility. Yes you may not follow lessons, but you have the opportunity to discuss issues, express your thoughts, learn when eating together and in the evening sessions, and apply of course the ethic of people care. I stayed at a friends farm for two days not having anymore holidays due to other future scheduled things. I helped out in the kitchen assuring food for 40 people with some great new friends, and then cared about all the parallel things that come with a residental PDC. It was awesome and I'm glad these firends gave me this opportunity. You learn so much even cooking and assuring those that are there to learn to have a nice time.

I was in Tertulia Farm, near Florence, this is their website check it out:

http://www.tertulia.farm/en/

And now? Well ideas never end and so I decided to undertake antoher challenge so I'm going to be the translator for their next course in october on food forests with Helder Valente and the New School Permaculture. This is a great opportuniy I will follow the course translating Helders knowledge and have a great opportunity to help others and strengthen my personal knowledge.

Sometimes we may have money issues so it can be difficult to attend courses, but there are so many possiblities to find alternative paths. Creativity is the answer.

These are two solutions and I thought they could be of some interest to others. Hope you find and share yours.

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Cindy Madou
Cindy Madou : Hi Lorenzo, thanks for sharing. I'm especially focusing on plant propagation and seed collecting at the moment. And looking for materials to build compost heaps, a lot of compost heaps... Need to get that soil build.;-)
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Lorenzo Costa : Cindy, I can't wait to start working on my soil too. For now I'm still observing how my soil is coping by itself being abandoned from 8 year at least. gathering wood for the winter and waiting to pick the olives in november
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My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course verified
Food forest
Type: Other
Teacher: STEFANO SOLDATI
Location: Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Date: Jun 2015
Pri verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Food forest
Type: Other
Teacher: Helder Valente
Location: Tertulia Farm Vicchio, Florence
Date: Oct 2015
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Alfred Decker
Other Teachers: Elena Parmiggiani, Anna Bartoli
Location: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
Date: Sep 2018

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