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Invitation to our January PDC at Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies, Limon, Costa Rica

Posted by Itai Hauben over 8 years ago


Permaculture Design Course

January 4 - 17, 2016 

June 19-July 2 2016


Regenerative Lifestyle, Integrating Health, Practical Design,
Community and Social Awareness



Explore all aspects of sustainable practices by learning from those in the field.


Program Includes:

~ 72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate upon completion
~ Discussions in: Triple Bottom Line Business, Education Alternatives, Slow Food, Economics in Agriculture, Green Building, Alternative Energies, Community Development and more...
~ Hands on Projects (more focus for hands on activities during the practical)
~ Daily Yoga
~ Sea Kayaking, Mud Bathing & Snorkeling



Topics Covered: what to expect...


The World Situation
What is Permaculture?: Ethics, Principles & Characteristics
Ecological System Basics & Bioregions
Design Methods & Map Reading
Climates, Elements & Microclimates

Understanding Soil
Water Management
Plants to Trees & Trees to Forests
Windbreaks and Wind Corridors
Patterns in Nature; Context (culture, climate, etc.)

Zone 0: Bio-Architecture
Zone 1: Home Garden
Zone 2: Fruit Tree Forest; Animals & Orchards
Zone 3: Field Crops & Large Animals
Zone 4: Harvest Forests
Zone 5: Forests
Wildlife Management & Integrated Pest Management
Ethical Investment, Land Ethics and Access, Incomes from Acres
Suburban & Urban Permaculture

Invisible Structure Models

Design for Disaster



Workshops & Field Activities:


Orientation to Punta Mona and Tropical Ecosystems
Weekly Sharing Circles
Compost Making, Biofermentation & Micro Organisms
Permaculture Design group project

Water Management Exercise
Soil Exercise


Onsite Analysis




Value Added Products, Triple Bottom Line Business Models and Fair Trade Practices
Creation of an Ecovillage: Tacotal & La Ecovilla

Integrating a sustainable lifestyle in the modern world
GMO crops, CSAs, Economics in Agriculture and the Slow Food Movement


Daily Flow:

6-7 am: Morning Yoga

715-830 am: Breakfast

830-9 am: Farm Duties

9-12 pm: Class Time

12-2 pm: Lunch Break

2-5 pm: Class Time

5-6 pm: Break

6-7 pm: Dinner

7-9 pm: Evening Activity

* all projects determined based on group interest



Tuition for 2 Week PDC: $1700


Includes program, Permaculture Design Course, all meals, lodging, activities and daily yoga.


Tuition includes all meals, lodging, all activities, internet access and all workshops/activities.

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Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Comprehensive Permaculture design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Goor Rotem
Other Teachers: Dror Tzhori, Dor Havkin
Location: Adamama farm, Israel
Date: Dec 2001
Other course verified
Applied Permaculture Diploma
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Gilad Margalit
Location: Costa Rica / Israel
Date: Jan 2010
Other course unverified
Type: Gardening
Teacher: John Jeavons
Location: Willits California
Date: Mar 2004
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
Other course unverified
MSc. Ecosocial design
Type: Gaia University
Verifying teacher: Javiera Carrion
Other Teachers: Andrew Langford
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2013
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Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
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