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Permaculture Teacher Training, Spain in Decemember

Posted by rico zook almost 6 years ago

Dates: December 1 - 8, 2018

Instructors:  Jude Hobbs, Rico Zook and Guests

Location: La Loma Vida Permaculture Design Center, Gualchos, Granada Coast, Spain

Contact:  [email protected]

youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Wrd0Q_TK0 


Advocate for Change Through Teaching Whole Systems and Passion Based Learning.

In this dynamic and interactive course, we share impactful teaching techniques that promote effective communication and application of Permaculture principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. 


As a class, we create a safe setting of active learning and build confidence through preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations providing essential and experiential practice opportunities. Participants engage in social permaculture and build strong resource networks to support one another via group projects.  

 Teaching is Sharing Information, Regenerative, Empowering and Part of the Permaculture Solution


Course Topics Include:

  • Philosophy and Ethics of Being an Instructor • The Art of Teaching and Facilitation • Adult Learning Styles
  • Building Curriculum and Lesson Plans • Presenting Styles • Utilizing Media and Activities • Co-Instructing
  • Time Management • Venue Logistics, Course Planning, Marketing and Budgets • Interns, Apprentices and Mentoring • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • Self-care • Right Livelihood • Extensive Resources and More


A core part of Jude’s work is inspiring and training the next generation of Permaculture advocates. We appreciate the unique skills and experiences of those attending and cultivate networking for future connections and support.


Certificate from the Permaculture Institute of North America

Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or instructor’s approval.



Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculture designer and educator with 30 years’ experience in the design and teaching fields. Her focus is whole systems thinking to generate environmentally sound solutions that inspire sustainable actions in urban and rural settings.

As an educator, she conveys her passion for permaculture by providing curricula developed to encompass diverse learning styles with teaching techniques that are accessible, inspiring and information rich.

Jude tends Wilson Creek Gardens, a 7-acre homestead and demonstration site located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. www.cascadiapermaculture.com


Rico Zook: For the past 20 years Rico has been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, Cambodia, Spain, northern New Mexico, the middle-east and other parts of the world. His work focuses on assisting all levels of our global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative

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Permaculture Design Certification course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Jude Hobbs
Other Teachers: Toby Hemmenway, Rick Valley
Location: Lost Valley, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Date: Nov 2003
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