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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES  PORTUGAL

Explore the world of permaculture and regenerative farming at our educational center in Portugal, nestled in the coastal mountain range of Sintra, just 45 minutes away from Lisbon Airport.

Expect to gain practical answers and solutions for the challenges of today, and immerse yourself in a transformative lifestyle designed for yourself, the global community and our planet to thrive.

From those looking to build communities to those simply looking to connect more with nature or reduce their ecological footprint our course is designed for everyone with no prior experience needed.

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Terra Alta is one of the most established Permaculture projects in Europe, located 45 minutes by car from the Lisbon Airport. With 10 years as a permaculture site-in-development, and a centre for research and education with over 20 Permaculture Design Certificate Courses (PDCs) taught, we offer Permaculture education at the highest level, led by artist, visionary and certified Permaculture teacher, Pedro Valdjiu.

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Upcoming Courses

  • 02 Jun 2024, 14:00 WEST – 15 Jun 2024, 10:30 WEST
    Ulgueira, Ulgueira, 2705-349 Colares, Portugal
    A 2-week immersive course about living, creating and designing in harmony with nature. Scroll down for more detailed information, and secure your place by clicking RSVP.
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  • 23 Jun 2024, 14:00 WEST – 06 Jul 2024, 10:30 WEST
    Ulgueira, Ulgueira, 2705-349 Colares, Portugal
    A 2-week immersive course about living, creating and designing in harmony with nature. Scroll down for more detailed information, and secure your place by clicking RSVP.
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  • 14 Jul 2024, 14:00 WEST – 27 Jul 2024, 10:30 WEST
    Ulgueira, Ulgueira, 2705-349 Colares, Portugal
    A 2-week immersive course about living, creating and designing in harmony with nature. Scroll down for more detailed information, and secure your place by clicking RSVP.
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  • 04 Aug 2024, 14:00 WEST – 17 Aug 2024, 10:30 WEST
    Ulgueira, Ulgueira, 2705-349 Colares, Portugal
    A 2-week immersive course about living, creating and designing in harmony with nature. Scroll down for more detailed information, and secure your place by clicking RSVP.
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COURSE OVERVIEW

​The two-week PDC is an internationally recognised intensive program that equips students with:

  • a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of Permaculture

  • tools and know-how to design your own regenerative projects

  • the basics for land design, and whole-systems thinking tools to better navigate society as well as your own inner landscape

It is about 50% practical, with plenty of hands-on activities. We create a participatory learning environment and use interactive, embodied learning methods.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Bill Mollison’s 72h curriculum

  • The seven domains of permaculture action from David Holmgren

  • The principles and ethics of permaculture

  • Permaculture design method for planning a project and designing a homestead - Schematic design 

  • Orientation to Terra Alta as home and land resource system

  • Appropriate technology and sustainable energy systems

  • Animals in permaculture systems

  • Introduction to plant care and seed saving

  • Community and social tools for project and personal development

  • Regenerative landscape design

  • Water retention and regeneration

  • Composting and Soil Science

  • Bio-intensive techniques for kitchen and market gardening

  • Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture

  • Vermicomposting flush toilet system

  • Zero Waste strategies

  • Introduction to natural building

  • Food harvesting, preservation, and fermentation

  • Food Forest design, management, and implementation

  • Introduction to herbalism 

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