Happy spring, y'all. Below is an e-mail I received from my friend Cynthia, who is co-teaching a permaculture design course in Peru! This sounds like a fantastic opportunity and I wish I could go! Two friends of mine from Growing Power will be heading south to stay in Peru for a year or so... if you do decide to go on this please let me know as I'll be wanting to hear all about it!
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
in the Peruvian Amazon
Healing the Land & Healing our Bodies
through Permaculture & Shamanism
Bilingual: English and Spanish
June 22nd – July 6th 2010
Planet People Passion is thrilled to offer a very special opportunity to partake in our inaugural Permaculture Design Certificate Course at The Amazonian Institute for the Preservation of the Rainforest & Indigenous Traditions.
The objective of the project is to establish a Permaculture education and information base that will empower the community and provide models for sustainable agriculture alternatives to slash and burn practices, soil remediation, reforestation, effective use of water resources, recycling and waste management.
Guided by lead instructor Andrew Jones, and assistant instructors Shenaqua Sookhoo-Jones and Cynthia Robinson, students in this intensive two week Design Certificate Course will have an opportunity to play a hands on role in the real life design planning and implementation of this Permaculture site located on 40 acres of previously clear cut forest in the Peruvian Amazon 60 kilometer from Iquitos, Peru.
In the course we will be studying a holistic approach to Permaculture incorporating:
• Multiple meetings with many local villages and tribes in order to learn of the history, culture, resources, and current challenges these indigenous communities face. It is important that we truly understand the problems in order to design relevant solutions.
• Explore the symbiotic relationship between nurturing the land and nurturing our own bodies.
• Work with indigenous Shamans in order to explore the medicinal and sacred plants of this incredibly bio-diverse and magical region.
For more information visit www.PlanetPeoplePassion.com
To learn more about Permaculture and the specific topics covered visit HERE
$1800 early bird registration (by April 21st)
$1600 student (early registration discount does not apply)
Price includes room, instruction, meals, activities and transportation once in Iquitos (everything except airfare).
Questions, contact Cynthia Robinson:
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