Announcing a very exciting opportunity to learn with TreeYo and former student now teacher George Christofis of Circle Permaculture in Ibiza in September. Busy times ahead of teaching, stoked to do so!
Location: Casita Verde, Ibiza, Spain
Facilitators: George Christofis (Circle Permaculture), Chris Dews (Casita Verde), Doug Crouch (TreeYo Permaculture)
Language used: English (with help to translate unknown words whenever needed)
Dates: September 15th – September 29th, 2015 (Day Before arrival and departure that midday or the next anytime)
****includes accommodation choices, indoor or outdoor, and homemade with highly local foods focus****
Contact Info: For more registration please follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the page:
Please check out the following supportive media to understand more about the location and course:
Casita Verde on Yotube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GypTz5csjDM
Past TreeYo Course in Spain: Click Here
More on the course itself and its facets look at these links and read more below:
The course will be an 80-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course spread out over 14 days. This ample time allows students to digest the material, get hands-on experience and work thoroughly on the final design project and presentation. The course will be certified through TreeYo Permacultureas we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management while always acknowledging the people care side of it all. This course will help you gain confidence in setting up land based designs but also the inextricable link with creative integration of humans. We will cover the following topics throughout the course:
The course will end with the required student design projects that will utilize the landscape at Casita Verde, which will be immersed in daily observation from living on site. By using an actual physical site for the design projects, students will gain the experience of completing a full design from walking the land during the initial assessment to mapping and measuring to client interviews and final presentations.
The process behind the design project increases learner retention through immediate application and direct practice of learned skills while offering a means to evaluates students’ comprehension of the course. Successful, effective, and certified Permaculture designers are accelerated in this course for a future of meaningful work and regenerative practices.
The final design project is also considered to be a direct hands-on project because students will be engaged in a process that will yield a viable design proposal and it is a design course after all. Our commitment to practicing the design principles throughout the course process itself reinforces the theory and lecture sessions. Concurrently, to bring the material alive the course is facilitated so that numerous learning styles are supported. We honor diversity as one of our teaching techniques is through design exercises that compliment the lecture material, demonstrates the design process, and adds to the fun atmosphere.
For more information about our past courses visit the following page: Previous TreeYo Courses.
Another integral part of the course is the hands-on segment because it integrates the techniques directly to your body. Proposed hands-on segments for the course are:
Casita Verde, a fantastic site for a permaculture design course – home to the Greenheart Ibiza movement, which boasts a 25 year history of ecological education on the island. Featuring numerous examples of eco-buildings, along with multiple examples of on-site energy generation, water storage and management, compost toilets and carob and aloe cultivation. A fabulous opportunity for students of permaculture to see a living, breathing centre for change. Chris Dews, founder of Greenheart Ibiza and Casita Verde, will be part of the teaching team for this course. The site is nestled in the countryside between the famous party town of San Antonio and the charming Ibiza town. Check out this video of the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GypTz5csjDM
At the site after years of development you can see the following examples:
How to get to Casita Verde, Ibiza, Spain?
The site offers space to pitch a tent, WC/shower and access to electricity. If you prefer staying at the eco-buildings of Casita Verde let us know!
Doug Crouch: Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development in various ecosystems.
He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education which demonstrates his commitment to crafting his creative facilitation style.TreeYo facilitation style and process. To view some of the presentation you can expect during the course via PowerPoint, please visit Doug’s slideshare account at the following: www.slideshare.net/DougeCrouch
and his online Permaculture Handbook, a work in progress but a useful aid to students before and after the course:
TreeYo EDU: https://treeyopermacultureedu.wordpress.com
George Christofis: Circle Permaculture co- teacher (Former TreeYo Permaculture Student now teaching Internationally)
What attracted George to permaculture was it’s proactive approach to problem solving, and in the six years since he was first handed a photocopied chapter of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture, A Designer’s Manual, he has attended, taught and/ or facilitated several permaculture courses in Europe and Asia. In 2013, he attended a permaculture teacher training with Rosemary Morrow. As a teacher, he exudes huge enthusiasm for everything permie related, and loves nothing more than sharing the practice of ‘protracted and thoughtful observation’.
He is the co-founder of an ongoing permaculture project in partnership with the children’s charity Odanadi in Mysore, India, supporting survivors of human trafficking. As a teacher, George has seen graduates of PDC’s go on to do some pretty fantastic things, caring for the earth, other people and hopefully improving their own lives in the process too. The alternative, tried and tested permaculture approach to education works brilliantly, and he loves being a part of it.
What to bring?
– comfortable clothes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
– note taking (blank pages recommended) and drawing materials
– a tent and whatever makes you comfortable for a good sleep (for campers)
-ecological body care products
– a swimming suit for the day off at the beach
-musical instruments, if you have!
How to participate?
Many Reasons to Come Join Us!