Scheda corso #240

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Cabella Ligure (AL)
IT - Piemonte

Quando: 13-06-2017

Titolo del corso:

John Button, Francesca Simonetti and guests

Informazioni e contatti:
This course, offers practical solutions to many of the issues facing the world. Above all, it is an inspiring response to taking steps necessary to change the world from its current trajectory towards increasingly disastrous environmental and social problems. Become an architect and activist for positive change, rather than a passive victim of what may seem to be an inevitable downward spiral. It is NOT.

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. While Permaculture deals with plants, animals, buildings and infrastructure (water, energy and communications), it is not about these elements themselves, but the relationships we can create between them by the way we place them in the landscape.

Permaculture creates a cultivated ecology – it is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of thoughtful observation rather than thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals, together with people and culture, in all their functions, rather than treating elements as a single product system.

With Permaculture, we harmonise the characteristics of a landscape with the characteristics and needs of the people using the land. This harmony will invariably have its own beauty, yet we can enhance the aesthetics by careful and imaginative selection of species. Beauty that not only nurtures the soul, but supports the bank balance by having low maintenance costs.

Following the internationally recognised curriculum plus current innovation both technical and social, we treat both physical and human landscapes to evolve empowering responses to current challenges.

We will follow the international curriculum, which includes the following subjects:
• Introduction: definition and history of Permaculture
• The Ethic of Permaculture
• Observation: reading the landscape (history, culture, landuse)
• Ecology
• Spiral of destruction and regeneration
• Site analysis
• Mapping
• Patterns in nature
• Zone and Sectors
• Principles of Permaculture
• Method of design
• Limiting Factors of Design:
− Landform: size, shape, aspect, slope
− Climate: microclimate, windbreaks, drylands, tropics, wetlands, cold climates.
− Vegetation: plant needs, plant guilds and polycultures, cover crops, agroforestry, food forests, plant propagation. Tree care: pruning and planting, choosing varieties, sustainable forestry. Mushrooms.
− Water: water harvesting system, swales, pond and earthwork, erosion control.
− Soil: soil structure and biology, soil building, compost, sheet mulch, compost teas and ferments, bokashi, biochar.
− Financial systems, alternative economy
− Social and Political systems
− Belief Systems.
• Animals: animals in our systems, beneficial insects, microbial communities, bees, worms, poultry, holistic management grazing systems, wildlife habitat.
• Integrated Pest Management
• Aquaculture
• Designing for Disaster
• Appropriate Technology
• Community
• Energy:
− alternative and renewable energy
− biogas
− wind
− active and passive solar
• Natural Building
• Social permaculture
− Personal regeneration and self-care
− Group dynamics
− Communication tools
− Governance structures for collaborative groups
− Ecovillages and community design
− Meeting processes and facilitation

This course will be held in English.

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ACCADEMIA ITALIANA DI PERMACULTURA - C.F. 90069510080 Segreteria: Anna Bartoli - email: - tel. 331/4900730