Observation and Mapping Course 2018

19th - 22nd March 2018

Residential/camping/glamping with non-residential option

Applewood Permaculture Centre

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Teachers

  • Aranya

    Aranya

    Aranya is an experienced permaculture designer, teacher and author. Completing his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design in 2003, Aranya started teaching the following year. He discovered this made his heart sing, so he made it his main focus. Since 2004 he has taught over 80 two-week design courses, something he has no intention of stopping. He feels that it's a privilege to have the opportunity to teach "something that can make a real difference in all our lives".
     
    In the spring of 2012 Permanent Publications published his first book 'Permaculture Design - a Step-by-Step Guide', which evolved from a set of design course worksheets. He also writes occasionally for magazines and from time to time shares interesting items on his blog. Aranya is currently writing a second book, about a subject he’s especially fascinated by, the application of systems thinking and patterns in permaculture design.
     
    Aranya is keen to share what he has learned along his journey to help others who wish to develop ethical 'right' livelihoods for themselves. He is excited by the idea of becoming part of a rapidly growing permaculture economy and  this course has been developed to help make that dream a reality.
  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    Chris has lived and worked in Nepal since 1985, co-founding the Jajarkot Permaculture Project, which successfully spread new ideas in line with existing cultural traditions. Chris started his career as a VSO volunteer in a community forestry programme in Nepal after graduating in Forestry in the UK.
     
    Based in the remote western district of Jajarkot, he quickly realised the shortfalls of international development and so in 1988, when he came across the concept of Permaculture, he embarked on an ambitious alternative. Starting with a local friend, £500 and an acre of degraded farmland in the district centre of Jajarkot he founded a demonstration and training centre which grew organically into the Jajarkot Permaculture Programme (JPP), a diverse array of projects spanning 4 districts, 65 villages, 8 resource centres (working farms), 120 staff and volunteers, and a membership of 12,000 farmers.
     
    He stayed with the JPP until 2001 when he started to work with community groups which were spawned from the original programme. In 2001 he co-published the Farmers' Handbook in Nepali, a compendium of over 40 farmer-friendly techniques and approaches based on best practice learned in Nepal, but applicable globally. He directed the Nepal programmes for a UK charity from 2002 to 2008, working in the districts of Surkhet and Humla, one of the remotest and most challenging areas of the country. He currently works with a 3rd generation progeny of the JPP, the Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC). Beside his grass-roots experience in Nepal, Chris has taught permaculture in the UK, Europe, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK assessment level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied permaculture design. Chris lives at Waterloo Farm in north Herefordshire with his partner Looby and daughters Shanti and Teya. There, he is co-owner/director of Applewood Permaculture Centre, a demonstration, training and resource centre promoting regenerative landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyles.

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£325 full fee / £295 early bird (if paid in full by 20th November 2017)
Price includes all tuition, course materials, accommodation, vegetarian food & refreshments.

Booking

For more details and booking please contact: Aranya (before 30th November): 01297 20908 or email
or Chris Evans (from 1st December): 01584 831195 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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