13 - 26 October 2018
Permaculture Design Course with Christoff Schneider

Composting Expert, Permaculture Designer & Consultant with more than 15 Years of Experience

At the Himalaya Shanti Ashram - Eco Retreat for Yoga, Meditation and Healing

The APD Course will also contain early morning Yoga & Meditation Sessions in Sharat Arora Yoga Method taught by Beata Katarzyna (Shivani), the Teacher at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre since 2011

Designing your future!
This Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC), based on Bill Mollisons Permaculture Designers´ Manual, gives you the appropriate tools to create a sustainable, resource and cost-effective environment while reducing the ecological footprint and the human impact on mother nature.

This course has been refined since it's inception in the late 1980's. It will take 80 hours of theory to complete, plus extensive hands on design experience.

TRAINER:
Christoff Schneider Composting Expert, Permaculture Designer & Consultant with Over 15 Years of Experience on properties up to 1600 ha and large scale, professional composting.

1. Introduction
Permaculture, what for?
What´s accelerated climate change Peak Oil and the end of suburbia The ecological footprint
Simple math the exponential function What is Permaculture?
Moral, Ethics & Principles of PC The history of permaculture Self-sufficiency & sustainability Eroei & Emergy
Differences of areas & elements. Content of the permaculture design certificate course.

2. Concepts and Themes in Design
Gaia, the earth a living organism What are PCD principles Energy & entropy
Be careful resolving problems What is a resource, what´s a yield Strategies to increase yield
and diversity
Harvest, storage, preservation What is a pollutant
Cycles and niches in time. Design strategy

3. Methods of Design
Definition of PCD
The prime directives for function
Design, a step by step guide
Zones & Sectors
Incremental Design
Summary of design methods
Energy flow in a system
Energy efficient arrangement of
components and elements.
Succession & maintenance
Evolution in a system
Connecting with people PCD summary
Guilds & principles of polyculture cropping

4. Pattern
Landscape Pattern
Energy flow in Landscapes
Pattern in design
The edge effect
Harmonics and geometrics of boundaries
Boundaries and their yield
The tribal use of patterns.

5. Climatic factors
Climatic factors
Climatic zones
Forms of Precipitation
Our Atmosphere
Precipitation and Wind
Landscape effects
Albedo effect
Microclimate
Tornados and Cyclones

6. Trees and their energy transaction
The biomass and uses of trees
Trees and their influence on soil, water,
climate, precipitation and biosphere
Hedges, windbreaks, shelter belts
Creating a forest garden

7. Water
The global water cycle
How to store water
How to preserve water
Precipitation & evaporation
Water & soil
Keyline, ponds, dams, tanks
Earthworks
for water conservation and storage
Purification of polluted water
Biotopes, natural swimming pool
How to produce biogas

8. Aquaculture
History
The case for aquaculture
Ponds, lakes, swales, channel, chinampas
Fish farming
How to farm invertebrates for fish food
Yield factors

9. Soil
Soil pollution & erosion
Creation and composition of soil
Soil pores and crumb structure
Ph, gaseous content and processes in soils
The soil biota
Soil conservation
Difficult soils
Soil classification
Biol. indicators of soil and soil conditions
Soil improvement methods

10. Earthworks and earth resources
Planning, judgement and timing
of ethical earthworks
Different methods of surveying
Types of earthworks
Earth constructs
Planting after earthworks
Earth resources

11. PC in humid cool and cold climates
Climate, precipitation, temperature
Soil improvement & water conservation
Settlement & house design,
Ecological building materials
The house garden
The greenhouse
Orchard, forest garden, agroforestry
Free range forage systems, fences
Lawns, grasslands, rangelands
Food processing & storage
Integrated animal systems
Urban development and planning

12. PC in humid tropics
Climate, precipitation, temperature
Soil improvement & water conservation
Settlement & house design,
Ecological building materials
The tropical home garden
Traditional & modern polyculture
cropping systems
Orchard, forest garden, agroforestry
Free range forage systems, fences
Food processing & storage
Integrated animal systems
Pioneering strategies

13. PC dryland strategies
Climate, precipitation, temperature
Soil improvement & water conservation
Harvest of water in arid land landscapes
Settlement & house design
The desert garden
Orchard, forest garden, agroforestry
Plant themes for drylands
Free range forage systems
Food processing & storage
Integrated animal systems in drylands
Pioneering strategies
Desertification and the salting of soil

14. Strategies of an Alternative Global Nation
Ethical basis of an alternative nation
Alternatives to political systems
Interest & compound interest
Money, finance & ethical investment
Alternative currencies
Urban Permaculture, Transition Towns
Public welfare economy
NGOs, Development aid versus
help for self-help,
Steve Cran, 5 rings of sustainable
community development

15.Project planning & presentation
Single or group project
Project presentation
Party and certificate presentation
Showtime

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