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Posts relating to permaculture education, local and international, in person and online.

Costa Rica Permaculture Course – Accommodations

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This is the third post in the series that describe upcoming permaculture design course in Costa Rica. We are hoping to make your trip planning much simpler by providing more photos and information on class logistics. For topics of travel planning, food and people (hosts, teachers, participants) and about fitting in, please visit this post. For teacher’s notes and impressions about this class, please visit here. And a short video of the class is here. […]

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Durga – My Journey to Permaculture

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Durga teaches permaculture

Following is a story told by Durga, a friend, a former student, and now a teacher of permaculture. Durga is native to Costa Rica, where she shepherds many permaculture projects and initiatives and lives at Sat Yoga Ashram. Durga is co-teacher of our annual Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica. Being a Seed My first roots started to grow at Sat Yoga Ashram in 2012, before that I was a nomadic seed, an active ecologist […]

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Permaculture Course in Costa Rica

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hybiscus harvest

This is my seventh year teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica (January – February 2015), and, as usual, I am looking forward to it.  Our site is at Finca Amrta – a small citrus farm near San Isidro in the Talamanca mountains between San Jose and Dominical, on the Pacific Coast.  One of my great pleasures is working with my friend and co-teacher, Native Costa Rican, Durga. Durga lives nearby at Ashram Arunachala […]

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Permaculture Ethics

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Permaculture Touchstone

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Online Permaculture Design Certificate Course?

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Some online classes – whatever the subject – are well done and effective when presented via the internet.  There is also some knowledge that is too complex and nuanced to be transmitted electronically. Teaching and learning are two poles of a single objective – furthering of knowledge and

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Online permaculture courses or learning in person?

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joe moore and scott pittman

Here is a (video) conversation for curious minds: Joe Moore of the Permaculture Salad talks with Scott Pittman whether or not learning permaculture via online courses is a viable option to gaining adequate knowledge, connecting to other practitioners and permaculture students, creating a valuable human experience. How much value do we put towards interpersonal aspects of learning, of experiencing “The Other”, of creating human space for inspiration and sharing?

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