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4 to 6 WK Permaculture & Beyond Intensive


During this open intensive of 4 to 6 weeks you will take part in a credited Permaculture Design Course, followed by putting that what you learned straight in to practice with the guidance of a permaculture teacher and share the learning experience with others in a team. 

The PDC covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design & construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores the social and economic structures that support a culture that cares for the planet and all its inhabitants.


Beyond that you will be taking part in workshops of the many aspects of Regenerative Agriculture and eco building. These workshops will be an introduction on subjects like Food production, Composting, Permaculture design, Keyline design, Holistic management, animal behaviour, animal care, cob building and could involve Rocket stove building or Cob oven building. This way you can experience the systems put into practice by implementing what you have learned and getting hands on experience.  

Living on the farm learning and being involved daily while being part of a group of people will give you hands on experience in community living and you will be guided through personal growth and the possibilities of building your own project.

We were lucky enough that we had the chance to take part in the internship and meet Bruce during our stay at A Quinta. Bruce is a very passionate and calm teacher who loves this work and teaches with a sparkle in his eyes. ...The workshops weren’t just typical lectures, but we were able to actively interact to ensure that we understood everything, as complex as it sometimes is. In short we were able to see a deeper level of nature we were never aware of before. Thank you Bruce, Ferry and Francine”
— Dorota and Mathijs, Austria

It is possible to participate for 3 up to 6 weeks.

Facilitators: Lesley Anne Martin, Bruce Kirk, Ferry Elsinga, Francine Burghoorn, and others

Participant Investment: € 1.050,- for 3 weeks
€ 1.350,- for 4 weeks
€ 1.650,- for 5 weeks
€ 1.950,- for the full 6 weeks

includes PDC certification, workshops, guidance, dormitory accommodation and 3 wholesome meals a day. Based on dormitory accommodation. 

Accommodation upgrade: 
  - € 5 per night, per person ; The Tree House, (1 - 2 persons)
  - € 10 per night, per person : Sunset Rooms (Twin/Double,)

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