Permaculture Teacher needed for a course in Southern Italy this coming October

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  1. ischettini

    ischettini Junior Member

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    Hi there,

    I am looking for an English speaker teacher to run the whole PDC this coming October in Lecce, Southern Italy.

    The programme which should be followed is below here.

    Please contact me at ignazio.schettini@gmail.com

    ​P R O G R A M M E:

    Sunday 11th October
    Permaculture

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Presentation of the course and property overview; Definition of Permaculture and why we do need such a design system; Ethics and Principles of Permaculture

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN (Continued) Ethics and Principles of Permaculture




    Monday 12th October
    Concepts & Themes in design

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Tradition, culture and belief systems; Life principles and natural laws stated; The methods of design, resources, yields, cycles, food webs, growth; Complexity, connections, order and chaos, permitted and forced functions; Inter-active diversity, stability, fertility, sustainable productivity and profitability, time and yield; Functional design development, analysis, observation and deductions from nature;
    Sector Planning, slope, key points, orientation, aspect; Zones and their placement; Designing in zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Random assembly of element list and subsets cross referenced; Flow diagrams, options and decisions, incremental design and guilds; Succession, evolution, establishment and maintenance;

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN (Continued) Maps, plans & designs, map scales, map projection, survey Vs photogrammetry, map layers, concept plans, detail plans, isometric plans, cross section plans, illustrations, tools & equipment.
    Practical procedures of property design with property overview and identification of zones, sectors and key points.



    Tuesday 13th October
    Pattern Understanding

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Geometry in nature; Natural patterns through time, the edge effect, patterns in nature listed as form, the core model pattern; Universal patterns micro to macro; Matrices and the strategies of compacting and complexing components; Pattern in design; edge effect, boundary conditions, harmonics and geometries of boundaries. Compatible and incompatible borders and components, timing and shaping events; Flow patterns, open landscape, spirals, dimensions and potentials.

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Branching pattern effects; Orders of magnitude in branches, scale of size. Orders, dimensions and classification of events, time and relativity model. Tessellation of events in the world we live; Pattern application. Events, toroidal phenomena and the five senses. Pattern recognition, companion planting and guilds.




    Wednesday 14th October
    Climatic factors

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN The humid, temperate, cold, arid, continental climates plus variation; Global weather patterns; The engines of atmosphere; Arid and minor landscape profiles; Orthographic effects; Latitude and altitude; Precipitation, radiation and wind.

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Atmospheric processes, biosphere, atmosphere, planetary gases, greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, global warming, radiation, CFC cycle, global air circulation, troposphere, planetary temperature, glaciations; Climate effects: Beaufort scale, seasonality and prevailing winds, windbreaks, cyclones, tornados, firestorm, landscape effects.


    Thursday 15th October
    Trees and their energy transactions

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Definition of a forest and the biomass of a tree; Temperature, wind, total precipitation, snow and melt water effect; Root, mineral and rain interactions; Implication for design; What are the effects and functions of trees? Landscape reading, wind effects, absorption, compression and turbulence; Edge effects; Evaporation, condensation and other gaseous effects; nucleic and iconic exchanges; Trees vs. grasses and carbon cycling.

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Climate modification and moderation; snowmelt and energy capture; Rainfall interception and throughfall; Tree establishment, management and utilisation; Diagnosis and design; Tree Layouts; Timber and non-timber forest products; Nursery production/selection; System set out; Ground preparation; Irrigation systems; Food, fodder and timber forest management; Harvesting and processing; The many types of forest; Establishing a food forest/edible forest garden; Maintaining, extending and enhancing forest; Establishing a nursery seed collection and in ground plant stock; Walk, talk, cut: walk through the forest and observe the patterns, rhythms and relationships; Demonstration and discussion of silvicultural management.


    Friday 16th October
    Water

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Brainstorm, what can we do with water? How can it constrain us? Chemical and structural properties of water; The water cycle; Soil Storage; Interception / Infiltration; Calculating water needs; Water tank selection and construction; Pumping and reticulating; Catchment and water harvesting formula; Urban, rural and constructed catchment; Evaporation losses; Swales; Appropriate irrigation systems; Effluent water use and treatment; Water purification systems;

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Water harvesting earthworks for conservation and storage; Rain water harvesting; Biological water cleaning system; Irrigation and gravity designs; Water reduction in sewage system; Water in design.


    Monday 19th October
    Soil

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Soil: direct link to health; A brief study of soil functions; Soil formation processes; Uses of soils; Topsoil; Soil diversity and biodiversity; The life of soils; Gaseous exchanges and cycles; Soil pollution, bio-remediation and crop treatments; Soil radiation effects; Soil structure and texture;

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN The pH, organic matter content and primary nutrients; Soil structure and its relationship to life elements, water and base rocks; Legumes as nitrogen fixers and the phosphate; Plants and biological elements as deficiency indicators and mineral accumulators; Difficult soils; Pattern Cultivation & Accelerated Soil Creation using Non-Inversion Tillage; Composting as an easily understood art form of humus creation; Soil erosion and rehabilitation; Establishing a worm farm; Compost Tea Preparation & Application; Engineering with Soils.


    Tuesday 20th October
    Earthworking & Earth resources

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Earthworks: history, applications and planning; Earth resources; Extractive and agricultural earthworks; Modern applications, machinery and tools; Low tech/energy earthworks; Soils and slope; Planning Process; Earthwork design concept planning; Planting after earthworks; Types of earthworks, earth constructions and earth resources; Technique of building a dam, swales, earth banks, terraces, roads and drains;


    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Understanding the surveying of basic levels and slope measurement; Using the right machine for the job; Practical field exercise: Setting out swales, drains and dams; Demonstrating and participating in the use of a variety of survey instruments (e.g. water level, A frame, hand level, compass, transit level, dumpy/automatic level, laser level); Set out a key-point; Dam; Diversion drain (s), Irrigation drain and overflow swale;



    Wednesday 21st October
    The Humid Tropic to cold climates and Dry land strategies

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN Climate types; Characteristics of the Humid Tropics; Humid climate elements: Wet tropics, Monsoon, Wet/dry (Savanna); Tropical soils characteristic and strategies; Forest, Grassland, Estuarine; Design strategies for Humid tropics; Mulching and cover crops; Terraforming: Terracing, Swales, Mounding, Pitting; Humid tropical coast stabilisation and shelterbelts;

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Dry-land climate elements; Landscape Features; Plant and animal characteristics; Precipitation and infiltration techniques; Plant establishment regimes; Temperature and high diurnal soil temperatures; Soils characteristics; Key dryland strategies; Swales; Reforestation; Mulching and cover crops; Harvesting water in arid lands and technology; Terraforming: Terracing, Swales, Mounding, Pitting; Dryland coast stabilisation and shelterbelts; Oasis;


    Thursday 22nd October
    Aquaculture

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN List as many aquaculture environments as possible; Global wetland and aquaculture systems; Wetlands: ponds, swamps, marshes, intertidal zones; Wetland Constructs: Canals, Raceways, Wet terraces, chinampas, padi; Western Vs Asian Aquacultures; Algal biofuel production; Rice and duck system;

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Aquaculture design; Animal and Vegetable species selection and requirements: Local and exotic species; System design and construction; Integrated poly-cultures requirements; Energy consideration; Patterns; Soils carrying capacity; Supporting structures; Water availability; Water quality; Supportive vegetation; Tools and machinery; System operation; Oxygenation; Nutrients; Harvesting, processing; Waste cycling.



    Friday 23rd October
    The strategies of an alternative global nation

    H 9-13, morning break in-between

    EN The invisible structures; Alternative global nation; Right livelihood;
Setting up a local permaculture group and working network;
Community gardens; Establishing city farms; Urban strategies and land access.
LETS, alternative money, bioregional organization, village development, ethical investment; Working in different cultures.

    H 15-18, afternoon break in-between

    EN Design exercise presented to students with realistic design brief for the local area. Student group design. Diploma information; Permaculture academy; Certification and student intention affirmations;
     
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    Salah is now in Jordan and going back and forward to England
     
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    Hello Iggy,
    This looks like an old (last year) post but if you are looking for 2016 let me know. I finish PDC's in USA in September, and can possibly do it on the way back to Thailand. Let me know.
    best regards,
    Howard Story
     

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