5 weeks comprehensive training
April 27th – June 2nd, 2018
Cost: $2410 (PDC/EAT + EDE)
Inspiration and training for being a response-able catalyst for regeneration
OUR Ecovillage is the only place in the world to get
✓ Permaculture Design Certificate and Earth Activist Training
✓ The Ecovillage Design Education Certificate
All in ONE course!
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Permaculture Design Course and Earth Activist Training
Certificate (PDC/EAT) click here
Time for personal integration, connecting with community,
individual meditation and spiritual work
Integrated and participatory community-building leadership
At OUR EDE, we will teach you how to design communities and ecovillages as "living community centres" and as adaptation models for climate change and social justice in a new global paradigm.
The curriculum is designed for the place where it is offered. We have a programme for this course that was custom made for OUR Ecovillage by world-class curriculum designers, who will be with you in person to facilitate the course.
This course is designed and facilitated as an immersed learning experience. We will be creating space to meet ourselves and each other in lectures, discussions, exercises, games, videos, slide shows, field trips, hands-on activities, design exercises and a final design project.
The programme will run all day with evening sessions about two thirds of the time. There will be time for movement throughout the day, as well as free time to be by yourself and to socialise, including a daily siesta time after lunch; to research in the library and online; days off for rest and integration, and a slow start on Sundays.
The second half of the program is designed for you to move into an intimate, participatory and relatively small learning community. You will collaborate and practice co-leadership with fellow learners, from curriculum scheduling to collective design projects. This teaching methodology embodies the “forming, storming, norming, performing” stages of all community building process that M. Scott Perk elaborated in his book “Different Drum; Community Making and Peace” as an experiential learning opportunity.
Our intention is to support you in deepening your understanding and practice of the art of regenerative design, becoming a pro-active village building ambassador of what is possible. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalization, and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity.
What makes OUR Ecovillage so special?
OUR courses are unique from almost all others as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE – a 25 acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration Site and Education Centre” and one of the most built out permaculture projects in North America.
For 19 years Our Ecovillage has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; having every innovative design and building project that we have created also be fully zoned, permitted & approved by regulatory officials.
Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business & corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community and it’s organizations; at OUR we bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders ready to train others in the next stages of how permaculture projects can become fully legal – like OURS!