- BILL MOLLISON
- ATLANTIS FOOD FOREST
- NEW SCHOOL PERMACULTURE
- HELDER VALENTE
On Sunday, 10th of April we were invited to Fuerteventura Island for an Urban Permaculture Workshop. We were promoting and raising awareness about the care of nature and people.
This time, it was in an old cultural association, El Casino, where they are working on improving the management of the site through a bottom- up methodology.
As a community project, we organized some dynamic games for participants expose their needs about green spaces and to define the "guardians" of the gardens.
For one day, we talked about and practiced permaculture for a group of people that haven't heard about it before...
We also transformed one of the outside spaces as an example of how they can start to design and make real the gardens.
It is just about creativity and initiative!!
Due to limited free space in the cities, getting a piece of land for making a garden is really a challenge.
A vertical one seems to be always a good option... ;)
For the whole installation, we re- used some wasted materials found in a storage room of El Casino.
Children were the most excited and wanted to be part of it, too.
Fuerteventura is the dryest and warmest island of the Canaries, so we had to choose local flowers, fruits and vegetables that don't need to be watered very often and we looked for a half-shade wall in the patio.
We hope, after some months, passion fruits are hanging in the structure while covering the whole wall, zucchinis are growing around the place and more plants are flowering.
Thanks to all the participants of El Casinoabierto and Fasebase collective for the invitation.
We were even filmed by local Tindaya TV.
See you soon!!
To see more about adventure in Fuerteventura click HERE.
The New School Permaculture is a non formal school with the vision to create harmonious social and ecological learning environments.
Our Mission is to focus our energy on researching and developing
sustainable educational methods to inspire active elements of change in this world.
The intention with our courses is to empower our students so that
they become more connected with their dreams and passions and
more aware about how to create beneficial connections that will
contribute to our local and global dreams.
All courses are taught by Helder Valente and by the New School Permaculture team and most of them are at Atlantis Food Forest .
PDC - Permaculture Design Course
The PDC is based on the ethics and principles of Permaculture: earth care, people care and fair share, providing practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.
Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.
The subjects covered during the PDC include:
The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Reading the landscape
Pattern in design
Forest and trees
Buildings and natural construction
To know more about the PDC click HERE
For 2016 we will have 2 PDC at Atlantis Food Forest
FFC - Food Forest Course
On the FFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to develop and maintain a food forest.
The concepts that you will learn can applyed on any other climate of the world.
The subjects covered during the FFC include:
Food Forest creation and management
How to combine fruits and veggies
Plants and tres species
How, when and where to plant
To know more about the FFC click HERE
For 2016 we will have 2 FFC at Atlantis Food Forest - Spain
Food Forest Course 13 - 17 July 2016
PSC - Permaculture Social Course
The SPC is designed to be useful to anyone who interacts with others. So unless you are a hermit, that´s you!
You will learn how to design and take care for ourselves, our communities and the planet.
The subjects covered during the PSC include:
Power of celebration
New School Education
To know more about the PSC click HERE
For 2016 we will have a PSC at Tertulia Farm - Florence - Italy
In TPC you will learn about what are the main patterns in education and how to manage them in a way that the students get empowered.
How to design a lesson and a classroom, how to develop a course,
promotion and preparations, hosting and celebration.
How to teach a PDC or any other course of any kind and how to make a living out of it, supporting the needs of nature and of people.
The subjects covered during the PTC include:
Schools social systems
Social pattern in Design
PDC and courses content
To know more about the PTC click HERE
For 2016 we will have a PTC at Tertulia Farm
To know more about the PIV click HERE
For 2016 we will have 2 PIV starting at Atlantis Food Forest.
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Helder Valente was born in Portugal very connected with the mediterranean landscape, Early on his age it became very logical to become a permaculture teacher, and after completing his studies with Bill Mollison he decided to go and support the implementation of permaculture schools in other climates of the world. Deeper observer of nature and curious about the sustainable human practices used in different climates, he developed the passion to work with indigenous people in the Amazon and in the Andes while researching about learner based educational tools. Helder is now managing the butterfly sanctuary project at Atlantis Food Forest Garden in the island of Tenerife and its the Course Director with the New School Permaculture.
Jezabel Mejias is a spanish architect focused on bioconstruction, farm design and urban sociology. For several years, she has gained experience in Latinamerica, in places like Nicaragua, Argentina and Brasil, participating in social projects and building with local resources, at the same time with raising awareness about the environmental changes. Currently, she is one of the research focalizers and communication director at Atlantis Food Forest Garden. As an educator, she is also a member of the New School Permaculture team and a researcher on new educational practices.
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