Week Long Course
Permaculture week long course:
In our one week course we teach all of the core ideas and principles you need to start designing and maintaining sustainable, food producing ecosystems.
Students stay at our farm and learn all the systems we use to run our farm to table restaurant and design cooperative.
As well as this students will receive lectures supported by high quality manuales on:
Permaculture Design Principles and methodologies
Site analysis and mapping
Water harvesting and management
Planting systems propagation and seed saving
Soil science and composting
Animal management and husbandry
Price - 600USD,
includes room and board at Granja Tzikin
All of the educational experiences are supported by high quality didactic materials and booklets, tours and real life applications showcasing over a decade's work in permaculture design in our community.
People who wish to complete their learning experience can complete our month long internship program. The program starts with the above course, followed by 3 weeks volunteer work on the farm.
Interns work from 7.30am to 1.00pm. Work involves – animal care, compost making, gardening, fruit tree care. All work is supervised by our volunteer manager. He provides theoretical training on all the work done. Interns are encouraged to continue their learning by taking advantage of their free time in the evenings to read from our library or watch one of the many documentaries we have in storage.
At a minimum interns will gain competency in the following core competencies:
Goat milking and shepherding
Cheese and yogurt making
Plant propagation and nursery management
Bio-intensive market gardening
Regenerative poultry management
Chicken harvesting (how to humanly kill and butcher chickens)
Compost and bio-char making
Total price for one month internship, including course, one month stay and 3 meals a day - 1100 usd