Permaculture Teachers Training/ Open House and Permie Rendezvous

Come to the edge,” he said.

“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, We will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

~ Guillaume Apollinaire

my own PcTT
Sorry, out of respect for my classmates, had to blur them out 😦

 

Life is a miracle and every day we get to make choices: some conscious, some unconscious…we can’t forget that for many people in this world (and for many species and entire ecosystems), the choices are being made for them and there is no much room for (them) to formulating a proper response.

That’s why those of us who still can make some choices may ponder the possibility that is it in our choices that other peoples’ (and animals, plants, entire ecosystems) choices may lay: think for a moment that we may have the responsibility to continue moving this giant wheel towards spirals of regeneration, compassion, love and care, instead of being dragged by it towards more destruction, despair and darkness (spirals of erosion and pollution).

There is nothing delusion in this: you can fully aware of the mess (and those who are not, well, haven’t been paying attention to the recent developments, studies and trends) and still be working towards a minimal window, a miracle that may make a difference.

Like this beautifully written piece of blog states, the important thing is that we are here, that we showed up.

And showing up is what we are asking from you!

If life allows for it, I’ll be TA’ing at the upcoming Permaculture Teachers Training at OUR Ecovillage with Jude Hobbs: please check here if you want to register. The welcome letters and schedules will be sent to participants this week and Jude is caping at 20, so if you were planning to apply, do it soon! Seats are almost full!

The PcTT is an exciting opportunity for those who have already completed a PDC and want to go for the next level: teaching. Although it is not yet mandatory, it is highly recommended to all those who want to teach and a requisite for those going for the Permaculture Diploma at either PINA or PI.

It is an exciting and inspiring opportunity to connect with Permies from all over the world (mostly from North America) and exchange insights and resources about projects and experiences.

You’ll learn about teaching strategies, teaching resources, lesson plans and the sort under a Permaculture umbrella: you’ll learn to walk the talk and will never see teaching (or learning) with the same lenses again…

As every year, we are also inviting all those Permies who may not participate in this PcTT (or who already did it in previous years) for a “Permie Rendezvous” night on the Friday night April 3rd, 2015 – Open to All who wish to come and have a social with a permaculture focus.

And on the Saturday, April 4th, 2015 to have an afternoon OPEN HOUSE for all those who wish to listen to the PTT presentation (public tour in the am, stay on for lunch, and then jump in for some great presentations and to learn more about Permaculture!).

So if winter, studies and news have you all doom and gloom, there is nothing better than attending a Permie activity (be it work-party, celebration, training or community project) to lighten you up…

Contact OUR for more info or ask me if you have questions:

PcTT: http://ourecovillage.org/events/2015-permaculture-teachers-training/

Don’t have a full PDC yet and can’t commit to a full-time one? Check out this mini-intro to Pc: http://ourecovillage.org/events/2015-mini-intro-to-permaculture/

Live in the States and want to explore Permaculture and enjoy a beautiful view? Check this one out: http://www.permacultureportal.com/courses_current.html

Wan to explore it but not so much $$$ to spend for now? Check out the upcoming free intros in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast with Delvin and Kym: http://www.gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-courses/category/introduction-to-permaculture-classes

Interested in full PDCs?

Check this one out!: http://www.gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-courses/category/permaculture-design-certifications

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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