[permaculture] International Permaculture Conference PDC, September 3-15, 2011 - Amman, Jordan

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu May 19 09:21:41 EDT 2011

International Permaculture Conference PDC, September 3-15, 2011 - Amman, Jordan
Warren Brush, Brad Lancaster, Geoff Lawton, Nadia Lawton, Bill 
Mollison, Rosemary Morrow:
September 3, 2011
September 15, 2011

The Permaculture Design Certificate course is an 
internationally-recognized, seventy-two hour course resulting in a 
Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to 
permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison.
The PDC serves as foundation for further permaculture work and study 
and is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered 
through The Permaculture Institute. Credit for this course is now 
accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.
To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been 
certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of 
educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, 
individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of 
committed people working together to change the way we view and 
design into our landscapes.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of 
landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture 
principles to food production, home design, construction, energy 
conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic 
structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions.

Dates: September 3-15, 2011
Location: Amman, Jordan
Teachers (see bios at bottom):
	*	Rosemary Morrow
	*	Brad Lancaster
	*	Warren Brush
	*	Geoff Lawton
	*	Nadia Lawton
	*	with special guest talks by Bill Mollison
International Students: US$2,000
Jordanian residents: US$1,000
Accommodation/Meal Information: TBA soon! (check this website for updates)
Booking Info: TBA soon! (check this website for updates)
Teacher Bios
Rosemary Morrow (Rowe) trained in development work in France where 
she also lived in Trosly-Breuil l'Arche community, and in England at 
Jordans. Most of the 1970s were spent in Lesotho. Back in Australia 
in the 1980s permaculture provided the powerful basis for her concern 
for Earth restoration.  She considers permaculture 'sacred' knowledge 
to be carried and shared with others. Since then she has travelled to 
teach people anxious and concerned to restore their environments. As 
a teacher of permaculture Rowe has been inspired for many years by 
Parker Palmer, the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) and 
non-violent resistance. She works in di?cult places responding to 
people who have been disempowered and who would not otherwise have 
access to permaculture.
Brad Lancaster is the author of the best-selling, and award-winning 
books Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2. 
Living on an eighth of an acre (0.05 ha) in downtown Tucson, Arizona, 
where rainfall is less than 12 inches (305 mm) annually, Brad 
practices what he preaches by harvesting over 100,000 gallons 
(379,000 liters) of rainwater a year., creating an oasis in the 
desert by directing this harvested rainwater not off their property 
and into storm drains, but instead incorporating it into living air 
conditioners of food-bearing shade trees, abundant gardens, and a 
thriving landscape that includes habitat for wildlife. This living 
example, dynamic public talks, and countless hands-on workshops have 
inspired thousands of citizens and numerous businesses in Tucson and 
around the country to harvest water and sustainably grow their local 

Warren Brush is a certified Permaculture designer and teacher as well 
as a mentor and storyteller. He has worked for over 25 years in 
inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their 
inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner.  He is 
co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, 
Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Trees for Children 
and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design.  He works 
extensively in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design 
in North America and in Africa as well as in other countries 
worldwide. He has devoted many years to mentoring youth to inspire 
and equip them to live in a sustainable manner with integrity and a 
hopeful outlook.  His mentoring includes working with those who are 
former child soldiers, orphans, from troubled families and situations 
as well as those youth from other varied and privileged backgrounds.

Geoff Lawton is an internationally-renowned permaculture educator, 
consultant and practitioner. He emigrated from England to Australia 
and later studied permaculture with Bill Mollison in Tasmania. He 
established the Permaculture Research Institute at Tagari Farm in New 
South Wales, Australia, a 147-acre farmstead previously developed by 
Mollison. PRI was eventually moved to Zaytuna Farm, in The Channon, 
where it continues today. Since 1985, Geoff has designed and 
implemented permaculture projects in 30 countries for private 
individuals and groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, 
and multinational corporations. He has taught the Permaculture Design 
Certificate course in 30 countries.

Nadia Lawton, co-teacher and translator on this course, was born and 
raised in the Jordan (Dead Sea) Valley, in the lowest and one of the 
driest places on earth. She completed her PDC with Sindhu Webber in 
Jordan and went on to complete a Permaculture Diploma in Education 
and Site Design. She regularly travels with her husband for aid 
project and permaculture consulting work, and assists in teaching 
permaculture design courses. Nadia established PRI Jordan and the 
Jawasari Permaculture Society.

Bill Mollison is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and 
naturalist. He is the developer of the curriculum for the world class 
Permaculture Design Course, and authors many other books dealing with 
Permaculture.  He established and continues to direct the first and 
longest running Permaculture Institute in existence. He is the first 
teacher of anything Permaculture both domestically and on a global 
scale and continues teaching Permaculture Design Courses today, most 
recently in Istanbul in Nov 2010. Students will be privileged to hear 
Bill speak at the PDC!

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