Learn all about permaculture design from a range of specialists in the beautiful country of Palestine! Tutors Klaudia Van Gool, Leslie Buerk and Murad Al Khuffash will share their knowledge of permaculture principles and techniques with you, as you immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this country.
The two-week course will be held at Marda Permaculture Farm in Marda village (Salfit district) and commences on 25 March 2015. It is in English with Arabic translation.
Being close to the earth in the Holy Land is a life changing experience. Marda is an ancient, peaceful stone village nestled in the mountains, surrounded by olive groves. The mild climate and rich soil support a great diversity of flora and fauna. The farm was set up in 2006 and is a model of small-scale organic farming in Palestine.
The course includes 14 nights board in a comfortable house (camping if you prefer) with internet, showers, washing machine etc…)
Everyone is welcome to this event; please contact us to book and for help with travel advice.
Price: International students: $1600 (the first five to book will receive a discount of $150)
Palestinian students: $400 (a limited number of scholarships might be available)
Klaudia van Gool is a permaculture tutor and environmental consultant, having taught permaculture since 2007. She has become increasingly interested in the People Care aspects of permaculture, incorporating a specific people design focus into her teachings. She has a particular love for the plant world, teaching foraging and generally getting people interested in connecting with plants and finding it a great way to get people connected with the wider natural world.
Leslie Buerk is a licensed architect and certified permaculture designer, teacher, and practitioner. She has completed training on water harvesting design and construction, including rainwater and greywater systems. Other areas of interest include plant and soil ecology, building science, energy efficient construction, natural building methods, and resource efficient design. Her passion is ecologically-based integrated design for people wanting to live efficiently and sustainably with beauty and simplicity.
Murad Al Khuffash is the founder of Marda Permaculture Farm and a permaculture specialist. In 2006, after studying permaculture at the Farm Ecovillage Training Center in Summertown, Tennessee, Murad Alkhfash founded Marda Permaculture Farm. He is creating a teaching center and model farm in Marda for local farmers and international permaculture students.
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