Permaculture Learning Group2 (PLG2

Rationale The need to address the pressing environmental & sustainability issues has become undeniably urgent today. Permaculture proposes a new perspective directed towards: “Redesigning our way of life based on Nature,” leading to simple yet effective solutions doable here and now today. PLG2 Objectives The Permaculture Learning group seeks to internalize a way of thinking and designing that leads to a sustainable way of life, based on the principles from the natural world derived by Bill Mollison & David Holmgren. The general goal of the group is to learn how to re-design one’s way of life based on Nature, and in doing so advance toward the establishment of localized eco-systems that are stable, productive and resilient. The specific output of the learning group participants is to prepare a permaculture inspired design solution for a specific personal project/s that may commence after the 8 module program, or be an update/upgrade of an ongoing project. Qualified Participants Only individuals who have proven interest & personal positive action in relation to environmental and sustainability issues are allowed to join. Furthermore, only those who genuinely seek to learn the permaculture mind & heart and approach may join the learning group so as to avoid time that could be lost in theoretical & polemical discussions. It is important that all who join the learning group have been through a suitable permaculture orientation session. Methodology In order to attain the maximum learning over the 8 module program; the following methodology shall be utilized: • 8 x 3 hour group sessions, once a week 6-9pm, dates to be agreed by group • assigned personal study materials: videos & reading materials in digital format • assigned personal learning activities between sessions • group discussions • field visit(s) • permaculture design project + presentation Organizational items • coordinator for PLG2: Emma Ramas • an attendance of no less than 18 hours is required for the issuance of the certificate of attendance • participants will need a computer to access learning materials provided in digital format • organizational meeting shall be called before the start of program • planned start of program: last week of Feb or early March 2011 Items provided for participants • Book: Earth User’s Guide by Rose Mary Morrow • DVD or USB with digital learning materials • Permaculture T shirt • Certificate of Attendance • Suitably healthy food & drink during the sessions Learning Guides Joel Lee, entrepreneur, permaculture designer and qualified technical trainor, completed Permaculture training with Geoff Lawton in NSW Australia in March 2008, several permaculture projects including KPAF in Carcar, KGZ in Kamagayan Cebu City, Elicon Café, business applications of Permaculture in partnership with Mayflower Hotels & Properties Group, founding team leader of Permaculture in Cebu, Organizer of First Philippine Permaculture Convergence Feb 2010, current CEO MRI, Founder & Managing Director of Gelato Eliseo formerly Technical Director & Trainor Don Bosco School of Printing-Makati (1992-96), formerly Production Manager Don Bosco Press-Makati (1991-96), formerly Technical Coordinator Don Bosco Out of School Youth Training Program-Labangon

Queen Bee rearing seminar at DMMSU La Union Aug 2003. Roxas. site development. permaculture applications. fruits. Certified Natural Farming Trainor since Sept 2010. Davao. tree growing. VP Operations Bohol Agrisources 1996-2000: Pioneer Rice Seed Producer in Bohol using foundation & registered seeds. carnation 1995.000/participant paid up at start of program. Mining Engineering practice 1987-88: Silica Mining. cultivation of high value crops broccoli. 1996-2000 VP Omni Construct: training of first American standard of construction in Cebu using technologies & power tools. a veteran community development organizer. implement community based programs for livelihood. design and use of post harvest facilities: mechanical rice/corn dryers. Rate: Php 8. builder and innovation leader. General Manager Cebu Integrated Organic Agri Business 26 ha Permaculture farm operations: free range chicken. natural waste water treatment pineapples. Lipa. NGOs. community infrastructure. design and implemented 6 earth dams. cabbage. volunteers. implemented farm road design of 21 ha family farm. please contact Joel Lee through cebupermaculture@gmail. swales and used vertivier grass for erosion control. green manuring. environment. organic pork. Farm Manager Greenfield Farm 1985-87: rice. coordination & linkages with partners & communities: government agencies. quail and turkey production. Cut flower training in Holland: anthurium. USAID trainings for Cut Flowers in Ohio State University 1995 . design & construction of fresh water fish pond for tilapia and hito production. pioneer of First Philippine Permaculture Convergence in Cebu Feb 2010. conducted training to farmers on organic rice growing. beekeeper. farmer. Store manager Papua New Guinea: General merchandise. Specialized trainings on organic production of vegetables. Assessing our way of Life • state of our world’s affairs • issue of limits • call of the time: sustainability • permaculture perspective: ethics http://permacultureprinciples. disaster area rehabilitation Raoul Amores. duck.Cebu (1986-88): Machine Shop. For other payment options and arrangements. Chris Fadriga. establish new community settlements. 1996 start of researches on Permaculture. completed Industrial Education course major in Electro-mechanics. renewable energy for small communities. cut flowers. native chicken production. practice intercropping methods. establish and supervise sustainability projects with partners under the Green Kalinga: aloe vera integrated cultivation & processing farm. full time Gawad Kalinga Coordinator since 2000: community building. organic vegetables. Cebu (1996-97) Rey Balatayo. Pioneer Beekeeping in Bohol.php 2 Permaculture Mind & Heart • web of life • permaculture approach to sustainability • references of permaculture 3 Understanding Nature’s ways . specialized training in Offset Printing technology & Color Reproduction in Verona Italy. vegetables. completed Permaculture training in Cebu in Feb 2009. etc. Welding. Industrial Electronics. Pioneer CAD instructor in Cebu 1988-91. outsourcing of CAD projects. solid waste management thru MRF & composting. schools. pioneer of First Philippine Permaculture Convergence in Cebu Feb 2010. Industrial Electricity. Excludes costs related to field trips. Iloilo. completed Permaculture training in Cebu in Feb 2009. Gensan. established agro forest. experienced flower & vegetable grower. recent convert to Permaculture & Natural Farming. pioneer of First Philippine Permaculture Convergence in Cebu Feb 2010. 2007 Conceptualization & Design of Smart Eco homes. coral reef rehabilitation. Market Encounter for Cut flower in HK 1995. roses. mangrove growing. owner-manager Arch Raguel Construction: housing & subdivision development. Formal Beekeeping training 2001. fruits. completed Mining Engineering 1982. Woodworking. Program Honorarium Minimum attendees: 20 pax. apiculture. Iligan. Nueva Ecija June 2009. vermiculture. gerbera. 22 yrs flower cultivation and distribution . currently Consultant of Eco Adventure Park at Balamban Cebu: natural farming practices. Pioneer Trainor for Cut flower cultivation & techniques: Baguio. food security project thru bayan-anihan. formerly Electrical Department Head of Don Bosco Technical School-Labangon Cebu (1985-88). Technical Working Group Visayas for the Philippine National Federation of Cut Flower growers (1992-97). Implemented 100% Organic Rice Production using SRI technology. PERMACULTURE LEARNING GROUP 2 Outline 1 Introduction. completed Permaculture training in Cabiao. coastal clean-up. Aklan. livestock.

self-willed-land.htm Permaculture Applications/Application Areas • land & nature stewardship • built environment • appro tech • education & culture • health & wellbeing • finance & economics • community leadership & governance http://permacultureprinciples.4 5 6 7 8 • Gaia concept • ecodynamics • principles from the natural world • patterns in nature Permaculture Design Principles • 12 design principles/david Holmgren Practical Design Solutions • personal health • home & household • farm • community Project Presentations .org.php Permaculture Design Methods • analysis • observation • random assemblies • flow diagrams • options & decisions • limiting factors

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