The Green Living for Sustainability course at Bahrija Oasis in Malta, teaches everything needed to know about living a greener life, and you can have the opportunity to learn for free.
The six day course takes place in March 2014 and there are 15 places left. The Permaculture Research Foundation Malta (PRFM) have made it possible for EU members to apply for funding via the EU life-long learning Gruntdvig scheme. (Offer now closed but Permaculture Malta will be offering more courses in the future so keep watching this space.)
So if you apply before September 17th, you could have your accomodation, food, course fees and transport costs paid for you.
Bahrija Oasis is probably one of the greatest examples of transforming hard and degraded landscape into a permaculture abundant oasis. While being completely off grid, the Oasis has a number of facets showcasing successful implementations such as: food forests, intelligent irrigation, animal husbandry, composting toilets, rain water harvesting, soil management, food productive ponds etc.
This course will give you the best examples and lessons that one would expect from a permaculure design course in six days.
Living green is not always easy, and many of us feel overwhelmed sometimes. However, these six days can empower you to take the first steps, or if you have already embarked on your journey, then, seeing other cutting edge aspects of it will inspire you further.
Moreover you will be able to experience first-hand a number of permaculture implemented designs and see how they are functioning both in rural and urban spaces. You will also have the opportunity to camp on site and enjoy the beauty of night and day cycles in nature.
We will also visit some other projects and some very secluded places to make the experience truly remarkable.
This course will be led by Peppi Gauci the visionary and creator of the Oasis. Peppi has worked on a number of projects in Malta, Australia, UK and Bali. The Oasis is his long term project showcasing resilience under unfavourable climatic conditions.
Peppi has also taught along other teachers such as Aranya (Designed Visions, UK), Mill Millichap (Isle of Man) and Angus Soutar (The Northern School of permaculture, UK).
Malcolm Borg who is also from Malta, will be assisting on this course. He comes from a food grower's background and teaches agri-business at one of Malta's leading institutes. He is currently researching on Aquaponics for his Phd.
What else can we say? Come explore the island for yourselves and see how if it can be done here, it can be done anywhere!
For more details on EU funding visit: www.permaculturemalta.org/green-living-for-sustainability/.
You can also finance the course and trip personally. You will see the information and costs on the Book Now page.
Bahrija Oasis provide a variety of courses. Visit www.permaculturemalta.org/courses to find out more.
Peppi Gauci explains how to permaculture a landscape that suffers from drought in Permaculture magazine 72
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