PDC - Permaculture Design Course

PDC - Permaculture Design Course
Island of Tenerife - Canaries - Spain

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Permaculture is to live in harmony with nature providing for human needs and the needs of everything around us

Atlantis Plants for Permaculture - Mediterranean Fruit varieties

Here you can see the fruit varieties we grow
Sometimes we have available for our followers
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Crimson Bonfire 
Paraguayo Nectarine
Yellow Maracotao


Blood Plum
Gage Cambridge
Yellow Shiro
Italian Blue
French Prune
Howard's Miracle
Golden Japan
Cherry Plum

Prunus Hybrids
Pluot Purple Candy
Pluot Flavour Supreme
Pluot Pink Candy 
Plumcot Burbank


Orange Summer

Fau Fau
Tsuru No Ku
Nishimura Wase
Red Ruby
Coroa de Rei
Russian beauty
Virginiana Meander


Hardy Kens Red
Hardy Green


Napoleon Bigarreau
Early may


Lemon Variegata
Lime Caviar Variegata
Orange Umbigo
Orange Blood
Mandarine Encore


Pingo de Mel
Jolly Tiger

Apple Varieties
Isaac Newton's
Royal Galla
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Granny Smith
Red Delicious
Dark Arkansas
Duchess of Oldenburg 
Little Pax
Paradice Gold
Geneva Red
Roberts Red
Red Love Red
Maggy Red
Era Red
Odysso Red
Beienrod Red
Bayamor Red
Tickled Pink (Baya Marisa) Red
Bravo esmofe
Peito de Ama
7 Cidades
Ponta Delgada
Golden Reinette
Grise Reinette
Quince Wild
Quince Gamboa
Quince Chinese

Pear Varieties
Abate Fetel
Passe Cardam
Williams Barllet
Williams Red
Butter Moretinni
Emile Dheist

Dona Joaquina


Pinot Noir
Tinto Ruriz
Moscato Black
Moscato White
Moscato Madeira
D.Pedro Table
D.Lina Table
Yellow Emperor Table
Concord Table
Lady Fingers Table
Moon Drop Table
Candy Crisp Table
Cotton Candy Table
Original Table
D.Maria Table Seedless
Vanessa Table Seedless

Yellow Raspberry
Red Raspberry
Jostaberry Bçack
Jostaberry Red
Blueberry Pink Sapphire
Enderberry Golden Aurea


Hazelnut Purple Filbert
Ginkgo Snowcloud Variegata

Other fruits

Strawberry Guava
Lemon Guava
Cuban Guava
Strawberry tree
Che Seedless
Olive Big 
Olive Small Galega 

Permaculture Earthworks Course - June 2019 - Portugal


Permaculture Earthworks Course
North Portugal 
From 3 to 7 June 2019

Course taught by David "Doc" Spice
  and Helder Valente 

In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, reforestation and enhanced ecosystem resilience. Yet due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized and sited, or even dangerous. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get your earthworks right, first time around. Our mission is to teach you the techniques to construct multi-functional ecologically diverse landscapes, aiding in the regeneration of the biosphere.
Smallholding, Agricultural, Tourism Or….
Earthworks construction can be a rewarding investment in your property. Enhancing the aesthetic appeal, functionality and value of your landscape are all realistic potential outcomes.This earthworks course is a hands-on course that will help you design and implement water harvesting strategies on your property. You will learn the theory and practice of Permaculture Earthworks – learning site design skills, surveying and directing earthmoving machines to establish dams, swales, terraces, access roads and more.

Some of the uses of a Water Landscape

Creating a water holding, or so called water retention space is of course, all about restoring the hydrological balance of our property. It is the first and most important step to having longterm sustainable yields while regenerating the earth. However, having to hire a machine to get your infrastructure right, doing this course to get the knowledge, can be quite an investment. However, the return on this investment may surprise you, as having a water landscape will and can serve multiple purposes (some of which may even create an extra income).
reverse the desertification process can serve as fire protection. Not only by creating a green zone barrier (lake & wetter area & trees) in the midst of fire, but also as water reservoir for the fire fighters (make sure it is accessible for their truck and let your local fire department know where it is located).prevents flooding and top soil rain erosion ,a water reservoir for irrigation in times of droughts essential for soil restore and thus reforestation is a watering place for animals and creates biodiversity can be cultivated for water gardening can be used as a fishery (for self consumption, for direct sales, for your own restaurant, or as a fishing pond where people pay to rent the canes and fish. Or all combined. )cultivation of e.g. freshwater mussel or crayfish can be used to grow organic products around and sell can be used as part of a schooling program can be used as a swimming area for your own use or for tourism can be used as a recreational space for tourists, especially when bigger. Swimming, snorkling, stand up paddling, row boats, fishing etc.


Earthwork Course Objective

Students will understand the principles of permaculture design in earthworks: reading the site, interpreting contour maps and using surveying tools, placing elements in a design. Students will be able to use the basic terminology for earthworks and soil water management, resolve issues and work with contractors to direct earth movers in action.

Introduction To Permaculture Earthworks

Reason for earthworks and types of earthworks,
Earthwork elements and types of machines Learning how to use survey equipment; learning practical surveying and design of dams and swales
Learning how to direct earth movers Roads as water harvesters (hardware and software relationships)

Dams And Spillways

Design systems with multiple elements Specifics of dam construction and design issues Tour farm site to identify different elements on the farm Survey of dams. Break into groups for survey designs

Freeboard and spillways

Free board for dams and swales
Marking out level sill-spillways

Swales, diversion drains and gabions

Specifics of swales Integration of swales into a system including planting-up of the system Visit existing swale sites
Surveying of potential sites. Break into groups for survey designs
Diversion drains, for harvesting water to dams
Leaky weirs

Earth Banks

House Sites/Benches/Terraces
Access tracks/driveways/crossing pipes
Activity: Stability Plan-Ups and Erosion Control
Placing of swivel pipes and crossing pipes

Review Of Earthworks

Questions and answers from class
Miniature Earthworks Exercise by students

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PDC Permaculture Design Course in Paradise Island Spain August 2017

New School Permaculture PDC
Permaculture Design Course
 Tenerife Island - Spain 

Course taught by Helder Valente and

the New School Permaculture  Team.

This course will be at a New School Permaculture designed farm.
Where you can see the  Atlantis food forest garden concept in practice,

To see what we grow click HERE
To join us on Facebook click HERE

This course will be in the beautiful subtropical island of Tenerife.

This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts or rhubarb with tropical fruits like mangoes or pineaples all growing verry toguether.

What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

 It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Helder studied and worked with pioneers like Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Turkey, Doug Bullock in the Amazon, Rosemary Morrow in Austria, Graham Bell in Scotland, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotcsh, Sepp Holzer in Portugal and many others in countries like Haiti, Canada, Egipt, Finland, Peru, always learning and practicing this sustainable design methods.

While living in the city he dedicated 5 years on developing urban permaculture projects and for the last 5 years traveling and developing permaculture institutes around the world. 

 It all started in 2009 teaching permaculture to students at the agriculture university and since then learning and teaching in many different climates and getting to know the old ways and new ways of sharing information.

 By December 2012 in the Peruvian Amazon working in support to the shipibo indigenous communities Helder created the New School Permaculture and  is now developing alternative educational methods.

In 2013 the New School has been presenting at the IPC International Permaculture congress in Cuba

The New School Permaculture uses creative and inspiring educational tools that enable the students to empower each other in a way that many people have never experienced in their lives before.

To see testimonials from our students
click HERE

The course is presented by creative non formal education methods, that are based on creating a bridge between the right and left side of the brain, so that the analytical and creative abilities of the students get fully stimulated and get the most out of the experience...for many people is the most empowering and inspiring transformative process of their lives...and they carry this with them every were they go....and thats our goal.

To see what grows in the region
click HERE

The subjects covered during this Permaculture Design Course include:

The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Learning strategies

Educational Methods
 Reading the landscape 
Pattern in design
Water preservation
Forests and trees
Soils building
Buildings and natural construction
Alternative economies
Community development

To know more about the content of the course you can check our videos on you tube


Event is also on facebook

There will be some early bird discounts for people that sign up in advance


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Hope to see you with us on this adventure

En castellano

El curso sigue un plan de estudios conjunto y conduce al Certificado en Diseño de Permacultura internacionalmente reconocido.
Facilitado por Helder Valente y amigos de la Permacultura New School.
Helder estudió y trabajó con pioneros como Bill Mollison, Sepp Holzer, Doug Bullock, Rosemary Morrow, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotsh y otros, y ahora enseña en todo el mundo.
Se inició en 2009 con la enseñanza de la permacultura a estudiantes en la Universidad Agrícola y desde entonces continúa el aprendizaje y la enseñanza en muchos climas diferentes.
Mientras vivía en la ciudad dedicó 3 años al desarrollo de un proyecto de permacultura urbana en el centro de Lisboa y co-creó el Instituto de Permacultura Portugués.
Así es como empezó todo.
Helder nunca se detuvo y estos últimos meses pasó su tiempo de trabajo con los agricultores quechuas en los Andes, el diseño de proyectos en la selva amazónica y ecoaldeas como Findhorn.
Muy recientemente, fue uno de los presentadores en el IPC Convergencia Internacional de Permacultura en La Habana Cuba
En esta oportunidad, el PDCse celebra en la hermosa isla subtropical de Tenerife (Islas Canarias – España), que cuenta con una variedad increíble de microclimas.
Los temas tratados durante este Curso de Diseño de Permacultura incluyen:
Ética y principios de la Permacultura
Estrategias de aprendizaje
El concepto de “Patrones” en el diseño
Conservación del agua
Producción de alimentos
Los bosques y los árboles
Contrucción de suelo
Edificios y construcciones naturales
Economías alternativas
Desarrollo comunitario

Los primeros tres días de este curso se pueden reservar como Curso Introductorio de Permacultura, o puede permanecer para el curso completo PDC.
INFO Contacto:

Curso de introdução a permacultura social

Curso de Introdução à Permacultura Social 
com Helder Valente no Porto

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Nasce uma ideia! Temos tecnologia, temos recursos, temos o "know-how", até temos a equipa ... Vamos em frente pois temos também a motivação, é o momento!

Mesmo assim, grande parte destes sonhos não floresce, não frutifica e acaba por ficar esquecido numa gaveta da memória, muitas vezes com a etiqueta "frustação".

Acumulando anos de experiência em vivências comunitárias, arranque de projectos, comunidades, visitando, vivendo, partilhando, sobretudo em permacultura, fomos percebendo a maior limitação: o factor humano, emocional e suas complexas relações sociais como chaves para a aprendizagem, mudança e capacidade de materialização de sonhos colectivos!

Nesta proposta oferecemos um fim de semana intensivo que incluí:

A mente na visão Budista
Resolução de Conflitos
Gestão de Projeto
Tomas de Decisão
Comunicação não Violenta
Educação Criativa
Dinâmicas de Grupo
Dragon Dreaming

FORMADORES: Helder Valente 



An idea is born! We have technology, resources, we have the "know-how", we have even the team... Let's go, as we have also the motivation, the time is now!

Despite this, great number of dreams do not flourish, fructify and ends up in a memory drawer under the label "frustation".

Many years of experience starting up projects and communities, living, visiting, integrating, sharing, mostly in permaculture, brought the understanding of the biggest limitation: the human factor, emotional, and its complex social relations, as keys to learn, change and empower for the materialization of colective dreams!

In this proposal we offer an intensive weekend that includes:

The mind in the Buddhist Vision
Conflit Resolution
Project Management
Decision Making
Positive Communication
Criative Education
Group Dynamics
Dragon Dreaming
Power of celebration
Alternative economies

Facilitators: Helder Valente 

Entreviews to Helder Valente - Permaculture in Portugal and Europe

TV Videos of Helder Valente

TV Italia HERE 2015
Spanish national TVE HERE 2014
Video at IPC Cuba HERE 2013
Portuguese RDP HERE 2013
Spanish national TVE HERE 2013
Reportagem da SIC HERE 2012
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2011
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2010
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2009

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