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Permaculture is to live in harmony with nature providing for human needs and the needs of the ecosystems

Permaculture introduction course PIC

Permaculture Introduction Course
Course by Helder Valente and
 The New School Permaculture team

The PIC is a introduction to how can we think and act the same way as nature does, providing practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

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

Have you ever asked yourself this questions? 

How can i design my farm, my garden or my house so that i become more self sufficient?
How can i get more connected with nature and understand how it works?
In what way can i save energy on everything i do?
How can i recover and redesign areas or objects in a way that they become more ecological and nature friendly?
How can i live a more healthy life without having to buy so many chemical products?
How can i develop or be part of a network of people that is inspired to be of positive change to this world?

Did you ever found your self having this ideas?
I want to develop design skills and find a new way of thinking.
I want to support other people to find a way to live a low impact lifestyle  
I would like to be living connected with nature working the same way it works.
I see myself living with a community that works toguether.
I want to recover an old farm and live with what it can produce.

On this course we will answer these questions and will support  these ideas

The PIC is the course that most supports the intuitive permaculturists, many people practice permaculture in an intuitive way with wonderfull results, on this course we learn about the thinking of permaculture, the way we look at things, so this course has the objective of changing the way we look at the world, thats why for many people its a life changing experience.

Between 2 and 5 days we look at the story of permaculture, were it comes from and were it is going, we share the alternative ways of presenting knowledge of the new school permaculture, there is a focus to start to create the community that will live toguether until the end of the course, this is all part of the introduction to social permaculture that we cover on the early days of the course.

It is important from the beginning of the course that students understand the ethics and principles of permaculture and how ecosystems work, so we develop skills reading the landscapes, and understanding climates and microclimates on the context of natural patterns and successions .  

Building soil and soil consciousness its the base for regenerating ecosystems, thats were we move our focus wen we want to learn about creating abundant stable gardens or forests, independent of being on a urban or rural context.
We talk about land regeneration with soil building and proper water retention and management, the secrets of living water and how to regenerate deserts.

The PIC is a wonderfull course for people that like to work with plants and animals, living material as we call it, during these days we dive deep on garden design and landscaping, companion planting, food forests and animal care, we hope that by the end of this course people can design gardens and farms on the permaculture way.

One of our big goals is that our students understand and practice this new way of thinking, the way of nature, so we focus on exercises about sistemic thinking and ecological dynamics so that we can get the goals of creating a change of attitude of the way people see everything around .

The PIC its a design course so the main focus is on developing some skills in a way that students can apply sustainable strategies to the places they go. 

To know more about some of the content of the PIC you can check:
 Bill Mollison Curriculum HERE
British Permaculture Curriculum HERE

Some of the subjects covered during the PIC include:
The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Learning strategies
Educational Methods
Reading the landscape
Pattern in design
Water preservation
Forest and trees
Garden Desin
Urban strategies
Soils building
Buildings and natural construction
Community development
Alternative economies

To see some testimonials from 
our students click HERE

Information contact:

Examples of previous courses

Earthships course by Michael Reynolds

Here is an amazing course about how to make a earthship

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently asked questions

About Permaculture

About Helder Valente

About New School Permaculture

About Courses


What do i need to bring to my Course?

The materials to bring to your course are very important for you to have a full experience.

Dont forget to bring your notebook, color pens, maps or designs of your land, house, garden or balcony, soil and water tests if you want us to help you design it on the course, you can also bring traditional food or ingredients to cook or instruments and songs so we can enjoy art and cultural exchange on the course also!

 Some other materials depends on climatic region

Temperate climate:
From France and Mexico to the north and from Chile to the south

This countries can surprise us with sudden rainfall, so be prepared, just in case.
Bring your own water bottle, so you can fill up water at all times when we move around.

Please bring bio degradable soaps so we can keep the showers as natural as possible.

If you sleep in Camping:
The nights can get chilly, so besides a tent or a hammock don’t forget to bring a good sleeping bag/blankets and sweater.
Wen we are camping sometimes mosquitos give us a visit, but like most creatures in temperate climate they are pretty harmless.If you are sensitive to mosquitos bring apropriate solutions for your situation...please dont bring heavy toxic repelants.

Tropical climate:
From Chile and south africa to the north and from United States and Morroco to the south

Bring your own water bottle, so you can fill up water at all times when we move around.

Please bring bio degradable soaps so we can keep the showers as natural as possible.

If you sleep in Camping:
Wen we are camping sometimes mosquitos give us a visit, but like most creatures in temperate climate they are pretty harmless.If you are sensitive to mosquitos bring apropriate solutions for your situation...please dont bring heavy toxic repelants.

What is needed to organize a course with The New School Permaculture?

For the organization of the Permaculture Design course there are these needs:

We are very happy with the possibility to realize an event at your place. 

There are some needs and standards for our activities that we consider very important in order to make the best experience possible.
 Please read below and let us know your ideas and suggestions in the comments. Thank you!

Teachers needs

To be able to provide a life changing experience teachers need a private room ideally a bit separate from the students during the event and during the extra time needed to eventually stay at the place.

It is very important to have internet access to develop content for the course and for organizational purposes.

We are used to teach for big groups so we dont have a maximum number of participants per course, usually the maximum limit is related with the capacity of the hosting site.


-Class room with confortable conditions for the number of students
-Board and educational materials like paper pens and maps 

-Kitchen equiped with all the materials

-Cook for the number and needs of the participants
-Rooms or camping area for rest (Not needed if for local people)
-Person or organization to gather the number of people needed to attend the course 

If you want to have a permaculture course or consultancy with Helder Valente and the New School Permaculture you can contact:



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