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December 2-10, 2017
December 12-16, 2017
May resume by January 2020
**As a participant completing all modules of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives and Living Ecology’s Advanced Skills in Applied Permaculture Design Course Program, you will receive two certificates:
1. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
2. Advanced Skills in Applied Permaculture Design and Rural Development
At the same time, you will be immeasurably helpful in the life of local Indian farmers and villagers.
Start your journey at the Aranya Agricultural Alternatives farm. Orient yourself to to Indian culture, agriculture, and permaculture practices. Water harvesting for watershed restoration and farm use are Aranya’s specialties. This is the perfect location to learn Indian permaculture as well as plant identification and uses. Through the practicum, you will help expand your knowledge of permaculture best practices. This farm is an oasis and excellent example of rain-fed agriculture in the drylands.
You will learn from, listen to, and get to know the very villagers you will be helping. Trust, respect, and friendships are mutually built during this time. This is a very important part of engaging in a beneficial aid project. Make an evaluation of what is needed and decide on an approach to take in your design project.
Design and implement your very own permaculture project in the village or on a villager’s farm land. These projects are functional permaculture model farms that inspire other villagers about the possibilities. Learn mapping and project skills to become a permaculture consultant in your home country or in other places around the world.
The planting phase of the program will begin in the middle of June, along with the rainy season in this area. With your help, food forests, annual food crops, and live fences will be planted on a local farm.
A follow-up report is required for certification the year after you participate. Many aid projects are carried out without evaluation of how they actually benefited the target community. You will get to see for yourself how far your efforts reached, learn from the successes and problems of the project, and follow up with your farmer/client. Are you ready to apply?
This is how the village welcomed the participants from Living Ecology’s program in 2015:
We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, a crowd funding platform where you can raise money for your permaculture journey. Create a campaign page, complete a brief profile to build trust, and add a video to tell your story! FundMyTravel has a team of dedicated staff ready to help you reach your fundraising goals. They provide tips and insights on the best ways to spread your word and offer sharing tools to get campaign exposure through social media and email.