2018 Programme


Practical Permaculture Courses


Two week Permaculture Design Certification Course in Makueni

in partnership with the Drylands Natural Resources Centre

When: April 16th – 27th, 2018

Where: Makueni

Details: This course takes place at PRI-Kenya partner organization, Drylands Natural Resources Centre in Makueni region. The site is run by PRI-Kenya chairman Nicholas Syano who works with 400+ farmers and DNRC have made a huge impact not only on farmers food security but also their well-being and the health of the environment. This design course also includes a special module on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) — a simple but wonderfully effective technique for landscape regeneration which works beautifully together with permaculture and which is rapidly being recognized as an important tool for regenerating drought prone African landscapes. DNRC is an educational permaculture demonstration model in development so participants will get the opportunity to see this in action.

This course will led by Nicholas Syano and co-taught by Triza Mtua (DNRC Project Manager) from Feb 12-23rd.  SEE ALL DETAILS HERE

Cost: 40,000 Kshs

(Fees include all meals, accommodation (camping) and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)


10 Day Permaculture Design Certification Course in Milimani, Nairobi

in partnership with the Kilimani Project Foundation & the Organic Farmers Market

When: April 16th – 27th, 2018 (weekends off)

Where: Milimani Primary School, Nairobi

Details: Expand your experience and unlock your gifts in this life-changing, community-based learning journey with PRI Kenya at Milimani Primary School in Nairobi. Learn how to make informed and responsible choices for your basic needs through applied permaculture design and ecological living; forge deep, authentic relationships with yourself, others, and Earth; and contribute to a more sustainable and just world for all.

The course will cover all the main areas of permaculture led by James Kamau and other permaculture guest facilitators — Participants will go through, the principles, design, soil building techniques, water management, climate adapted strategies, small scale food forestry, plant propagation, small scale earth-works, organic and permaculture gardening techniques (plant guilds, pest management, composting, double dig beds etc).

SEE ALL DETAILS HERE

Cost: 30,000 Kshs

(Fees include all meals and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)


 Three Week PDC with John Sheffy and Holly Petrillo

When: June 4th – June 21st, 2018

Where: Makueni, Kibwezi, Laikipia, Western Kenya (PRI Kenya Partner Organizations)

Details: This is innovative PDC program, following the PRI ‘Master Plan’ template, University students from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) learn permaculture alongside Kenyan students, project managers and small-holder farmers at different community development projects committed to integrating permaculture into their work. The course, which is spread out over three weeks  allows lots of time for practical implementation activities, gives ample opportunity for students to learn about implementing permaculture in a community development context, whilst providing real and long-lasting change for the orphan children and small holder farmers who are beneficiaries of these projects. This course is run by partners and UWSP professors – John Sheffy and Holly Petrillo. Together, we have already run four courses to date. READ MORE HERE

Cost: 55,000 Ksh / USD 550

(Fees include all meals, accommodation (camping) and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)



Three Day Charcuterie Workshop in Nairobi

When: July 3rd- 5th

Where: Nurisha, Swara Plains, Nairobi

Cost: Ksh 100,000 (fee includes tea, lunch, accommodation (Acacia Camp) and certification – excludes transport)

Jeronimo Alonso Brown was born in Argentina and only recently moved to the US. He comes from a long lineage of European farmers that emigrated to Argentina in the late 19th century. His family has been working the same land continuously for six generations. To this day they still cultivate the land in a traditional way.

Through maintaining a diverse production of animals and crops, the Alonso Brown family was able to conserve sustainable farming techniques, crafts and skills. For Jeronimo one of the most important cultural events is the winter pig harvest. The pig harvest brings the farming community together for a few memorable days each year. Charcuterie made during this time provides the family with a substantial source of protein for the whole year. It is for this reason that the meat curing process has been passed down from one generation to the next as a sacred practice.

Now it is up to Jeronimo to preserve this knowledge and share it with future generations.

Join him and PRI Kenya at the upcoming Charcuterie Course from July 3rd -5th in Nairobi and then again from July 10th – 12th in Naivasha as he shares this knowledge with the students. See more here



Three Day Charcuterie Workshop in Nairobi

When:  July 10th – 12th

Where: Naivasha

Cost: Ksh 100,000 (fee includes tea, lunch, accommodation and certification – excludes transport)

Have you always wanted to make your own great tasting charcuterie at home but not known where to start? Join us for a three day charcuterie course, led by US based and International Charcutier – Jeronimo Alonso Brown. You will learn the skills needed to make your very own charcuterie. This will be our second workshop, in Naivasha this time.

Jeronimo Alonso Brown was born in Argentina and only recently moved to the US. He comes from a long lineage of European farmers that emigrated to Argentina in the late 19th century. His family has been working the same land continuously for six generations. To this day they still cultivate the land in a traditional way.

Through maintaining a diverse production of animals and crops, the Alonso Brown family was able to conserve sustainable farming techniques, crafts and skills. For Jeronimo one of the most important cultural events is the winter pig harvest. The pig harvest brings the farming community together for a few memorable days each year. Charcuterie made during this time provides the family with a substantial source of protein for the whole year. It is for this reason that the meat curing process has been passed down from one generation to the next as a sacred practice.

Now it is up to Jeronimo to preserve this knowledge and share it with future generations.

Join him and PRI Kenya at the upcoming Charcuterie Course from July 3rd -5th in Nairobi and then again from July 10th – 12th in Naivasha as he shares this knowledge with the students. See more here

 



One Day Intro to Permaculture Design

When: Dates to be confirmed 

Where: Nairobi – to be confirmed soon

Details:

Cost: 4,500 Ksh

(Fees include all meals and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)


 Two Week Composter’s Course in Laikipia with Peter Ash run by the Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC)

When: July 23rd – August 2nd

Where: Laikipia  Permaculture Centre, Laikipia

Details: Take a course with LPC this July! The Master Composter’s Certificate is a “train-the-trainer” program providing with more extensive in depth compost techniques taught by International renowned and certified Permaculture Designer and Master Composter, Peter Ash.  This course will bring a crucial ingredient in rehabilitating damaged and degraded soil, making previously barren areas suitable for cultivation once more. You’ll discover the importance of the right levels of air and moisture to a healthy pile as well as insight on some of the common problems that can affect the development of your compost – and how to prevent or ameliorate them. Peter will teach you about the latest science during this workshop from his vast expertise in the field for over 35 years! This course is set out over five days in Laikipia in partnership with the Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC).

For all info and registration please contact: ANN TOME on number 0726 787 085 or
info@lpct.or.ke 

Cost: 40,000 Kshs

(Fees include all meals, accommodation (camping) and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)


2018 PDC for Humanitarian Programming with Warren Brush

When: September 16th -29th, 2018

Where: Acacia Camp, Swara Plains  Conservancy

Accommodation – Acacia Camp, Swara Plains  Conservancy

 

 

Cost (Fees include all meals, accommodation and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)

 USD 1,800

KES 180,000

Details: This course taught by renowned facilitator- Warren Brush alongside experts from all over East Africa and the U.S– equips people working in international development and grassroots projects with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms and land with household agricultural production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. This course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification through the Permaculture Research Institute. 

This course is designed for people who work with Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), Government Organizations, or are Community Organizers. The teaching is directly relevant for international development practitioners, including the technical teams from agency Headquarters and field teams engaged in implementation.

What is the applicability?

People working in international development will benefit from the years of experience of our teaching team in applying permaculture around the globe. We have tailored the entire permaculture certification curriculum to better equip the people who work in international situations where people live in non-westernized conditions. The Quail Springs Learning site is ideal for the immersion of these teachings in an off the grid, nutrient cycling, dry land, water conscious community, where we work with the surrounding natural resources to provide for our shelter, water, food, and energy. Participants learn:

  • Tools to integrate sustainable systems design into existing projects
  • A systems analysis design protocol for holistic pattern recognition
  • To design stable and resilient food, shelter, water and waste cycling systems for health and resilience in all of your projects
  • To create an ethics and principle based training program within your organization that honors local customs, traditional knowledge and ecological conditions

READ MORE HERE


 


Training of Trainer’s Course with Caspar Brown

When: October 8th – 14th

Where: Nairobi, Acacia Camp- Swara Plains Conservancy

Details: Participants attending this course need to have completed a 72 hour Permaculture Design Course through the Permaculture Research Institute, and have good practical experience in designing and managing Permaculture systems.

This course is designed to equip participants with participatory Permaculture facilitation skills, as well as a solid understanding of the standard content of an international PDC. Based on their Permaculture experience, participants should be able to co-facilitate or assist on PDCs after this course, particularly courses training adult learners. This course will be taught by internationally accredited permaculture practioner – Caspar Brown.

SEE MORE HERE

Cost:

East African residents – Ksh 75,000

International students – Ksh 80, 000

(Fees include all meals, accommodation (camping) and certification and excludes transport to and from the course)


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