New School Permaculture Classes
Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
Palm Harbor, FL
The New School is going to celebrate its 1st year anniversary in Florida teaching an amazing series of courses
26 - 27 Dec Introduction to Permaculture Course
28 - 29 - 30 Dec People Care Course (First half day is free for locals)
This course is a partnering between the New School Permaculture with "We Grow From Here" a local non-profit...and hosted by "Casa Seranita" demonstration permaculture foodscape and education center.
This course will be held at Casa Casa Seranita in Palm Harbor Florida, just outside of Tarpon Springs
When & Where
Helder Valente was born in the rural countryside of Portugal and raised in a family of sustainably living farmers, times when oil was not a part of the current culture, neither was television. Already as a child he began observing the phenomenon of patterns in nature and the way elements relate and interact. The connection with the language of nature was present at a very early age. While living in an urban situation and practicing his gardening knowledge at the same time, he was introduced to permaculture, by that time he was supporting the development of a social center near the Sintra mountains in Portugal and working as an artist. Since then he has been researching and implementing sustainable structures in different social and ecological situations.
This past year he has been learning and working with recognized permaculturists like the creator of permaculture Bill Mollison, and other pioneers of this movement like Geoff Lawton, Doug Bullock, Rosemary Morrow, Darren Doherty and Sepp Holzer, to name a few, and in the major world climatic regions. In this process Helder has been researching & implementing sustainability principles in a wide variety of environments, from urban and rural plotting in the north and south of Europe to the the arid landscapes of Egypt & Turkey and lately big scale areas of tropical jungles of Peru and Brazil, having the deep pleasure of sharing knowledge with tribal communities of the Andes and the Amazon jungle with the Quechua and Shipibo indigenous people.
Helder is now part of the european permaculture teachers partnership that functions as a networking generator to create exchange of information around permaculture education and is also involved with the permaculture council for europe, that is organizing the next european permaculture congress in Bulgaria He has been ever expanding his expertise in diverse social and ecological contexts and finished the permaculture diploma theses with the british permaculture association around the subject of non formal education in permaculture as a way to support the future generations and became a tutor for the permaculture diploma jouneymans.
In this maturing process he has been developing his own teaching style and created a nomadic educational program called “The New School Permaculture”, that is a mixture of many different pedagogic methods, and adding some spices of game therapy, its a form of education in wich he provides permaculture knowledge, totally based on the needs of the student, so by that ...learner centered…and with a big focus on the creation of connections between the right and left side of the brain, to support the development of the full potential of the learner... he calls that creative non formal education.
He presents a permaculture design course that is taught as an interactive design experience customized for any particular landscape or community and that is known to be deeply transformative Through this experience Helder creates an intensive social interdependent network of ideas and creativity. Indeed a great opportunity to learn with a teacher of the "new school" of permaculture. After this you will never be the same…Guaranteed!!!