Glorious setting for campers awaits at the designated wildlife habitat area of the farm. Larry Littlebird telling his story to the class of 2011 Old orchard is another campsite for the class Participants of 2011 training
Teacher Training + Invisible Structures - Permaculture Retreat with Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo
Synergia Ranch, outside of Santa Fe New Mexico
April 5-9, 2014 (arrive April 4th - depart afternoon of April 9)
Join us for this five-day long retreat with internationally-acclaimed instructors of permaculture to polish off your own teaching skills, methods and approaches, engage with other teachers and students of permaculture. This retreat is for those of you who aspire to teach the permaculture certificate course, in parts or in whole. This retreat is designed to increase your effectiveness as a teacher of permaculture. The pedagogy of permaculture has made it such an effective and life-altering experience and we would like to share that pedagogy with you. This training is designed for both the experienced and inexperienced teachers. Teacher Training is now required for all permaculture certificate holders who wish to teach permaculture and/or who are working on their Permaculture Diploma in Education.
This retreat includes student teaching, class exercises, handouts, and critiques. INVISIBLE STRUCTURES curriculum review helps teachers create a familiarity with participatory permaculture course. Permaculture Design is critical to any collaborative community efforts and permaculture’s most important application lies within business and community development. Teachers learn a cohesive approach that ties permaculture principles directly to economic and community development. Learning modules include Creating Business Guilds and Finding your Right-Livelihood.
Come prepared to teach random sections of the Permaculture Design Certification Course and also your favorite section.
Also come prepared to laugh and have fun in a supportive and inspiring setting!
Fees include instruction, indoor private and double-occupancy accommodations in charming guest houses, and incredible organic food!
LOGISTICS: This retreat is held at the Synergia Ranch - Center for Innovation and Retreats located just outside of Santa Fe NM. Nearest airport is Albuquerque, or there is a small jet airport in Santa Fe as well. Travel from the airport to Santa Fe is possible via public transport or airport shuttle.
Participants stay in the lovely Synergia Ranch Retreat Center located outside of Santa Fe NM. Visit their website for details. Accommodations are included in the cost of the retreat. Ample organic meals, snacks, and abundant coffee are included in the cost of this retreat. Transportation costs are borne by the participants.
Class fees include accommodations in one of the guest rooms, three wonderful meals and snacks per day, and class instruction. The course is open to participants with permaculture design course certificates. Class fee if paid by check is $1330. Please note that additional PayPal-imposed fees are included below for payments made via the credit card/paypal. Feel free to pay by check if registering in the timely manner.
REGISTRATION/PAYMENT: Please submit your Essay at the time of registration. Include information on your PDC (year, names of your teachers, location) - required.
We accept payments by check/money order (see mailing address at the bottom of this page) and credit card/PayPal. Your payment is your registration. Due to high credit card processing fees, credit card payments are subject to additional fees. Feel free to send a check if registering in a timely manner and keep your money local.