We humans have amazing potential! Unfortunately, we often use this potential for destructive purposes. Let’s learn instead how to take this potential to not only heal the Earth but create a world so abundant that it easily provides for all people and all creatures for all time.
Welcome to the world of permaculture.
Your presence is requested to aid humanity in its great returning to living close to the Earth and one another again. On your journey you will learn how to see the world through both the eyes of indigenous ancient cultures and the natural sciences alike. You will learn once again the language of Nature, the language of her patterns… the language of life. In this comprehensive course you will receive your internationally-recognizedpermaculture design certification and thereby also the key to this world of positive action.
Permaculture, hailing from the words permanent and culture, is an ecological design science which mimics Nature’s patterns and systems of balance. Whether you desire a simple garden or a large food system sufficient for a large community, whether you desire to build a beautiful home out of natural or local resources or want to renovate an existing home, whether you desire to simply use less energy or want to be completely off the grid, permaculture will pave the way and give you the tools necessary to accomplish your dreams. Amongst many other topics we will cover:
Organic gardening (and beyond)
Natural building (Cob, Bamboo, etc.)
Ayurveda and the Inner Landscape
Zones and sectors
Many methods of composting
Elements of design
Principles and Ethics
Social Permaculture and Socio-Economics
Soils and soil building
and much more
Most important you learn how to weave all of these elements together into one design. Together you will create designs that will be given to the Sivananda Bahamas Ashram. Throughout the course you will be guided by two experienced permaculture designers and teachers (see below) as well as local teachers.
We warmly invite you to join us on this journey!
The Ashram is giving us a special price for tent sites with organic meals included! Pricing options will be posted very soon. Cost of course does not include airfare to and from Nassau, Bahamas.
For more information contact Richard (Dhyānānanda) at:
Richard G. Powell (Dhyānānanda)
Richard has enjoyed a deep connection with nature his whole life. In addition to being a certified permaculture designer, he has lived and practiced permaculture in sub-tropical, temperate and arid climates. While living in Florida he ran a community permaculture site known locally as “The Homestead”, he has worked and lived on organic farms in Europe, worked with an international aid organization (www.saleminternational.org), studied elements of horticultural design in Japan, Bamboo architecture in Colombia, South America, and cob/earthen building in Kentucky, USA. In between he has visited sites ranging from individuals’ back yards to Sepp Holzer’s property in Austria. He loves sharing permaculture!
Terry Meer (Hanuman)
Terry plants seeds of change in the community around him. He was born and raised on a sailboat where he quickly learned the limits of our valuable natural resources. He has studied alternative energy and permaculture in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Panama and has studied to teach permaculture with Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier, John Jeavons, and many others. Terry was integral in the building of The Econ Farm in Orlando, Florida, and is founder of The Green Education Center. In addition to consultations and many other permaculture related events and talks, Terry teaches several Permaculture Design Courses each year.