My name is Sophie, I work for CERES Global. I am writing to you because we are are launching a joint Melbourne-Timor permaculture design course in partnership with CERES Education this June. Student designs will be built on plots in the Aileu village, 1 hour from Dili. Members of the Aileu community will act as the ‘client’ and direct students on their designs.
We’re keeping the group size small and the cost low, and we have just a few spots left. Are you able to help promote our course/trip through your channels? Further details are below and here is a link to our website: http://ceres.org.au/
This is our 4th Timor visit, we partner with socio enviro organisations and communities and we were recently asked by some locals to help design and build a permaculture garden. From here we got the idea to run a Permaculture Design Course based on the CERES curriculum, where the students can learn from the rich culture and environment of Timor whilst undertaking the course. The final design project will be developed alongside the community. Whilst in Timor we will be staying in the local towns and doing a number of site visits to local permaculture farms and organisations. The whole course is between 72 and 80 hours with 4 days in Melbourne (for those people new to Permaculture) and 10 days in Timor. We are pretty excited about the whole thing and are at the moment in our recruitment phase.
CERES Melbourne To Timor Leste Permaculture Design Course June 2016
From Melbourne to Timor Leste, CERES is running its first ever International Permaculture Design Course. This is a unique opportunity to travel with purpose and learn about permaculture from both the the temperate developed and tropical developing worlds. The course is broken up into 4 days of classroom time in Melbourne and 10 days field experience in Timor.
Open to people of all backgrounds and knowledge in permaculture whether you are an expert or just exploring it for the first time.
Dates and costs of Course:Melbourne: 2 weekends, 28 hours ($480)
28th and 29th of May
11th and 12th of JuneTimor: 10 Days, 44 hours ($1590)
Cost in Timor includes all internal food, transport and accommodation.
To find out more:
(03) 93890183Download our course flyer here: