Autumn Courses

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09.09.2013

Agricultura Ecológica, Energías Renovables, estudios de flora y fauna, hornillos de gasificacion, semillas, paneles fotovoltaico

Monday, September 9 till Saturday, November 30 of 2013

AUTUMN COURSES 2013
Cerca de Sorbas, Almería

7- 8 September
FAMILY WEEKEND IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT
Weekend in environmental and low impact project to learn about alternative ways of living. We will do different activities where kids and adults can learn toguether. The course includes guided tour of Sunseed project, activities cooking with the sun, workshops for kids and adults to learn together on biomass gassification stoves, on bread making, recognition of local plants and introduction to organic gardening theory and practices.

Two-day course for families interested in low impact living and environmental awareness. We will get familiar with some low impact ways of living.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. We will have a little introduction on low impact living and finish on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 8-10. Reserved needed.

14- 15 September
INSTALLATION AND DESIGN OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
In this course, we will have theoretical explanation and practical learning to design and install self-made solar electric systems for home, either autonomous or hybrids.

A two-day course with Pako Ibañez about designing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems including theory and practicals. The course focuses mainly on stand-alone (off-grid) systems but can be tailored to meet individual interests.
how do PV modules work?
assessing the solar resource
system components (charge controllers, inverters, batteries)
quantifying power requirements
test PV modules
take part in a step-by-step installation
learn about different systems at Sunseed

The photovoltaic power source is a good choice in areas where you have good sunshine, and if you do not want, or can not make, a connection to the grid or other commercial network of electricity.
If we want to build a facility on our own, we need to know the basic principles of electricity and photovoltaic systems.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. We will have a little introduction to Sunseed Desert Technology Project and on the course. It finishes on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reserved needed.

21 – 22 September
DRYLANDS MANAGEMENT
Introductory course about drylands management. Regeneration and use of natural sources

Two-day workshop with Eugenio Peñalvo Lopez about sustainable drylands management in the long term within the context of the Paraje Natural de Karst en Yesos in Sorbas. We will study the use of low-impact techniques for the regeneration of the vegetal cover and the use of the sources. We will analyse the maintenance of the wastewater and greywater system.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. It finishes on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reserved needed.

28 – 29 September
BIOMASS GASIFICATION STOVES
Introductory course of biomass gasification Stoves for cooking. To get familiar with theoretical and practical aspects.

Justify the use of biomass as fuel for cooking.
Understanding the principles of the gasification.
Recognition of the biomass close to us as fuel for stoves gasifiers.
Collect and prepare biomass for fuel.
Understand the main designs of biomass gasification stoves.
Individualized construction of a stove and its implementation.

Two-day course with Pako Ibañez about theory and practice of biomass gasification stoves: a basic introduction for anybody who is interested in learning about these systems and their components and would like to understand how they work.
It includes: comprehension of the principles of gasification, recognition of biomass close to us that can be used as a fuel, recollection and preparation of biomass as a fuel, comprehension of the main designs of biomass gasification stoves.
In addition, we will study and analyse the importance of biomass as an ecological fuel for cooking.
Each participant will make his/her own stove to bring at home.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. We will have a little introduction to Sunseed Desert Technology Project and on the course. It finishes on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reserved needed.

5 October
SEED SAVING: Heirloom & other open-pollinated varieties
Introductory course about seed selection, extraction and storage. To get familiar with theoretical and practical aspects.

With the widespread use of hybrid and modern varieties and the dominance of a few multinational seed companies, we experience an incredibly rapid loss in diversity in our gardens and on our plates. Learn how to select and save your own seeds from different varieties of veggies and aromatics: adapt your varieties to your personal choices and your garden’s needs, maintain and enhance productivity, save money on seeds, interchange with fellow gardeners, become independent from the availability of one or another variety and the international seed business, contribute to the preservation of our cultural and enjoy a closer connection with and deeper understanding of your plants and garden.

The course starts on Saturday morning and finishes at 18:00. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reservation needed.

12 and 13 October
FORMATIVE VISIT TO LOW IMPACT PROJECT

Weekend in environmental and low impact project to learn about alternative ways of living. We will do different workshops on basic principles to live with low impact. The course includes guided tour of Sunseed project, activities cooking with the sun, workshops on biomass gasification stoves, on bread making and introduction to organic gardening theory and practices.

Two-day course for people interested in low impact living and environmental awareness. We will get familiar with some of low impact ways of living.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. We will have a little introduction on low impact living and finish on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reserved needed.

19 – 20 October
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING
This course will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of organic gardening.

Two-day course on organic gardening. Topics covered include: planning your garden around the elements (sun, water, soil, wind), making and using compost and animal manures, irrigation systems, choosing and using tools, assessing soil health (pH, nutrients, organic matter content), basic soil ecology, mulching, home-made liquid fertilisers, plant propagation, crop rotations, saving and storing seeds.

The course starts on Saturday, but it is possible to arrive on Friday. We will have a little introduction to Sunseed Desert Technology Project and on the course. It finishes on Sunday at 17:00 h. Maximum number of participants is 10. Reserved needed.

2 – 16 November- 90 hours (14 days)
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (PDC)
International Certification
Organized by Cultura de la Tierra

Design for life with Permaculture
Permaculture offers us new ways of thinking, doing and being that can be used individually or together to create sustainable human cultures in harmony with nature.

90-hour course with International Certification
The syllabus includes: ethic and principles, design practice, water and soil management, bio-construction, energy, new economies, ecological and human application: at home, in the garden, neighbourhood, community, bioregion... practice, deep ecology, design with Dragon Dreaming...

Facilitators: Antonio Scotti, Kirsty Heron
Invited facilitators: Jesús Ledesma, Patricia Cañas Rios y Jef Carrick

Antonio Scotti: Designer and professor of permaculture since 2001, Diploma in Applicated Permaculture at the Italian Academy of Permaculture
Kirsty Heron: Permaculture Designer since 2005, professor since 2008 in the UK, France, Germany and Spain

Costs:
575 € Includes course and materials. Also (ecological) meals and accommodation in ecological and sustainable projects- Sunseed and El Mirador

Where: Los Molinos del Río Aguas – a sustainable and self-sufficient eco-village in the Paraje Natural de Karst en Yesos in Sorbas- Almería

Application deadline: 8 October 2013
Information and application: info@culturadelatierra.net tel. 639842719 www.culturadelatierra.net