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Permaculture Design

organic

  • Learn intensive permaculture design and horticultural techniques to garden from seed to seed in most ecosystems and climates.
  • Participate in the collective design and planting of a 1 hectar permaculture garden.

Permaculture Design is a beautiful tool to deepen and develop your participation in the ecosystem (Nature). Permaculture techniques are a foundation for understanding the gifts nature provides freely to sustain us.

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This 2 week residential course is a blending of Permaculture Design approach to gardening combined with the values of the Divinya living and learning community. This Summer School course will include an introduction to permaculture theory balanced with practical, hands-on gardening techniques and experiences.

This course is suitable for the ones who

  • Wish to learn how to sustainably grow organic food using agroforestry and polyculture techniques
  • Seek to practically deepen their understanding of and work with the regenerative systems, cycles and influences in nature
  • Want to collectively design and realise an ecological garden

During this Summer School you will learn

  • To design sustainable gardens and polycultures according to site analysis and permaculture principles
  • To grow plants from seeding to harvesting to seed saving and everything in between
  • To regenerate soils and use the natural resources on a site including water, wind and sun
  • To plan and plant a garden and greenhouse for seasonal harvests throughout the year according to your needs

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Design, prepare and plant a regenerative and polyculture garden from its beginning
    Identify the natural resources available in nature and direct them in your garden design
  • Identify and calculate vegetable and fruit requirements and produce enough to feed your community throughout the year
  • Produce most varieties of vegetables, bushes and trees from seed or vegetative multiplication
  • Produce high quality compost and regenerative soil systems

This course is certified with a Permaculture Design Certification from the Center for Evolutionary Consciousness, Sweden

About the teacher:
Caroline Levesque, CA

Caroline Levesque lives in Canada where she is a member of a permaculture cooperative that provides permaculture design and landscaping services, education and organic produce to the local community. She is also an organic certification inspector. Caroline, who is in this field for more than 12 years, has co-created and monitored various organic farms in Canada. Caroline brings a practical, inclusive, and participatory approach to gardening and believes everyone is a gardener at heart.

Caroline is a devoted Vastian since 2008 and seeks to express the Vastian ideals in everything she does.

Program

Each day includes theory and practical experiences, with 2 blocks of class time, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, 6 days a week. There will also be time to collectively participate in the Divinya community and its program including concerts, yoga, meditation, Satsang, nature walks, gardening etc. Saturday/Sunday we have Yoga Weekends. The Summer School course includes those weekend programs without extra charge.

Schedule

The course starts July 8 with a morning class and ends on July 21 in the afternoon. Students can arrive the day before and leave in the morning after the course ends.

Accommodation

The course is residential. We offer shared accommodation (same gender) besides the free tenting option. If students wish to extend their stay before or after the course, please inform us in advance.¬

Food

Ecology and Spirituality

Foods & Cafes

Main Meals

We share the joy of togetherness with delicious food for lunch and dinner, in the shade of trees along Cherry Lane. Main meals are served with a variety of freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan dishes of Indian and Italian cuisines. Breakfast is served at Krishna Lounge.

Foods & Cafes

Heaven's Cafe

Enjoy an assortment of exquisite flavors of warm beverages, home-baked cakes and pastries – a treat at any time of the day.

Foods & Cafes

Cherry Lane Creperie

Treat yourself to the charming atmosphere of Cherry Lane Creperie. Enjoy watching the preparation of your delicious crepes or waffles. At times the captivating fragrance of wood baked pizza will attract people of all ages.

Foods & Cafes

Gaia's Grace

Recharge your energies at Gaia’s Grace with raw food sweets, salads and a variety of freshly prepared juices. All healthy gifts from nature.

Foods & Cafes

Krishna Lounge

Come together to relax and enjoy peaceful moments during the festival. Feel at home at the Krishna Lounge where the cozy breakfast is served daily.

Accommodation, Transport & Location

Own Tent

Stay

Own Tent

The Yoga Mela Festival ticket includes the possibility to stay in Divinya with your own tent in designated areas.

safari Tent

Stay

Safari Tent

Safari tents accommodate 1 to 3 people. Camp beds with foam mattresses, duvet and cotton bed sheets are provided. Bring your own towel.

shared: 200 Sek per night / person
single: 400 Sek per night

Camper Van

Stay

Camper Van

Divinya provides parking for mobile homes. Water and electricity for the vehicles are not provided.

200 Sek per night / vehicle

Luxury Tent

Stay

Luxury Tent

Luxury tents, placed on wooden platforms, have furnishings which include armchairs, a chest of drawers, beds with spring mattresses, duvets, cotton bed sheets and towels.

upon availability

Luxury Tent

Address

Location

Divinya is located in Skåne, South Sweden. The nearby train station is Eslöv. International Airport Copenhagen has direct trains to Eslöv (50 minutes).

Address: Divinya, Farstorp, 24192 Eslöv.

GPS Coordinates: 55.910563224813224N, 13.241357061774352E