…Regenerative Design and Nature Connection for a Peaceful World
Friday, 19th August: Evening-Talk
20.-21st August 2016: 2-day Introduction Workshop
It is an integrated design system based on ecological principles. Through permaculture design it is possible to create resource efficient and productive human environments. Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature. Such permaculture-systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs that provide diversity, stability, and resilience for local populations.
Deep nature connection can help to get to know in depth a place and all of it’s living system in depth, so that a permaculture design can be created in alignment with the needs and potentials of this place, on all levels.
Both permaculture and nature connection combined are two of the most effective pathways for enabling longterm peace.
This evening talk, as well as our inspiring 2-day Introduction to Permaculture course, are designed to give you a basic understanding of how to apply the ethics, principles, strategies and techniques of permaculture in your life and community.
- …ready to take on responsibility for a piece of land – no matter if big or the size of a balcony?
- …already cultivating food or other resources in your own garden?
- …considering it important to grow food locally and harvest from the land that surrounds you?
- …finding joy in exploring and caring for plants, trees, animals, the earth and the water?
- …searching for some kind of sustainable livelihood that is in alignment with the needs of nature and the human family?
- …curious about some of the foundations for peace in communities and the world?
- …appreciative of dreaming big, thinking with creativity and taking bold actions in doable steps?
- …in some kind of (re-)orientation-phase in your life and looking for inspiration and direction?
- …working as a farmer, a gardener, a landscaper, a design professional, a sustainability consultant, an entrepreneur or business owner and developer, or working for the community administration or government?
- …actively engaged in supporting change and transformation in your community?
- …studying in any of these fields?
- …or simply just really interested in the topic???
Then this workshop might be just right for you!
Warren Brush is a global permaculture design consultant, educator, a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer and teacher. He has worked for over 25 years in sustainable systems design for communities, private and public organizations, households, small holder farms, and conservation properties worldwide.
His passion is to inspire people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner.
Warren is co-founder and tender of Quail Springs Permaculture, Regenerative Earth Enterprises, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Casitas Valley Farm and Creamery and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design.
He is a consultant for USAID’s TOPS (Technical, Operations, Performance Support) program where he trains technical field staff, for their African Food for Peace programs, in a Resilience Design Framework.
Warren works extensively in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia.
He has been studying for many years with Martín Prechtel, the Oglala Lakota elder Gilbert Walking Bull, the Mohawk Chief Jake Swamp as well as other peacemakers from different traditions. Warren himself has devoted many years to mentoring youth and adults to inspire and equip them to live in a sustainable manner with integrity and a hopeful outlook. His mentoring includes working with those who are former child soldiers, orphans, youth, young adults, families and indigenous peoples worldwide.
He teaches a variety of courses including: Permaculture Design Certification, Permaculture for International Development, Train the Trainer, Consultancy Training, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Ferro-Cement Tank Building, Spring Rejuvenation, Compost Toilet Systems, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing, Earthworks, Ecological Restoration, Cultural Mentoring, Introduction to Permaculture Systems, Food Forestry, and Origins Skills among other offerings.
Warren is an amazing storyteller, who intricately weaves together threads of wisdom, knowledge, vision and skill, thus creating a unique, creative and potent learning experience.
- regenerative and productive home gardening
- natural energy cycles and composting
- financial sustainability in the permaculture way
- connecting, understanding and working with natural systems
- universal patterns and integrated design
- in-depth connection with nature
- peacemaking and it’s connection to permaculture
- and much more!!!
Evening Talk only (Friday 19th, 7 pm)
20 € / reduced 15 € (for students, pensionists and others with a low income)
Workshop incl. Evening Talk (Friday 19th, 7 pm till Sunday 21st, 1 pm)
220 €/ reduced 170 € (for students, pensionists and others with a low income)
Plus food and board, starting from 118 € (in your own tent), more information on the registration page.
(When you sign up for the workshop you will automatically be booked into the Friday Evening Talk as well.)
(If you really strongly want to participate but are facing a financial hurdle, you are welcome to get in touch with us – we will find a way!)
Children and babies are welcome and will participate for free up to an age of 14. There will be space for the wee ones to be around during the teachings and seminar time.
For children 5 years and older we will be offering a day program where they can explore the woods and meadows, sit by the fire, play games and work on little crafts projects, while being guided by experienced nature connection mentors.
So if you would like to bring your children, please register as early as possible, so that we can plan accordingly.
Our seminar will be run in the intentional community Schloss Tempelhof, situated in the beautiful hilly landscape between Stuttgart and Nürnberg, in Southern Germany.
The closest airport is in Stuttgart.
The community owns 30 ha land, consisting of 4 ha land with several buildings and 26 ha farmland.
It offers space for communal living and a variety of possibilities for creative projects, e.g. the very first German Earthship, as well as several sustainable enterprises, that are in alignment with the vision of a regenerative culture, as for example the organic food that is being grown on the land and will be prepared and served to us by kitchen staff in the community.
Tempelhof 3, 74594 Kressberg, Germany Here you can find a map…