PDC Details Update

Teaching Team:
Rosemary Morrow has invited two designer/teachers to share teaching and workshop responsibilities with her. After decades of working within this field, Rowe needs no introductions! Rowe is co-director of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute.
Amanda Cuyler brings experience teaching permaculture in Timor L’este with Rowe, and has also recently worked with Pacific Community Partnerships and the Fui Geli Asi Women’s Group in the Malaita Province of the Solomon Islands establishing gardens and introducing permaculture concepts. Amanda currently works as a teacher and garden educator in Australia, and has recently established Permaculture Education Australia, a consultancy that works with community sectors, through permaculture education, design and media services.
Dan Palmer is a permaculture designer and teacher based in Melbourne. He co-directs Very Edible Gardens, is part of the Permablitz network, and has taught permaculture in Australia, India, Ethiopia and Uganda. Dan is passionate about water flow and healthy soil. Most recently, Dan and Amanda put 800 trees in the ground at a future permaculture demonstration site and learning centre in the north island of Aotearoa (New Zealand) where they’re looking forward to hosting visitors in the years to come!
In addition, workshops and evening sessions will be taught by local and international teachers with subject expertise.

Course Payments:
To avoid the costs of bank transfers, we are happy for East African participants to pay their course fees directly to the Children of Uganda office in Kampala or to pay in cash on arrival at the course. Internationals are asked to use the COU website for secure deposit of course payments.

Natural Building Workshops Announced!
We are excited to invite participants to stay on for an additional 3 days (25 – 27 January) at a cost of US$75, to get some hands-on experience building with bamboo and other natural materials in a workshop facilitated by Nripal Adhikary ( head to http://abari.org/ for more information); or to spend time on another aspect of the Food and Water Security program, working alongside the PDC teachers and FWS staff.

Travel information:
We recommend that course participants arrive no later than January 6 so that one night can be spent in Kampala (recovering from long flights or bus trips for some!) before catching an early morning bus south on January 7. Friendly members of the permaculture team will be there to meet you in Kampala and escort you to Sabina. Remember the 3-day workshop option (25 – 27 Jan) when considering your return journey. For international participants, visas can be easily purchased for $50 at the Entebbe airport. We ask that you budget for this, as well as for accommodation and travel within Kampala pre-and -post PDC.