Action learning is a more rigorous & supported form of autodidacticism: you are not alone in the process, you do it accompanied by a small community with this purpose (which includes experts of many decades of experience as well as other students, at various levels of knowledge), learning to give & receive good support, and to keep to the high levels of integrity required of this science, which is so important not to dilute right now.
Below is the index of this Manual & outline of the Integral PermaCulture Curriculum we teach, consisting of 5 Modules each of 10 Classes.
Each class is one chapter in this Manual, & most of these have several sub-sections themselves (not shown in this menu, you have to click on the links for more detail)
News October 2014
Recently we launched this initiative with our students and colleagues, http://en.ecoescuelas.net
to teach this radical curriculum in smaller local groups as well as online.
We will keep offering the online action-learning courses also, as we love how they enable us to follow people one on one a lot better, and so actually do a more effective action-learning process.
The only way people can actually become permaculture designers is by doing, and that works a lot better if you have experienced good permaculture designers supervising your real-life project work, as closely as possible.
The Integral PermaCulture Academy is unique in the world in teaching the most advanced & comprehensive Permaculture courses you can find, which have been developed over decades of experience in teaching permaculture in different settings & countries, by many activists.
We do this with action-learning (design portfolio-based, non-academic) methods, an evolutionary Integral Permaculture curriculum which adds from many other disciplines & in two languages, English & Spanish.
Integral Permaculture is a design practice
based on a holistic & ethical science
which includes all levels of experience,
- internal & external, individual & collective,
ancient & modern -
united into a coherent & systemic whole,
with the sole purpose of designing healthy,
sustainable cultures & environments
for all species.
It is essential to include all levels because we need to create healthy communities, local economies, new cultures & effective organizations as much as we need to re-instate healthy ecosystems, create organic gardens & rational technologies.
Integral Permaculture fully acknowledges that we cannot ultimately succeed in re-designing any EarthCare without re-designing the PeopleCare side of the whole system, at any scale.