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Natural Building

Natural Building was introduced to us through Permaculture and is today one of our main sectors of activities. The abundance of natural local materials and our constant experimentation led today to the manifestation of beautiful, organic, useful, healthy, durable, nature friendly, essential buildings, constructions and installations.
We explored the passive heating of our buildings, the use of different natural materials and techniques, efficient heating stoves, natural air-conditioning, green roofs, natural insulation, earth and lime plastering techniques, natural paints and much more. As you walk around the paths in the garden you can find a fully operational outside kitchen area with rocket stoves and a wood oven, a reciprocal roof, all tadelakt plastered, the earth-bag built dog house, plastered with earth and covered with a green roof, a solar oven, a hand made dehydrator, natural bee hives, a hot tub, our precious Temazcal (steam house) and our spiritual hall “The Maloca” a 100 sq/meters octagon building, all built with local, natural, reused, recycled and healthy materials.
But this was just the beginning … today as the Community of Good Neighbors is slowly growing the challenge of transforming and renovating existing old buildings for new residents is already a part of our Natural Healthy Building life with 5 new homes under way…

Events

PDC Plus – Certified Permaculture Design Course 2020

Certified Permaculture Design Course

Extended to 15 Days with Extra Active Days

Our certified course covers an understanding of the ethics & principles behind Permaculture Design. Enabling us to apply them in achieving a sustainable design answer for human activities. The location is at our beautiful, abundant Permaculture Farm & Ecoculture Centre – Re-Green. ( www.re-green.gr ). Suitable for all wanting to dive deeper into a regenerative natural and self reliant lifestyle.

Topics Covered 

*City Life

*Backyard Gardens

*Fruit Orchards

*Small scale farming

*Water Management

*Temperate & Mediterranean Climates

*Animal Husbandry

*Fruit Growing

*Healthy Lifestyle Practices

*Soil Life & Soil Building

*Energy Systems

*Forestry

*Natural Building

+ anything you ask & much more!!

By demand we have added 3 extra (hands on) active days to the curriculum!

Including:

Natural Building

*Build with Strawbales, Earthbags & Cob

*Plaster with lime & earth

*Decorate with natural paints

Organic & Biodynamic Food production practices

Plus mini workshops

Preserving produce

Herbal Wisdom & Remedies

Water Planning for disaster, replenish earths water body & rivers/streams,

natural flow and erosion prevention.

 

Resulting in a Full Permaculture Design Certificate

More than 80 hours Tuition – held in English with Greek translation when needed.

Lead by Dr Rod Everett, assisted by Mill Millichap

and guest greek facilitator Marios Desyllas,

About the teachers: Introduced to permaculture teachings during the 1980’s Rod Everett is one of the senior and original teachers in Europe. As an organic sheep farmer & fruit grower in the hills of Northern England, he has developed a deep understanding of water in the landscape & regenerative land management. Along with an intuitive understanding of natural systems that support our human existence.

Rods great friend and co-teacher Mill Millichap brings his knowledge and skills of food growing for many years and living a thoughtful and simple life. From tree nursery to re forestry, protecting the land with sensitivity of understanding natures intelligent design.

Together they have taught in their creative style in many locations around Europe and as far afield as Egypt. The one guaranteed outcome is that it will be FUN!

Plus guest teacher Marios Desyllas who is a biodynamic farm consultant and long time supporter of permaculture teachings. He will be presenting biodynamics and supporting greek translation, non-violent communication session and offering his insights into the subtle workings of soil & natural systems. Probably he will bring his guitar too.

Course Fees

Tuition 560euro – including all meals & day out

Accomodation – entire stay

*Camping 150euro bring your own equipment or rent from us

*EcoGuest House 390euro ( shared accommodation) see the pictures!

We are intentionally trying to maintain a low price for this high quality course to be more accessible for all.

Whats Included?

15 full days of Tuition

Certified Permaculture Design Certificate

Accommodation

3 Vegetarian meals per day by our resident chef

Herbal teas & Fruits

A daylong field trip including beach and local greek taverna

Yoga every second morning with our Resident Yoga teacher

Pick up and drop off from Akrata – the nearest beach town

Use of all facilities, natural swimming pond onsite

and waterfall 15 minute walk.

 

Registration and questions

please email – info@re-green.gr

or contact Amber – +30 698 304 2909

if we don’t pick up we are probably in the garden so email is preferred or keep trying!

This intensive course requires full attendance, therefore even local attendees are asked to stay on site. In addition the arrival day on the 25th of June, we ask everyone to be here no later than 17.00 – allow 3 hours from Athens airport – see arriving to re-green below for more details. Departure day the 11th of July feel free to leave anytime after breakfast.

Where, Who, Why, How – explore our website and see what we are all about in the mountains of Greece – www.re-green.gr

Arriving to Re-green:

Re-Green is located in the beautiful scenic village of Seliana, in the Peloponnese.

Easily accessible, it is 2 hours form Athens. Simply take the bus from the airport ( with one change in the center of Athens) to reach Akrata the closest beach town and we will have pick ups arranged. See more details here –

https://re-green.gr/contact-2/

If you wish to come one day earlier or stay one day longer feel free to message us to discuss the possibilities.

We hope to see you in the summer of 2020 to learn, connect and regenerate!