Building Community & Climate Resilience with special guest Alfred Decker – delivered in partnership with Galway County Public Participation Network

Sustainable Living – Building Community & Climate Resilience with internationally renowned permaculture trainer, Alfred Decker 🌏

Sustainable Living – Building Community & Climate ResilienceDescription

Over a series of 8 weeks, internationally renowned permaculture trainer Alfred Decker will take us through a range of permaculture principles and practices, looking at regeneration as a holistic process in terms of the cultural, social, ecological, economic and worldview, highlighting how the many aspects of both individual and collective actions, in the home, on the farm, in our workplace, and in schools, businesses and communities are an important part of this transformative journey.

Alfred Decker is an award-winning permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association of Britain, and one of Europe’s leading permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12P Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera); and was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnershipand the Permaculture Council of Europe.  Alfred holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology).

After taking a “Training Permaculture Teachers” (TPT) course with Rosemary Morrow in 2011, he undertook a two year mentorship and later co-facilitated six courses as her assistant, ultimately earning a Diploma in Permaculture Education & Community Development in 2013 through the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (Australia). Committed to furthering the TPT course that Rosemary developed in over three decades of teaching experience around the world, Alfred facilitated 7 more TPT courses as lead facilitator, co-edited the TPT manual, and organised a successful crowdfunding campaign to develop the platform. Rosemary has asked him to organise the TPT trainings in Europe. 

Alfred lives at the Vidàlia housing cooperative near Manresa, Catalunya (Spanish Territory), and is available for educational activities, design work and consulting.

📚Weekly Topics:

1. Community Resilience, Sustainable Living, Permaculture ethics, principles, and theory

2. Water

3. Soil

4. Gardens

5. Eco Construction & Architecture

6. Permaculture Design

7. Social Permaculture

8. The Future of Permaculture & Designing Your Life

⏰When: Every Thursday @ 7pm, starting 19th May running for 8 weeks.

📍Where: Online via Zoom

Register in advance for this series:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.