Our Team


Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is that of the Permaculture movement:
To re-design our society to create a PermaCulture: 
a sustainable culture, dynamically creative, always evolving 
& in increasing harmony with all ecosystems 
& all forms of Life on Earth.


Our Mission is to offer high quality training in permaculture design
To this end we have co-created (and continuously improve) 
 which covers all facets required for the transition to a sustainable society, 
& in particular we teach the underlying science in detail 
in order to empower people & communities 
to design effectively for themselves.

Objectives (Aims)

1)  To teach the bases of Permaculture in a complete way taking into account the emergent; the latest experiences in the global permaculture network.  

In general to achieve that permaculture teaching be as accessible as possible to all.

2) To ensure the quality of teaching by stimulating teacher training & supporting investigation & sharing of experiences and innovative results.

3) To make accessible the certificate and diploma taking as a referent the world standard & adapting it to local conditions and needs.  

4) To express as fully as possible the 2 directives (self-responsibility and cooperation), the 3 ethics and the multiple principles of Permaculture & (of course) achieve that this be the most flexible and self-managing as possible


How (Methods)

 a) by encouraging any person (with time and willingness) to organise a course in their area (lots of support but also creative freedom for inexperienced as well as experienced organisers)

b) by allowing that the courses be designed in very diverse ways (they are modular & very flexible) in order to adapt them to local conditions

c) inviting any person (with Certificate and willingness) to enrol as an apprendice teacher (no need to be friends with other teachers in order to start, but we will do everything we can in order to encourage these vital connexion between them)




& Our Team is formed by Inspirers & Facilitators:


Inspirers

There are many pioneers, activists, thinkers, writers, leaders, teachers & masters included in the Integral Permaculture curriculum, because they each have brought something unique and important for our understanding as permaculture designers & it is our job to know our history so as to skillfully integrate the best action-learning to date.   Each photo is linked to a profile in the Integral Permaculture Designers Manual, "e-book" for short, that is the base of the curriculum we teach in this iPDC.   Please note that, being integrals, they're mostly un-categorizable, but they are listed here within the Modules of the iPDC.




http://bit.ly/DanaMeadowsEn
Dana Meadows
The Mother of Integral Permaculture

http://bit.ly/OdumEn
Howard T. Odum
The Father of Integral Permaculture


http://bit.ly/DrMaathai
Wangari Maathai
Green Belt Founder




https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/3-earth-care/2-regeneration/people/allan-savory
Allan Savory
Holistic Management


  



 




    Module 1
 



People Care

 


https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/4-communities/building-community/scott-peck
Scott Peck
Community Successions


http://bit.ly/MargaretWheatley
Margaret Wheatley
Systems Thinker

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/4-communities/ecovillages/marinaleda#TOC-Juan-Manuel-S-nchez-Gordillo
Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo
Mayor of Marinaleda
 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/7-thinking-tools/a-thinking-course
Edward de Bono
Thinking Tools


 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/7-thinking-tools/byron-katie
Byron Katie
Thinking Tools


https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/5-collective-intelligence/original-collective-intelligence
Jean Fraçois Noubel
Collective Intelligence


http://bit.ly/HelenaNorbergHodge
Helena Norberg Hodge
Development Activist



Harvey Jackins

Re-evaluation Counseling


https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/1-learning/pioneers-thinkers#TOC-Maria-Montessori
Maria Montessori
Pioneering Educator

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/1-learning/pioneers-thinkers#TOC-Iv-n-Illich
Iván Illich
Radical Educator


https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/1-learning/pioneers-thinkers/jean-liedloff
Jean Liedloff
The Continuum Concept


https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/1-learning/pioneers-thinkers/johntaylorgatto
John Tailor Gatto
Radical Educator
 

http://bit.ly/DesignTechs

 

   Module 2
 

    Design 
   Techniques
 

http://bit.ly/DesignTechs
 


Barbara Marx Hubbard




 


David Holmgren








 



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisabet_Sahtouris
Elisabet Sahtouris
Evolutionary Biologist


 
https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/3-earth-care/2-regeneration/case-studies/willie-smits
Willie Smits
Forester & Entrepreneur

 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_McGonigal
Jane McGonigal
Game Designer
 



Bill Mollison
 

Daniel Quinn







 

Anita Saarkesian
 


Noam Chomsky


 


Máximo Sandín
 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/3-earth-care



 



Module 3
 



Earth Care
 

 

http://bit.ly/ElaineIngham
Elaine Ingham
Soil Food Web Scientist
 

   

   Masanobu Fukuoka
 
https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/1-peoplecare/2-the-basis/lierre-keith
Lierre Keith
Radical Environmentalist


Vandana Shiva
environmental activist and
 eco feminist

 
https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/3-earth-care/food-sovereignty/ecofarming/emilia-hazelip
Emilia Hazelip
Synergistic Method
 
https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/3-earth-care/soil/d-pioneers/giles
Gilles Lemieux
Pedogenesis Pioneer

 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/5-ecoeconomy-transition/9-10-paradigms-myth/designing-with-myth/derrick-jensen
Derrick Jensen
Radical Environmentalist

 
https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/inspirers/joe%20salatin.jpg?attredirects=0
Joel Salatin
Regeneration Pioneer
 






 

Paul Stamets
mycologist,author and bioremediation
 








 


 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/4-energy-ecotechnology


 



 Module 4
 

Energy &


EcoTech

 

https://sites.google.com/site/permaculturescienceorg/english-pages/4-energy-ecotechnology




 








 




 



 





 


 








 

 

 


  
  Module 5
 


EcoEconomy

 
 
http://bit.ly/MargritKennedy
Margrit Kennedy
EcoEconomist


 


 



 


Dee Hock
 









 


 

Gene Sharp
 


Arundhati Roy




Facilitators

These are some of the wonderful people who have co-created this project & which are all part of your support group of permaculture colleagues from the moment you enroll on the course.  
You will get to know them during the course and will be able to stay in touch with them afterwards if you wish.   
They include the Global Facilitators (Stefania, César, Jose & Pepa) who designed the curriculum, teach the classes & have coordinated the Academy structure to date, and the Local Facilitators, who will be welcoming people in the various locations in the network and facilitating the day to day progress of the course. 



Stefania Strega Scoz

http://en.ecoescuelas.net/facilitators#TOC-Stefania-Strega-Scoz

Tutor, Mentor & Coordinator



César Fernández

http://institutodepermacultura.pbworks.com/César

Tutor


Jose Zamora

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Jose-Zamora

IT Support & Mentoring


Pepa Rodríguez


Support & Mentoring



Juan Fernández

La Semilla Viva (Granada,España)

Granada
Spain


Esther Guerrero

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Esther-Guerrero

Andalucía
Spain


Rebecca Reiber

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Rebecca-Reiber

Antón
Panamá

 
 
Maja Borkowska

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Maja-Borkowska

La Palma
Canary Islands


 

Istvan Schmidt

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Istvan-Schmidt

Eger
Hungary


 

Lou Dudley

https://sites.google.com/site/enecoescuelasnet/facilitators#TOC-Lou-Dudley

Exeter
United Kingdom

  




Join our Team

We've been co-creating the Academy since 2001 through a cooperative of practitioners and teachers in Permaculture (starting in Spain, now internationally), and with it a continuously developing advanced Permaculture curriculum, which has reached degree level (the Diploma in Integral Permaculture), and in two languages.  We're now working on Masters level.

The EcoEscuelas Network project started in 2016, is bringing the online program we developed to places where the course can be done on-site whilst doing design work there, for people who don't have their own Permaculture projects - so effectively it's an open university of Permaculture in Action, networked and international.   So if you have a project which could host interns, let us know.

We love to connect & work with more people who resonate with the Academy's Vision and Mission and who are very clear that effective cooperation is key for truly changing the world. 

Joining the team is particularly useful for practitioners who would like to help create the classes and / or mentor the students online, in whatever spare time they have: we operate as a cooperative, sharing income fairly, according to work put in.  We keep everything very flexi-time & as simple as possible, since we're all involved in several sustainability projects.   

To join our team or enquire as to options, please email us with y
our CV and letter of interest at permintegral@gmail.com








A bit of history...

European Convergence Presentation, 2010


This above is one of the videos we prepared for the 2010 European Permaculture Convergence (EUPC10) and gives a good over-view of why & how we have designed our Permaculture Design Certificate.








Video Launching the PDC+++, April 2011



International Convergence Presentation, 2011


You can see the presentation we did at IPC10

the International Permaculture Convergence of 2011, 
held in Jordania

& other 

Previous Conferences: 2005, 2008

Subpages (1): The Academy