Teaching permaculture book is released

19/03/2020 10:55

The Permaculture Study Group at UFSC (NEPerma) in partnership between the Architecture and Urbanism Post-graduate Program and UFSC Publisher releasing the book Teaching Permaculture.

The book is a NEPerma’s experience synthesis on teaching permaculture at the academy. Released in two ways, printed and e-book versions, Teaching Permacultura aims to encourage educators/instructors on PDC teaching.

Teaching Permaculture comes to attend the growing requests on how to teach permaculture. The book is a combined effort from professors, technicians and students stimulating the permaculture teaching throughout different learning grades, being more suitable for academic instruction. The publication brings a series of classes and methods to teach including basic contents, substantiated on Bill Mollison’s PDC syllabus and adopted to Brazilian universities’ needs. Its 16 chapters suggest how to teach each thematic inside a PDC and provide the needed interactions to reach a systemic teaching, where students are invited to be the protagonists of their own learning.

The e-book version on PDF format is available on the UFSC Publisher’s website and NEPerma’s principal webpage.

The authors expect “Teaching Permaculture” be a tool for all permaculture instructors, working in universities, governmental/nongovernmental organizations and institutes seeking, like us, to propagate and spread permaculture knowledge on its reachable zone and beyond.

Would like to translate this book to another language? Please, contact us by e-mail .

[in Portuguese] Você tem interesse em traduzir a obra para outras línguas? Entre em contato conosco pelo e-mail .

Essay: Arthur Nanni

Review: Alexandre Nanni

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Second PDC4academy was amazing

21/02/2020 14:40

Donizete and partners learning about the A frame.

The UFSC Permaculture Study Group and UFV Architecture Department, were finalized the second permaculture design course directed for academic public. The first edition was performed in Florianópolis city on 2017 when it was certified 14 new professors as permaculturists.

This second edition was organized by Arthur Nanni (UFSC) and Josarlete Soares (UFV). The course was presented on 72 hours with participation of permaculturists Roberto Goulart (UFV), Luiza Valente (UFF) and Jefferson Mota (Igatu farm). In the current edition more 19 permies were certified, including professors, technical workers and postgraduate students.

Roberto Goulart teaching ecobuilding on DAU/UFV.

Focused on academics, the PDC is a basic permaculture training course where pedagogical and teaching, aiming to stimulate professors to spread and popularize permaculture in Brazil, through extension and teaching activities.

As results, the highlight was the inclusion of new colleagues into Brazilian Permaculture Study Group Network. This network congregates permaculture study groups and actions developed on academy environment. Furthermore, the network defined a series of new permaculture popularization initiatives, like the creation of undergraduate and graduate applied disciplines, development of projects evolving different universities, planning for new study groups development and the implementation of teaching materials, aiming the diffusion of permaculture philosophy in all education grades.

The Brazilian Permaculture Study Group Network is now building the next edition of PDC4academy expected for 2022 on Fluminense Federal University.

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Graduate program attracts people from different parts of Brazil

01/11/2019 10:59

Souce of registrations for Permaculture graduate program.

In the past two weeks it was started a selective process aiming to fill vacancies on Graduate Course in Permaculture. This course is an initiative of Permaculture Study Group and Rural Education Department of UFSC.

Projected to be a presential course, the initial expectant it was the regional attendance for Florianópolis metropolitan territory. The second aimed public has included candidates from Santa Catarina state. This scenery was confirmed. An amount of 154 requests for 30 vacancies available were registered, being 78% from Santa Catarina state and the remaining from other Brazilian states as well. Two other candidates interested were from Chile and Colombia. Around 2/3 these 154 are women and someone already have any type of post graduation.

Professor’s team of Permaculture Study Group believes this permaculture courses demand, including post-graduation and undergraduate levels, can be linked to the fact of people are looking for innovative professional actuation ways in areas based on truly sustainable purposes.

The Permaculture Graduate Course offered by UFSC is the fourth initiative in Brazil. Previously, there were developed similar courses at universities like UECE, UFCA and PUC-Campinas.

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11ª class of certified permaculturists

04/07/2017 13:56

New permaculturists: Vinícius, Bernardo, Henrique, Danillo, Caroline, Elisa, Susana, Juceli, Grazianne, João Vitor, Lara, Larissa e Joice. Marcos Isao e Felipe not registered in this photo.

The Permaculture Study Group (NEPerma) have finished it semiannual Permaculture Design Course and certified the 11ª class of permaculturists through the discipline “Introduction to Permaculture. Since the begin of activities of permaculture at UFSC, NEPerma have certified more than 200 permaculturists.

These new permaculturists had the opportunity to learn and share knowledges into 90hours of PDC, coordinated by permaculturist and Prof. Arno Blankensteyn. More 12 instructors permaculturists have participated of this NEPerma’s PDC edition.

The next edition of NEPerma’s PDC will occurs in the winter vacation period and, aim to share permaculture knowledge for Federal Universities’ professors, to purpose one permaculture undergraduate program at UFSC and build a network of permaculturists acting in professional teaching.

 

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Students from 10 different undergraduate programs will experience permaculture in this semester

30/08/2016 18:04

The 10ª edition of Introduction to permaculture was searched for 90 people from 23 UFSC undergraduate programs and external. This people have tried to occupy one of 20 vacancies.

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Students interested in a vacancy into “Introduction to permaculture” (blue) and vacancies occupied (orange).

After to prioritise Geography and Biology students, the remaining vacancies was filled by the substitutive students list.

An eclectic composition it is always need for different ways to thinking occurs. This procedure enrich the learning process and the interchange of a diversity knowledges is essential for permaculturists certification. This is the compromise of 11 permaculture instructors up to the end of semester.

Seven UFSC external people hasn’t obtain a vacancy, because Introduction to Permaculture is a discipline and not a extension project.

The Introduction to Permaculture is a Permaculture studies group initiative and it is linked with Geography and Biological Sciences undergraduate programs at UFSC.

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The 9ª class of certified permaculturists is here

11/07/2016 23:16

9ª turma de permacultorxs.

9ª permaculture design course class. Júlia, Ana Clara, Marina, Carina, Isis, Luca, Lucas, Raiane, Renan, Cláudia, Yasmin, Juana, Isabella, Pedro, Charles, Leonardo, Gustavo, Rinaldo, Miriam. Luiz. Instrutores: Marcelo, Iana. Arno e Arthur.

The 9ª edition of Introduction to permaculture discipline have certified more 20 permaculturists. NEPerma has formed a total of 173 permaculturists since 2012. This class, as well as previous editions, was composed by a diversity of students from different graduate programs, among them, biology, design agronomy, geography, medicine and others. Thus, NEPerma confirms its compromise to put into practice the multidisciplinary faces of permaculture at UFSC.

The final permaculture plan developed by these class students consisted in a familiar small farm in São Pedro de Alcântara, a small city distant 32km from Florianópolis. The classmates were divided into three groups and brought a lot of new ideas.

The introduction to permaculture discipline is offered semiannually by Permaculture Research Group (NEPerma).

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