Permaculture Teachers Course with Helder Valente

Edge event of EUPC 2016 31 August - 4 September Video di Helder a TertuliaPhoto of past courses with Helder at Tertulia


The course is also confirmed with a small number of participants: the formula will be cost-sharing for the food (which together we will prepare in the intervals of the lessons) with a donation for Helder Valente and a contribution to Tertulia farm to cover expenses . The spirit is that of sharing. Writing as soon as possible to!

Permaculture Teachers Course

Dates: 31 August – 4 September 2016

Teacher: Helder Valente (founder of New School of Permaculture – Atlantis Food Forest project in Tenerife, Canaries)

This will be New School Permaculture most important course of the year and one of the Edge events of the EUPC.

After many years listening to europeans students asking Helder to do a PTC, the time has arrived for people in this continent to have availabke and experiment with New School Permaculture educational ToolBox.

After teaching on more than 30 PDCs and 30 other diverse courses like PSC Permaculture Social courses, Food Forest Courses, Permaculture Water Course, Permaculture soil course Helder have been developing very simple tools to create a good learner, after all to be a good teacher its very usefull to be a better learner.

On that process Helder been focusing most of his energy on learning from poor people in every country he visits and try to understand that openess.

After traveling more than 30 countris and working with people in the deep amazon were rivers have deep oil polution or with quechua people in the Andes and having to face air polution due to mine extractions, there came a powerfull moment of transition.

This transition is the vision of the New School Permaculture and its to provide alternative creative educational thinking and practice by supporting people on having a different perspective on ecosocial design. To do that we focus on what is essential and fundamental.

On this course you will learn about what are the main patterns in education and how to manage them in a way that the students get empowered. How to design a lesson and a classroom, how to develop a course, promotion and preparations, hosting and celebration. How to teach a PDC or any other course of any kind and how to make a living out of it, supporting the needs of nature and of people.

We hope to see you in Tertulia! Close to Florence, on Tuncan Appennines  only 2h30 far from EUPC 2016!


14 – 18 September 2016 at Tertulia! Only 2h30 far from EUPC!
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EUPC 2016 Offer

Enjoy a stay in Tertulia at reduced prices after the course waiting for the EUPC in Bolsena (2h30 bt car from Tertulia)!!! You can take the opportunity to relax in Tertulia, a visit to Florence (train), walks on the Apennines, taste the famous Mugello potato tortelli, etc etc.

One of the great rules of design is do something basic right. Then everything gets much more right of itself Bill Mollison

Who is Helder Valente

Helder Valente was born in the rural countryside of Portugal and raised in a family of sustainably living farmers, times when oil was not a part of the current culture, neither was television. Already as a child he began observing the phenomenon of patterns in nature and the way elements relate and interact.The connection with the language of nature was present at a very early age.
While living in an urban situation and practising his gardening knowledge at the same time, he was introduced to permaculture, by that time he was supporting the development of a social centrer near the Sintra mountains in Portugal and working as an artist. Since then he has been researching and implementing sustainable structures in different social and ecological situations.
This past years he has been learning and working with recognized permaculturists like the co-creator of permaculture Bill Mollison, and other pioneers of this movement like Geoff Lawton, Doug Bullock, Rosemary Morrow, Darren Doherty and Sepp Holzer, to name a few, and in the major world climatic regions. In this process Helder has been researching & implementing sustainability principles in a wide variety of environments ,from urban and rural plotting in the north and south of Europe to the the arid landscapes of Egypt & Turkey and lately big scale areas of tropical jungles of Peru and Brazil, having the deep pleasure of sharing knowledge with tribal communities of the Andes and the Amazon jungle with the Quechua and Shipibo indigenous people.
Helder is now part of the european permaculture teachers partnership that functions as a networking generator to create exchange of information around permaculture education.
He has been ever expanding his expertise in diverse social and ecological contexts and finished the permaculture diploma theses with the British permaculture association around the subject of non formal education in permaculture as a way to support the future generations and became a tutor for the permaculture diploma journeyman. In this maturing process he has been developing his own teaching style and created a nomadic educational program called “The New School Permaculture”, that is a mixture of many different pedagogic methods, and adding some spices of game therapy, its a form of education in which he provides permaculture knowledge , totally based on the needs of the student, so by that …learner centred…and with a big focus on the creation of connections between the right and left side of the brain, to support the development of the full potential of the learner… he calls that creative empowering education.


Own tent

(350) donation/person
  • Training for teachers of Permaculture: recommended donation for Helder Valente
  • Meals: we will have a shared shopping and cook together
  • Overnight in own tents. You will have large spaces where you can pitch your tent by the House.
  • The shared bathroom is adjacent to the kitchen and has a shower with hot water.
  • Contribution requested for Tertulia farm

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Donation and sharing

Helder has proposed to offer the course also with a small number of participants in the spirit of sharing of permaculture. We will face together during the days of the course to assess a donation for Helder and a contribution to Tertulia farm that provides the structures practicing gift economy!


– registration to Associazione Tertulia

To subscribe to the course

e-mail: cell: 3281782824 (Francesco)
Registration will be confirmed upon payment of a deposit of 100 € (you can sign up online through paypal or by bank transfer) Note: the return of the deposit will be made in case of cancellation of the course for failure to reach the minimum number of participants 15

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