Permaculture Social course with Helder Valente from 14th to 18th September 2016

A special occasion to coincide with the European convergence of September in Bolsena (EUPC)! A course to open up to the world of social Permaculture, a look at the principles of Permaculture applied to relational dimension. Don’t let this opportunity slip away!

Video of Helder in Tertulia!Images of 2015 courses with Helder

Permaculture Social course – People Care

Dates: from 14/9 to 18/9 2016

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


EUPC OFFER: enjoy a stay in Tertulia at reduced prices just after 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.

Permaculture social course will be in english. It is however planned Italian translation.

Learning to design and care for ourselves, our communities, and the planet.
This 5 day course is designed to be useful to anyone who interacts with others. So unless you’re a hermit, that’s YOU!

Have you ever asked yourself one of these questions?

  • Managing people is so much harder than developing the land. How can I do it better?
  • Where do I start when trying to create and organise my project?
  • How do I keep the people involved in my project happy and inspired?
  • When challenges appear, how do I keep moving forward?
  • I want to keep inspired and manifest my vision for the future. How can I get support and help others realise their own visions?

Then this course will help you find solutions.
During the course we will explore:

  • Decision making
  • Social organisation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Power of celebration
  • Alternative economy
  • Sustainable community

….. and much more …..!

Permaculture Teacher Course with Helder Valente

31 August – 4 September 2016

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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.