Grifen Hope

Permaculture Design Course PRI Chile

PDC Enero 2016_01

The Tools in Your Hands Date: January 4-17 Location: El Manzano, Biobio, Chile Teachers: Javiera Carrion, Grifen Hope, Carolina Heidke Info & Registration: www.elmanzano.org/eventos + contacto@elmanzano.org The Permaculture Research Institute of Chile is happy to announce its next 14 day PRI accredited Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with our diverse teaching team from the 4–17 January in El Manzano one of Latin Americas few working permaculture farms. Innovative Approach With over […]

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Chile Update – Permaculture: Designing a Healthy Building with Principles in Mind

Editor’s Note: Below, Grifen Hope gives us an excellent update on progress since my recent trip to Chile to profile and promote the fantastic work under way there. It’s the shortest day of the year in Chile and the rain is coming down. It is cold and wet. As we celebrate the new year and the return of the sun, thousands of people in the surrounding region are living in […]

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Wanted: Two Permaculture Interns in Chile!

Please forward widely. The Apple Tree Eco School in the BíoBío region of Chile is looking for two experienced entrepreneurial permaculture interns starting May 2010. We need: 1) an experienced administrator proficient in English and Spanish to help manage a busy permie office, planning and promotions, and 2) an experienced gardener to assist in production, processing and distribution of organic food. This is an unprecedented opportunity to work in Permaculture […]

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Chile – Good News for a Change

Chile Trembles and the World Changes: by seconds and degrees Hola Friends, We are just over three weeks out from the big shake with the dust now settling in Chile, and have a clearer picture of the damage. We realise that we are blessed and uniquely prepared to make a big difference in the restoration of Bio Bio Chile. In coming months we will be living up to our destiny […]

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Please Get Behind Our Efforts to Demonstrate Sustainable Development and Relief for Chile Quake/Tsunami Victims

Editor’s Preamble: Permaculturists famously endeavour to ‘turn the problem into a solution’. At the moment we have a tremendous opportunity to apply this principle in wonderful, productive ways in disaster-hit Chile. The quake-tsunami combo that hit on February 27, 2010 has created a void just begging for sustainable relief and re-development. Grifen Hope, who writes below and who leads out at Ecoescuela El Manzano, a partner organisation to the Permaculture […]

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Exploring Dryland Strategies for Resilience – Atacama, Northern Chile

Desert Flowers Recently we had a whirlwind tour of Atacama in the north of Chile, the driest place on earth. This was a learning experience rather than teaching – in this hostile and vulnerable landscape that has been occupied for thousands of years we find strategies for building resilience.

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Gaia University, One Step West Towards Oceania in April 2009

Ecoescuela El Manzano in the heartland of Biobio, Chile will host Gaia University (GU) International for a series of world shaping events in 2009; April 16th – GU Orientation: for new students seeking Bachelors, Masters degrees or Post-Masters Graduate Diplomas in Eco-Social Regeneration May 1st – Participatory Processes for Communities in Transition May 5th – GU Advanced Workshops for Year Two Students Both will be facilitated by Liora Adler and […]

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