Sadhana Forest Haiti is excited to announce its second Vegan Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course!

Course Topics:

1. Philosophies and Ethics of permaculture.
2. Basic permaculture principals.
3. Patterns in Nature.
4. Methods of design.
5. Climate.
6. Trees, forests and their systems
7. Water
8. Soil
9. Earthworks
10. Plant Aquaculture
11. Natural Building
12. Alternative systems
13. Social permaculture
14. Permaculture economics

In addition to being project oriented, the course would be dialogic, inquiry based, reflection oriented, and demonstrative. By the end of the course you will be equipped not only with the theoretical and technical expertise in Permaculture, but also develop a deep sense of understanding and appreciation for the complexities and
challenges of development work.

If you have ever dreamed of getting hands on experience and helping
supply food security for communities in Haiti… Here is your chance!

Number of Participants: Limited to 20

Duration: 9 weeks. 5 day a week, 2 hours per day would be devoted to Permaculture classes or practical work. Total course hours would be 90 hours.

Dates: January 14 until March 15, 2013.

Location: Sadhana Forest Haiti, Anse-a-Pitre, Haiti.

Learning Environment: In Sadhana Forest Haiti we practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, solar energy, dry composting toilets, and different Permaculture techniques. This is an ideal setting to experience Permaculture.

Life Style: Our campus is vegan, and is also a strict, no smoking, no alcohol, and no drugs environment. Course participants are expected not to use cigarettes, alcohol and drugs during the entire course, whether they are inside or outside our campus. Please only enroll to the course if this is a realistic lifestyle for you for the duration of the course.

Daily Schedule:

Sunday to Thursday

06:00 – 06:20 – Wake-up
06:20 – 06:30 – Morning Circle (gathering of all volunteers)
06:30 – 09:00 – Forest Work (planting of indigenous trees and/or tree aftercare)
09;00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
10;00 – 12-00 – Community Work (cooking, cleaning, composting, nursery work, etc.)
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 – Lunch Break
16:00 – 18:00 – Permaculture class or practical work
18:30 – 19:30 – Dinner

Friday and Saturday are generally free, except for your individual shifts which may include: caring for the plant nursery, garden and trees, shopping at the local market, cooking, cleaning, food composting, and cleaning and maintenance of the composting toilets. .

Please note that participating in the entire daily schedule is a condition for studying in the course!

Payment: The PDC course is work exchange. The volunteer work in the project is in exchange for the PDC course. The only financial contribution requested is 4 US Dollars per day for food. Three vegan meals a day will be provided.

The food contribution will be paid upfront for the entire stay, and will not be refunded if the participant leaves the course before it ends.

You are most welcome to contact us for more information at:

Looking forward to sharing and learning with you!!!

Sadhana Forest Haiti