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Vilcabamba, Loja Province, Ecuador

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Dates for the next annual PDC: January 21-Feb 1, 2015
Fechas para el proximo CDP annual: 21 Enero – 1 Febrero 2015

Weaving together sustainability practices from ancient tradition with 21st Century perception is an ongoing aim of Permaculture, as we rise to meet the challenge of how to live in balance with Nature, as Nature, on this sweet Earth. At Wilco Way, we perceive that the relationship between humans and the land should be a symbiosis. The stance of humans should primarily be one of receptivity, which means listening, and observation of the needs of nature. The human role is one of serving the needs of nature, not of domination of nature. More

Tejiendo prácticas de sostenibilidad de antigua tradición con el perception de Siglo 21 es un objetivo de Permacultura, que para hacer frente al desafío de cómo vivir en equilibrio con la naturaleza, ya que la naturaleza, en esta dulce tierra.

In the upcoming Vilcabamba Permaculture Design Course (PDC) there is opportunity to learn how to work with the wisdom of nature to create resilient systems in which both the yield and the fertility are upheld for future generations. Horticulture is only one apect of Permaculture, but a good way to learn the Permaculture principles. When applied to growing food, we see that these principles can also be immensely helpful in growing community, growing a non-profit or business, and all manner of creative Earth-loving projects.

En el próximo Curso Diseño Permacultura Vilcabamba (PDC), existe la oportunidad de aprender a trabajar con la sabiduría de la naturaleza para crear sistemas sólido en el que tanto el rendimiento y la fecundidad son sostenidas por las generaciones futuras. La horticultura es sólo una apect de Permacultura, pero una buena forma de aprender la Permacultura principios. Cuando se aplica al cultivo de productos alimenticios, vemos que estos principios también pueden ser sumamente útil en el crecimiento, el cultivo de una comunidad sin fines de lucro o empresas, y todo tipo de creativos proyectos buenos por la Tierra.

Permaculture is first and foremost a design method, and in this PDC, we stair-step our skills by applying them to design exercises through-out the course, first on local Permaculture sites, as well as working on community projects, and a final group design project. Approximately 50% of class time is experiential work, applying the learning in on-the-ground projects.

Permacultura es, ante todo, un método de diseño, y en este PDC, que paso a paso nuestras habilidades mediante la aplicación a diseñar ejercicios a través de este curso, primero en Permacultura sitios locales, así como también trabajar en proyectos comunitarios, y el último grupo proyecto de diseño. Aproximadamente el 50% del tiempo de clase es experiencial, aplicando el aprendizaje en proyectos experiencial.

Deep ancestral knowledge from the rich Quechua agricultural heritage will be provied by Laura Santillan y Fernando Chimba, directors of the Yachay Wasi garden school in Quito and the Pakarinka Center for Indigenous Tradition in Otavalo. http://pakarinkasisari.wordpress.com

Conocimiento profundo ancestral de la rica herencia agrícola Quechua será provied por Fernando y Laura Santillán, los directores de la escuela jardín Yachay Wasi en Quito y el Centro Pakarinka de tradición indígena de Otavalo.

This 90 hour course will weave the internationally accepted curriculum for the PC certificate together with the sustainability techniques that emerge from the the heart of the Andes. Additional focus will be on natural building, healthy recycling of human waste, designing for your site, planting designs based on natural patterns, and seed heritage preservation strategies.

Este curso de 90 horas se tejen los estudios aceptados internacionalmente para la PC certificado junto con el las técnicas de sostenibilidad que surgen desde el corazón de la Cordillera de Los Andes. Más atención se centrará en construcción natural, sano reciclaje de desechos humanos (banos secos y biodigestores), diseño de su sitio, la siembra los diseños basados en patrones naturales y las estrategias de preservación de biodiversidad de semillas naturales. Curriculum.

The Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) is for those who are interested in designing for sustainability, and making those designs come to life in the world. It is a way to join up with this exciting global movement as a life-style and potentially as a profession.

La Permacultura Diseño Curso de Certificado (PDC) es para aquellos que están interesados en el diseño de la sostenibilidad, y de hacer los diseño tomar vida en el mundo. Es una forma de unirse a este apasionante movimiento mundial como un estilo de vida y potencialmente como una profesión.

Zia Parker, with 25 years of PC experience as a designer, teacher and project director, will serve as coordinator and one of the teachers for the course. Zia’s experience with Indigenous Permaculture ranges from Equatorial Guinea, West. Africa to the Navaho and Arapaho peoples of North America’s plains and desert. Zia and her husband, Roshni, began working on a new model, Finca Wilco Way, in September 2012, in Vilcabamba, S. Ecuador Video introducing past PDCs.The teaching team has not been fully assembled yet.

Vilcabamba PDC TEACHING TEAM
Zia Parker, diseñador, profesor y director del proyecto, con 25 años de experiencia en varios paises, actuará como coordinador y la profesora principal del curso. La experiencia de Zia Permacultura varía de Guinea Ecuatorial, oeste África al Navajo y Arapaho tribus indigenes de las llanuras de América del Norte y el desierto.Zia y su esposo, Roberto, impezaron de nuevo un modelo, Finca Via Huilco en Septiembre 2012, en Vilcabamba, S. Ecuador. Video(Intro de PDCs pasado, Ingles)

Kitzia Kokopelmana Founder of Kokopelmana Seed Sanctuary, Botanical Reserve and Seed Farm in Vilcabamba, Loja & Cotacachi Imbabura, Ecuador where she grows seeds for school gardens, community gardens and gourmet market.
Co- Founder of Buena Fortuna Gardens (1998-2012) , a 3000 species plant reserve in Mexico, she has done extensive research on growing and processing organic crops for the tropical and subtropical regions of the world hosting, facilitating and teaching workshops on Permaculture, organic gardening, food processing, medicine making, natural art for over 13 years.

She is currently a leading member of Women Association and Women cooperatives in Ecuador, developing products giving training and supporting their local and international marketing as well as facilitating Human development workshops and seminars. http://www.kitziakokopelmana.com/

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Phil Larstone has a life-long background in homestead organic gardening, greenhouse construction and operation, ecological advocacy, and energy and water system contracting, specializing in passive design and off-grid renewable energy systems. Over the past couple decades, he designed and created Gaia-Song Gardens permaculture complex in southern BC, which featured integrated growing systems, off-grid multiple renewable energy systems. Since 2001, Phil has been active in teaching within PDC courses. In 2011, with his partner Suzannah, Phil relocated to Ecuador where they have designed and created the Cancion Del Corazón Eternaculture Centre with plans to offer immersion retreats and to live an integrated lifestyle of permaculture homesteading, devotional artistry and consciousness practices.

Laura Santillan and Fernando Chimba are directors of the Yachi Wachay School for indigenous tradition near Quito, and their family’s Pakarinka Center for Ancestral Andino tradition.They are well-known for their dedicated work in raising consciousness within their culture, and across cultures, regarding the epistemic contrast between knowledge and world view of modernity relative to the cosmovision and ancestral indigenous wisdom traditions of Andean people, and their agricultural rituals, including issues of food, medicine, holistic symbiotic relationship with nature, and sustainable development. They will be joined by Laura’s brother, Oscar Curicharic Santillan, sound healer, musician and story-teller, who is also deeply rooted in the ancestral Andino traditions of Otavalo.

Pedro Alvarez es Ingenero en Manejo y Conservacion del Medio Ambiente, master en biodiversidad areas tropicales y su conservacion. El disfruto mucho de la investigación científica de los mamíferos en especial, del tapir de montaña, al igual que las plantas. Gusta hacer ciclismo de montaña y identificar aves y grabar sus cantos. El considera que la tierra es nuestra madre generosa y que nos sostiene, entonces gusta trabajar en su finca en Malacatos, cultivando huertas y jardines, creando espacios acorde a la Pachamama.
Andrea Espinosa tiene titulo de Universidad de Loja, con especialidad en turismo y administracion. Su pasión es la naturaleza, ama mucha las caminatas en alta montaña, investiganado a los animales en su habitad natural, observar aves y visitar lagunas. Ella gusta mucho aplicar la bioconstrucción en la finca suyos, reutilizando los materiales, haciendo composteras y abono orgánico para hacer las huertas abundante. Pedro y Andrea son casados, con una nina, y una nina. Ambos, Pedro y Andrea, han ayudado realizar la programa de reciclismo en el ciudad de Loja.
Por la PDC Vilcabamba, Pedro presentare en la fauna y flora de este region de provincia Loja. Juntos, la pared van a presentar la tema Permacultura Urbano.

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Terraces & Berm/Swale gardens from below

DATES & COST
Dates for the next annual PDC: January 21-Feb 1, 2015, full days, some evenings.
Bilingual Spanish/English.
Cost: $1200. The course fee will include three basic vegetarian meals each day, and facilities for camping. Or, if you prefer to pay the additional costs, there are many delightful and reasonable options for lodging and meals in Vilcabamba, a 10 minute drive away.

Please write if you are interested in this course. Our hope is to make the Vilcabamba PDC available to anyone who demonstrates genuine interest. Donations to help make this possible are welcome. For those living in Central and South America, please contact Zia directly for sliding fee scale adapted to local economies.
What it takes to run a PDC.

We have some positions open for partial work-trade, barter and scholarship options, please ask, if needed, and we will send you an application for these positions.

To register

Fill out the registration form, email the form to ziaparker@yahoo.com.
You may register with a deposit of 50% of the course fee.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT:
15% if by November 21
10% if by December 21
Partners, (married couples/significant others) receive a 10% discount if both enroll, but not more than total discount of 15% in the case of early registration of partners.
No refunds after first class date, Jan 21.

Options for payment:
1) Cash payment
2) Bank Transfer, call Zia for details.
3) If in the US, you can send a check to: Zia Parker, 4486 Driftwood Place, Boulder, CO 80301
4)Credit card: Use the Paypal button below, or, go to PayPal.com and send funds to Zia Parker via ziaparker(at)yahoo.com.

FECHAS Y COSTOS, en ESPAŇOL:
21 Enero – 1 Febrero 2015, dias entero, aveces al noche. El curso es Bilingüe en español, e ingles.

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Precio: $300 para Ecuadoreano nativos. Proveeremos 3 comidas vegetariano y basico, y camping. O, si prefiere pagar el extra, hay muchos opciones bueno por comida y hospedaje en Vilcabamba.
Por favor escríbenos si estas interesado en este curso. Nuestro deseo es hacer el PDC en Vilcabamba, que esté disponible para quien demuestre un genuino interés, donaciones para hacer esto posible están bienvenidas.

Para personas que vivan en centro y sur América por favor contactarse directamente con Zia, para ver la forma adaptar el precio a la economía local.

Para Registrar

Se puede registrar con el 30% de la suma total. Completar la forma de registrar, y enviar por correo electronico a ziaparker@yahoo.com.
Opciones de pagar:
1) Efectivo
2) Transferencia de Banco, llama Zia por detalles.
3) Si estas en EEUU, manda un cheque a: Zia Parker, 4486 Driftwood Place, Boulder, CO 80301
4) Tarjeta de Crédito: Use el Paypal abajo, o, vas al PayPal.com y manda transferencia a Zia Parker vía ziaparker(at)yahoo.com. PayPal.com y manda transferencia al Zia Parker via ziaparker(at)yahoo.com.

Hay unas places disponibles de intercambios de trabajo parcial, becas, intercambios. Por favor pregunta si necesitas, le enviaremos una aplicación de estas posiciones. El localización es de la Finca Wilco Way, y otros fincas en Vilcabamba.

Programa de Enseñanza y Estudio: Nuestro plan es continuar ofreciendo el PDC anualmente en Vilcabamba, por los próximos tres años como parte del estudio de enseñanza. El programa proveerá una estructura para que la gente tenga un estudio de alta calidad. Los profesores de Permacultura llevaran esta información a sus vecinos y localidades. Los participantes de este programa atenderán el PDC por tres años, llevando e incrementando responsabilidades cada año, en la organización y aprendizaje. Los requerimientos a lo lejos incluirán enseñanza, estudios y diseño de proyecto con la comunidad. Nuestra visión es que cada participante nutra sus conocimientos viablemente. El equipo de alumnos en este programa proveerá apoyo uno a otro de desarollar planes por crear impresas sostenible. El negocio basado en la Permacultura, será dentro de un periodo de tres años mientras que los conocimientos del desarrollo de la enseñanza podrán ser compartidos con la comunidad. Este program requere un aplicacion. Si tiene interes, escribe por favor.

Contact: Zia Parker, ziaparker@yahoo.com
Ecuador cell: 098 988 7085
Skype: ziaparker
Ubicacion: Finca Wilco Way, San José de Vilcabamba y en varios lugares de Vilcabamba. Este curso será bilingüe, traducida por traductores profesionales. El equipo docente se bi-cultural.

Location: in Vilcabamba at Finca Wilco Way,y varios otro lugares en Vilcabamba

Teacher Training Program: Our plan is to continue to offer the Vilcabamba PDC annually for the next three years as part of a teacher training. This will provide a structure for training people to become high-quality Permaculture teachers and to take this information to their neighborhoods and locales. Participants in this program will attend the PDC for three years, taking increasing responsibility each year in organizing, and teaching. Further requirements will include a Teaching Training and community design project. Our vision is that each participant will nurture a viable Permaculture-based business into being during this three year period, while they are also developing PC teaching skills to bring to their community.

Programa Capacitar Profesores: Nuestro plan es seguir ofreciendo el PDC Vilcabamba anualmente durante los próximos tres años como parte de una capacitacion de profesores PC. Esto proporcionará una estructura para la formación de personas para convertirse en maestros de Permacultura de alta calidad y aprovechar esta información a sus barrios y locales. Los participantes en este programa asistirán el PDC durante tres años, asumiendo la responsabilidad creciente cada año en la organización y la enseñanza. Otros requisitos incluyen un proyecto de diseño comunitario y formación docente. Nuestra visión es que cada participante nutre un negocio viable basado en permacultura en vigor durante este período de tres años, mientras que también están desarrollando PC enseña habilidades para llevar a su comunidad.

Contact: Zia Parker, ziaparker@yahoo.com
Ecuador cell: 098 988 7085
Skype: ziaparker


The Gardeners do Halloween

The Gardeners do Halloween

Lost at Last!

Lost at Last!

INTERNSHIPS

PERMACULTURE GROWING INTERNSHIP

Wilco Way currently has openings for Internships available.
This is an excellent way to extend your learning regarding Permaculture, to embody principles of sustainability,
and to deepen your relationship with the forces of Nature. The Wilco Way letter of recomendation following these internships
can further job opportunities in many arenas.

Interns will fine tune gardening and permaculture systems and skills. Working side by side with others, they will work a variety of land care projects such as:
Orcharding fruit tree production
Forest gardening
Composting
Nursery starts
Plant propagation
Soil building
Long term land management

The goal of this learning experience to provide an in depth understanding of long term land management strategies, water and waste management and organic gardening. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of permaculture practices and uses of appropriate technology. This is often a life changing, transformative experience that will teach you to think, live and breath Permaculture.
Works in coordination with our land steward Zia Parker, designing and implementing land management activities including: orchard maintenance, water conservation, and food production.
Requirements: minimum 2 weeks, spending a minimum of 6-8 hours per day, five days/week on priority projects. Camping facilities, hot water shower, composting toilets and three meals/day provided.

 

CONSULTATION: Permaculture Design and/or Biodynamic Soil Building

Biodynamic soil-building consultation and Permaculture design work from Willow Way can help you boost your production and see your home, commercial property or farm in an entirely new light.
By showing you other possibilities and a higher level of integration, you will discover how Permaculture design principles can enable the various elements of your landscape to serve multiple functions. Call us to start upgrading your property’s sustainability, make it more beautiful and benefit the Earth today.
Biodynamic preparations applied to your soil can increase your growing power exponentially. Upgrade your collaboration with nature. Biodynamic methods can be applied to both large and small properties, and with landscaping and/or vegetable, fruit or grain crops.
Zia Parker, Permaculture consultant, has taught and designed projects in five distinct climate zones over a 20 year period. Her practiced eye in perceiving the most efficient use of available resources can save you untold time and money.
Robert-David McEldowney, Biodynamic consultant, has been an organic gardener since 1974 and for many years has managed an organic landscaping and gardening business. In 1990 RD began to study Biodynamics with a year and a half internship at Rudolf Steiner College. He has applied Biodynamic preparations and principles for clients and his personal farming endeavors ever since.