26.10.2020 - 29.10.2020 | Social Permaculture Design Course II





Creating sustainable communities and organisations

26 - 29 octobre 2020 au NeighborHub (limité à 5 personnes) et en ligne (Zoom)


12:00 Cook and eat together a SPC lunch

13:00 MINI-CONFÉRENCES (Zoom) avec ALFRED DECKER* (live session with Spain)

13:30 Action in groups or individually (voluntarily and open end)


REGISTRATION: culture@bluefactory.ch 

Maximum participants sur place: 5, not limited for those who follow up online! 

Costs: Prix libre


The Social Permaculture* course will explore permaculture as a tool for designing communities and organisations. It will help you to understand things in terms of connection – between people, economies, and governing structures – and how to create the conditions for humans to flourish on a societal level, as well as how to develop beneficial relationships with the ecosystems which sustain us. 

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable and resilient communities and environments. It offers practical tools for creating productive and efficient landscapes as well as organisations and social structures. Permaculturalists place a high priority on developing resilience – the capacity to withstand shocks and disruptions – and we will look at connections between designing for resilience on a community and a personal level.



* Permaculture Design: Principles and Practice

* Invisible structures: Creating solid and efficient organisations

* How to collaborate effectively in groups (decision making, leadership/natural authority, structures, dynamic activities, etc.) 

* Ethical money, alternative currencies, time banks, divestment, social innovation and enterprise, right livelihoods

* Communities (including the Global Ecovillage Network and the Transition Town movement)

* Examples of Social and Urban Permaculture from around the world


Alfred Decker is an award-winning permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association Britain, and one of Europe’s leading permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12 Principles Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera); and was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnership and the Permaculture Council of Europe.  Alfred holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology).