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Permaculture Design Courses 96h in English with translation in Italian language

The course will be activated with a minimum of 12 participants with a deposit of € 288 in advance by filling in the form by March 2nd and sending the bank transfer receipt to

Designed for: community leaders, homesteaders, built environment professionals, sustainability practitioners, small & large scale farmers, people seeking right livelihoods, people in transition, critical thinkers. We invite students to bring their sense of humour, skills and genius to share!

Incorporating an EcoVillage experience with morning yoga, vegetarian meals, site visits, thought provoking education, conversations that matter, time for reflection, etc.

Overarching themes: Climate Change Resilience, Carbon Neutral Designs, Sustainable Food Systems, BioRegional Regeneration.

WITH: Ezio Gori, Debora Sbaiz, Marco Pianalto, Marco Matera e Carmelo CHiaramonte,
DEDICATED TO: to members of Progetto Gaia Terra, it will be possible to sign or renew the membership for the year 2020 with 5 €

COURSE: 588€
MEALS (Lunch and Dinner) 10€ per day
HOSPITALITY: 5€ per night tent place
10€ per night placed inside the structure (collective dormitory)



8.30 work starts every day, with lunch break. Work ends at 4.30pm.
19 Dinner
from 20 to 21.30: evening session


Material for taking notes and a USB stick


Ezio Gori (Lead tutor):
is an internationally accredited Permaculture teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute and British Permaculture Association, as well as, a certified trainer with Gaia Education. Ezio has some 30 years’ experience gained in Southern Africa over a wide range of development projects, from infrastructure delivery, housing, school building, local economic development, organic farming and Permaculture design. Ezio is passionate about teaching Permaculture design, with a focus on Design, and embedding sustainability within development projects.

Debora Sbaiz:
Community founder, Dance Therapist and Permaculturist

Marco Pianalto:
Graduated in Agricultural Sciences in Padua, he completed post-graduate training at the Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo (Advanced School in Sustainability and Food Policies). After decades of experience as a hydrotechnician in Spain, he carried out initial and advanced Permaculture training at the Permaculture Montsant Institute (Tarragona, Spain) with Richard Wade and Inés Sanchez. He obtained his Diploma from the Italian Academy of Permaculture and is a member of the didactic board of the Academy (Tutor Ellipse). He graduated in Organic Regenerative Agriculture in Mexico. He is currently a member

Marco Matera:
Permaculture teacher, facilitator and expert in community building. After completing his PDC, he worked as an assistant teacher with Aranya. He is certified as a permaculture teacher at the Akadamie Permakultury in the Czech Republic. Co-founder of the online magazine Permaculture & Transition. Passionate with Sociocracy and Nonviolent Communication.

Carmelo Chiaramonte (Co-ordinator tutor):
Architect, trainer. Permaculture, Pioneer in the application of ecological financial wellness to Permaculture. After his qualification as an architect, he studied wellness with Alfio Bardolla on real estate investments and took a Master’s in communication with Claudio Bellotti with NLP Italy. After completing his PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate), he embarked on his active learning path at the Italian Academy of Permaculture dealing with regenerative agriculture and bio-architecture. He owns an organic farm in the province of Ragusa with BioCert certification that makes sustainable hospitality.