permaculture course 2014-5 overview

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1. Introduction
1.1. The 3 ethic principles
1.1.1. nature = one I am nature
1.1.2. humans = one I respect all humans
1.1.3. context/limits I live within nature’s context & limits
1.2. The 3 levels
1.2.1. personal = I = ego = body-mind
1.2.2. collective/tribal/family = we = group
1.2.3. global = all = spirituality/ecology/wellness
1.3. The 7 petals + Prezi (to be developed=interactive exercise)
1.3.1. home
1.3.2. how to?
1.3.3. pass it on !
1.3.4. happy !
1.3.5. create value
1.3.6. group
1.3.7. resources available
1.4. The 7 anti-petals of un-reality now, the 360°lie of western “civilisation”
1.4.1. no-territory, spying, conformism, collective trance & panics
1.4.2. experts rule, powerlessness
1.4.3. dis-information, propaganda, newspeak, herd-morality patent law
1.4.4. suffering, medicine rules, pollution kills, artificially created “needs”, pretend or be
ostracised – the new clothes of the emperor
1.4.5. eco-suicide, burn up the resources for our grandchildren, exhaust eco-systems, monetise
the last commons, financial speculation = ? economy, colonialism, militarisation
1.4.6. isolation, apartheid, end of family, despair, distrust, addiction, fear-driven politics &
1.4.7. alienation, irrealism, lying, destruction of environment, non-scientific use of resources,
planned obsolescence,…
2. Transition & integration – how to integrate the old & the new harmoniously
2.1. The transition town movement
2.2. Adapted technology (low-tech) vs technological
corporate overkill
2.3. New organisational techniques for meeting each other,
for working together, for group living
2.4. Deep ecology
2.4.1. the real costs of the actual system + perspectives for a future ?
2.4.2. illusions of classlessness, over-stimulation, confusion, a media story
2.4.3. basic attitude=gratitude/awe=being one with nature
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2.5. Steps toward a no nonsense economy
2.5.1. local
2.5.2. exchange
2.5.3. durability
2.5.4. do not harm
2.5.5. generosity through natural abundance
2.5.6. do & live it yourself
2.5.7. grassroots politics
2.5.8. cyclic waste management /cradle to cradle
2.5.9. re-use/cycle/pair/fuse/make/….
3. The new paradigm = quantum consciousness
3.1. The void – Nassim Haramein + zero point energy
3.2. Spin – Roger Penrose
3.3. Big bangs – Roger Penrose + Chinese perception of Tao
3.4. Non temporality – Einsteins theory of relativity
3.5. Non-locality – Richard Feynman
3.6. Superposition’s – What the bleep do we know?
3.7. Incertitude of measuring – Heisenberg/Schrodinger
3.8. Quantum mechanics & probability – Haegelin
3.9. Immanence & the phenomenal world – David Bohm
3.10. The self aware universe – Amit Goswami
The 5 dimensions : material – energetic – mental – supra-mental – absolute
3.11. From immanence towards harmonic creation : realise the specific meaning of your life
3.12. Q-biology – Bruce Lipton – The fear/love basic reactions of any cell
3.13. Cold fusion/transformation of elements – Kervran
4. Life design
4.1. The 3 centers (Chinese medicine) = belly – heart – head
4.2. The 7 chakras & their functions
4.3. Life stages
 7 yearly = women – 8 yearly = men
 Interactive exercise in family & social genealogy
4.4. Integrating the 3 centers
4.5. Flux and the results of blockages & the imbalance yin yang
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4.6. What is yin/yang = exercise in point of view + interactive list
4.7. Macrobiotics = balancing & intertwining the yin and the yang
4.8. Free will & destiny & continuing the old life-model – do we create our own reality?
4.9. The negative function of addiction & obsessive behaviour upon life choices
4.10. How to free your life energy (=chi)through creating/allowing meaning in your life
4.11. Feng shui, harmony, the golden rule
4.11. Why do we get sick ? – function of illnesses, socio-pathology, decadence
5. Patterns/cycles
5.1. In nature
5.2. Fractals
5.3. Kymatica
5.4. The yin-yang polarity + list (see life design)
5.5. Attraction-repulsion in nature, physics and humans
5.6. The wave/particle flow + how to surf on the waves
5.7. The trampoline meditation, interactive exercise
6. Water dimensions
6.1. H²0 and its various states : liquid, vapour, ice, liquid crystalline – Mae Wan Ho
6.2. The 5 dimensions – Amit Goswami
 Energetic personal-bound
 Bliss collective
Correspondence between scientific discoveries and
eastern wisdom
6.3. Information in water=homeopathy – Jacques Benveniste
6.4. Patterns of water molecules – Masaru Emoto
6.5. H²0 bridging dimensions – Bruce Lipton stam cell research
6.6. Weak electro-magnetism on nano scale = nature working as a quantum mechanical living
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6.7. Water cleaning with nature = phytoplants for waste water
6.8. Water dynamics ? – Bovis measurements
6.9. Schaubergers vortex models
6.10. The grander (gie) system for tapwater = ”happy water”
7. Food year round
7.1. For which group ?
7.2. What is food ?
7.3. Natural, whole foods or artificial, homogenized, blended,
coloured, preserved,…
7.4. Dairy as an example of denaturisation by the bio-industry
of medical, nutritious, basic food
7.5. History of food adapted to the climatic environment
7.6. Local food or import/luxury
7.7. Coffee, tea, chocolate, tobacco = food ?
7.8. The food-industry and its lies & the enormous benefits
for the global financial control of people?
7.9. Gardening for year round in our climate (Be/Europe)
7.10. Making preserves – freezing – coulis- drying – essential oils – ….
7.11. Exchange
7.12. CSA/AMAP/food collectives/collective garden = an integrative attitude vs food, organising
group economy direct from farmers
7.13. Importance of organic quality
8. The permaculture garden
8.1. Organic = ecology ? involvement of financial world ?
labelling ? trust from the group towards the farmer?
8.2. The importance of continuous design + evaluation
8.3. Cyclic aspects for ergonomic advantages through design
8.4. Biodiversity why ? = interactive exercise in the garden
8.5. Harvesting from a perma gardening/creative weeding &
planting, a permaculture “art”
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8.6. Quality level=ripe (“pluk-rijp” + needed (not taking more than needed=economy of
8.7. Incompatibility with the post-capitalist distribution “system”=act local, think (feel!!!)
8.8. Seed saving & propagation + the big lies of gmo & hybrids + a short history of human
seed selection consciously & unconsciously via domestication of animals
8.9. A list of techniques for our climate (list of 30 in 2014 course cycles see end of doc)
8.10. Water management = reducing the speed of the cycles
8.11. Recirculating evaporated water in the food forest(7 layers)
8.12. Dry farming in our climate
9. Soil fertility as an eco-system
9.1. The global h²o cycle = from mountaintop to deep ocean
currents = interactive exercise
9.2. Soil life :
 macroscopic life
 communication between different forms of soil-life
9.3. Transformation at the rhizome level = living cycle of the elements :
C+H²O+O²+N+P+K+ oligo elements creating ever higher levels of life
9.4. The law of least energy expenditure (yin = expand / yang = fix, contract, stabilize)
10. The function of borders
10.1. Exercise = list of natural ecosystems + how do they work ?
 Movement of the forest (ents in lord of the rings)
 From clearing back to forest
 From gletsjer to savannah
 From savannah to rainforest
 From rainforest to desert(amazon)
 From marsh to garden (maraîchage in French)
 From mountain peak to fertile valley
 Survival of life at the N & S-Poles
 From top of the mountain to ocean
 Rivers: effect on landscape
 Greening the desert (man helped)
 Creating deserts (testimony of man’s greed & foolishness)
 From alluvial delta to cereal/corn/rice field
 From clearing to forest & back again
 Watersheds as ecological universes
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10.2. Forces of nature = water salt, water sweet, ice, vapour, mist, snow, steam, information
in water, energy in water (waterfalls, rain, …), heat from fire, heat from sun, heat from
volcanoes, wind, fragmentation, tectonic movements, gravity, attraction/repulsion,
time, repetition, crystal focus concentration, spiral vortex, pressure, shade, submerging
10.3. The function of erosion
11. Man-made eco-systems of past & future and their relative effects on nature through time
11.1. Oases
11.2. Garden of Eden
11.3. Hunter-gatherers
11.4. Market gardens around towns
11.5. Alluvial cereal productions
11.6. Clearing the forest for food
11.7. Mangroves
11.8. Coral reefs (fisheries)
11.9. Deserts
11.10. Mountain agriculture
11.11. Irrigation systems old & new
11.12. Desalinisation= a tool for the future ?
11.13. Chinampas
11.14. Small medieval village, with sheep and gardens
12. The new social dynamics
12.1. Why does western civilisation suck ? vs living with an
open heart
12.2. The sadomasochistic family model – no witnesses =
obsessive privacy needs as a mental Illness
12.3. Exclusive love vs unconditional love in the light of
12.4. Education of children in a time-obsessed & overstimulated
society ? – children as idols
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12.5. The new guidelines = non-hierarchy – freedom to come & go – mutuality – empathy – …
12.6. The mama-papa game & the child within us(imago therapy)
12.7. Messages from the Toltec’s
13. Stories
13.1. Here and now Eckart Tolle
13.2. Be here and now – Ram Das + Advaita
13.3. Humans are story-bound herd-animals
13.4. His or her story = evaluation of a 5000+ year take-over
by “the males” with catastrophic results
(fear to bring children into the world – Bob Dylan)
13.5. The clear inconsistencies of the official story:
 Post (?) colonialism and mineral robbery
 The 1% vs the 99%, or killing earth for the profit of a few suicidal superrich or the end
game of capitalism (collapse)
 Cave men building pyramids ??
 Egyptology for tourism only ?
 Forbidden archaeology
 Western-centered stories
13.6. Who built the pyramids all around the world ?
13.7. Ancient symbols and their meaning
13.8. Mythology as a source of very ancient knowledge
13.9. Modern multi-disciplinary research going on:
 climate studies
 reconstructions of life styles from p.e. foodstuff left in stomachs of frozen human
 global geology
 global language studies
14. List of basic gardening techniques
14.1. How to seed
14.1.1. Seeding in lines
14.1.2. Rough seeding with cement mixer
14.1.3. Preseeding
14.2. How to transplant
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14.3. What to do depending on the weather?
14.3.1. Dry and sunny: scratch and let the weeds dry out
14.3.2. Cloudy or rainy: transplant if the soil is wet enough
14.3.3. Dry and sunny after rainy: seeding
14.4. Take seasons in account
14.4.1. Seeding in begin autumn (August-September) + protection
 harvest in early spring/spring (March-May)
14.4.2. Seeding in early spring (February-March) + protection
 harvest in late spring/summer (May-July)
14.4.3. Seeding in spring (March-May)
 harvest in summer
14.4.4. Seeding in summer (June-July)
 harvest in autumn/winter
14.5. How to weed
14.5.1. Just pull out, use pitchfork, don’t let them go to seed
14.5.2. Recognising plants/weeds
14.6. How to see that a plant goes to seed
14.7. Scratching: when, where, why
14.8. Preparing fields in spring
14.9. Watering: when (look at the plant!) – amount
14.10. Harvesting potatoes, pumpkins for storage
14.11. Vegetables that get stress ( dry, cold,…) have a tendency to go to seed
15. List of advanced gardening techniques
15.1. A garden is for humans to feed themselves as different
from hunter gatherer subsistence
15.2. Soil fertility re river deltas – clearings in the forest –
clay – the humus complex
15.3. Raised beds = why/how they develop over the years
15.4. False seedbed = problems of weeds seeds – weed roots –
too wet + too dry-damages
15.5. Seeding between crops = distance + variation
15.6. Scratching the earth = tickling the Pachamama as opposed to putting the knife to her or
poisoning her
15.7. Edible ground covers year-round in our climate = advantages + difficulties
15.8. To mulch and when to mulch with what ? that is the question (Shakespeare revisited)
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15.9. Why and how fertilise land ? Complexity of the garden & forest
15.10. Ecosystems – Eco niches – Eco climates
15.11. Soil life and the small critters
15.12. The Gertrud Franck method = seeding on lines & interseeding. planting later = advantages,
discipline needed, complementarity of growth
15.13 The seven levels of a perma-garden
15.14. Protection against too dry // too cold // too wet
15.15. The water table in gardens over the seasons – in sometimes difficult weather situations –
how to make an oasis ?
15.16. Water evaporation and how to redirect it through clever design
15.17. Dry farming Belgian style
15.18. Forest garden Belgian style
15.19. What with the animals that were there before you ? Share ? Protect ?
15.20. Creative weeding with minimal disturbance of soil strata = weeding away from …towards ……
15.21. Seed saving and/or self-seeding = letting nature show where plants like to grow – story of
mother nature’s stepchildren
15.22. How and when and when NOT to give water + which water ?
15.23. Living winter-ground cover = facelia, rye, mustards; spinach, purslane, …+ advantages of
15.24. Warm beds = how and why and economic value over many years
15.25. Using the roads between the beds for compost making + drying + giving back fertility
15.26. Pre-seeding before + after (keep alive during winter!)
15.27. Seeding in pots = the plukpot + function of the pot in dry farming
15.28. Groundcover made from nylon? jute? plastic? scrap metal? leaves? cardboard? small twigs
and branches fragmented? Advantages and risks
15.29. The rabbit/chicken tractor = cleaning up before seeding/planting
15.30. No-till techniques for tractor buffs
15.31. Hilling for potatoes, leeks, …
15.32. Gardening basics: how to transplant(push the soil around it, how to seed, what to do
depending of the weather (scratching, transplanting, seeding, harvesting), how do you see
that a plant goes to seed, recognizing plants/weeds,…
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16. Stages
Every 7 years for women: 7-14-21-28-35-42-49-56-63-70-77-84
Every 8 years for men: 8-16-24-32-40-48-56-64-72-80
Stages :
1) 0-7 copy the parents, weak identification to ego
2) 7-14 try to do like the parents inside & just around the family territory
3) 14-21 try the opposite= try out the limits farther from family territory
4) 21-28 adult young female seeks mate for procreation & other fun
5) 28-35 establish whatever person you have become + kids
6) 35-42 make your place in the big world around (career, family, ..)
7) 42-49 take stock and get rid of what is weighing you down = midlife crisis (I must make
something of life before it is over)
8) 49-56 gather your experience& get to the meaning of this incarnation
9) 56-63 attain wisdom, for you to live most efficiently possible/for others to pass it on to
10) 63-70 find out your energy & other levels are going down, while radiating wisdom
11) 70-77 let go of your ego-driven “wanting”, prepare for letting go of this
incarnation(accepting after 5 stages = denial/ignoring/refusal/accepting/actively
letting go)

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