The Green Warrior Permaculture Aid Apprenticeship program is a 10 week intensive, hands-on specialist training with master trainer and Permaculture Aid veteran, Steve Cran. You’ll get the opportunity to apply and teach permaculture aid skills and design in the field, see tangible results and achieve a clear aim for the earth and people in need. You’ll be personally guided and mentored in the field and develop expertise applicable anywhere in the world so you can offer a lifetime of assistance to our planet. The 10 week apprenticeship program is a prerequisite for the Diploma of Permaculture Aid.
The Apprenticeship program prepares students to be permaculture trainers who work effectively in impoverished, third world communities. Your aim is to provide food security and sustainable development assistance in the field. You’ll learn all aspects of project design and implementation in difficult situations. Students develop the skills to train people of different cultures to rebuild their communities, attain all year food security and rebuild local economies using permaculture strategies and techniques. You’ll practice the skills needed
in the field to bring self-reliance to people in difficult circumstances.
During the Apprenticeship program, you must complete many small-scale projects needed in a poor community or disaster area. Constructing safe wells, building community infrastructure, waste management, food security, building nurseries and community forestry are just some of the activities you’ll be skilled in at the completion of this course. For those serious about a career in overseas development work, this course in a must.
Why should I do a Permaculture Aid Apprenticeship?
As a Permaculture Aid specialist you’ll need a wide range of hands-on skills that can’t be learned from books. These skills are learned only in the field by doing, by direct action. Field training for Permaculture Aid includes the following:
- Comprehensive course notes and a Green Warrior manual
- Hands-on projects with a wide range of working Permaculture Aid systems
- Structured and independent project design
- Practical gardening and farming skills: soil preparation, mulching, planting, harvesting, seed saving and upkeep
- Local botany, plant identification and propagation
- Animal care and maintenance and farm integration
- Field trips to local Permaculture projects
- Occupational health and safety, safe work practices
- Conflict resolution
- Field hygiene, water and sanitation
- Nursery design and maintenance
- Forest regeneration
- Bamboo construction
- Alternative building methods
- Best practice tool use and maintenance
- Team work, leadership, communications and foreign relations
- Develop a personal plot in the student food garden
- Learn to conduct community workshops and run short courses
Curriculum for Permaculture Aid Apprenticeship
The 10-week Apprenticeship is structured so you as an intern work for a full growing season. You’ll have the opportunity to construct and plant a garden and see it grow to maturity. Some interns will even get the chance to market their produce to experienced farmers prospective in making a living. Throughout the program, you’ll be partnered with a senior intern and then become the supervisor of a junior intern later on. This system of training was developed for indigenous people in the field and it teaches interns how to take direction from an experienced mentor and in turn, become a trainer for junior interns.
Costs for the complete 10-week internship start from $3000 USD. Costs include field accommodation, food, training and materials for aid projects. For further information please contact lead trainer Steve Cran at firstname.lastname@example.org