PermaCULTURE! : 17th – 30th September 2018, Halle (Saale) Germany

A two week training & reasearch & networking on Permaculture and possibilities for sustainable projects in rural environments

Calling for 24 participants from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Slovenia and Latvia!

The story of this project:

We had the idea to organise a two weeks training so we have the time and space to share and develop skills, experience and own projects in a focused athmosphere. We’re looking to create a training group with trustfull connection & mutual support and ask everyone involved to take part as much as possible to support each other in each session.

The training sessions will be lead by people from inside and outside the training group. There will be also free time to do whatever together (there a 3 kajaks, lots of bikes and a beautifull surrounding with hills, lakes and cliffs to climb).

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists and other people who work with people, who want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 24 participants from the following countries:

Germany, France, Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Latvia.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

What will happen?

We’re gathering the trainers at this very moment, lot’s of the inputs will come from you (the participants) in the form of ½ day up to full day workshops wich can go on if there is interest!

We are happy to tell you that we will have Rakesh “Rootsman Rak” with us from the Youth in Permaculture Project. He will give input in Permaculture Design and guide us through some design processes with hand and head. Also he is full of skills and ideas wich can unfold according to the interest of the training group.


Workshop ideas and confirmed Workshops include:

*Permaculture Design
*Games from Theatre and Social Circus
*Growing your own Mushrooms
*Greywater Recycling
*Natural Building (Clay and Straw Walls and Plaster)
*Gardening and Trees (Planting and Caretaking)
*Building an efficient wood burning stove (Rocket Stove)
*Fermentation and collectiong of wild herbs
*Composting and Compost Toilet Management

Other than that this training relies on all of you!!
You’re invited to share you’re knowledge skills and experience!

Most of the time will be organized as open spaces wich we can fill with our own activies and research.
Please have this in mind and prepare things that you want to teach & share.

Make this trainig what you want it to be and look foreward for the input & experience of the other participants!

The Location

The project will happen from 17th (arrival) to 30th of September (departure) at GutAlaune just outside of Halle (Saale) Germany next to the river Saale. It’s a project and living space just outside the city that we’re setting up since the beginning of 2016 – so some stuff is a little improvised.


Have a look for some impressions of us setting up the place here:
And be shure to check out the video of the last training here:

Sleeping will be in your own tents so please bring tents, sleeping bags, isolation mats and whatever you need to feel comfy outdoors. If you have trouble arranging this or you can’t fit it in your luggage contact us ahead of time.
We have hang out space in case of bad weather, but we hope to be mostly outside.

There is a outside kitchen and lounge area, two outside showers and composting toilets and there is a river right infront the space as well to cool down from the heat of the training.

We will have a cook preparing delicious vegetarian meals for us and will divide tasks to help with cutting, cleaning, the dishes and such.
Important note: We don’t have WIFI here on site – so make shure you have roaming or get a german Sim Card with internet if you want to stay connected.
Also we ask you to check if your personal care products are compostable (check with your producs customer hotline) – we’re running an ecological wastewater system. We have basic products (shampoo, soap) in store which you can purchase at the venue.


We can cover your travel expenses (up to 180€ for participants traveling from Germany; for France, Italy, Spain, Lativa and Slovenia up to 275€)

Participation fee:

Money shouldn’t be the only obstacle against your participation – therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 40 to 100€ participation fee. We want to give you the possibility to self-evaluate how much you can contribute financially, and how much you consider a fair fee for 12 days training programme.
The fee will be substracted from your travel expenses (e.g. if you spend 180€ on transport we will tranfer 180€ minus your contribution (in between 40€ and 100€) to you after the training).
Food, trainers and accommodation are free.

The training course has been created with support from Erasmus+ programme. For more information have a look here:


Application procedure and deadlines…

If you want to participate in this training course, apply here;

The deadline for applications submission is 5th August 2018 (included).

The selections results will be published on 10th August 2018.


Please, address your questions to this email:

+49 17670181249

This course was supported through the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme, Key Action 1, Mobility of youth workers.

If you wish to learn more about the programme and its opportunities, have a look here:

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