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Together we can Restore the Earth
Healthy, functional ecosystems illustrate that the Earth provides us with clean air, enough food, water, and energy - all that is needed for life to flourish. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are under great threat from human impact.


Be part of the great work of our time
Although this is the reality we are confronting, hope still lives in the minds of thousands of people all around the world. They are trying to restore what has been lost and contribute to the great work of our time. Under the guidance of John D. Liu (expert on ecological restoration) and with support from Regeneration International, the Permaculture Research Institute, the World Permaculture Association and the Commonland Foundation a large movement has grown by the hundreds since july 2016 and has culminated in the formation of the Ecosystem Restoration Cooperative.


About the Cooperative
The Cooperative’s objective is to finance and manage the work leading up to building the first Ecosystem Restoration Camp. This first camp will be financed by the founding members, each of whom contributes 10 euro per month to make this work possible.

The Ecological Restoration Cooperative includes a broad community of researchers, landscape designers, farmers, gardeners, engineers and many other professionals. We collectively set up an Ecosystem Restoration Camp and with each other's help they can restore the landscape around it. The world has many suitable areas where ecological landscape restoration is essential to regain environmental, social and economic value. There is great potential land, so there also is a role for you to play! Bring your expertise or become a founding member. Get informed and involved.

People from more than 70 countries have joined the Cooperative as founding members including many of the top Permaculture designers and trainers in the world. Rhamis Kent, Ben Falk, Jillian Hovey, Daniel Halsey, Albert Bates, Paul Cohen, May East, Mark Shepard, and many others already have pledged their support. We have also been joined by some of the leaders of Commonland.




About the Camps
The first camp will be set up in Andalusia in Spain. The plan is that we create a showcase at the first camp to show what can be done this way. The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) and the World Permaculture Association (WPA) have agreed to hold continuous training in the camp. Regeneration International (RI) has agreed to broadly publicize and support the Cooperative and the Camps worldwide. There are requests for camps in many parts of the world already and there will be many more. Some members have begun to collect these requests. If you know a spot suited for a camp, please let us know using the website http://ecosystemrestorationcamps.org
Courses
Introduction to Permaculture
The Introduction to Permaculture Course is an ideal starter for anyone interested in a full Permaculture Design Course. This  course will cover the history, various definitions, design process, ethics, principles and case studies from a range of applications. It provides you with practical strategies to better care and provide  for yourself, your family and the planet. The course teach you effective ways of growing healthy, organic food, regenerative farming that can both feed a family, earn an income and build soil fertility, retrofitting techniques for existing houses or property resulting in lower energy costs and better health for its inhabitants.


Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Designed personally by Bill Mollison, the co-founder of Permaculture, the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) gives you both the vision and the practical tools you will need to realize your own piece of paradise, completely independent in terms of food and energy production. Based on the best project planning practices, the PDC teaches you how to imitate natural systems, produce abundant food and energy, design and build energy-efficient homes, collect and use rainwater, create fertile soils, improve animal welfare while maximizing their production and develop economic as well as legal structures that will create a society based on a new farming culture with a strong sense of solidarity.

Regenerative and Biodynamic Agriculture
The Regenerative and Biodynamic Agriculture course teaches how to improve natural resources rather than their destruction or depletion. You will learn the holistic systems approach to agriculture which encourages continual on-farm innovation for environmental, social, economic and spiritual well being. The Regenerative and Biodynamic Agriculture course approach is based on the most effective agronomic techniques that dramatically improve most farming and ranching operations as well as profit margins: Holistic Decision Making, Permaculture, The Soil Food Web, No-till Crop, Keyline Subsoiling, Biodynamic Preparations and Composting.


Large Scale Ecosystem Restoration
Designed for practitioners working in restoration and related fields that see “problems” with current practices and want  to investigate alternative and innovative solutions. This program develops critical thinking skills and asks challenging questions that require students to deal with the uncertainty that is present with problems in terrestrial ecological restoration. The program focuses on incorporating native species into design, an ecosystems approach in planning and design of restoration activities, restoration prescriptions patterned on natural processes, invasive species control and management, incorporating plant propagation techniques into restoration project design and social participation.

Permamindfulness® provides a path for those who are interested in various levels of Permaculture and meditative practice, and those who are also interested in becoming trainers of Permamindfulness®. Permamindfulness®, through theoretical and practical lessons, leads to the experiential understanding of human nature and the full realization of the vision, ethics and principles of Permaculture. In Permamindfulness®, mindfulness is applied to the vision, ethics and principles of Permaculture: the aim is to develop the resources for a balanced mind, important in any Permaculture project just as it is important in any assessment of biophysical and existing material conditions.


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