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CREATE YOUR PERMACULTURE DEMOSTRATION CENTER: APPLY NOW!

    
Permaculture Laboratory Network (PLN) is the network of education and demonstration centers, where permaculture is practiced and spread.

    
Requirements to becoming a WPA Permaculture Laboratory

  • to manage a legal entity;to choose together with WPA team the name of the Laboratory, according to the bio-region, the climate and the activities you want to implement;
  • to use properly the logo that WPA create for your Laboratory;
  • to donate 10,00 euros per month as a contribution to WPA;
  • to agree the Laboratory improvement strategy with WPA;
  • to run at least one of the following activities:

    
Introduction to Permaculture Seminar - 4/8 hours (The seminar provides the conceptual framework for the ethical and practical design principles which shape and permaculture).


    

Permaculture Design Course accredited by PRI of Australia- 72 hours  (The course is based on the text written by Bill Mollison "Permaculture: A Designer's Manual" and it is about the design of agro-ecosystems in a variety of landscapes and climates).

    


School-work projects (In the school-work projects students from public schools are involved in learning by doing processes, in working environment where permaculture principles are in place).



         
Internships (Internships are a sort of immersion in the functioning of a Laboratory, where learners are involved in the daily management activities, including the practical works).




          
Volunteering and WWOOFing (WWOOF is a worldwide movement that brings together volunteers and organic agriculture projects promoting cultural exchange experiences).


          




Education activities can be undertaken in cooperation with the International Association of students in Agricultural and related Sciences (IAAS), association existing in over 40 countries.

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Where is it? Catanzaro, Calabria - Italy


Existing Permaculture systems: Kitchen garden, Nursery, Seed saving, Biodynamic agriculture, Soil creation and composting systems, Production and use of natural preparations for soil nutrition and pest control, Bamboo, Terraces. Vetiver system, Food Forest, Water harvesting system and drip to drip irrigation, Acquaculture, Acquaponic, Renewable Energy (wood and solar), Hydroponic and balcony systems.
Local currency: Scec                                                                                                    

Community Gardens: Orto Collettivo di Catanzaro

Responsible: Egildo Tallarico, traditional farmer
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Where is it? Bergamo, Lombardia - Italy

Existing Permaculture systems: Food Garden, Food forest, Nursery, Seed Saving, Soil creation and composting systems, Production and use of natural preparations for soil nutrition and pest control, EM reserch and production, Natural-swimming-pool, Thermocompost, Phitoremediation, Animal systems,
Mini-Fish farming with auto-water-fertilizer, Renewable energy system (wood), Water harvesting system and drip to drip irrigation.

    
Responsible: Riccardo Tucci, Agronomist

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Where is it? Colombia











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Where is it? Pisa, Toscana Italy

Existing Permaculture systems: Biodynamic agriculture, Medicinal plants, Erosion control systems, Vetiver system, Food Forest; Soil creation and composting systems, Production and use of natural preparations for soil nutrition and pest control.

Responsible: Mario Rosario Rizzi, Biodynamic Farmer
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Where is it? Genova, Liguria - Italy

Existing Permaculture systems:  

    
Local currency: Scec

    
Community Gardens: Orto Collettivo di Genova

    
Responsible: Valentina Grasso, Architect
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Where is it? Crotone, Calabria - Italy

Existing Permaculture systems: Wood house, Kitchen garden, Fruit trees, Composting systems, Mycorrhiza distribution, Drip to drip irrigation.

Local currency

    
Responsible: Ettore Affatati, Biologist

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Where is it? Cropani, Catanzaro, Calabria - Italy

Existing Permaculture systems: Biodynamic agriculture, Kitchen garden, Nursery, Seed saving, Fruit trees, Soil creation and composting systems, Production and use of natural preparations for soil nutrition and pest control, Renewable Energy (solar), Passive Solar Houses, Drip to drip irrigation

    
Responsible: Luigi Colosimo, Agronomist
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Where is it? Catanzaro, Calabria - Italy

Existing Permaculture systems: Kitchen garden, Nursery, Seed saving, Biodynamic agriculture, Soil creation and composting systems, Production and use of natural preparations for soil nutrition and pest control, Fruit trees, Animal systems, Drip to drip irrigation, Renewable Energy (wood)

    
Responsible: Rinaldo Lucia, Permaculturist
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