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Courses in Natural Building and Natural Living WS 2018/19

Natural Building Course - Superadobe

Our Courses provide you with the skills in permacuture, natural building and appropriate technology to learn how to build a natural home, capture water, grow food, create zero waste systems and generate energy while regenerating the earth. The lifestyle at Green New World's reserach center Finca Nuevo Mundo exposes students to live in harmony with nature, eat freshly made healthy vegetarian meals and use natural and healthy products in our daily lives. Since 2011 we have been offering various courses and internships in sustainable and natural living. This year we are excited to announce that we will be offering two new courses in home biogas and home rain catchment design along side our previous courses. Most courses are divided into 50% theory and 50% hands on experience. Per request we are adding more one day introduction courses. We offer flexible tuition depending on country of residence. We also provide special combo packages with our one month and three month Internship programs. There is a 10% discount if registering before begining of semester or taking two or more course. Please send us a message for more information.

 

Dec 15

 

Permaculture Series: Building a Natural Probiotic Water Filter.

Biosand Filters are amongst the simplest and most effective methods to provide pathogen free potable water recognized by the WHO. You will learn how to build a filter with sand and natural probiotic cultures that when built to standardized guidelines eliminate 99.6% of all pathogens. Cost: US $50 Lunch included

Jan 5

 

Natural Building Course: Fundamentals Of Earth Biotecture.

This is a fun one day introductory course to earth biotechture that will familiarize you with different earth building techniques, their differences and similarities, their strengths and weaknesses. We will be making mini structures out of cob, adobe, superadobe, light clay slip and waddle daub while getting mudified! Cost: US $50 Lunch included

Jan 10-12

 

Natural Building Course: Plasters, Finishes and Waterproofing.

This 3 day course will provide you with fundamental skills in clay and lime plasters with different finishing techniques such as Tadelakt. You will learn how to select natural materials, test them and prepare various plasters and finishes. Cost: US $150 yummy vegetarian meals and camping included.

Feb 9

 

Permaculture Series: Regenerative Polyculture Speciality Coffee Management and Processing.

This is a one day course that provides you with an overview of the ecological carbon neutral practices of specialty and premium grade coffee cultivation and processing of Finca Nuevo Mundo's award winning coffee. Cost: US $50 Lunch included.

Feb 14-20

 

Natural Building Course: Comprehensive Superadobe Design and Construction.

We keep adding to this course now in the 8th year with a new engineering module for domes and vaults. Originally based on Nader Khalilli's Cal-Earth Certification the Superadobe/Earthbag building course has been expanded to cover soil testing, various laying techniques, mix preparation, designing domes, vaults and cubical structures, the Superadobe dance, foundations, drainage, plastering, water proofing, buttressing techniques, safety guidelines and hands on experience! Cost: US $450 yummy vegetarian meals and camping included.

March 2

 

Permaculture Series: Greywater Treatment - Botanical Cells, Constructed Wetlands and Absorption Basins.

This one day course will provide you with an overview of different methods to treat greywater. We will visit different treatment systems on site and go through the fundamental principles of a greywater treatment system and you will learn about different greywater treatment methods including absorption basins, banana circles, leach fields, indoor botanical cells and constructed wetlands. Cost: US $50 Lunch included.

March 6-8

 

Permaculture Series: Natural and Holistic Water Purification.

In this course you will learn how to remove natural and artificial contaminants from water including pathogens, chemicals, heavy metals and organic impurities. You will learn how to build different filter systems including a sediment, bio-sand filter, activated carbon filter and how to disinfect water through safe and natural methods such as hyper oxygenation and colloidal silver. Furthermore, you will learn how to treat your water by holistic methods to mineralize, alkalize and supercharge water to enhance the life giving benefits of water. Cost: US $200 yummy vegetarian meals and camping included.

Mar 13-16

 

Permaculture Series: Regenerative Land and Water Management.

The three main ingredients in life are air, water and carbon. While too much carbon ends up in the atmosphere and not in the soil the earth heats and dries. Correct management of air and water are central to reversal of desertification processes. In this course we will consider the techniques of proper water management and reaching the lands full water storage capacity. Reversal of erosive and weathering forces establishes the foundation for soil self-rebuilding. Then we will briefly review soil function and how to retrieve mineral nutrients that may be in short supply that encourages regeneration and buildup of carbon. Cost: US $150 yummy vegetarian meals and camping included.

April 3-6

 

Appropriate Technology: Building A Home Biogas Digester.

Green New World is excited to announce this new course in Home biogas production. It will follow the Guidelines provided by Solar Cities with an IBC fixed tank biodigestion system for kitchen wastes that can provide biomethane for cooking. We will teach you how to build a simple IBC Biodigester and how to take care of it. You will learn about the biology of anaerobic biodigestion and the do's and don'ts of such a living system. Cost: US $150 yummy vegetarian meals and camping included.

April 13

 

Appropriate Technology: Residential Rain Catchment System Design.

This one day course will teach you how to design and build residential rain catchment systems including sizing, components, first flush diverter, filtration and storage while learning about materials and methods that are safe for potable use and which ones to avoid. Cost: US $50 lunch included.