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Ecovillage Training Center

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The Ecovillage Training Center is part of the Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology, which has been pushing the frontiers of alternative energy, housing, farming, and tools for sustainability for the past 20 years. Global Village Institute works with the United Nations and several national governments and international agencies on a regular basis, performing trainings on 6 continents. The ETC was created to train people how to build ecovillages, and also to pioneer the pedagogy and action learning curricula for similar and related sustainability training programs worldwide. We have trained people from more than 50 countries and are able to offer credit towards university degrees.

Courses presented in 2007[edit]

In 2007, the Ecovillage Training Center presents a series of intensive courses on subjects such as permaculture:

Ecovillage Apprenticeships[edit]

April 1-28, May 20 – June 15 ,July 22 – Aug 12, Oct 14 – Nov 9

Permaculture & Ecovillage Design[edit]

  • Permaculture Introductory Weekends

Apr 20-22, July 13-15, Aug 10-12, Nov 2-4

  • After Peak Oil: Fundamentals of Permaculture

June 15-24, Aug 31-Sept 9

  • After Peak Oil: Ecovillage Design Practicum

July 13-22, Sept 9-18

Natural Building[edit]

  • Introduction to Natural Building

Apr 6-8, June 8-10, July 27-29, Oct 26-28

  • Natural Building Experience Days

June 10-12, July 29-31, Oct 28-30

  • Natural Building Volunteer days

April 8-11, July 31-Aug 2

Alternative Energy[edit]

  • Solar Installation

Oct 4-7 / extension fieldtrip October 7-10

  • Biofuels conversion

April 20-22, May 18-20, Aug 10-12

  • Alternative Energy

October 9-12


The ETC also offers courses about Bamboo cultivation & construction, Shitake Mushroom Growing and Herbology.

Contact[edit]

For more information please see our webpage: http://www.thefarm.org/etc

or e-mail: ecovillageAtsymbol.pngthefarmDot.pngorg