Permaculture Design Course

with Social & Leadership Tools


  •  The 72 hour Permaculture Design Course curriculum, presented by a diverse, experienced teaching team certified by Lesley Martin
  •  2 days’ worth of extra practical content offered by teaching team and farm staff, including site visits of Vale da Lama & local projects
  • Vegetarian, ethically sourced food from our own production and local sources: 3 meals daily, plus snacks and tea/coffee during breaks
  • Access to our venue’s facilities, including the prepared & shaded camping areas, hot showers, indoor bathrooms and dining hall, as well as WiFi, charging stations, course library, tools and didactic materials

May 15-29, 2020
October 9-20, 2020

9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00-18:00
Evening Sessions – (Some Optional) 20:00-21:30

Campo do Vale
Quinta do Vale da Lama
Odiaxere, Lagos


500 € Full Tuition
(food and accommodation included)

400€ Non-resident Tuition
(no accommodation, lunches only)

A limited number of need-based scholarships for Portuguese residents are available.
Tel: (+351) 965 738 576
Office: (+351) 282 697 862

REGISTRATIONS – Opens on February 1st.

This course covers the core curriculum of Permaculture design, offering you the tools to create ecological, social and economic systems that effectively provide for your needs while regenerating the landscapes around you for the benefit of future generations.

In addition, the course is designed to give you the social and leadership competencies to successfully face the challenges of creating a Permaculture project. We will draw on Projecto New Discoveries 25 years of experience in social regeneration and training of leaders and facilitators, as well as the know-how of skilled guest instructors, to give you effective tools for communication, teambuilding, collaborative decision-making, conflict resolution, and personal growth.

Our teaching team consistently receives praise from students for being knowledgeable, caring, and using a diversity of teaching methods. We strive to balance theoretical learning with abundant practical sessions, some located in parts of the farm where examples of what’s being taught are being applied. Our goal is to offer full learning cycles, allowing students to experience and fully integrate the curriculum.

Please check this page February 1st for more information & to register for the course, or sign up for our Newsletter to get more information in your inbox.