2018 Courses

Permaculture Design Course July
Natural Building Course
Permaculture Design Course August

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About the project

Small scale intensive
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We are Driven by a Vision

As a nursery for permanent human culture that can flourish in harmony with nature, we bring together the practical aspects of Permaculture Design education with the development of healthy social relations and individual well-being, nourished by good food, music, art, celebration and Love for Life!

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Students testemonails

The time at Terra Alta was incredibly valuable to me. Being a bit insecure in the beginning I opened up to the people and found that they were all wonderful, without exceptions. It felt very good to meet so many people who are open-minded and who deeply care about the earth. The teachings were great, easy to follow and accessible, regardless of the present level of knowledge you have.
Jan-Hendrik Pfleging
When I signed up for the PDC at Terra Alta I was hoping to get an elaborate overview of permaculture. What I experienced during the 2 weeks at Terra Alta, however, was a group process that successfully integrated permaculture, people care, music, and the joy of being into an unforgettable journey that I recommend everyone to embark on!
Valentin Kunze
I am so grateful to have taken my PDC at Terra Alta. The people and the land couldn’t have been more welcoming and gracious. The ethics of permaculture shine at Terra Alta. Doug and Pedro form a ‘synergistic relationship’ to say the least, and create an atmosphere of alignment and honesty to share with students. Pura Vida !
Lyndi Marie Proudfoot
Terra alta is a great place to reconnect with your own energy and the energy which is constantly all around us. The land and it’s inhabitants welcomes this to a degree I had not discovered elsewhere prior to my stay. The connections I made while here are deeper then with people I have know most of my life. It reassured me hat I am not alone
Jacob Hicks
Terra Alta is a well hidden land in hearing distance to the atlantic ocean.
Between semi wild oak trees, bamboo and fruit trees you will find a calm
spot that provides space for observing nature and humans.
Always when I got back I was welcomed with the arms wide open
free to integrate myself into the ongoing rhythms of teaching, learning and sharing.
Diana Diekjürgen
Besides the excellent food and the wonderful location, I really appreciated the whole organisation of the PDC with its respected punctuality. I enjoyed the professionalism in teaching of Doug Crouch and Pedro Valdjiu in this relaxed setting, but make sure you change these straw bale seats for real chairs :)) !!
Martijn VAN LITH

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“The more I travel around the world the more I see a huge lack of proper design, design that serves humanity not robot people, designs that are done using pattern understanding and observation, serving life and its abundances.”

-Pedro Valdjiu – Terra Alta Founder

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