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Soul to Soil: Permaculture Course for Inner Ecology & Personal Development

Soul to Soil: Permaculture Course for Inner Ecology & Personal Development2022-04-20T18:07:38+00:00

Soul to Soil

Permaculture Design Certificate Course
for Personal Development

Soul to Soil Permaculture Design Course for Social Ecology and Personal Development includes a full 72+ hour Permaculture Design Certification course and an integrated 70+ hours in Yoga, Herbal Studies, Earth Based Spirituality and Personal Development.

Learning from the land, students will be immersed in ecological living and transformative education at the Pachawa Retreat Center alongside seasoned permaculture professionals and mentors Sarah Wu and Eduardo Terzidis. Each day we will move through the Permaculture Curriculum, exploring the foundations of permaculture philosophy, earth sciences, strategies for settlement design, and appropriate techniques for establishing perennial food systems in home gardens. Taking it a few steps deeper, Sarah will bring students into the magical world of herbal medicine, diving deep into the practice of preparing and working with medicinal plants on the home and family level for health, wellbeing and seasonal ritual. Guided by Eduardo, daily practice of yoga, inner ecology and meditation will support by seeding a lifelong journey into holistic wellness and permaculture lifestyle.

Topics Covered:

Adaptogenic Plants and Mushrooms for Personal Resilience
Anatomy & Physiology
Climates and Landscapes
Clinical Work
Community Organizing
Decolonization & Cultural Appreciation
Deep Ecology
Design for Disaster
Design Process & Methods
Diet and Conscious Omnivory
Digestion and the Human Microbiome
Earth Sciences
Ethics & Principles of Permaculture
Fermented Foods
Food & Herb Growing
Gaia Theory & Eco-Psycology
Garden Design
Herbalism as Activism
Home and Community Herbalist
Humanure and Waste Systems
Integrated Pest Management
Intro & History of Permaculture
Intro to Herbalism
Intro to Social Permaculture
Lunar Rhythms
Materia Medica
Medicine Making
Observation and Map reading
Patterns in Nature
Perennial Polycultures & Regenerative Agriculture
Plant Care & Propagation Techniques
Plants and Mushrooms for Reproductive Health
Plant Identification
Reading the Landscape & Site analysis
Resources & Scale of Permanence
Small Animal Care
Soil Science and Compost
Trees and Food Forest Ecology
Urban Permaculture
Water Systems & Hydrological Cycle
Wild Crafting Ethics
Zones & Sectors

Hands-On Practicals:

Compost Making
Cultured Foods
Garden Project
Medicine Making
Sacred Space Making
Seed Planting

Meditations, Movement, Rituals and Other Activities:

Deep Ecology Guided Visualization
New and Full Moon Rituals
Plant Prom
Plant Spirit Medicine Meditations
Sharing Circles
Song Circles

Field Trips:

Mushroom Cultivation of local Tzununa woman Tomasa
Quix’aya Indigenous Permaculture Community
Midwives of San Juan
Natural Dying and Textiles Womens Cooperative in San Juan
Natural Bee Keepers of San Juan
Frequent classes and visits to the Casa Curativa

Lead Facilitators

Laura ‘Lala’ Palmieri…

Walking in the shoes of the biologist, botanical explorer, herbalist, gardener, permaculturist, teacher and biotechnologist, with a life-long work with plants and mushrooms.

She was raised in an oasis in Guatemala City, cultivating orchids, building green walls and greening the city. She migrated to Costa Rica for the last 6 years, and currently stationed in the mountains near Chirripo, the lands of the eternal waters.
She’s spent her years in dialogue with Nature, and has fueled her passion to integrate scientific knowledge and connection with all beings to help humanity.

She created Weaving Remedies, integrating herbs with medicinal mushrooms to strengthen the immune system, nourish the nervous system’s response to stress and balance our constitutional problems. This approach to health integrates the knowledge of many ancient teachers and traditions, as well as spirituality with Nature, science and alchemy through the transformation of the elements.
Her passion about community life led her to be part of Punta Mona and Fungi Academy for several years. Teaching and facilitating herbal clinics and programs in permaculture, herbalism, botany, fermentation, as well as medicinal mushrooms and cultivation, with a regenerative approach to the Earth and techniques that are accessible to most. She’s played a big role in the creation of the Envision and Cosmic Converge Herbal First Aid Clinics, relief Clinics in Guatemala for the volcano eruption and is constantly crafting remedies offered in Guatemala and Costa Rica, supporting many beings in their paths.

She’s in service to our natural allies to help us to listen to our bodies and join this collective mission to tend our planet. She wants to share her passion and love for Nature so together we can walk each other home.

Sarah Wu

Sarah is a passionate educational curator, facilitator and mentor dedicated to adult learners of all backgrounds. Sarah Wu has 22 years studying and practicing the science, art and craft of Planetary Eclectic Herbal Medicine. Her foundation in the Western Wise Woman Traditions, influenced by TCM energetics, and she actively practices clinical herbalism in the Neo-Tropics for 13 years. With 28 and counting, 75+hour Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) in her portfolio, she wrote and developed the unique 200-hour Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path, merging two broad interdisciplinary studies into a whole systems perspective on human health in relation to the natural world. Leading other expansive Permaculture 100-hour courses that focus on human, cultural and community development, specifically Soul to Soil: PDC for Personal Development & PDC for Social Impact: Herbalism & Activism. She teaches all aspects of herbal medicine from Materia Medica, ethnobotany, medicine making, formulation and anatomy/physiology. She teaches archetypal symbolism and storytelling for personal reflection via Tarot.

A producer at heart, Sarah loves curating courses, workshops and events tailored to community, deep ecology, regenerative design and holistic health that highlight diverse and dynamic facilitators. The friendly Village Witch, co-founder/producer of Envision Festival, Costa Rica. She founded the Envision Herbal First Aid Clinic Training that merges conventional allopathic and natural alternative first aid. Founder/producer of Medicines from the Edge: A Tropical Herbal Convergence (2014-2017), dedicated to bridging the eclectic healing traditions of Latin America. Sarah is a regular faculty member at the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies and a faculty member of the Permaculture Women’s Guild. She has studied with numerous leaders in the Western Herbalism renaissance, such as David Winston, Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, and 7Song and has worked in relief efforts in Guatemala and at Natural Doctor’s International on the island of Omatepe, Nicaragua.

Sarah lives off-the-grid half the year at her 2500 square meter homestead in the low mountains of Costa Rica, and the other half of the year in the near coastal mountains of the Marche region of Italy.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! €1250 ($1525)

Place a deposit by June 21 and SAVE €350 ($425) OFF YOUR TUITION

Full price per student: €1600 ($1950)

Tuition for the 21-day Soul to Soil Permaculture Design Course Includes:

– 72+ hour Permaculture Design Certification course + certificate upon completion
– 25+ hours in Herbal Studies
– 25+ hours in Personal Development and Earth Spirituality
– Course content and materials, all lectures, forums, and activities
– Student manual
– Cacao party
– 21 days of three vegetarian meals per day plus coffee, tea and snacks.
– Includes all course content, materials, and activities
– Three vegetarian meals per day
– Lodging in Tents
– Students have the option to upgrade their housing to a room in an apartment or a built out truck.

Available for an additional price: Arrival and departure transportation, laundry service.

We ask for a €300 ($365) NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to be sent to hold your space.
Final payments are made in cash upon arrival.
In the case of closure or any COVID related delays, all deposits will be held and available as a credit for one year to go toward another course with Eduardo and Sarah. In the case rescheduling is not possible, 50% of the deposit in addition to all bank and transfer fees will be retained and the balance returned.

Want to Register?!

email us: eduardoterzidis@gmail.com