Alhumdulillah, we have successfully completed our second Permaculture Design Certificate course in Malaysia. The Murujan team is growing in Malaysia and we hope to extend our presence in the local context further inshaAllah.
The concept of edge is very important in Permaculture. It describes the interface between any two or more distinct media or systems. It is where the most interaction and productivity occurs.
One of the goals in Murujan is to spread the idea of Permaculture to Muslims all over the world. In this role we hope to act as an edge or interface on a social and conceptual level. We are therefore happy to announce the upcoming Introduction to Permaculture course in Bangladesh.
Dates: 15th-16th March
Course Fee: 5000 Taka (Early Bird Price of 4000 Taka if payment made before March 10)
Student Fee: 2500 Taka
To Register: Please contact Ibraheem Naqeeb by
(+88) 018 495 723 31
(Find more details about the course at the bottom of the post)
One of the most important ideas to establish in Bangladesh is to maximize the natural and passive collection and usage of water. The coastline of Bangladesh has an amazing amount of edge. While the amount of water in Bangladesh is often viewed as a problem because of flooding, if it can be controlled and stored properly it can be very useful. If we design for extremes we can develop systems that are resilient enough to withstand many extreme climate events.
The faster water moves through a system the more destructive it tends to be and the slower water moves through a system the more useful it tends to be. Water is necessary for food production and among the most productive systems are aquaculture systems. Malnutrition and hunger are also notorious problems for the densely populated nation state. If the people of Bangladesh can learn ways to improve their ability to naturally and easily implement aquaculture systems by suing all that water, a problem becomes a solution.
It is not so simple as simply increasing the amount of fish raised. Design is an iterative process. It involves a truly holistic look at all the elements including social and economic aspects. Permaculture Design differs from other approaches as it emulates natural systems. Immense amounts of creative and observational energy will be required to develop small scale but easily replicable solutions that can be spread virally. That energy will come from the people themselves if they are viewing the world through the eyes of a Permaculture Designer.
Ibraheem Naqeeb was a participant in the first Permaculture Design Certificate course organized by Murujan Permaculture Design. He went on to the ten week internship program at Zaytuna Farm in Australia. He also spent time volunteering with David Holmgren.
He is now in Bangladesh striving to raise awareness of Permaculture. One of the first steps he has taken is to organize and teach a two day introduction to Permaculture Design course:
Dates: 15th-16th March
To Register: Please contact Ibraheem Naqeeb:
(+88) 018 495 723 31
Course Fee: 5000 Taka (Early Bird Price of 4000 Taka if payment made before March 10). Student Fee 2500 Taka
Scholarships may be available. Scholarships will be considered on an individual basis. Please indicate your interest when you register.
What will this course cover?
This non-certificate course introduces the concept of Permaculture Design and enumerates examples of application of Permaculture Design in various contexts. The course will also cover a number of best practices and techniques now held in the body of knowledge developed by Permaculturalists over the years. This course is a pathway to an intensive two week, internationally recognized, accredited Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Course Schedule (May be subject to minor adjustments.)
9.00 – 10.30am Session 1
10.30 – 10.55 am Morning Break
10.55 – 12.25 pm Session 2
12.25 – 2.30 pm Prayer, Lunch & Rest (Lunch will be provided on site)
2.30 – 3.50 pm Session 3
3.50 – 4.05 pm Break
4.10 – 5.30 pm Session 4
Lunch will be provided. There will also be tea during breaks.
Our goal is to create a safe learning space for all that takes into consideration the cultural sensitivities of Muslims and Bangladeshis. We request an open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication and a willingness to ask questions whenever necessary. The course is open to anyone and everyone regardless of religion, race or gender.