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Soul to Soil
Permaculture Course

Permaculture Course for Inner Ecology & Personal Development

With Sarah Wu and Eduardo Terzidis

3rd - 17th November 2024

Quinta Alma, Aljezur, Portugal

Permaculture, Herbal Studies, Personal Development, Yoga & Movement, Hands on

Possibility to receive 75+ hour Permaculture Design Course Certificate after the course


Course Overview

Soul to Soil Permaculture Design Course for Social Ecology and Personal Development includes a course that integrates integrated Permaculture, Yoga, Herbal Studies, Earth Based Spirituality and Personal Development.

Learning from the land, students will be immersed in ecological living and transformative education at Quinta Alma alongside seasoned permaculture professionals and mentors Sarah Wu and Eduardo Terzidis. Each day we will explore 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, the practice of yoga, inner ecology and meditation will support by seeding a lifelong journey into holistic wellness and permaculture lifestyle.

For a full list of class topics, scroll to the end of the page!

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Place a deposit by June 21st 2024 and SAVE €400 OFF YOUR TUITION

Full price per student: €2495 

Tuition for the 21-day Soul to Soil Permaculture Design Course Includes:
– Course content and materials, all lectures, forums, and activities
– Student manual
– Cacao party
– 14 days of three vegetarian meals per day plus coffee, tea and snacks.
– Includes all course content, materials, and activities
– Lodging in shared glamping
– Possibility to get a Permaculture Design Certificate for an additional 200 euros.

Available for an additional price: Private room, arrival and departure transportation, laundry service.

We ask for a €300 ($365) NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE deposit to be sent to hold your space.
A second deposit will be due two months before the course. Final payments are made in cash upon arrival.

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Daily schedule


6.00–7.00: Occasional morning Yoga, Plant Meditation or Ritual

7.00–8.30: Breakfast
8.30-12.30: Class Time
12.30-14.30: Lunch
14.30-17.30: Class Time
18.00-19.00: Dinner
19.30–21.30: Occasional Evening Session or Activity

There are two full days off

We begin each morning with guided meditations, yoga or botanising. After a nutritious breakfast, we flow into the morning class session. Starting with and open forum of discussion of relevant topics, dreams, sharing and announcements. Classes are lecture and dialog format, with active white board drawing and demos, outdoor hands on activities as well as demos.

With a two hour break for lunch for siesta and integration, dinner is followed by evenings of music, fire, rest and meditation.


The Venue

Quinta Alma is a growing organic farm with an ecological and human regenerative laboratory. Here we reeducate ourselves to live a regenerative and meaningful life, in harmony with Nature. The founders believe that the inner and outer beauty of nature inspires the human soul and tenders the human heart. That is why they called this place Quinta Alma, a home where your soul can expand and feel inspired.

Click here to see more about Quinta Alma


Watch our interview from last Soul to Soil PDC!

The Facilitators


Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 20 years and a practicing permaculturist for near a decade. She facilitates learning with a planetary perspective on natural medicine, integrating large scale systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as diverse folk traditions and ethnobotany, with a foundation in Deep Ecology and modern Witchcraft. Sarah has participated in and taught 25+ Permaculture Design Courses, annually curates six simultaneous stages of educational and spiritual content for Envision Festival as well as the Village Witches experience, and has developed a 150- hour unique curriculum: Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path. Founder of the Envision Festival Herbal Clinic training program and has organized and worked herbal clinic relief. Sarah is a passionate biophiliac, educator and mentor.


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Hands-On Practicals:

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

Meditations, Movement, Rituals and Other Activities:

Rituals for Reconnection to Life and to Purpose
Deep Ecology Guided Visualisation
Embodiment Practise: Express and Embody the Interconnection of All Things
Facing Fear: Mind vs Heart in the Path of Reconnection to Your Purpose
Guided Visualisation: The Creation of the Universe from the Bigbang to Your Body
Inner Ecology: Our Body as a Reflection of the Universe
New and Full Moon Rituals
Plant Spirit Medicine Meditations
Sharing Circles
Understanding Personal and Environmental Grief: Depression as a Tool for Regeneration

Class Topics:

Adaptogenic Plants and Mushrooms for Personal Resilience
Climates and Landscapes
Design for Disaster
Design Process & Methods
Digestion and the Human Microbiome
Ethics & Principles of Permaculture
Gaia Theory & Eco-Psycology
Garden Design
Home and Community Herbalist
Humanure and Waste Systems
Integrated Pest Management
Intro & History of Permaculture
Intro to Herbalism
Intro to Social Permaculture
Lunar Rhythms
Non-Violent Communication with Self, Others and Nature
Observation and Map reading
Patterns in Nature
Perennial Polycultures & Regenerative Agriculture
Personal development: Finding One’s Life Mission in Service
Plant Care & Propagation Techniques
Plants and Mushrooms for Reproductive Health
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

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