EDE El Manzano

Programme Description

This course offers a universal tool for creating a resilient future through the application of Regenerative Design in sustainable human settlements. We explore the multi-dimensional and design features in the context of the challenge of sustainable development and the implementation of holistic design principles to real world problems. The EDE El Manzano is a 26 day program including rest days.

The programme starts with the Ecological dimension which will also be a 14 day certified Permaculture Design Course, following by the Economic dimension and finishing with the Social dimension. The worldview dimension will be spread and interweaved within the other three dimensions.

EDE El Manzano

Programme Details

El Manzano

Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

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Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.