Rio Verde valley from the mountain we were.
Sunset at the day of our arrival.
Road that cut the fragile landscape causing
a serious erosive process.
This is the Cerrado ecosystem.
More than 40 people camped for the course.
First sunrise on the mountain.
Neide, Sandra e Aída. Super support people and cooks.
Breakfast on Monday morning.
Julio from SALVEASERRA siting with green cup.
Beginning of PDC Course.
Lecture with architect Gugu Costa.
We were more than 42 students.
Marcos Ninguém, Permaculture Design Course teacher.
In the forefront Katya and Lucas from SALVEASERRA.
The two first days were occupied with
lectures on Permaculture.
The study and knowledge of different tools.
Julio demonstrating the function of the square.
Lunch time, always expected.
Gathering energies to start the day.
Construction of a Geodesic dome.
Preparing and drying the bamboo.
Preparing the junctions.
Students, Max from Ecoetrix e Gugu.
Mounting the Geodesic dome.
And the work goes on.
Night is coming.
The celebration of the completion of the dome.
The next morning.
Another PDC day.
Working in the vegetable garden.
Preparation and cleaning of beds.
Going to the city for Bioconstruction practice.
Construction of bus stop.
Gugu Costa explaining the project.
The cement mass.
Wall of mud.
Celebration of the end of day's work.
And PDC continues.
At the top of the mountain to observe the landscape.
We could talk about how to read the landscape.
On the top, high altitude fields.
Verde river Valley.
Still a dense forest at the foot of the mountain.
Traditional farms of the region.
Lots of land and very small production.
The Agroforestry option is unknown
All land over-exploited and poorly exploited.
No respect for the forests.
Parquescola Ecoetrix. School-park Ecoetrix.
Mr. Pedro, former tractor operator, explaining
how he deforested thousands of hectares
"cleaning the bush" for farmers and ranchers.
Julio the mason, doing emergency repairs in the bathroom.
Construction of a filter for greywater.
Lucas, Júlio, Sebastião and Marcos.
Presentation of work groups.
Chilean bio constructor expert that came for a lecture.
End of Permaculture Design Course - PDC.
Time to go.