Regenerative Agroforestry &

Ecological Restoration Design Course

Where & When?

What will you learn?

May 30th - June 6th 2021 

El Pinell de Brai, Spain

The principles of Regenerative Agroforestry & Ecological Restoration will be combined with

What will you do?

A week full of:

  • Connecting with nature, yourself
    & likeminded people

  • Breathwork, meditation & yoga

  • Active learning through hands-on activities

  • Eating amazing & nutritious food 

  • How to develop a design that meets your objectives, environment & community?

  • How to read the landscape,

  • Create overlay maps,

  • Evaluate tree cropping potential,

  • Build an implementation strategy,  

  • How to communicate your goals and vision to the local community,

  • How to adapt a design to your unique context so you can apply your knowledge effectively anywhere in the world. 

Looking to deeply reconnect with nature?

We are super proud and excited to introduce you to hosting our very first course at the farm. This is a very important part of our mission, to being a facilitator & learning-hub to provide tools & knowledge for your regenerative journey. We are also on our journey to learn everything we need to know about Regenerative Agroforestry to come up with a design for the farm, and want to share our path with you!

The Regenerative Agroforestry and Ecological Restoration Design Course is created for the serious land restorationist. In one week of intensive on-site case study, you’ll be guided through the most essential steps in creating a perennial crop based regenerative agricultural design. With the stunning context of the northeastern Spanish Mediter- ranean farmland we will work as a team to gather essential site information, create overlay maps, understand the local community and economy, evaluate tree cropping potential, build an implementation strategy, and do real work on the land.

Special emphasis in this course is put on learning to read the landscape, communicate your goals and vision to the local community, and adapt a design to your unique context so you can apply your knowledge effectively anywhere in the world

 

Though we’ll cover many intermediate and advanced topics you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to join the course. All of the information throughout the week is easily accessible to beginners and you’ll have close guidance along the way. 

Outdoor activities will take place, rain or shine, so come prepared for a full immersion experience.  The first course at The Green Rebel will take place with a small group (<10 students) of people to ensure the optimal learning experience and health safety.

 

Given by Oliver Goshey

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We have been inspired by Oliver Goshey since the beginning of our journey with 170+ of interviews with leaders and rebels to regenerate, and his driven personality to make the world a better place has really touched us. This makes it extra special for us to host this course for you!

Oliver is a designer, educator, and consultant for regenerative social and land based projects. After studying as a marine engineer and working mostly in blue collar trades such as commercial shipping, trail building, construction, and farming, across the world, Oliver has built a unique and wide perspective implementing projects and managing complex systems as a practitioner on the ground. 

Struggling to justify his participation in destructive and extractive industries, Oliver quickly shifted his focus to land stewardship and rebuilding community connections. Since then he’s applied his unique experiences from 15 years of travel to helping clients and organizations to design and build natural healthy homes, develop businesses for social equity, and restore healthy native landscapes.   

Oliver is also host of the 'Regenerative Skills' podcast, which is Oliver’s effort to create a larger and more engaged community around regenerative living by making the most cutting edge knowledge and techniques accessible to everyone.
 

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I am so grateful to be having the opportunity to work with Oliver. His course is really opening my eyes to the scope of work and information that we can consider when doing earth work. My brain works so well with nature that sometimes the technical side of growing gets me flustered; this course makes it manageable at every step. This should be a worldwide approach to getting to know land and how to properly steward it

Aja Embry, Georgia USA

Facilities

The course includes the possibility to camp on-site with your own tent / campervan, and is including all meals, snacks, water, tea & coffee. All meals provided are plantbased. Camping facilities are including basic & ecological facilities; a dry-compost toilet and a shower.

If you prefer to stay in an AirBnB, please have a look here. 
El Pinell de Brai & Miravet are about 10 mins drive from the site. From Barcelona it is a bit more than 2 hours drive, or 2,5 hours by train. 

Compensation

We are able to provide the week long course including activities, food and campsite facilities for a contribution of €550 per person. If you'd prefer to reduce the price by helping us with some work (building an outside shower, toilet or any other necessary facility) before the course, send us an email and we are happy to give a discounted rate. For a couple (of friends or romantic partners) we also provide a discount of €50 each.

 

If the course has to be cancelled you will be refunded or credited for another date, the choice is up to you. To confirm your registration, a 50% of the total amount needs to be paid. The full amount has to be paid 2 weeks before the course.

If you pay the full amount before 15th of April, the price is €500. If you need to cancel the course due to covid-19 related causes, you will be given a credit for another course.

Covid-19

measures & conditions

We are continually following government guidelines to assess how we can safely deliver our course. If the situation changes and the course has to be cancelled, we will refund or reschedule participants. 

 

During the course site is well sanitized, physical distance can always be maintained and as much time as possible will be spent outdoors.  Upon arrival, all participants will be asked to fill in a covid-19 screening form to assess safety and vulnerability, we reserve the right to ask someone not to attend if they are considered a risk to other participants.