We are blessed with a particularly inspiring group of participants for this first PDC, and the village of Saidoun was bustling with new positive energy as they made their way across its small roads all day.
This first day set the foundation for a lively and productive atmosphere with the help of our lovely instructors Klaudia Van Gool and Betty Khoury.
For today, the main task was getting into the permaculture mindset. Number one on the list was getting ready to expand our perception and our understanding of the interconnectedness between different elements in nature. The afternoon was largely devoted to a practical observation of a forest plot and becoming attuned to the natural flow of energy around us.
The initial impression today was one of excitement at being part of something new and somewhat overwhelming. Most participants have a fairly good idea about permaculture and some are even experts in related fields like agricultural engineering and environmental consultancy, but there's no telling what the road ahead has in store.