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EDE Farsi, Iran

Programme Description

We welcome you to participate in the first EDE programme taking place by the Hyrcanian Forest in Northern Iran. The EDE programme is offered in week-long programmes taking place every three months, completing the four dimensions of sustainability plus the design studio in a year’s cycle.

The first week will take place from December 6 – 13, 2017, covering the Ecological Dimension. This week will be followed by the Social Design week, from 25 March – 1st April 2018. The Economic Design Week will take place between 5th and 12th June, and the Worldview Dimension, from 5 – 12 September..

We especially welcome Farsi speaking participants though the course will have the capacity to integrate both English and Farsi speaking participants. As much as possible we will demonstrate principles of sustainable design on site.

Programme Details


Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Change Agents

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.