Permaculture is such a hugely broad and challenging subject to teach. But it doesn’t have to be hard work. We can make permaculture education fun and interactive!
How many of us have ever felt challenged by attempting to sum up permaculture into a 30 second “elevator speech”? What about a thirty minute talk? One hour? It seems like the longer you have to talk about permaculture the easier it gets. Perhaps that is because permaculture covers such a wide verity of disciplines and subjects that the elevator speech just can’t do it justice. But, try keeping that up for a full 72 hour PDC and, it doesn’t matter how many subjects you are able to cover, how knowledgeable you are, or how much depth you are able to go into on any particular topic, if all you do is talk… you’ll have lost the audience, and with it the opportunity to inspire, before you’ve even begun to get to the good bits.
Teaching permaculture should never be a chore for either the student or the teacher. And believe me if you have never tried, talking for 6 – 8 hours a day about anything is just plain hard work. I recommend taking a break from all that hard work and exercise a little permaculture design on your permaculture design course.
Do you have what it takes to be a Permaculture Superhero?! The Permaculture Design Course is your chance to find out. Take on the PDC experience and discover if you have what it takes to be a regenerative eco-hero!
Our Permaculture Design Courses are a mind expanding and paradigm shifting experience full of fun and interactive learning. Participants have the opportunity to co-create designs for urban and suburban environments and learn about ecological restoration and community cultivation strategies applicable to life anywhere on the planet.
Stay tuned for courses being listed in your area. Contact me if you are interested in learning how you can host a course or workshop!
Facilitating this Permaculture Design Course has easily been one of the most inspiring and life changing experiences I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of! The involvement and participation of not only the students in the course but also the broader community in this course was key to it’s success. I believe in giving credit where credit is due… I could not have accomplished a fraction of this on my own. For that reason, I wanted to take this opportunity to send out a deep thank you to the people and organizations that helped me to make this dream a reality.
A deep thank you to all the Permaculture Supporters in Austin and beyond:
Over halfway through an inspirational two week Permaculture Design Course at Creation Flame and the energy is only mounting. The first week had us confronting challenging questions about our personal ethics and values, exploring solution based principles and conscientious design … Continue reading →
As you might expect, I’m very excited to announce an upcoming visit home this August! I’m even more excited to announce this August PDC, an event that has been years in the making! Finally, with the help of so many amazing friends and family, this August, I will be facilitating an entire Permaculture Design Certificate course for the first time ever in Austin, Texas.
In a rural village at the Southwest corner of the Isaan Plateau, just over an hour drive south of Thailand’s second largest city, Korat, a band of tenacious permaculturalists have just arrived at the site of their new home. Over the course of the next year, infrastructure will be erected, community and teaching spaces will be established and a traditional corn and rice farm will undergo a dramatic metamorphosis. The work here has already begun… and I’d like to take you along for the ride!
We arrived on site on a warm mid-January afternoon full of excitement and anticipation. What wonders awaited us on this amazing new permaculture adventure?
These last few weeks of traveling and adventure have been something of a dream. In three weeks time, I’ve transitioned from living in a tent, waking each morning at dawn and milking cows to, jogging in the city, meditating on the beach while the sun set across the pristine Indian Ocean, Sleeping in three airport terminals in two separate countries, to finally find myself in this fascinatingly beautiful city of Mueang Phuket, Thailand. I have one week to absorb and immerse myself in the culture here before making the trek north to meet up with team Panya CQ. After a very brief sojourn in Bangkok the crew and I will make our way north again to Korat and the 50 acres I will call home for the next year. Continue reading →