Robin Clayfield

Robin Clayfield is an international teacher, facilitator and author who is passionate about healthy groups, organisations and communities, their structures and governance and most importantly, their facilitation and group dynamics. She presents and consults all around the world to support global health, well-being and whole systems change through using Permaculture, Social Permaculture and ‘Dynamic Groups’ methodology. Robin is a Permaculture Pioneer and Elder who has lived at Crystal Waters Permaculture Eco-Village in SE Queensland, Australia since 1988. Her books and resources include ‘You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too’, ‘The New Permaculture Principles Card Game’, ‘The Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Resource Kit’ and the ‘Creative Process Wild Cards’. She is also the co-auther (with Skye in 1995) of ‘The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ plus several resources and card games for teachers and facilitators.

The Sacred Union Labyrinth at Woodford Folk Festival, Qld

Woodford Folk festival attracts 120,000 visitors over a six day period from 27th December to 1st January each year. For three years running Robin has coordinated and enjoyed immensely participating in creating ‘The Sacred Union Labyrinth’ as an art instillation and community ceremony space. It takes weeks of gathering materials, a full week to construct and one and a half days to return to nature at the end. Much maintenance is required to keep the space fresh and beautiful throughout the festival for literally thousands of people to walk. Four sacred ceremonies are held, where participants walk the Labyrinth to …

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Successful Trip to England, Wales and Spain

Robin spent a full 5 weeks in August and September 2015 on an amazingly full and fruitful adventure to UK and Spain, presenting courses in three countries, attending the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, offering workshops there and also on the core facilitation team for an exciting global Permaculture initiative called Permaculture’s Next Big Step. She came home exhausted yet deeply satisfied at the response to her work and managed to cover the costs of her trip and sell lots of books, manuals and training resources that went home to dozens of different countries. One outcome is invitations to offer …

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Seeding Social Permaculture

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“Social Permaculture supports People Care and healthy Group Culture”  – Robin Clayfield Softening the Edges Social Permaculture and Beyond There was a special charge in the air and woodland gardens at the Sustainability Centre in the British Countryside. It was here, under the full moon, that a colourful mosaic of people from all ages, languages, cultures and countries was woven together, representing the fabric of the World Community. We met in a circle, bright eyed and open to a creative journey ahead. What followed could not have been known by anyone, not even the facilitators. The Social Permaculture Course emerged …

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‘Permaculture Principles Card Game’ Feedback

The amazing Delvin Solkinson from Canada just sent this photo and feedback about using Robin Clayfield’s new ‘Permaculture Principles Card Game’ with his groups.  “I so love the amazing new permaculture principles game from the visionary amazitude of Robin Clayfield. Its a key booster for bringing creativity, fun and intelligence to learning” Delvin Solkinson   http://gaiacraft.com/

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Heart Permaculture

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Permaculture is part of a world wide transformation of human consciousness emerging through the growing awareness of the ecological crisis, its causes and solutions. By applying ecological principles to education, Robin Clayfield has revitalized permaculture learning and teaching. Her creative design methods, transformative mentoring and eldering, as well as learning tools and books have uplifted and empowered thousands around the world. This is the second in a short series of permaculture life stories told by a series of Permaculture Pioneers at a historic Social Permaculture course at the Sustainability Centre in the UK. “We all grow each other up” – …

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Brand New ‘Permaculture Principles Card Game’ Launched

Robin Clayfield’s ‘NEW Permaculture Principles Card Game’ is now complete, finished, edited, proofed, dressed up with amazing art and design, printed, collated and now available. It was launched internationally at IPC UK (International Permaculture Convergence) in September. FaceBook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/469474966546675/ The set is a card-matching game for teaching and learning the latest Permaculture Principles and Ethics and comprises 80 A6 full colour cards and a fold-out booklet.  It incorporates David Holmgren’s updated principles with the original principles and icons by Richard Telford and David Holmgren. It includes photographs, mind maps, key principles, explanations, solution map and instruction booklet. It’s an …

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