Permaculture

A design system based on the common sense principles of nature and often used to design gardens, landscapes, buildings and even social systems.

Social Permaculture Weekend 10th and 11th September

Social Permaculture Course at Crystal Waters EcoVillage

Robin’s excited to let you know about the Social Permaculture Weekend coming up at Crystal Waters Eco-Village on 10th and 11th September. Occasionally she offers a one day version when invited by interested groups. Last year she was part of the facilitation team for a five day Social Permaculture course in England with Starhawk, Robina McCurdy, Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow. 45 participants received the benefits of these experienced and passionate Permaculture educators. Robina McCurdy is visiting Australia for a couple of months so Robin’s grabbed the opportunity and invited her to collaborate and offer this one off weekend experience …

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Social Permaculture Expanding Across the Globe

Social permaculture, Robin Clayfield, Starhawk

Being part of the five person facilitation team for the Social Permaculture course in the UK was a major highlight of Robin’s whole year. Months of planning and Skype meetings across five countries saw the group find their flow and direction together and create the bones of the program. The Sustainability Centre in Hampshire was the perfect Permaculture venue and many people camped and enjoyed the surrounding woods. Here’s a few definitions of Social Permaculture by some of the facilitators. Starhawk “Preparing people to step into positions of power and leadership “Social Permaculture is creating new sets of principles and …

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Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively has a Brand New Cover

Teaching Permaculture Creatively

Thanks to the awesome graphic design skills and willingness of Robin’s partner Rob Clark ‘The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ now has a brand new colour cover. Very fitting seeing as the iconic 320 page text, written by Skye and Robin in the early 90s and published by their business Earthcare Education in 1995, is turning 21 this year. Yeah! Many hundreds of people have purchased the Manual and it’s enjoyed in over 65 countries. In recent times it’s become available as a PDF through a DropBox Folder system. It was originally designed as a solid ring binder so it could …

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Jam Packed Victorian Tour

Robin recently completed a massive five week teaching and facilitation journey in Victoria, timed around an invitation to present at ‘Rainbow Serpent Festival’ and also enabling her to present at ‘Sustainable Living Festival’ and display her relevant books and resources there while helping out in the Edible Garden Area. ‘Rainbow Serpent Festival’ was a fantastic and wildly different event which mostly catered to young people out to dance and party hard. The more recently introduced ‘Lifestyle Village’ area opens the festival to a wider more conscious audience which is where Robin was invited in to be part of. It’s replete …

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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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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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