Permaculture

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

Dynamic Groups and Creative Facilitation

Gaiacraft Video

Video : Dynamic Groups and Creative Facilitation with Robin Clayfield      With new understandings of learning and intelligence, the way we approach education and decision making processes is evolving. The realization that creativity and dynamic facilitation is more successful in supporting learners to cultivate an applied understanding implies a whole system redesign for education and governance. Robin Clayfield has dedicated her life to teaching and facilitating groups while pioneering applications for holistic and multi-sensory learning and interactive educational methods. She teaches courses, facilitates groups, offers books and cds, and has a variety of educational card games, resources and learning kits.  …

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Future Permaculture

Future-Permaculture

Future Permaculture At this tumultuous turning point in history, the future remains unwritten and overflowing with possibility. Permaculture is a pathway towards a holistic and healing future in which life on the planet is returned to balance. Robin Clayfield, one of the Grandmothers of Permaculture, has been surfing the edge of permaculture’s potential and helping forge a design pathway into an amazing future for our World and its people. She offers a variety of tools, games, books and courses for evolving the art and skill of creative facilitation.   Robin Clayfield dynamicgroups.com.au Film produced by Dana S Wilson gaiacraft.com envoy …

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Hinterland Times Article about Robin’s UK Trip

Robin’s trip to UK and Spain is a 2 page feature in the current Sunshine Coast monthly newspaper, The Hinterland Times.  Written by local author Dale Jacobson, the article tells a little of Robin’s life journey with Permaculture while sharing details of her exciting trip to England for the International Permaculture Conference, courses and workshops with side trips to Wales and Mallorca in Spain for smaller presentations. Read the article here.

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International Courses and Presentations in Aug. & Sept. in UK – Social Permaculture course & Dynamic Groups course

A big Overseas adventure is in the wind with Robin heading to the UK for IPC12, the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, in September. Robin’s been accepted to present at the big public conference in London with her topic ‘Designing our Global Education Systems using Permaculture Principles’. Here’s the blurb – Imagine a world where children grow up respecting and learning from nature, growing food and tending animals, meeting and co-creating in a natural and easy way together, having fun, loving learning and feeling good about themselves all through their journey to adulthood and beyond. Imagine adults meeting in circle, …

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Crystal Waters Permaculture Eco-Village – Annual Permaculture Design Course SE Q’ld Australia

New PDC Course October 18 – 30 For the second year running now Crystal Waters Community Co-op has organised a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) with Max Lindegger as the key Teacher. Robin’s been a guest presenter each time.  The sessions she presented in April addressed ‘Making an income as a Permaculture Practitioner, ‘Group work and Group Dynamics’ to prepare the group to work together in small groups for their property design activity and Prepping for the Design phase. This last topic saw Robin lead an exercise involving her ‘Patterns in Nature’ Card game where everyone got to design something inspired …

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APC12 Report – Having Fun and Facilitating at the Australasian Permaculture Convergence – 9th to 12th March, Penguin, Tasmania

What a surprise! The opening evening saw Robin and 13 others acknowledged and honoured as Elders of the Permaculture Community. It was explained that you had to be over 55, contributed substantially over many years to Permaculture and be present at the Convergence. Robin accepted the plaque with tears in her eyes and a joyous heart.  Robin was one of four key note presenters at the Australasian Permaculture Convergence in March. She presented directly after David Holmgren on the first day and led the 200 attendees in an interactive greeting, icebreaking, networking and theme building session entitled ‘Social design and …

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