Social Permaculture

Social Permaculture Articles by the Gaiacraft Team

The group at Gaiacraft, an amazing collective of younger, very experienced and motivated Permaculture educators and creatives have spent many. many hours over the last 18 months documenting, filming, writing, editing and distributing some video interviews and crafted magazine articles that grew out of their participation in several courses in the UK in 2015. Robin’s ‘Dynamic Groups’ course and the Social Permaculture course she facilitated with Starhawk, Robina, Looby and Peter were a big part of this. They have been focusing on several Women Pioneers of Social Permaculture and supporting them and the work of Social Permaculture to have more …

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Spanish ‘Dynamic Groups’ Course on the Island of Mallorca

The PermacMed organisation in Spain has invited Robin to offer her full 6 day ‘Dynamic Groups’ Creative Teachers and Facilitators course there in late May. Dates are 28th May to 2nd June. Robin ran a one day introduction to ‘Dynamic Groups’ in August 2015 and everyone there loved it and wanted her to come back and offer the full program. This promises to be a rich and action packed experience offering many diverse and dynamic skills, processes and relevant information. Here’s the link to the PermaMed website page with all the info

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Travelling with a Creative Facilitators Resource Toolbox

A creative teachers and facilitators toolbox obviously gets shrunk to a minimum when flying, catching a bus or train, car pooling or cycling to a venue for work. Robin regularly flies around Australia or overseas to offer her Dynamic Groups course and can’t take her usual van load of resources, library books and instruments that she supplies for her course when she’s offering them within driving distance of her home. So what are the essential things she would pack with a 30kg luggage limit which also needs to include clothes and personal items? 1 x 24 pack of coloured felt …

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UK Dynamic Groups Course at The Sustainability Centre

Robin will visit England for the third time in May and be back at the Sustainability Centre near Petersfield in Hampshire. She visited there in August 2015 offering her ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ course with Looby Macnamara as the organiser and special guest facilitator. A week later she joined Starhawk, Looby, Robina McCurdy and Peter Cow to offer a five day Social Permaculture workshop. It was a fabulous trip and wonderful experience as part of the pre IPC (International Permaculture Convergence) Course schedule. She also taught an ‘Advanced Permaculture Creative Teachers Facilitation Course’ at Redfields Community with Skye back in …

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Awesome Quote from Declan in Germany

Robin’s and her upcoming course in Germany, hosted by Declan Kennedy, Heidi Winkler and the Education Team at Lebensgarten Steyerberg Ecovillage has received this honouring quote from Declan. “We are really fortunate to be able to host Robin Clayfield’s ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Course for the first time in Germany. She is co-author of ‘Teaching Permaculture Creatively,’ which was hugely influential on the pathway for permaculture teachers in the UK and globally. This course promises to be full to the brim of creativity and empowerment. We look forward to seeing you on the course.” Declan Kennedy – Lebensgarten Steyerberg Ecovillage, Germany …

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Bruns Ecovillage ‘Village Development Program’ is Dynamic

by Erin Young The Brus Ecovillage ‘Village Development Program’ (VDP) guides 120 people through Ecovillage design education for five weekends over 12 months.  As part of the facilitation team currently bringing this potent curriculum to an enthusiastic group of future Ecovillage residents, it has not only felt natural but also very necessary to utilise ‘Dynamic Groups’ processes to support the content to be fully conveyed and received. Small group work is an effective way to navigate a group of this size to support the intention for robust individual and group engagement.  Grouping processes have been essential, energising, and connective.  The …

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