Tag Archives: Robina McCurdy

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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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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WA Permaculture Convergence and Teachers Course

Western Australia was alive with it’s amazingly colourful and diverse wild flowers when Robin was there visiting for three weeks in October to attend the APC 13 (Australasian Permaculture Convergence) and present a five day Advanced Permaculture Teachers course. Robin was invited by Ross Mars, the convener of APC 13 and post APC courses, and was hosted very well by Ross, Charles Otway and other PermaWest members. The convergence was held in the Swan Valley and the weather was atrocious. Flying from warm spring days in Queensland to really cold blistery days for the whole 1st week in WA, the …

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WA Teachers Course as part of APC and Workshops at Margaret River

Australasian permaculture

Ross Mars, Convener of the Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC) in WA in October has invited Robin to be the principle trainer of a five day Advanced Permaculture Teachers Course to be held from 10th to 14th October. Annaliese Hordern and Charles Otway will join Robin to present the course and Ross and others will have a Special Guest spot.  More information, bios about the presenters and bookings can be seen by clicking here on the APC13 Website. A quick transition will see Robin arrive at Fairharvest in Margaret River, hosted by Jodie Lane and team. She’ll be offering a one day …

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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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