Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

This post started with a conversation I had with Rich Bowden from Permaculture Plus. We had just finished a Zoom interview for his upcoming online conference. We were both talking about Lis Bastian's amazing work with the Blue Mountains Pluriversity and Rich commented that he'd like to replicate it. I said something like this: I … Continue reading Why it’s hard to replicate social permaculture enterprises

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Group work in the PDC

It's traditional in most PDC's for learners to be asked to complete a design project as a group. There are good reasons for this. As designers we will always be working with other people. While the opportunity to work collaboratively with other designers or professionals is limited, we will usually be co-creating with clients. Our … Continue reading Group work in the PDC

Wait…Are there three ethics? Or four? Or five?

Lately I’ve been thinking about the ethics of permaculture. I became aware that there are now whole branches of permaculture using ‘future care’ as a third ethic, and revisiting David Holmgren’s Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability reminded me of his very specific definition of ‘fair share’ and how that definition seems to have been softened … Continue reading Wait…Are there three ethics? Or four? Or five?