SOCIAL PERMACULTURE can be viewed as the application of Permaculture principles and design methodology to the creation of a sustainable society. It is at the cutting edge of Permaculture and your tutors are pioneers and skilled leaders in this field.

Permaculture principles become especially valuable and inspiring when used to design our groups, learning environments and social systems. When groups work effectively and harmoniously together towards the aims and purpose of the group, our world and the environment benefits and so does each individual. Robin has pioneered Social Permaculture around the world and with Erin brings her passion for creating deep change through effective, dynamic group work and co-operation between groups. The two will make a dynamic duo with this being their first offering of a Social Permaculture course together.

On this transformational personal and collective adventure, we will co-create a culture that engages, enables and empowers, whilst embracing diversity and deepening connections. The wisdom of the group will help shape our learnings, through the cross fertilisation of best practices. You will leave this course with a deep understanding of how groups function and a packed solutions-based facilitation toolbox to apply in your community development work.

This workshop is based at Crystal Waters Permaculture EcoVillage, a living experiment in Social Permaculture.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
People with existing knowledge of Permaculture, who are working in group situations – from workshop leaders to community organisations, from families to the workplace.
People who are living in or designing intentional communities, co-housing and eco-villages.
Anyone interested to learn about Social Permaculture and apply it in their life and group involvement.

TOPICS and EXPERIENCE TO EXPECT INCLUDES:
* Using the Principles of Permaculture and how they apply to social change.
* Fluency in using Permaculture Principles for social permaculture design and people care.
* Interactive experiences and communication.
* Building group effectiveness and supporting the purpose of the group.
* Group Dynamics, Group Ecology and Groupwork skills.
* Community Governance and Decision Making.
* Motivation and confidence to act for change and be involved in group activities.

COST: $285 – $365 sliding scale to suit your affordability. Payment plans are available. Includes all meals, morning tea, all day cuppas and fruit plus all course materials. Accommodation or various types is at an additional cost (very reasonable) via the Caretaker of the Crystal Waters EcoPark, Greg – [email protected]

CATERING: The course will be fully catered with a wholesome lunch, morning, and afternoon snacks as well as tea and coffee.

BOOKINGS: [email protected] or PHONE: 0754944707