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Santa Cruz Permaculture
Pages and Files
Trees, Forests & Windbreaks
Aquaculture & Aquaponics
Zone 0 - Our Homes
Zone 1 - Home Food Gardens
Zone 2 - Food Forestry
Zone 3 - Farming
Zone 4 - Harvest Forests
Zone 5 - Natural Conservation Forests
Appropriate Technology & Renewable Energy
People Care: Personal and Social Permaculture
Fair Share: Financial Permaculture
Curriculum and Online Courses
1.1 Creating a Learning Community
Welcome to the Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course!
The World Cafe
seven design principles
, the World Café is a powerful social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter, offering an effective antidote to the fast-paced fragmentation and lack of connection in today’s world. Based on the understanding that conversation is the core process that drives personal, business, and organizational life, the World Café is more than a method, a process, or technique – it’s a way of thinking and being together sourced in a philosophy of
Cafe to Go
- simple guide to hosting World Cafes
Sample cafe questions for the first day of a course:
Who are you, and why are you here? (What do you hope to gain from the course? On a deeper level, what do you long for?)
What is going well, and how might we get more of that? … in your life … in your community … in our region?
Now that we have a basic sense of “the We” - What is possible here that’s worthy of our best effort? What might we collectively have / be / do if this course was wildly successful?
How can we support each other?
Personal Niche Analysis
This is a simple exercise to help learners self-assess themselves as learners. Dave Jacke uses this in his permaculture teacher training.
Teaching Permaculture Creatively
A 320 page hand-made source book on Creative Facilitation and Interactive Learning Methods and Process written especially for Permaculture Teachers and Educators. Written by Robin Clayfield and Skye and published by Earthcare Education in 1994. It is still very relevant today and has become an important toolbox for course leaders all around the world having been purchased by people in over 40 countries.
Visit our Library for a list of recommended books, videos, articles, and websites.
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