Permaculture Design Chat


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Presentation given to RW Traip Academy April 2013 to explore participatory design and permaculture curriculum.

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Permaculture Design Chat

  1. 1. PermacultureChatTraipAcademy&TheResilienceHubDesignersApril 29, 2013
  2. 2. Talking PointsWho we arePermacultureWhat this site could be?The PossibilitiesWhole systemCurriculumIntern ProgramBest Leverage PointNext Steps
  3. 3. Who we are:Julie McLeodExperiential educator,gardener, permaculturedesigner, organic farm/CSAworkerStowell WattersFarm educator, farmer, artist,permaculture designerRachel Lyn RumsonAction-based Service-learningeducator, facilitator, processconsultant, gardener,permaculture designer
  4. 4. Julie McLeodStowell WattersRachel Lyn Rumson
  5. 5. PermaculturePermaculture: a definition"Permanent- Culture"Permanent AgricultureSocial permaculture:building communityre-localizationcapacity buildingparticipatory structuressharing design process with allstakeholders...Applied EcologyEco literacy
  6. 6. PermacultureEthics, Principleselements of Design
  7. 7. DesignPermaculture is a design process:1. Pre-workInitial goal settingResearchBase maps2. Site workObservation and datagathering3. Assessment and AnalysisAssets/ChallengesNiche analysis4. Design CreationDrafting design elementsFinalizing Design5. Implementing design6. Repeat
  8. 8. Tool for Design:Niche Analysis
  9. 9. What could thisbecome?
  10. 10. PossibilitiesConversationWhat could this spot become?An engine of relevance. RLHomestead v. High SchoolIf I get dirty, I am learning. JM• Experiences of choice to engagewith the land make deep internalimpactsSquash Blossom Pizza! - SWWhen you’re involved in thedesign process, andimplementing there is a senseof ownership that emerges.
  11. 11. Participatory DesignLarge scale whole system engagementTraip LevelMultistakeholderinputCommunityDevelopmentChangemanagement
  12. 12. Design Process
  13. 13. The Integrative &Collaborative…
  14. 14. 3 factors of ChangeTechnicalPoliticalCultural
  15. 15. Methods ofParticipatory DesignWorld CaféOpen SpaceData collection strategiesInterviewsSurveysResearchConversation CaféCo-visioning
  16. 16. Permaculture Design
  17. 17. CurriculumDesign“What is important is that children have anopportunity to bond with the natural world, to learnto love it, before being asked to heal it’s wounds.”- David Sobel
  18. 18. Permaculture DesignCourse
  19. 19. UMASS ¼ Acre
  20. 20. Curriculum DesignExperientialPlace BasedService Learning
  21. 21. Internshipprogram
  22. 22. Internship programMentors with their owndesignsTinker and learn
  23. 23. Next StepsThe key to future funding is agood design and thorough planof action, purpose and goalsThe Resilience HubDesigners Whole systemConsulting designers/advocatesCurriculum DesignConsultingeducators/advocatesInternshipGuest Speaker/ advocates
  24. 24. Niche Analysis:Traip Academy
  25. 25. Partnership RolesSponsorsDecide when changes will happenand provide reinforcementCreate an environment so change ismade on time and within budgetChange AgentsResponsible for making the changeand executing plans effectivelyTargetsThose who must change oraccommodate the change being madeAdvocatesCan recommend ideas but do nothave the power to sanction them
  26. 26. Advocates needSponsors supportA good sponsor must have:the powerpain (discomfort with the status quo),visionresourcesthe long viewsensitivityscopea public rolea private roleconsequence managementtechniquesmonitoring plansa willingness to sacrificepersistence
  27. 27. ConsultingProcessEntry and ContactingDiscovery and DialogueAnalysis and Decision toActEngagement andImplementationExtension, Recycle orTermination
  28. 28. ResourcesDave Holmgren - Elder Mass permaculturegardensPublic Schools BestPracticesNew England GrassrootsEnvironment FundDavid Sobel – EducatorPlace Based Education