So,                   what is permaculture ?                                                                             ....
a                      CULTURAL ENGINE                         -- Philadelphia --Tuesday, May 15, 12
CONTENTS                                           Vision                        Summary                                  ...
VISION                                      (one of abundance)                        Cultural Engines empower communities...
THEMES                      (practices)                                       (larger baskets)                            ...
GOALS   PATH:                                                                  TEAM:   - We feel the love, joy & nourishme...
STREAMS                                                            Food             Gardens                               ...
PROJECTS                       feeding     loving                       sharing         design                         Com...
PROGRAM                                                    COMPOSITION         REGENERATION CURRICULUM                    ...
YIELDS OF PROGRAM               - an established regenerative practice -                                                  ...
FUTURE                                   This is a training program.     Beautiful performance wherein positions one to oc...
SUMMARY               •      Cultural Engine weaves a container in which we may develop core                      leadersh...
Themes of Regeneration               Union                              Co-Creation            Resiliency                 ...
Themes + Needs               Union        Use Edges,               Open Source       Co-Creation                          ...
Niche Analysis                          & Ecosystem Design                      (what if the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle gre...
Personal Niche Analysis                         Where are you now?                       And how are you growing?         ...
Rancho Mastatal -- Costa Rica                             The BeforeTuesday, May 15, 12
Rancho Mastatal                      The ‘a little later’Tuesday, May 15, 12
Washington Park -- Hudson County, NJ                        a Permaculture Learning Garden                               (...
a little later...Tuesday, May 15, 12
The Starship Lollipop -- West Philadelphia                              The BeforeTuesday, May 15, 12
The Starship Lollipop -- West Philadelphia                            a little later....                            We wil...
& from just one..Tuesday, May 15, 12
Tuesday, May 15, 12
Tuesday, May 15, 12
.. we grow a mycelial network of living systems.Tuesday, May 15, 12
Thank YouTuesday, May 15, 12
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  1. 1. So, what is permaculture ? ... and regeneration ? a quality of life that makes an art & science (y)our integrated approach more of itself possible of employing life to a safer, saner world in service of itself the root & fruit of permaculture (one that is) Beyond Sustainable: nature’s original instructions (driven by these) more alchemical than the capacity Earth Care to simply sustain, both permaculture Ethics: People Care & the planet foster the development resiliency connection community Resource Share of self-supporting systems that grow in co-creation Themes: diversity their own fertility, creativity & possibility (with a) union accumulation sharing (an integral piece of) honoring natural expressions functionality Prime Directive: a Human Health Movement everybody wins LIFE practice teaches to make an ethical choice -- (that yields) to take responsibility clean water, clean air, & healthy soil for our actions on the planet what’s permaculture again? whole-systems thinking & for future generations inspiration, excitement, connection & fun (and at least one clear) a network; a community a vision of abundance (utilizing these) Goal: use & value diversity Principles: observation a toolbox for regenerative living to design & engineer an ethical & functional elegant descent from the peaks operate in zones of interconnection no waste -- great leverage a design methodology a synthesis of disciplines of oil, population, & resources only food redundancy that we now face accept feedback use edges, value Earth-centered human culture the marginal collect & store energy created by nature works all hands to work -- integrate rather the problem is simple machinery design from patterns applied common sense (wearenatureworking.org) than segregate the solution to detailsTuesday, May 15, 12
  2. 2. a CULTURAL ENGINE -- Philadelphia --Tuesday, May 15, 12
  3. 3. CONTENTS Vision Summary Themes Future Goals Program Yields Streams Program Projects ElementsTuesday, May 15, 12
  4. 4. VISION (one of abundance) Cultural Engines empower communities to serve themselves, by cultivating visionary local leadership; creating pathways to access the unique & essential gifts in everyone; & by driving a wider cultural paradigm-shift forward.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  5. 5. THEMES (practices) (larger baskets) -  Gardens that Heal - -  Work w/nature spirits - - Living Systems - -  Transparency - - Gift Culture - - Co-Creation - Share what you have been given for the benefit of all. (ancient) (activities) -  Follow your Heart - - Family Investment - -  Recognize & Gather existing - Urban Reclamation - Indigenous Wisdom - - Regenerative Enterprise - - Affluence & Abundance -  Growing Community & Food - is a Natural State of Being -Tuesday, May 15, 12
  6. 6. GOALS PATH: TEAM: - We feel the love, joy & nourishment inherent in this work. - We grow together a culture & practice of permaculture - We find happiness in sharing more of our lives & works & regeneration. together. - We affirm life in all its expressions & forms. - We help one another to fulfill individual & collective goals. - We link & weave our efforts to other home spaces -- - We find vital engagement & collective collaboration. & to our greater web of connected communities. - We push our growing edges & support all in that practice. - We plant seeds & watch them grow. - We help one other create wealth & celebrate the success of all. - We heal & collaborate. - We self-organize into nested, whole units of commitment & - We build & grow connected, loving human community. responsibility - We practice clear, open communication & honesty. PRACTICES: - We question practices & directives -- & agitate for evolution. - We feel our unity beneath our awesome diversity. - We utilize our core gifts & discover new ones. - We create & offer safe spaces to explore our individual & - We transcend binary fields. collective human experiences. - We express our honest appreciation of the service of all who serve. INCLUSION: - We face our unknown fates with loving abandon. - We co-create whatever unfolds. - We practice Radical Inclusivity & Radical Hospitality. - We engage in myriad forms of union. - We honor, embrace & utilize each of our unique talents & skills. - We create wealth & add value to all realms of capital. - We model our family after commonalities of earth- WHAT ELSE? WHAT ARE YOURS? centered cultures across the world & across time.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  7. 7. STREAMS Food Gardens Permaculture (Realms) Living Systems Architecture Regenerative Economies (Disciplines) ‘the work that reconnects’ Life Design Nature Connection Foraging Local 8 Shields (Practices) Regenerative D.I.O. (do it ourselves) Enterprise (Contexts) Ecosystem Design Radical Queer YogaTuesday, May 15, 12
  8. 8. PROJECTS feeding loving sharing design Community tending Radical Cultivation of planting Supported Kitchen an Urban Lot mapping growing cooking eating harvesting sharing vision sharing selves sharing excitement Two Public Events in the Summer & Fall celebrating sharing sharing skills abundanceTuesday, May 15, 12
  9. 9. PROGRAM COMPOSITION REGENERATION CURRICULUM EXPLORING REGENERATION GARDEN TEAMS Contextualization.  Goal Setting. GAIA STORY Flows.  Strategies.  Consciousness.  Patterning. KITCHEN TEAMS Elements :  EARTH & WATER Sustenance & Support.  Fluidity & Adaptation.   Food.  Culture.  Physicality.  Gender.  Sexuality. Elements :  WIND & FIRE EVENT TEAMS Expression, Breath, & Open Systems.  Passion & Spirit Connection. Language & Spirit. LIFE DESIGN SUPPORT Co-Created Exploration.   Conscious Application of the Patterns & Principles of Healthy Ecologies in Our Lives Together. STRUCTURES COMMUNITY / NEW CULTURE Explorations & Case Studies in Contemporary Indigenous Cultures. (Participants remain at choice BIRTH, LIFE, DEATH, RENEWAL, TRANSITION about which areas Patterns Distillation.  Learnings Harvest.   on which they may focus) Application of Pattern Languages.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  10. 10. YIELDS OF PROGRAM - an established regenerative practice - C.E. - our unique & essential qualities amplified with the strength, harmony, & grace of the natural world coursing through us - - greater personal & communal health - - delicious food - - finding our unique contemporary indigenous - C.E. - healthy soil - - seeding an empire of regenerative industry -Tuesday, May 15, 12
  11. 11. FUTURE This is a training program. Beautiful performance wherein positions one to occupy a position on crews doing this work -- adding value to naturally abundant sources of beauty & productivity -- in any of a growing number of international landed communities (currently) in: Peru, Sicily, Costa Rica, Italy, Philadelphia, & Lesvos.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  12. 12. SUMMARY • Cultural Engine weaves a container in which we may develop core leadership skills, as we learn to bring the work of regeneration to all of our Home communities. • The program begins June 3rd -- & will run until November. • Participants will learn hard skills in building, permaculture, organic gardening, community event production, & environmental education -- & remain at choice about areas of focus. • The installation of a food system & the creation of a Community Supported Kitchen at the Starship Lollipop are the program’s feature projects -- alongside the creation of two seasonal celebration events. • Graduates emerge inspired, broadly-skilled, de facto community leaders, & comprise a troupe of social entrepreneurs. Tuesday, May 15, 12
  13. 13. Themes of Regeneration Union Co-Creation Resiliency Diversity LIFE Community Nesting Systems Everyone Wins (fractals) Honor Natural Practice Teaches Expressions Functionality Connection Slow Accumulation SharingTuesday, May 15, 12
  14. 14. Themes + Needs Union Use Edges, Open Source Co-Creation Value the Everything Marginal Resiliency Diversity Release Accept Feedback LIFE Community Team(work) Integrity Nesting Systems Everyone Wins PRACTICE (fractals) Find Points Honor Natural of Leverage Practice Teaches Expressions Choice - to Push Envelope A New Culture Functionality Connection Team(building) Social / Invisible (Ecosystem)Building Structures Slow Accumulation SharingTuesday, May 15, 12
  15. 15. Niche Analysis & Ecosystem Design (what if the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle grew & developed relationships over time?)Tuesday, May 15, 12
  16. 16. Personal Niche Analysis Where are you now? And how are you growing? What are your Needs, Yields, Core Behaviors, and Intrinsic Strengths?Tuesday, May 15, 12
  17. 17. Rancho Mastatal -- Costa Rica The BeforeTuesday, May 15, 12
  18. 18. Rancho Mastatal The ‘a little later’Tuesday, May 15, 12
  19. 19. Washington Park -- Hudson County, NJ a Permaculture Learning Garden (The Before )Tuesday, May 15, 12
  20. 20. a little later...Tuesday, May 15, 12
  21. 21. The Starship Lollipop -- West Philadelphia The BeforeTuesday, May 15, 12
  22. 22. The Starship Lollipop -- West Philadelphia a little later.... We will see -- & we will build it together.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  23. 23. & from just one..Tuesday, May 15, 12
  24. 24. Tuesday, May 15, 12
  25. 25. Tuesday, May 15, 12
  26. 26. .. we grow a mycelial network of living systems.Tuesday, May 15, 12
  27. 27. Thank YouTuesday, May 15, 12

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