Archive for November, 2012

Seeds for change

seeds for change writes…

“Have a look at our guides and briefings which have lots of practical skills and ideas to make your meetings run smoothly and painlessly, not to mention making your campaign or project a success! We cover topics like consensus decision making, facilitating meetings, how to win your campaign, publicity, and taking action. All our materials are free.

Here’s just some of the workshops we can offer – if you want something that’s not on this list then ask us – we may be able to help, or know someone who can.

Consensus Decision Making and Facilitation – make your meetings inclusive, creative and effective.

Campaign and action skills, work out a strategy for your campaign.

Co-ops – help in setting up your co-op, work out how to work together, choose a structure, work out your business idea.

Training for trainers – how to plan and run your own great workshops.”



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Hugelkultur is raised garden beds that reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation and fertilizer.

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Scott London writes…

“Bill Mollison calls himself a field biologist and itinerant teacher. But it would be more accurate to describe him as an instigator. When he published Permaculture One in 1978, he launched an international land-use movement many regard as subversive, even revolutionary.

Permaculture — from permanent and agriculture — is an integrated design philosophy that encompasses gardening, architecture, horticulture, ecology, even money management and community design. The basic approach is to create sustainable systems that provide for their own needs and recycle their waste.

Mollison developed permaculture after spending decades in the rainforests and deserts of Australia studying ecosystems. He observed that plants naturally group themselves in mutually beneficial communities. He used this idea to develop a different approach to agriculture and community design, one that seeks to place the right elements together so they sustain and support each other…”

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