delvin - Educator Profile

Biography

In love with our world, Delvin is a gardener who creates permaculture gardens with a focus on native perennial plants with a history of use by the traditional peoples of the land.

He teaches introductory days and 16 month long Permaculture Design Certificate Coarses. He offers an Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate course that can be done in person or from a distance. He also offers individual mentorship and is a Diploma Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute.
His focus is creating free, open source learning and teaching tools and writing articles for permaculture magazines.

Delvin Solkinson has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Association (UK), Permaculture Research Institute (Australia) and a Teacher and Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). He has completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway as well as a PDC in Greece with Rowe Morrow. He has a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and is currently an apprentice doing a Diploma through the Permaculture Association. All his work is part of a larger doctoral study in Permaculture Education.
Contact delvin by email delvin@cosm.org

You can view or download the first 5 of his Diploma Designs here.

Learning Pathway
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pyx4tar5f7g9zp0/01%20Diploma%202017%20Learning...

Learning Tools (Principles Deck)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vav2jsjof7kj7mw/02%20Diploma%202017%20Principl...

Taking Classes
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ocfzv3ybe9rgmo3/03%20Diploma%202017%20Taking%2...

Garden Sites : Heart Gardens
https://www.dropbox.com/s/341clqs082kqucj/04%20Diploma%202017%20Heart%20...

Enrolling (Introductory Days)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0cjm1smexoj9k18/05%20Diploma%202017%20Ground%2...

Teaching (PDC)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxjtso91c10isg7/06%20Diploma%202017%20PDC%20Te...

Teaching (APDC)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/myq7uqsx5n3p3n4/Diploma%202017%20APDC%20Design...

http://www.dewpermaculture.com
http://www.visionarypermaculture.com
http://www.permaculturedesign.ca

Qualifications and skills
Qualifications: 

1992 Seycove Secondary School : Graduated with Honors
1997 Liberal Arts Baccalareate Degree : Simon Fraser University
2001 Liberal Arts Post-Baccalaureate Degree : Simon Fraser University
2002 Permaculture Design Certification : Permaculture Visions
2002 Permaculture Design Certification : Permaculture Visions
2003 Permaculture Design Certification : Australian Correspondence School
2003 Permaculture Diploma : Bill Mollison of the Permaculture Academy
2006 Permaculture Teacher Training : Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs
2007 Permaculture Teacher Training : Bullock Brothers with Michael Becker
2007 Food Cycles : Robin Wheeler at the Sustainable Living Arts School
2010 Advanced Permaculture Principles course : David Holmgren
2010 Permaculture Design Certification : Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison
2010 Up, Close and Personal Advanced Course : Bill Mollison
2010 Masters Degree in Permaculture Education : Permaculture Academy - Bill Mollison
2011 Teacher Training and Facilitators Course : Robyn Francis
2011 PDC Teacher Training Course : Geoff Lawton
2011 Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning : Robin Clayfield
2011 Creative Community Governance and Decision Making : Robin Clayfield
2011 Permaculture Design Certificate Teacher Training : Rosemary Morrow
2011 Advanced Permaculture Principles : David Holmgren
2012 Turning your Garden into Gaia's Garden : Toby Hemenway
2012 Permaculture Design Certification : Toby Hemenway
2012 Permaculture Teacher Training : Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo
2012 Permaculture Diploma : Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo Permaculture Institute USA
2013 Permaculture Teacher Training : Michael Becker
2013 Urban Permaculture : Toby Hemeneway
2013 Social Permaculture : Starhawk
2014 Permaculture Teacher Training : Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo
2015 Permaculture Training of Teachers : Rosemary Morrow and Looby Macnamara
2015 Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning : Robin Clayfield and Looby Macnamara
2015 Social Permaculture : Looby Macnamara, Robin Clayfield, Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Peter Cow
2015 Permaculture Design Course : Rosemary Morrow and Tina Lymberis
2016 Advanced Permaculture Design Course : Doug and Sam Bullock, David Boehnlein and Paul Kearsley
2017 Permaculture Master Class and Teacher Training : Larry Santoyo and Scott Pitmann
2017 People Permaculture Facilitator Training : Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow



Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 

Gardening
Cool Climate Plants
Teacher Trainings
Education
Media



Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

Curriculum Development
Learning and Teaching Tools
Permaculture Media Work
Writing articles for magazines
Developing permaculture games and charrettes
Cool Climate Perennial gardening

Teaching Information
I teach at weekends.
I teach in the evenings.
I can accommodate partners.
I can accommodate students.

Please contact me for details.

Contact: 
delvin@cosm.org