Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest:
Permaculture design - with experience in land based design, mainly smallholding & farm scale, with a specialism in plant-based systems as well as medicinal landscaping. I also have fairly extensive experience in applying design to non land-based projects, including regional food networks, educational systems, campaigns and grassroots projects.
Food Systems - including agroecology, food sovereignty principles and organising, local food production & mapping systems, access to land, project start-up and popular education around the politics of the food system.
Community Organising - diverse skill set including group design processes, engaging with diverse groups of people, campaign strategy, event organising, listening & group facilitation tools such as Open Space, world cafe, popular education and other radical educational tools, burnout awareness, resilience to repression & more.
Project management - one of my most refined learning edges is project management, managing diversity and complexity with skill and grace through refined personal systems that enhance personal productivity, save wasted time & energy and optimise resources. I
Technical skills & support - I can also support associates with technical aspects of disseminating learning online with support of technical support tutorials on:
- Website design
- Publication editing & freelance journalism
- Using other IT tools e.g. prezis, Skype and so forth.
Supporting action learning - My main passion is embracing action learning cycles to support apprentices to make the most of their diploma pathways and to enable associates to capture learning from their life and projects.
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience:
Land based design including:
- Forest Gardens
- Medicinal landscaping
- Urban & small gardens
- Animal Sanctuaries
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