How I work
I enjoy working with people who have already done a course with me, so that we are familiar with each other and have a shared experience to draw upon. I find that this gives the most benefit for apprentices, as they become familiar with my work, and with me as a facilitator, mentor and designer, and I am more easily able to guide them through the diploma process.
My speciality and pioneering edge is in people based designs - this is very wide and can be from personal, to family, to community to regional. My apprentices generally have 6-8 people based designs in their portfolio. I encourage my apprentices to frequently use the Design Web in their portfolio, as this is where I am able to give the most relevant input.
It is essential for potential apprentices to read 'People and Permaculture' to gain a picture of my interests and scope of design work, and to familiarise themselves with the Design Web.
I like to challenge my diploma apprentices and enjoy working with people who like to stretch their edges and are self-motivated.
I am interested in taking on apprentices who have a target of completing their diploma in two and half years to three years.