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Delvin Solkinson
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Joined:
08/02/2011
Last Updated:
08/02/2011
Location:
Elphinstone , British Columbia, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
www.dewpermaculture.com





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Heart Gardens

Heart Gardens

Roberts Creek, CA

Dew Permaculture

Dew Permaculture

Roberts Creek, CA

Village Repair

Village Repair

Roberts Creek, CA


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Heart Gardens Dew Permaculture
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Permaculture CV

Posted by Delvin Solkinson almost 7 years ago

My permaculture resume.

happily watching 

 the dewdrops forming...

a frog

- issa

 

I was borne in the damp cedar rainforests of British Columbia's mossy west coast which is protected from the open Pacific by Vancouver Island. Growing up in the misty woods and snow capped peaks that are the traditional lands of the Coastal First Peoples, my mother inspired in me a love for nature. After running an ecological gardening business for 7 years to pay my way through university, I discovered permaculture, a design system which combined traditional understandings about how to live sustainably, with modern scientific understandings. I got funding from the Federal Canadian government to set up a full time year long youth program bringing permaculture into the elementary schools in my area. The youth program built community gardens to grow food for the food bank, did week long eco-education campaigns at elementary schools, built demonstration sites in a number of public locations and ran a youth camp. Following this I took many teacher trainings while developing and delivering curriculum for people of all ages and educational levels. I have also developed a public eco-education site in my home village of Roberts Creek which features plants with a history of use by Coastal First Peoples and is anchored in a small learning centre in the heart of the gardens. Currently I am working on a Doctorate in Permaculture Education and would love to gain more experience facilitating learning for people of all ages.

 

Education 

1992 – 1997 Seycove Secondary School, Graduated with Honors

1997 – 2001 Liberal Arts Baccalareate Degree : Simon Fraser University

2001 – 2002 Liberal Arts Post-Baccalareate Degree : Simon Fraser University

2002 Permaculture Design Certification : Permaculture Visions

2002 Permaculture Design Certification : Permaculture Visions

2003 Permaculture Design Certification : Australian Correspondence School

2003 - 2005      Permaculture Diploma : Permaculture Academy - Bill Mollison

2007 Permaculture Teacher Training : Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs

2007 Permaculture Teacher Training : Bullock Brothers

2010 Food Cycles : Robin Wheeler

2010 Advanced Permaculture Principles and Planning Tools course : David Holmgren

2010 Permaculture Design Certification : Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison

2006 – 2010 Masters Degree in Permaculture Education : Permaculture Academy - Bill Mollison

2011 Permaculture 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 and Reading Landscapes : 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

2010 - 2012 Permaculture Diploma : Permaculture Institute USA : Scott Pittman

 

Work Experience

  

Heart of the Creek, Roberts Creek

Heart Gardener

www.villagerepair.org

2003 - present

Care for and maintain existing gardens, design and develop new gardens and garden features. Researching, purchasing and planting new species. Whole system management and stewardship of the land.  

 

Gaiacraft

Co-creator and Facilitator

www.gaiacraft.com

2007-present

Co-created a collective of permaculture educators. We have built an online educational platform, permaculture guild, and social networking site for permaculture. Currently we are developing a series of free teaching-learning tools.

 

Permaculture Institute USA

Field Mentor

http://www.permaculture.org

2012 - present

Delvin mentors advanced students through a 2 1/2 year diploma process. 


Sustainable Living Arts School

Permaculture Facilitator

2007-2011

On staff at a place based experiential eco-education school. Facilitated permaculture courses and attended classes on food preservation, medicine making and seasonal timely actions in the garden and home for homesteaders.

Liminal Village, Portugal

Temple Gardener

www.boomfestival.org

4 two month contracts 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 

Supported the design, development, co-ordination and facilitation of a 7 day conference featuring workshops all day, evening keynote presentations and all night cinema. Helped design and implement a diverse permaculture demonstration garden featuring more than 12 beds and three types of signs written in 5 different languages. Led a garden workshops for over 100 people of all ages from 31 different countries. Did multimedia presentations and panel facilitation during the evenings. Was part of a team who developed a magazine published for the festival and worked with the Daily Dragon Newspaper as a correspondent, reporter and contributing editor.

 

EcoTech, Sunshine Coast Community Employment Center

Permaculture Facilitator

2003-2004

Co-wrote a grant to the HRDC resulting in $250,000 of funding for two, six month long youth programs. Facilitated afternoon sessions of the program for two teams of 13 Youth at Risk between the ages of 18 – 30. Co-ordinated community garden projects, did eco-education outreach in schools and public gatherings, facilitated permaculture certifications and did life skills development. Wrote articles about the project and developed much curriculum for the program

 

Teaching Experience

garden tours, talks, classes and workshops

ten intro to permaculture courses 2009 - 2012

thirteen 72 hr Permaculture Design Certificate Courses 2009 - 2012

 

currently he is facilitating 

four 72 hr Permaculture Design Courses

four 30 month Advanced Permaculture Diploma Courses

 

Academic Research

Post Baccalaureate Thesis : Taoist and Zen Recluse Traditions and their influence on the development of West Coast Counterculture from 1950's - 1990's.

Permaculture Diploma Thesis : Permaculture Education for Elementary Schools, Post-Secondary students and the communities of the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia. 

Permaculture Masters Thesis : The Role and Place of Permaculture in Mainstream and Alternative Education Systems. 

Permaculture Diploma Thesis : Permaculture Education in the Site Design of a Public Demonstration Garden in Roberts Creek, British Columbia

Letters of Recommendation

 

1.0 Rosemary Morrow : Blue Mountain Permaculture Institute

Earth Literacy : Agricultural ecology and Permaculture

Delvin has participated in permaculture teacher training and his strength is in integrating new knowledge and using it effectively.  He applied himself thoughtfully in carrying out the facilitation required of him.  Delvin was able to quickly and creatively use local materials.  He has already developed a basic teaching toolkit which he shared with others.  He was particularly generous in sharing his teaching ideas and materials which were very helpful.

I am confident he could teach alone or co-teach, I expect that on the ground, and in any country he would be an excellent addition to a team.  In addition, Delvin is doing some important pioneer work in connecting people around the world in permaculture.

Yours truly,

Rosemary Morrow, 

Course Teacher,

Founder, Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute

2.0 Toby Hemenway : Permaculture Institute USA

Delvin has also been honing his teaching skills by offering concurrent, year-long Permaculture Design Courses as well as longer Advanced Courses as part of a Diploma program through the Permaculture Institute USA, for whom I am a Field Director. He is planning to organize a series of advanced courses that I will teach over the coming years and I look forward to seeing him in his home environment and sharing more permaculture with his students and community. 

Knowing that Delvin is creating many free open source teaching and learning tools and worksheets for permaculture education which are bringing together all his learning from many elders of the permaculture movement, I am excited to what my student will do in the future. His generosity in developing many open-source educational materials is virtually unparalleled and is a real asset to the community 

My hope is to empower his choice to teach permaculture as a life path and support him to achieve the most legitimacy that permaculture can give him to bolster his dialogues with school boards, university and K-12 educators and administrators, and others with the aim of bringing permaculture into the mainstream education system.

Delvin has my absolute highest recommendation in whatever path he chooses to pursue, and I urge you to support his work wholeheartedly.

Best regards,

Toby Hemenway

Director, Center for Pattern Literacy

Field Director, Permaculture Institute USA

http:patternliteracy.com

 

3.0 Robin Wheeler : Sustainable Living Arts School

It has been a pleasure to watch him grow with his new knowledge, and to watch him take his place in our community as a reliable, knowledgable and kind teacher. He works confidently in what he knows, and does not hesitate to research and investigate the things he is unsure of.  He is respectful of his students and is thorough in his approach to information sharing. He is punctual and prepared when giving lessons.  I do not hesitate to recommend him as a Permaculture Design instructor.

 

Robin Wheeler

Owner/operator - Edible Landscapes (ediblelandscapes.ca)

Owner/operator -The Sustainable Living Arts School (slas.ca)

Founder - The One Straw Society (onestraw.ca)

 

 

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Permaculture Design Certification
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Bill Mollison
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Oct 2010
Verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: April Sampson-Kelly
Location: online
Date: Jun 2002
Unverified
Permaculture Design Systems
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: John Mason
Location: online
Date: Nov 2003
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Jude Hobbs
Other Teachers: Tom Ward
Location: Aprovecho
Date: Jun 2007
Other course verified
Permaculture Teaching Certificate
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: David Boehnlein
Other Teachers: Michael Becker, Doug Bullock, Sam Bullock
Location: Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead
Date: Aug 2007
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Principles and Planning Tools
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: David Holmgren
Location: Melliodora
Date: Sep 2010
Other course unverified
Diploma of Permaculture Design in Education and Community Service
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Bill Mollison
Location: Elphinstone Rainforest, BC
Date: Jun 2002
Other course unverified
Masters Degree in Permaculture
Type: Other
Teacher: Bill Mollison
Location: Heart Gardens
Date: Jan 2006
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training and Facilitators Course
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Robyn Francis
Other Teachers: Penny Livingston-Stark
Location: Commonweal Garden, Bolinas, CA
Date: Jul 2011
Other course verified
PDC Teacher Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Robin Clayfield
Location: Crystal Waters, QLD, Australia
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Creative Community Governance and Decision Making
Type: Other
Teacher: Robin Clayfield
Location: Crystal Waters, QLD, Australia
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Permaculture Design Certificate Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Rowe Morrow
Location: Crystal Waters, QLD, Australia
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Principles and Reading Landscapes
Type: Other
Teacher: David Holmgren
Location: Melliodora, Hepburn Springs, VIC, Australia
Date: Nov 2011
Other course verified
Food Cycles
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Robin Wheeler
Location: Sustainable Living Arts School, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada
Date: Feb 2010
Other course verified
Turning Your Garden into Gaia's Garden
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Toby Hemenway
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date: Mar 2012
Verified
Permaculture Design Certification Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Toby Hemenway
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: May 2012
Other course unverified
Permaculture Design Diploma in Education
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo
Location: Canada, USA, Australia
Date: Sep 2010
Other course unverified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Scott Pittman
Other Teachers: Larry Santoyo
Location: Rolling Earth, Roberts Creek
Date: Nov 2012
Other course unverified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Michael Becker
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date: Jun 2013
Other course unverified
Urban Permaculture Workshop
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Toby Hemenway
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Jul 2013
Other course unverified
Social Permaculture
Type: Other
Teacher: Starhawk Starhawk
Location: O.U.R ecovillage
Date: Aug 2013
Other course unverified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman
Location: Synergia Ranch, New Mexico
Date: Apr 2014
Other course unverified
Permaculture Training of Teachers
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Rosemary Morrow, Looby Macnamara
Location: Applewood Permaculture Center
Date: Aug 2015
Other course unverified
Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Robin Clayfield, Looby Macnamara
Location: Sustainability Center
Date: Aug 2015
Other course unverified
Social Permaculture Course
Type: Other
Teacher: Robin Clayfield, Robina McCurdy, Looby Macnamara, Starhawk, Peter Cow
Location: Sustainability Centre, UK
Date: Sep 2015
Verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Rowe Morrow
Location: Nea Makri, Greece
Date: Sep 2015
Other course unverified
Advanced Permaculture Design Course
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Doug Bullock
Other Teachers: Sam Bullock, Dave Boehnlein
Location: Bullock's Permaculture Homestead
Date: Sep 2016
Other course unverified
Master Class Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Larry Santoyo
Other Teachers: Scott Pitmann
Location: Oahu
Date: Jul 2017
Other course verified
People Permaculture Facilitator Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Looby Macnamara
Other Teachers: Peter Cow
Location: Applewood Permaculture Center, Herefordshire, UK
Date: Sep 2017
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Delvin Solkinson has permaculture experience in:
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Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Mediterranean
Sub tropical
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