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Permaculture Slideshow

Posted by Daniel Brodell-Lake about 7 years ago

An MSc "Integrative Ecosocial Design" Gaia University assignment. All of the photographs are mine, and the music is by my godbrother from Bellingham, WA. My photographic profile can be viewed at http://www.DBLfoto.com

Of utmost importance is the following point: activities that are a part of permaculture design, such as community gardening, cob oven building and pond construction, are means that achieve multiple ends.  With one single project we can: build community space, beautify space, learn, educate, save income, create income, empower people, make steps towards independence from complex social structures, and do our part to usher in a new society where we live in a mutually beneficial manner with the planet.  This 'stacking of functions' that permaculture is inherently designed to do is fulfilling and thorough.  When we are intentional in our actions, starting with an ethical foundation and going all the way up to space-saving strategies, these awesome actions seem quotidian.  However, it is rare to come across such actions that achieve so much via their inherent value, and this is the truly magical crux of permaculture.


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Urban PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Kevin Bayuk
Other Teachers: David Cody
Location: San Francisco
Date: Dec 2011
11-Day Intensive PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Patrick Padden
Other Teachers: Kelly Simmons, Jason Geirhardt, Joel Glanzberg
Location: Sunrise Ranch, Colorado
Date: Mar 2012
Other course unverified
Ecology of Leadership
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: James Stark
Other Teachers: Christopher Kuntzsch
Location: Regenerative Design Institute
Date: Jan 2012
PRI Unverified
Sustainable Vocations for Youth
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Warren Brush
Other Teachers: Daniel Hensel, Brad Lancaster, Art Ludwig
Location: Quail Springs Permaculture
Date: Jan 2012
Other course verified
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Type: Gaia University
Verifying teacher: Anne Brodell
Other Teachers: Penny Fox
Location: Hiruko, Palo Alto
Date: Jan 2012
Other course unverified
Artist in Residence
Type: Other
Location: Omega Institute
Date: Jul 2010
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Farm Intern
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Jeff Poppin
Other Teachers: The Barefoot Farmer
Location: Long Hungry Creek Farm, Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
Date: Jun 2010
Other course unverified
Photovoltaic Design & Installation
Type: Other
Teacher: Stewart Wadsworth
Location: Cabrillo College
Date: Feb 2013
Other course unverified
Aquaponics I & II
Type: Other
Teacher: Jon Parr
Location: Half Moon Bay, CA
Date: Nov 2014

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