The main role of I.I.P. is to promote permaculture in Italy through education,design consultancy and publication of books,videos,website and more.
Istituto italiano di permacultura has been inspired and it is following the permaculture principles and ethics drew by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the book Permaculture:A designers' Manual and in Permaculture,Principles & Pathways BeyondSustainability. The philosophy of I.I.P. is to consciously design human settlements through system thinking and integrated systems that have the resilience,diversity and the stability of natural ecosystems.
We works with nature not against it.
I.I.P. supports and works with any group or individual without any kind of discrimination based on permaculture ethics:
1. Earth Care
2. People Care
3. Fair share
To promote permaculture in Italy through education, research and design consultancy. PRI Italy will be promoting permaculture design to town councils, Province councils, County councils, Mountain district councils and public companies as well as private companies to redesign the italian landscape and the environmental development.
To organise educational courses,to promote and understand the role of permaculture during the third millennium in Italy.
To publish books, magazines, researches and press articles.
To research and experiment new permaculture systems.
To do design consultancy and to create public and private spaces.
To verify the sustainability of energy flows and processes of farms and companies.
To increase the resilience of derelict land, also through soil bio-engeeneering
To promote the development of local communities.
To redesign the local landscape.
Written by: Antonio Zucchetti
Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc. A spirit of objective nurturing of both people and projects through knowledge/encouragement/inspiration/resource sharing is the aim of the Worldwide Permaculture Network.
A member is a permaculturist who has never taken a PDC course. These cannot become PDC teachers. Members may be novice or highly experienced permaculturists or anywhere in between. Watch their updates for evaluation.
One of these badges will show if you select your gender and the "I'm single, looking for a permaculture partner" option in your profile.
People who claim to have taken a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course somewhere in the world.
People who have entered an email address for the teacher of their PDC course, and have had their PDC status verified by that teacher. Watch their updates for evaluation.
People who’ve taken a Permaculture Research Institute PDC somewhere in the world.
People who claim to teach some version of PDC somewhere in the world.
With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.
PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.
The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to be involved in permaculture aid work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture aid worker experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.
The individual with this badge is indicating they are, have, or would like to do paid permaculture design consultancy work. As such, the individual may or may not have permaculture consultancy experience. Watch their updates for evaluation.
Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.