|RALEIGH, NC, United States
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I have recently completed a Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) and have been qualified in the concepts, methods, and application of permaculture. This was an online course through the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) out of Australia. I now have a PRI, PDC certification verified by Geoff Lawton to consult and design in this context. Geoff Lawton was a student of Bill Mollison, the father of permaculture, and I am honored to be a second generation student of such brilliant teachers as these.
I would like to examine the ways in which the local community currently and historically are identified with the land and look at ways that this orientation might align with permaculture values and ethics.
The intention of this inquiry is to participate in clearly defining who we are indivisibly in relationship to the land and more clearly define where our resources are coming from.
Also, I would l like to further investigate how pathological competition creates exploitation and erosive relationships across the board. I aim to further understand both the invasive (competitive/destructive) and the noninvasive (cooperative/tolerant) nature of people ,animals, plants, and structures; to define healthy competition in relationship to cooperative action and to develop, explore, and discover our innate natural intelligence that finds one’s effort an effortless expression our true nature and birth right. This natural intelligence that arises in the ground of being, and is seen sometimes at a glimpse, aspires to consciously be the predominant state. I do believe that permaculture is evidence of nature's intelligence; an innate perspective larger than our current story of self hood or given perspective as human.
In the current project I am working on I will be exploring the question of how form arises from nature, meta patterns(patterns within patterns), and the interactions/interrelationships between the edges of form and pattern. Patterns and forms are so much a part of us; arising in all things, sometimes seen, and sometimes beyond conscious awareness and comprehension. My aim here is to assemble and outline a space where interactions and creative events can be seen more clearly as part of natural processes arising in pattern and form. This includes the interrelationship between a diversity of elements including patterns, edges, people,plants, and structures orienting within our environment and our very nature. (Here I am defining artist and design as an interactive,integrative, and orienting pattern in and of itself, between edges in creative events that are already happening.)
|Geoff Lawtons, Permaculture Design Course
|Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Date: Apr 2014