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Pippa Buchanan
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Linz, Upper Austria , Austria
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Cool Temperate
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About Pippa Buchanan

Pippa Buchanan is an Australian educator, researcher, facilitator and urban permaculturist based in Linz, Austria. Her focus is on supporting and facilitating social learning processes which assist individuals and communities to develop ecologically sound futures and adapt to climate change impacts. She draws on permaculture design, systems thinking, informal education theories, future scenario development and facilitation approaches such as Open Space Technology and Art of Hosting in her work.

Pippa is currently working on the research phase of her MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT). Her research explores how disaster risk reduction and household resilience is taught in permaculture design certificate (PDC) courses and practiced by permaculture practitioners. By moving between the formal, academic world and bottom-up movements of permaculture and informal education, Pippa’s work and outlook is strengthened by a diverse range of influences.

Pippa’s background is in informal and academic adult education, language teaching, web and games development and online community management with the Mozilla Foundation. She has collaborated on several artistic projects around water management, resilience and the commons, and participated in projects led by organisations such as FoAM, Brussels and Time’s Up, Linz. Given the opportunity she can often be found knitting and thinking, or in the kitchen experimenting with fermenting and other food preservation and transformation techniques.


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Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Laya Point Permaculture PDC 2015
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: John Champagne
Other Teachers: Jennifer Burtt Lauruol, Alan Charlton, Tierney Woods
Location: Laya Point, Cumbria, UK
Date: Aug 2015
Fair Harvest Permaculture PDC Summer 2017
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Byron Joel
Other Teachers: Jodie Lane, Claire Coleman, PB Foreman, Jamie McCall, Jeff Nugent
Location: Fair Harvest Permaculture, Margaret River, WA
Date: Jan 2017
Other course verified
Permaculture Teaching Matters
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Alfred Decker
Other Teachers: Rowe Morrow, Anna Bartoli
Location: Bolsena, Italy
Date: Sep 2016
Other course unverified
MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning
Type: Other
Teacher: Ruth Stevenson
Location: Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales
Date: Sep 2015

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