Delvin Solkinson 's Profile
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.gaiacraft.com





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Heart Gardens

Heart Gardens

Roberts Creek, CA

Gaiacraft Institute

Gaiacraft Institute

Roberts Creek, CA

Village Repair

Village Repair

Roberts Creek, CA


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Heart Gardens Gaiacraft Institute
Followers
Following
Geoff Lawton Jacob Aman Jorge Barbosa Tamara Griffiths
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About Delvin Solkinson

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 and it was love at first sight. Dedicated to life long learning I have continually taken regular permaculture classes, courses, workshops, and teacher trainings since that first day of class

I am inspired explore how nature is designed, and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves.

My first PDC course in 2002 was through April-Sampson Kelly's online Permaculture Visions course with a local group of plant people on a small working permaculture farm in the tiny mountain village where I still live.

Soon after this with Ainsley Krone under the incredible support of Marilyn Magas, we got funding from the Federal Canadian government to set up a full time year long youth program bringing permaculture into the elementary schools in our bioregion. The curriculum included giving 26 young adults permaculture design certifications through two different online courses that I co-facilitated. The youth program built community gardens to grow food for the food bank, week long permaculture campaigns at elementary schools in our region, and built demonstration sites in a number of public locations. For this two year work intensive I was awarded a Permaculture Diploma in Education and Community Service from Bill Mollison.

Over the next five years I completed the core requirements for my Masters Degree Project in Permaculture Education which included building the 'Heart Gardens', a community permaculture education site in my home village of Roberts Creek. Here where I have brought permaculture to people of different ages and educational backgrounds including children from Homeschool, Waldorf and Elementary/Highschool systems as well as students from alternative school programs, college, university and elder college. This schooling included advanced teacher trainings with the Bullock Brothers on their homestead in the San Juan Islands, as well as with Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs at Aprovecho in Oregon. A Masters Degree in Permaculture Education under the mentorship of Patricia Michael and Bill Mollison was awarded by Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy while I was with Bill and Lisa in Tasmania.

For the next 5 years I created permaculture demonstration sites and green conferences at festivals North America and Europe, developed teaching tools and written articles.

In 2012 I completed a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute USA. As part of this process I co-organized a planetary permaculture pilgrimage to do back to back advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Geoff Lawton, David Holmgren and Robyn Clayfield. During this time I became an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute.

In 2012 I taught seven different 14 month Urban-Rural Permaculture Design Certificate courses and two Advanced Permaculture Diploma courses through Gaiacraft and the Sustainable Living Arts School. With my friends Tamara Griffiths, Ali Ma, Jacob Aman and Lunaya Shekinah I have co-created a series of learning and teaching tools, a workbook of worksheets and a permacultured social networking platform on the gaiacraft website. I also volunteered to facilitate a unique new course with the assistance of Martin Bridge at CoSM in New York. This creative All Seasons model PDC features an artistic permaculture mapping and design project. I journeyed out to Portland 6 times to take a PDC with Toby Hemenway including guest teachers Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Mark Lakeman, Michael Becker and Larry Santoyo. To complete my diploma this autumn I hosted a permaculture teacher training led by Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman which was the completion of a two year Permaculture Diploma.

I am now in the mist of a decade long period of intensive permaculture work, teaching and media development as part of a Doctoral Study. In 2013 I learned from Toby Hemenway and Michael Becker. In 2014 I took teacher training with Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo in New Mexico.

I offer free introductory days each month, as well as year long permaculture design certificate courses, two and a half year advanced courses, and mentor people through their 3-5 year Permaculture Diploma processes.

In 2015 I co-organized a second Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage to the UK to take advanced courses at different sites from Rosemary Morrow, Looby Macnamara, Starhawk, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield.

The following season I went to Greece to take Rosemary Morrows PDC.

In 2016 I travelled to Petaluma to take the last weekend of a PDC with Toby Hemenway and Michael Becker. After becoming a certified teacher through the UK Permaculture Association, I was able to take an amazing advanced permaculture design course at the Bullocks Homestead from Doug and Sam Bullock and Dave Boehnlein.

Currently I am doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara while I develop many new permaculture learning and teaching tools.

http://www.gaiacraft.com

Updates

Permaculture Attitudinal Principles

Free permaculture attitudinal principles deck in English, Greek and Serbian.

Posted about 1 year ago (0 comments)

7 Ways to Think Differently

7 Ways to Think Differently : Free Permaculture Cards

Posted about 1 year ago (1 comments)

People and Permaculture Micro-Video

A short video interview with Looby Macnamara about Social Permaculture.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage Media

Short videos with new interviews with Permaculture Pioneers.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Social Permaculture Course Slideshow

Visionary Permaculture Best of Yesterday Mosaic Slideshow for the Applewood Permaculture Training of Teachers Summer 2015

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

World Permaculture - Rosemary Morrow

A short video of Rosemary Morrow speaking about the potentials of permaculture.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Media : Training of Teachers at Applewood Permaculture Center

Visionary Permaculture Best of Yesterday Mosaic Slideshow for the Applewood Permaculture Training of Teachers Summer 2015

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage 2.0

A pilgrimage to the UK to learn from many Grandmothers and Pioneers of Permaculture.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Rosemary Morrow - Permaculture for Refugees

A video featuring Rosemary Morrow made on the Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage 2015.

Posted almost 2 years ago (0 comments)

Core Model Poster

A free open source permaculture learning poster. http://gaiacraft.com/core-model-poster/

Posted about 2 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Design Elements Deck : Placemaking Booster

Free Open Source Permaculture Design Game. http://gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-permaculture-design-elements-deck/

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Transmissions from the Edge

interview with David Holmgren

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Design Elements Deck

A learning, teaching and consulting tool game for doing design charrettes. http://gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-permaculture-design-elements-deck/

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Design Principles Deck : Expansion Set

Principles, directives, strategies and attitudes from the permaculture toolkit. This is a booster expansion of the larger game. http://gaiacraft.com/permaculture-principles-design-deck/

Posted over 3 years ago (2 comments)

Heart Gardens

A temperate rainforest permaculture site map and design vignette. http://gaiacraft.com/heart-gardens-campus/

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

Temperate Permaculture Plant Card Deck

A learning and teaching toolkit for cool climate food, medicine and tool plants. http://gaiacraft.com/heart-cards/

Posted almost 4 years ago (0 comments)

Doctoral Learning Pathways 2013

The documentation for my 2013 year of permaculture on my doctoral learning plan.

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Heart Gardens Design Book

Part four of four permaculture map and design books for the heart gardens permaculture demonstration site. Includes permaculture design notes. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Heart Gardens Plant Book

Part three of four permaculture map and design books for the heart gardens permaculture demonstration site. Includes plant lists and calendrics. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Heart Gardens Book

Part two of four permaculture map and design books for the heart gardens permaculture demonstration site. Includes garden maps and plant lists. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted about 4 years ago (1 comments)

Heart Gardens Map Book

Part one of four permaculture map and design books for the heart gardens permaculture demonstration site. Includes zones and sectors. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted about 4 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Workbook : Second Edition

A collection of worksheets summarizing key aspects of the permaculture post-paradigm. http://gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-workbook/

Posted about 4 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Principles Design Deck

A card deck sharing principles, design methods, directives, strategies, attitudes and ethics of permaculture. http://gaiacraft.com/permaculture-principles-design-deck/

Posted over 4 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Diploma Report : 2012

Here is my two year Diploma Report for a study in permaculture educational media development. http://gaiacraft.com/free-tools/

Posted over 4 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Masters Thesis : 2010

Here is my masters thesis as presented to Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Diploma : 2005

Here is my diploma report presented to Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted almost 5 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Sheet Mulch Bed

Inspired by biodynamics and sheet mulching, this is an adventure into learning about community veggie beds.

Posted about 5 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Principles Card Deck

A 32 card learning-teaching tool of permaculture principles.

Posted over 5 years ago (4 comments)

Permaculture CV

My permaculture resume.

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Gaiacraft Permaculture Workbook

A free permaculture education toolkit of worksheets. http://gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-workbook/

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Education Books

Books sharing documentation from my permaculture process. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Eco-Tech Diploma

This is the first Diploma I did through Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Learning Toolkit

Free permaculture learning and teaching tools. http://gaiacraft.com/free-tools/

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Adventure Log : Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage Part 2

The remaining half of my learning adventure doing advanced courses and teacher trainings. This could be useful to anyone teaching or interested in permaculture education.

Posted over 5 years ago (0 comments)

Adventure Log : Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage Part 1

A journal about permaculture teacher trainings in Australia.

Posted over 5 years ago (1 comments)

Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage

A once in a lifetime opportunity to do advanced study with many of the greatest teachers of permaculture. 

Posted about 6 years ago (0 comments)

All Seasons : Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program Template

Here is an example of an approach on the west coast of Canada for helping anchor peoples Permaculture Diploma process.

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Masters Degree Vignette

Here is an illustrated copy of my Masters Degree Thesis in Permaculture Education. http://gaiacraft.com/free-books/

Posted over 6 years ago (1 comments)

Permaculture Media Development

Here are some examples of permaculture design media and articles intended to inspire people to get creative in representing their own project, sharing their curriculum and participating in the global media stream.

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Ground Training

A second vignette on new permaculture paradigms, a marriage of advanced permaculture work and sustainability skills.

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Full Circle

An educational vignette on the Localizing Model of PDC course development.

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
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
14 PDC Graduates (list)
4 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
2 Other Course Graduates (list)
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Climate Zones
Delvin Solkinson has permaculture experience in:
Alpine
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Mediterranean
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Arid

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