and now there is a growing network where you will be able to study the basic certificate course locally, with an international network of integral permaculture projects.
The First Courses
During November & December 2014 will be trying out this networked iPDC for the very first time simultaneously in Italy, mainland Spain & the Canary Islands, both in english & spanish: in the Damanhur Federation, Finca Caracol & the 8thLife EcoVillage project respectively. (Subscribe to the email list or the Facebook group in order to get news of future courses)
We are calling this the iPDC because in many ways it is a great innovation in terms of permaculture design teaching:
TransMedia is something corporations are busy perfecting in order to distract us with more appealing virtual reality (mostly) … but we are hacking these technologies to make changing the real world more compelling, and realistic for most ordinary people.
Our Journey to this Network … in Pictures
You may not know that this Integral Permaculture Academy came about primarily as an excercise in designing for better collective intelligence. First, in 2004, by designing a more complete PDC action-learning curriculum (the colours in our paw icon represent the 5 modules)
on Chaordic Organizations
in Croacia (International Permaculture Convergence) in order
encourage us to design our PC
networks a lot more consciously.
We proposed a Chaordic
Permaculture Institute but it was too early as most people said ‘what’s chaordic‘?
Then in 2008 we presented a follow-up workshop at IPC8 in Brazil
where (from convergence report):
“Stella consistently opened
the door wider and wider into
the world of Chaordic
the possibility for evolving
from the confusion of
management and growth”.
This resulted in a pilot
for a Chaordic PC Institute …
… & later a “Version 4”
for the Permaculture Diploma, in 2010,
which is what we now offer
as an Academy + so much more..
of integral permaculture designers
working together to learn
to design the collective intelligence
we need to really change society.