Social Permaculture Three classes on how we can work together to grow happy healthy families & communities.
Permaculture design applies to much more than just our gardens! Together we explore how permaCULTURE can foster happy, healthy, mutually beneficial relationships among people.
In this class, we will cover topics of social creativity, social pattern recognition & use, intersectionality, liberating structures, power & presence in group dynamics.
DATE & TIME: July 13th, 18th, 27th • 6:00 - 7:30 PM Price: $10 per class. $25 for the whole series.
MAIN TOPICS COVERED: • A social take on Permaculture Principles & Design
• Group Archetypes
• Liberating Organizational Structures
• Types of Leadership
• Evoking Group Wisdom
• The Role of Art in Place Making
VENUE The Jackson Wellsprings, Ashland, OR
• Oak Dome & Garden
TEACHERS: Rebecca Rhapsody is a performer, educator, and social artist work evokes resourceful authenticity and solutionary thinking in individuals and groups. She is the co-founder of the Story Connective. It delights her to help you activate the story of your life in ways that have you waking up each day engaged and appreciative. She feels that if you (and your group) have an urge to live each day more soulfully satisfied - then it’s possible. Deeply influenced by her place of birth and upbringing, the island of Maui, Hawai’i, Rhapsody's passion is to connect people to themselves, each other and the earth with Aloha. She has a degree in theater from Northwestern University, and has over 11 years of teaching artist experience as a champion of creativity and self/group connection. She is co-developing a culinary permaculture education program, and using story performance as an awesome community foundation building tool. Also, she has a huge sweet tooth for chocolate. To learn more about The Story Connective journey, and other upcoming projects, follow Rhapsody on social media. She is one of the principal young leaders bringing Jean Houston's Social Artistry work to the next generation. She is an expert communicator with a love and knack for facilitating groups.
Loxley Clovis is a seasoned archivist & documentarian who cares deeply about the permaculture principles of people care, earth care, & fair share. He helps Story Connective bring these principles to life through filming stories of resilience & sharing them with the world. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Tech University, Loxley became a teacher. He has traveled abroad extensively & is fluent in Spanish. Being a GNU/Linux geek (yes, he has a Linux beard), Loxley chooses to use Free Open Source Software & Hardware whenever possible. He is excited to contribute to the Creative Commons by using his passion for storytelling (In Spanish the word for history & story are the same after all) to spread solutionary ideas.
Loxley & Rhapsody are certified in permaculture and have practiced permaculture on farms and gardens in the Mediterranean, the subtropics, & the tropics.
Contact with questions: Rhapsody [at] StoryConnective.org
Interested, but lacking funds? Contact us! Work trade available.