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Delvin Solkinson

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since Jan 15, 2012
Here is my CV http://gaiacraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CV-2016.pdf

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 a my Masters Degree in Permaculture Education with Bill Mollison.

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. In 2012 I completed a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. As part of this process I coorganized a planetary permaculture
pilgrimage with Annaliese Hordern and
Tamara Griffiths to do advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Geoff Lawton, David Holmgren and Robyn Clayfield at key Permaculture sites across Australia.
During this time I became an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute.

With my friends Tamara Griffiths, Annaliese Hordern, Kym Chi, Jacob Aman and Lunaya Shekinah I have cocreated a series of free open source learning and teaching tools, a workbook of worksheets and a permaculture social networking platform on the gaiacraft website. During my second Diploma I took a fourth PDC with Toby
Hemenway including guest teachers Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Mark Lakeman, Michael Becker and Larry Santoyo and convened a permaculture teacher training led by Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman. From this work I became a Field Mentor for Diploma students through the Permaculture Institute. I am now in the mist of a long period of
intensive permaculture work, teaching and media development as part of a Doctoral Study with Larry Santoyo as my mentor. So far this has included courses with Toby Hemenway, Starhawk, Michael Becker, Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo.

In 2015 I have co-organized a Planetary Permaculture Pilgrimage to the UK, taking a series of courses including a teacher training with Rosemary Morrow and Looby Macnamara, a dynamic facilitation course with Robin Clayfield and Looby Macnamara and a Social Permaculture Course with Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Robin Clayfield, Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow. Through this entire process of 13 years I have been interviewing the Permaculture Pioneers and writing articles for magazines, while co-creating
a Permaculture Workbook and Permaculture Card Deck, an on going process to share core curriculum and insights from all the studies I have taken freely on the web. 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 Permaculture Diploma
processes. I have started a new Diploma through the Permaculture Association (UK) with Looby
Macnamara as my mentor and taken a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece to start the new program.
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Recent posts by Delvin Solkinson

“To dwell is to garden.” - Martin Heidegger

Final Day to Kickstart Permaculture Book, Game & Cards

Sharing an essentialized set of notes on the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design
extensive information on medicine making, food preservation and animal care
a full teachers manual for teachers of any subject
interviews with Permaculture Pioneers

https://bit.ly/2VUaxRH
1 month ago
"You can solve all the worlds problems in a garden" - Geoff Lawton

Permaculture Design Education
Geoff Lawton : Short Video and Podcast with Delvin Solkinson



It was an amazing experience to get to talk live with Geoff Lawton. Enjoy our discussion about permaculture design education.

Listen to the full podcast here
https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/visionarypermaculture/Geoff_Lawton__Delvin_Solkinson_Podcast_2020_1.mp3

Download the podcast here
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ix8hdny5339jre4/AAAZruOPcEGC22nrS_GVApZ5a?dl=0

I have gained so much benefit from Geoff's online PDC and videos. I highly recommend his online Permaculture Design Certification Course. Geoff brings something very unique to the table.

Geoff Lawton www.geofflawtononline.com

Delvin Solkinson www.visionarypermaculture.com
1 month ago
“Change can come from anywhere and happen very fast, come be part of the solution on the side of life.” - Rowe Morrow



Brought to you by
Grace Solkinson & Delvin Solkinson
www.visionarypermaculture.com
"Study Nature, Love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sharing a final presentation for Diploma with the Permaculture Association under the Tutor Looby Macnamara.
End includes comments from Larry Santoyo, Aranya & Looby Macnamara.



Delvin


1 month ago
Awesome Anne thanks for sharing in this story of the permaculture path
2 months ago
Sharing my Doctoral presentation slideshow on the topic of Permaculture Design Education



2 months ago
Awesome thanks for this great resource
1 year ago
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
- Einstein

Dear Permies Team

Thanks for all that you do for the movement. I love getting your updates and resources.

I am joyed to have come to the culmination of 16 years of permaculture design study.

This 222 card set shares the largest collection of permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods available. After 16 years of international study its heartwarming to share core teachings from so many of my beloved teachers. I entirely volunteer to produce these cards. May this work uplift the permaculture movement and bring benefit to all beings.  

Free Download : www.visionarypermaculture.com/coreconceptscards
Kickstarter:  www.kck.st/2RVWDcN

Design and Digital Art : www.onbeyondmetamedia.com
Permaculture Illustration : www.brennaquinlan.com

Featuring text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Core Concepts learned from Bill Mollison, Rowe Morrow, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman, Doug Bullock, Ian McHarg and Percival Alfred Yeomans. Bonus set includes cards from Susun Weed and Tom Ward. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield whose many card decks and games led to this creation. Featuring design from Onbeyond Metamedia these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture. Featuring awesome new permaculture illustration by Brenna Quinlan of www.brennaquinlan.com with digital upgrades by Alexa Spaddy
1 year ago






Summary
"The clearest way into the universe is through the wilderness." - John Muir

Dear Friends of our World

I am joyed to share the new edition of the Permaculture Design Deck. Sharing Nature’s principles and design methods. A grassroots initiative to share the largest collection of permaculture design core concepts available.

Featuring text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Core Concepts learned from Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman, Doug Bullock, Ian McHarg and Percival Alfred Yeomans. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield whose many card decks and games led to this creation. Featuring visionary design from Sijay James of www.OnbeyondMetamedia.com these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture. Featuring permaculture illustration by Brenna Quinlan of www.brennaquinlan.com

After 16 years of creating free, open source learning and teaching media I am honored to ask you for support in bringing the 202 card Permaculture Design Deck into a more accessible and affordable form as a printed copy. As with all my media, its always available as a free download at printable resolution to the World Community. Support my work and ability to continue producing permaculture design media, tools and offerings.

Where to get it?
Visionary Permaculture Store
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