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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“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 month ago
"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.

Free Download : http://www.visionarypermaculture.com/coreconceptscards

Kickstarter:  https://kck.st/2RVWDcN

Video : https://vimeo.com/permaculturedesigns/deck

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.
3 months ago
Study Nature, Love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you."
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Sharing the release of the ‘Core Curriculum Notes’, an essential synthesis of permaculture design from the core curriculum of the Permaculture Design Course. A book of notes formatted as worksheets being freely offered to the World Community. It functions as part of a learning and teaching toolkit in combination with the Permaculture Design Core Concepts Cards.

The download is a free offering at printable resolution here : https://www.dewpermaculture.com/core-curriculum-notes

For anyone wanting a beautiful hardcopy professional book form you can order the book here : http://www.lulu.com/shop/gaiacraft-and-delvin-solkinson/gaiacraft-permaculture-design-core-curriculum-notes/hardcover/product-23314805.html
There is always a sale at Lulu so check the the main page for the sale code.

This work is the culmination of 15 years of teaching 25 PDC’s during which time I took 20 advanced courses as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow in Greece, Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Australia and Toby Hemenway in Portland. While developing this body of work I have taken a Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a Diploma with Larry Santoyo and Scott Pittman through the Permaculture Institute, and this version is part of my current Diploma with Looby Macnamara through the Permaculture Association. Done under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo, this represents the culmination of my Doctoral work in Permaculture Education.

"Information is the most portable and flexible investment we can make in our lives; it represents the knowledge, experience, ideas and experimentation of thousands of people before us." - Bill Mollison and Reny Slay

Profound gratitude goes to Kym Chi for countless contributions and editing as well as intensive work on this over the past two years and to Sijay of http://www.onbeyondmetamedia.com for the truly exceptional design. More thanks for core contributions from Annaliese Hordern and Tamara Griffiths as well as editing and support from Jacob Aman, Niki Hammond and Tes Tesla. Special thanks for the source inspiration from Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Robin Clayfield, Larry Santoyo, Michael Becker, Looby Macnamara, Scott Pittman, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Mark Lakeman, Patricia Michael, Starhawk, Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs. Deep appreciation for design on the earlier worksheets by Unity Life Avatar. Endless gratitude to countless others who supported me in creating and delivering this part of my life work in so many ways and who are acknowledged in the foreword to the book.
1 year ago
"The clearest way into the universe is through the wilderness."
-John Muir

Permaculture Design Core Concepts Deck

Sharing a toolkit of permaculture principles, design methods and ethics, these cards can support your permaculture practice, learning, teaching, designing and consulting.

Featuring visionary design from Sijay of www.OnbeyondMetamedia.com these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture.

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.

The cards are divided into two decks of 90 cards each.
Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies
Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods

Free download of both Decks here : https://www.dewpermaculture.com/tools

Purchase Deck 1 : Ethics, Attitudes and Strategies
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-1

Purchase Deck 2 : Design Principles and Methods
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/permaculture-design-core-concepts-cards-2

This work is the culmination of 15 years of Permaculture Design study by Delvin Solkinson which spanned a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and a current third Diploma through the Permaculture Association. A final project in a Doctoral level study of Permaculture Education, Delvin has collected these principles and core concepts at 23 different Permaculture Design Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow and Toby Hemenway.

This is a companion for the Core Curriculum Notes. Together they form a toolkit sharing a creative essence of Permaculture Design.

Share and support this work to make permaculture accessible in a gamified form which is freely shared with the World Community.

http://www.dewpermaculture.com
1 year ago
Everything we do has a ripple effect, and if we respond with a sense of hope and responsibility then those ripples can be enormous and positive
- Looby Macnamara

I am a permaculture student apprenticing to Looby Macnamara and have developed some free permaculture learning cards that accompany her life changingly awesome book : 7 Ways to Think Differently

First a bit about her book: The thoughts and actions of people past and present have determined the current state of our planet. If we change our thinking, we can change the health of our own lives, and also the future state of our world. 7 Ways to Think Differently explores ways to address personal, social and environmental concerns in simple practical steps in our daily lives, helping us to make incremental, achievable changes. As well as addressing our internal landscapes, Looby explains how individuals and communities can work together to achieve positive change. She also explores the current political and mainstream paradigms and where they are leading us. http://loobymacnamara.com/people-and-permaculture/.

With her permission and collaboration I have worked with the visionary permaculture designer Unity http://www.unitylifeavatar.ca to develop a card set that is freely downloadable at printable resolution on the web and available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Greek, Icelandic and Italian with more coming.  
Freely available for people around the world here : http://gaiacraft.com/permaculture-principles-design-deck/
2 years ago
Gaiacraft Permaculture Principles Design Deck 3.0
http://gaiacraft.com/permaculture-principles-design-deck/

At the heart of permaculture is a set of teachings from nature. These ethics, principles, strategies, attitudes, design methods and decision making protocols can be applied to any system of design and development. This is part of Nature’s toolkit for creating and maintaining relationships, navigating challenges and opportunities, and creatively addressing the unique conditions of any site or situation. Inspired by Robin Clayfield's principles game found at http://www.dynamicgroups.com.au/, the source curriculum for this evolving card deck is being gathered along an ongoing planetary permaculture pilgrimage to learn directly from Permaculture Pioneers, sharing core insights as a learning game offered freely to the World Community.

A Visionary Permaculture learning and teaching toolset designed to bring creative insights and artful inspiration into your educational life journey.

This is available as a series of boosters packs. There is a 101 card edition of the Second Edition Deck available to get you started. We are joyed to be working on the Third Edition which is being released as a series of booster micro-sets. Contact delvin@cosm.org to be added to the mailing list for updates.

Toby Hemenway observes that nature creates self-renewing, super productive and ultra resilient systems. He describes the underlying principles of nature as ‘indicators of sustainability’. This educational game shares a collection of foundational concepts that can support any permaculture design process. Mixing art, symbol, photo and text, this Gaiacraft creative learning and teaching toolkit can inform and inspire new insights and deepened understandings about the implications and applications of permaculture. The cards can help support s permaculture journey for people of all ages and experience levels. There are no instructions for how to utilize this game of endless possibilities. We encourage people to develop games and curriculum to suite their own needs and creative ideas.

These full color, double sided cards are available as a free printable files for download at the Gaiacraft website. For potentially less expense and work, the professionally printed cards, die cut with round edges, can be ordered direct from an on-demand printer who can mail it anywhere in the world.

Source Curriculum :
Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Rowe Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Scott Pittman, Larry Santoyo, Patricia Michael, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Michael Becker, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara and Geoff Lawton.
Art and Design : Unity http://www.unitylifeavatar.ca/
Envoy and Text : Delvin Solkinson : http://www.gaiacraft.com/

Creative contributions of Source Principles : Tamara Griffiths http://tamaraandduckyhaveadventures.blogspot.ca/
2 years ago
Everything we do has a ripple effect, and if we respond with a sense of hope and responsibility then those ripples can be enormous and positive
- Looby Macnamara

The focus of my permaculture work including a PDC, diploma and masters degree through Bill Mollison has been to create free permaculture learning tools
they are available for download at printable resolution here:

http://gaiacraft.com/free-tools/
2 years ago
At the heart of permaculture is a set of teachings from nature. These ethics, principles, directives, strategies, approaches, attitudes, design methods and decision making protocols can be applied to any system of design and development. This is part of Nature’s toolkit for creating and maintaining relationships, navigating challenges and opportunities, and creatively addressing the unique conditions of any site or situation. Inspired by Robin Clayfield’s principles game found at http://www.dynamicgroups.com.au, the source curriculum for this evolving card deck is being gathered along an ongoing planetary permaculture pilgrimage to learn directly from Permaculture Pioneers, sharing core insights as a learning game offered freely to the World Community.

Gaiacraft Permaculture Principles Design Deck

http://gaiacraft.com/permaculture-principles-design-deck/

A Visionary Permaculture learning and teaching toolset designed to bring creative insights and artful inspiration into your educational life journey.

Toby Hemenway observes that nature creates self-renewing, super productive and ultra resilient systems. He describes the underlying principles of nature as ‘indicators of sustainability’. This educational game shares a collection of foundational concepts that can support any permaculture design process. Mixing art, symbol, photo and text, this Gaiacraft creative learning and teaching toolkit can inform and inspire new insights and deepened understandings about the implications and applications of permaculture. The cards can help support s permaculture journey for people of all ages and experience levels. There are no instructions for how to utilize this game of endless possibilities. We encourage people to develop games and curriculum to suite their own needs and creative ideas.

These full color, double sided cards are available as a free printable files for download at the Gaiacraft website.

For potentially less expense and work, the professionally printed cards, die cut with round edges, can be ordered direct from an on-demand printer who can mail it anywhere in the world.

Source Curriculum :

Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Scott Pittman, Larry Santoyo, Patricia Michael, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Michael Becker, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk, and Geoff Lawton

Creative contributions of text and Permaculture Pioneers Source Curriculum from : Tamara Griffiths http://tamaraandduckyhaveadventures.blogspot.ca

Art and Design :

Unity Shekinah : http://www.unitylifeavatar.ca

Photos :

Roland Rickus : http://www.ripplephoto.com

Envoy and Text :

Delvin Solkinson : http://www.gaiacraft.com



Celebrating the release of the new French edition of the Permaculture Design Principles Deck !

Page 1 : http://gaiacraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/French-PrincipleCards-Plate1-V0.8.pdf

French Translation with gratitude to :

Français : Annie Duflo et Richard Wallner, association Imagine Un Colibri

http://aupetitcolibri.free.fr/EcolieuAUPETITCOLIBRI.html



Coming soon : Spanish Translation with gratitude to : Carlos Guerreo

Coming soon : Greek Translation with gratitude to : Eleana Tyradelli
2 years ago
Flexible, Inexpensive Advanced Permaculture Distance Education

Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms
- Bill Mollison

Already have your Permaculture Design Certificate and ready to take the next step in your Permaculture Education? Join an advanced permaculture learning guild in a uniquely creative, flexible and ultra low cost program. Share your permaculture life and work with a supportive group of permies. Earn a Gaiacraft advanced permaculture certificate. This program also stacks to support those doing a Permaculture Diploma.

http://gaiacraft.com/advanced-permaculture-design-program/

This is a uniquely creative and flexible advanced permaculture design course. Our participant driven, self-directed program can be done from a distance and includes optional in person meet ups in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia every season for 30 months.

As a social permaculture vehicle for carrying us through this time of transition, the course offers a dynamic learning pathway which will evolve your ability to design, practice, consult and teach using the permaculture toolkit.

FLEXIBLE ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE :

* Begin or continue to make
a permaculture map of your home or land of your choice
including elements, plant and animal lists, zone and sector analysis
on your own or along with family, friends or allies. * Begin or continue to make
a permaculture design of your home or land of your choice
including reference to ethics, principles, design methods, strategies, techniques and reference to any other aspects of the permaculture toolkit
on your own or along with family, friends or allies.
* Begin or continue to apply your site design to your home or land of your choice
and document that work with photographs and small bits of text
* Begin or continue to document your permaculture life with a short, low impact journal that includes media, photographs and mini write-ups about what you did, what you learned doing it and how it was permaculture
* Begin or continue to make a permaculture map for of your neighbourhood, community or region as part of a resilience assessment including a listing of conscious local goods and services
on your own, or with a group of locals.

CORE READINGS

Includes four books a year.
* An advanced permaculture textbook
* A four season organic gardening or enthnobotany or medicine making or food preservation book
* A first nations land practices or ethnobotany or native plant book
* A community design or transition or economics or governance book 

GATHERINGS

There are optional seasonal in-person meet ups in Roberts Creek, BC and includes tours of gardens, farms and forest locations in all seasons. People will have a chance to share with the group what they are up to and have teaching practice to lead an activity if they choose.


Facilitator : Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara.  delvin@cosm.org
2 years ago
“Permaculture gives people a place to be a part of the solution”
– Rosemary Morrow
 
Gaiacraft PDC Calgary
http://gaiacraft.com/calgary-gaiacraft-permaculture-design-course/

We are happy to announce Gaiacraft’s new Permaculture Design Certification Program co-taught by a dynamic male – female teaching team. This low cost, ultra flexible course caters to the busyness of modern life. If you miss a class you can jump in on the the same module in a different class at no extra cost and there is no time limit to complete the certification. We offer courses yearly in Calgary and have multiple courses being offered monthly in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.
 
The program has been developed over the course of a Diploma and a Masters Degree in Permaculture Education with Bill Mollison and continually upgraded over the 13 years it has been offered. We have an exciting teaching tool kit that transforms lectures into games and together we travel to many different permaculture farms, gardens and forest locations while sharing in a uniquely creative learning journey. The 4 season course focus project is a map and design for where you live or an area of your choice. Completion of this course offers legitimate and formal certificates through Permaculture Institute or Permaculture Research Institute.
 
Join us from April to November 2016 for our next 4 Season Permaculture Design Certificate Course!
 
Gather together once a season with a conscious and creative ring of learners to meet with plants and animals, travel to gardens, farms and forests to learn about how nature designs itself and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. Together we will learn how to map and design our land and our lives, plan for emergency, grow organic food in all four seasons and work to build a more regenerative future.
 
The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio.
 
Join this adventure in learning as it journeys to eco-locations like  ContainR, Community Wise, Urban Permaculture Farm, Blank Page Studio, Senses of the Soul, off grid Permaculture farms, and the properties of students who want to host.
 
Course Topics include:
design methods * patterns in nature * soils and composting * water * trees * animals * design for cool ,* tropical and arid climates * social permaculture * native food and medicine plants of the First Peoples and much much more.
 
We have worksheets, permaculture design gaming tools, an online social networking and educational support platform, as well as many gardens as our living classroom.
 
The class caters anyone who wants to learn permaculture in a creative way but cannot afford the cost or intensive time commitment of other courses including lower-income families, students, youth and people for who are called permaculture but have been struggling to find a course that fits their life.
 
Dates:
April 1st - 4th, 2016
June 24th - 27th, 2016
September 23, 25, 26th, 2016
November 25th- 28th, 2016
 
Investment: $777
 
payment plans accepted
 
All proceeds go towards basic course costs and paying for Delvin and Kym’s permaculture education.
 
Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with many of the masters and maestras of permaculture internationally. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara. 
 
Kym Chi is a dedicated advocate of earth stewardship, people care and regenerative action for future resiliency. Deeply inspired by nature, art and experiential education, her main efforts are as a creative facilitator, artist, gardener, healer and community builder.  To date; Kym has received 3 certificates in Permaculture Design, completed multiple teacher trainings and taken a variety of advanced trainings.  She continues to take courses and is currently completing a Diploma in Education through the Permaculture Institute. Through her stewardship of a deepened connection with the natural environment, Kym wishes to inspire creative self expression that enriches lives, creating healthy and abundant habitats and communities. With a focus on Social Permaculture,  Kym also works for One Straw Society, a non profit focusing on food sovereignty and community resiliency on the Sunshine Coast.