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ReDesigning HigherEd

I started more seriously teaching permaculture design courses in 1998, after participating in some of my colleagues' courses who usually invited me to talk about 'urban permaculture' because the organization I had set up in 1994, in a typical (quite 'difficult') inner city environment, proved to be successful.

But there was a profound failure embedded in that same organization, which was my not realizing just how important permaculture design training can be.   I had honestly believed that permaculture would be best 'taught by doing' or at least by 'showing' what it could achieve on the ground.   And I was very wrong.

Because, for all the good we achived on the ground, it became increasingly obvious to me that 'thinking in a permaculture way' (using the models & design tools I had learned on the two PDCs I took before and during the setting up the organization) was crucial to it's success.  And it was for this ..............

(to be continued)