In a whole-systems design, needs are met with resources in a closed loop. We can achieve sustainabilty this way.
Observation is first and foremost in the permaculture toolkit.
Our creativity tools and training are designed to disrupt your thinking, activate your imagination and spark your innovative spirit in life, at work, and with your creative projects.
Permaculture history and context The term Permaculture was created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978 in Australia, to describe a design-based approach to creating a permanent agriculture as a system that can support cultures with permanence.
See our Systems Thinking Resources below! Concepts and Frameworks The Five Learning Disciplines Developed by renowned systems thinker Peter Senge, these five disciplines each enhance the ability of a person or organization to use learning effectively. Leveraged together, they contribute heavily to the success of learning organizations, defined by Senge as, “…organizations where people continually […]
One of my ongoing intentions over a number of years has been to introduce people in Dudley to design mindsets and methods through CoLab Dudley, and help to increase their creative confidence.
Permaculture isn’t a form of gardening – it’s a method of inquiry about relationships – that’s all it is. It’s an evolving body of knowledge
Ecosystems Thinking adapts the design principles of Permaculture to the development of agile organizations: Directly responsible individuals: business, design and tech stakeholders make decisions together as peers to build solutions that fit each oth...
The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is an annual competition that asks teams of students and professionals to address critical global issues with nature-inspired solutions. Visit the Challenge website to learn more.
A new way of seeing that is opening up to us can form a more life-serving mental map. I call it eco-mind-- looking at the world through the lens of ecology. This worldview recognizes that we, no less than any other organism, live in relation to everything else. As the visionary German physicist Hans-Peter Durr puts it, There are no parts, only participants. This fascinating article from Yes Magazine describes -- what it means to think like an ecosystem, why this crucial mindshift is necessary for our planet and what we can do to foster it.