What is Permaculture & How Can it Meet Our Needs?

What is Permaculture & How Can it Meet Our Needs?

A collaborative brainstorm which produced two mind map graphics.

On 1st June, 2019 I was invited to Introduce Permaculture at the Coolum Women’s Shed – Garden Group start-up.  I wasn’t sure how much the group knew or what I should share with them.  So, I used a knowledge harvesting technique I learnt from Robin Clayfield (during her Dynamic Groups course).  I posed the questions…

  1. WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
  2. HOW CAN PERMACULTURE MEET OUR NEEDS?

…then asked each person to write as many answers as they could think of onto separate pieces of paper.  These were then stuck onto a large piece of cardboard (one for each question) as so…

  • If two people had the same answer = placement was one on top of the other (overlaying).
  • If the answer was similar, but not the same = placement was next to.
  • If the answer was unrelated = placement was somewhere else.

The result was a collaborative brainstorm mind map.  Which was later – turned into a graphic.

Let’s check out the results!

The first question…

…turned into a neat graphic:

…and the second question:

…turned into a neat graphic:

Thanks to all who contributed!

Links:

Coolum Women’s Shed:

www.thewomensshed.org/

Robin Clayfield – Earthcare Education:

www.dynamicgroups.com.au/



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Chrissy-Tiina Laurikainen

In person + online permaculture teacher. Online permaculture consultant. Upkeep of a 30 acre rural property (using permaculture & other agroecological techniques). A communal research laboratory focusing on free innovation in the works. Doing what I can to support LIFE on planet Earth!!

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