Built Environment

Presenter: 
Andrew Millison

We are a group of experienced Permaculture designers (Andrew Millison, Jeremiah Kidd, Koreen Brennan, Loren Luyendyk, Mario Yanez, Neil Bertrando and Rico Zook.) who have come together to form a collaborative design firm, in order to take on larger and more comprehensive projects than any of us can do on our own. We will discuss our rationale by set the historical context, acknowledging the current state of PC, discuss the need, as each of us perceives it, and show evidence for this need across many sectors.

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Richard James MacCowan

Biomimicry is the emulation of nature to find solutions to man-made challenges by looking at forms, materials, processes, functions and systems. Using this approach the presentation will highlighted the continued work by Biomimicry UK, alongside The Ecological Sequestration Trust, the Scottish Government working with the visionary charity Resonate Arts House to deliver a unique build that offers the community a place for tranquility, health and well-being and learning about the role of nature and can play in building resilient communities.

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Tedrowe Bonner

For thousands of years, humans have used opportunities in nature to construct habitable environments, and Permaculturists have intelligently revisited these strategies for modern applications.Yet, even these efforts are not enough to meet the demands of our current global crises of energy, population, ecology and environment. Moreover, humanity is undergoing the largest migration in its history with movement to urban centers, and such a demographic shift renders most permaculture building techniques useless.

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Ben Law

The sustainable management of our woodland resource needs a change in culture. A move away from the clearfell industrial forestry model to continuous cover forestry and coppice management. From well managed woods come the building poles for a new architectural vernacular – Roundwood Timber Framing. The jointing techniques of this method allow a simple model to become adaptable and can be applied globally with local knowledge of tree species.

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Trish Allen

Powerpoint presentation: I spent 25 years on Rainbow Valley Farm, an organic farm and permaculture education centre with my late husband Joe Polaischer. I will present a brief summary of our achievements. After Joe passed away I moved to the village and in 2011 established a new home for myself - a model of permaculture on a village scale.

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About

In 1988 Trish Allen and her late husband, Joe Polaischer, co-founded Rainbow Valley Farm, an organic farm and permaculture education centre in Matakana, New Zealand. Over 23 years they ran farm tours and permaculture-related courses including PDCs. Joe died suddenly in 2008, and Trish moved on from the farm to establish a new home for herself in the village – an eco-house and edible landscape.  Trish teaches waste minimisation and other permaculture-related subjects.

 

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I have studied and worked in the permaculture field for over 20 years throughout many climates and regions. In the high altitude southwestern bioregion of the United States, Santa Fe, New Mexico has served as my base where my company, San Isidro Permaculture, has contracted on many types of projects in the private and government sector. I also consult and teach permaculture internationally when other work allows.

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