Scaling-up/Professionalizing the Permaculture Movement
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.
We will lead a conversation about our movements “response-ability” to market and global conditions by intimating that the market/world is ready for more high-end PC design groups and that our movement is ready to respond. We will present the challenge, which we believe is to have quality groups ready to step up to the required level of scope, scale and professionalism.
We would like to introduce our effort by telling our story and evolution to date, share our response and the potentiality of what we are doing, and specifically share our abundance model/approach. We would also like to share what we consider to be the many mutual benefits and synergies to the PC movement and to a society and planet that needs our repair and healing work on a very large scale.