This 6-month program starts by examining your inner landscape, understanding your roots, what unique talents and skills you already have. We will support each other in finding and expressing these traits. As we move on we will take these patterns of inquiry and turn them towards the group as we build a community of practice. Through this act of co-creation you will learn tools for building and supporting your own communities.
You can expect to learn:
•Techniques for self-reflection, regulation, and self-care
•Decision making and collaborative tools for groups
•Leadership, facilitation, and support skills
•Power analysis tools for finding paths of action
•Social permaculture patterns to build a living community
The above list of objectives, however, is not the true purpose of this course. At its core this course aims to form you into small groups of cultural poets who are supporting the continual growth of each individual, the group itself, and our work in the larger community around us.
To do this we need you to come as you are, with an open mind and an open heart. To step into an active role as a regenerative change maker. To humbly lead in whatever context is appropriate. Now, more than ever, the world needs humanity to return to their place as a keystone species to breath life and abundance back into nature.Together we can return to that path. You are welcome to join us.
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Zone 0: The self – November 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Zone 1: The intimate group – December 7th & 8th, 2019
Zone 2: Engaged community – January 11th & 12th, 2020
Zone 3: Organizations that live – February 1st & 2nd, 2020
Zone 4: Regenerative Systems – March 7th & 8th, 2020
Zone 5: All My Relations – April 4th & 5th, 2020
Location: Brentwood Center in Wheat Ridge, accessible by public transportation.
Investment: $600, payable in one or two installments (deposit of $200 with remainder due by November 1). A discount of $50 is offered for Denver Permaculture Guild members. Sign up 3-7 people in your neighborhood and each of you receives a $50 discount. Ask about our half and full scholarships.
Participation limited to 25 students; enroll early to save your space.
Facilitated by Drew Hornbein and a diverse group of experienced and thoughtful changemakers
We find ourselves in a time of great upheaval and disruption, where truth, justice, and the very biosphere we rely on seem to be unraveling. You know that for change to happen, it will take community. Yet community can seem so fragile, fickle, or flaky. Even when we are just a swipe, click, or message away, building and maintaining real community seems out of reach or increasingly difficult to sustain.
We need each other more than ever, need to work together on an unprecedented scale and in a way that doesn’t sustain oppressive patterns woven into existing, failing systems.
Social permaculture offers a new way of thinking about community. Permaculture is a set of design principles centered on whole systems that pattern those in nature. And social permaculture applies these resilient natural patterns to our social systems, starting with you.