with Delvin Solkinson
“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,
the solutions remain embarrassingly simple”
– Bill Mollison, Co-Originator of Permaculture
Permaculture shares an ecological design toolkit combining traditional knowledge from the worlds indigenous cultures and modern scientific understandings on how to design lifestyles, homes, gardens, farms and communities in a way that cares for people, the planet and their future. Permaculture presents possibilities for retrofiting, rebuilding and reconnecting our systems of food production, education, governance, economics, education, gardening and all other visible and invisible structures of society. By redesigning the way we manage energy and resources, we can cultivate resilience in our life, work, and relationships as well as in our community and ecosystem.
Pilgrimage to the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors to join Delvin Solkinson and a group of conscious learners converging to experience the new edge of permaculture. Together we will explore the art and naturescapes at CoSM while sharing in an advanced introduction to some core concepts and creative ways to look at challenges and solutions differently. A design charrette will give participants an opportunity to contribute creatively to the ongoing process of permaculture design at CoSM.
Attend all four seasonal permaculture workshops to get a CoSM Visionary Permaculture Design Four Seasons Workshop Program Certificate of Completion.
6 pm : Dinner
7 pm : Full Moon Gathering
12pm – 6pm – CoSM Open Hours (Grounds, Trails, Shop, and Cafe Open)
*Event Day Gallery Hours: 12 – 3pm
Email [email protected] for more details
Delvin grew up in the Elphinstone Rainforest of British Columbia before bringing nature education into the local elementary school system and setting up a series of community gardens. He has designed the Heart Gardens, a social permaculture demonstration site specializing in plants with a history of use by the Coastal First Peoples, located in a tiny village next to the Pacific. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Looby Macnamara, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Academy (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara. Creating curriculum, making media and crafting free, open source learning and teaching tools has been focus of his current Doctoral Degree in Permaculture Education. He volunteers at CoSM on the Board of Directors, as Curational Advisor, Senior Managing Editor of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. He also volunteers his time to run the Visionary Permaculture Design Program as a fundraiser for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.
Accommodations for this event must be booked directly through Hospitality. Please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]
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