~~ Permaculture and Education ~~
The Next Step: Regenerative education beyond the garden
An exploration of the why’s and how’s of permaculture education in all school disciplines.
Stepping beyond the school garden and local watershed into ALL aspects of life, this presentation aims to help educators think creatively about new, broader ways to use permaculture to inspire and excite students to change their entire paradigm of how they live and interact with the world.
Permaculture, in its grandest and widest application, can provide the youth of today, the earth stewards of tomorrow, with skills not normally taught by teachers, parents, or larger society: critical thinking skills, systems thinking, application of values to actions, and knowledge of self/community-reliance.
Encouraged to apply the design system creatively to their own interest areas, students can take permaculture and expand it to realms we couldn’t even imagine, becoming true future-shapers.
Adelaide is a Sociologist by training, with a Masters from UCLA and extensive real-life sociological exploration experience from 7 years of international travel through over 40 countries. She currently lives and works at Lost Valley Education Center – just south of Eugene, Oregon.