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Sat, 09 May


Hosted through Zoom

Social Permaculture

Is the invisible structures & networks of the social cultural fabric that shape our lives & communities. Social Design: economics, education, health & wellbeing systems; ownership, access to resources; community development, governance & decision-making; and the nature of values, personal beliefs.

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Social Permaculture
Social Permaculture

Time & Location

09 May 2020, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Hosted through Zoom

About the event

Social Permaculture is a strong foundation of the ethics of life. We can not escape the dynamic involvement it has within the wellbeing of the community & within ourselves. looking at emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual support systems, plus economic tools available to keep us in fullness in all areas of lives.

We have moved our course online in working with the regulations of Level 3 & 4. This has allowed CPI to expand its range of offer this course from Canterbury to the whole of New Zealand. The Zoom session can be taken as a whole course or broken down into individual workshops (see below for options).


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

W1: People Care  with Robina McCurdy & Lillee Star : 'Thinking like an Ecosystem'.  This is about the way we live & conduct our lives within our community. By increasing our skills, we can take care of ourselves and others, we are then able to address & change our patterns of thinking to lead us to more sustainable solutions & strong social connections. This session gives you the tools to design social systems.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

W2: Non-Violent-Communication with Meagan Rutherford: An Introduction to a pattern of language to communicate effectively and without judgment or blame. NVC is a practical toolkit that provides you with a set of concrete skills that you can use to connect with yourself & communicate more effectively with others.


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

W3: Permaculture Economics with Gen de Spa: Takes a whole ecosystem approach to economics, it strives towards holistically optimising economic returns.  It also takes into account the actual social and ecological costs within a local economy and how to address the flaws in our current economic model. We introduce alternative systems available to work alongside our current systems and we look at Doughnut Economics as a new approach to replacing our current model.

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

W4: Co-Housing & Eco-Communities / Villages  with Robina McCurdy:  We explore the rich examples from around the world to share the foundation principles of what it takes to make a great community living design. This workshop focuses on permaculture and sustainability strengths, shared values, and design systems to serve the ecovillages intention. We view these approaches to design through the Global Eco-Village Network’s 30 Design Principles that catalyse communities for a regenerative world.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

W5: Governance & Legal Systems  with Robina McCurdy: A group’s outer success depends on the quality of its internal relationships. Learn techniques for effective collaboration within groups by using the right decision-making tools for good governance. Navigate the personal, political, cultural, and organisational dynamics and the legal structure that frames them.

Tickets and Price Options:

$220 = Full weekend ticket

$115 = Saturday only

$115 = Sunday only

$60 = Single session (Sat am; Sat pm; Sun am; or Sun pm)

We have limited numbers for these sessions to allow maximum participation for those attending.


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    All-day tickets will receive break time refreshments. Bring a Pot-luck-Lunch to share.

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