Welcome to the S39 On line PDC. We are hurrying to prepare this, so please forgive us as any mistakes; as this unfolds, we will be learning much as you.
Please understand that by taking part you are helping us create an important learning resource, so thank you and welcome!
Permaculture is a journey of discovery, you will discover new ideas, new possibilities; its about building a partnership with both nature and community whilst investing in yourself, your own learning, whilst improving food security, soil quality and so much more.
Header Picture: From Homa Bay, Kenya: raised beds made from local and natural materials, maximizing production through smart design.
Permo Africa center Kenya
Left Picture: On completing her PDC in 2018 at Bidibidi refugee Settlement this pioneer convened her own local permaculture group and initiated local action. permaculture creates new leaders and encourages innovation.
it is possible to interact with Sector39 mentors and tutors through the Academy, we want you to share your learning journey.
Lesson One: Climate Emergency
Please download the slide show onto your phone, or device, ready for the lesson.
When complete listen to the narrative which follows the slides. You may pause the talk at any point or go back to clarify any points or take a break.
Follow the slideshow and listen to Audio pt1 and 2 to accompany it.
Use the Small & Slow Solutions link at the top of the page to download the book which is the backbone of the courser. Explore the menus on that page you will see the supporting links.
Please Note we are trying different formats to present this content, this is an Introduction to permacutlure talk created in PowerPoint. 22 mins 500mb. This a more general talk that gives an overview of permaculture ideas , where they come from and examples of their applications.
(3 mins) Here is permaculture tutor, community leader and inspiration Aranadhan Mutebi, using permaculture to galvanize action within his community in Uganda, many who are feeling defeated by the virus. he has successfully raised £1000 using Gofundme and support from S39 to promote his campaign for handsanitisers and oterh ways to help commnuity respond to the Covid19 challenge.
The Overview Effect
I always like to show this video at the opening of a PDC, it really puts things in perspective, the notion that we are just one species sharing a single ecosystem becomes fully apparent when you view the earth from space. Pretty much essential watching.
Please share your thoughts on this in the chat room.
Climate change videos.
Short and simple:
Top physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains climate change in 4 minutes
What people get wrong about climate change, in under 3 minutes this video clarifies a few key points
Going Deeper: 60 mins video
World Wildlife Fund, David Attenborough and Professor Johan Rokstrom go deeper in the history, science and maths of the challange before us.
The next generation speaks out:
Severn Suzuki speaking for children at Rio in 1992
Greta Thunberg addressing the Climate Change conference 2018.
How do the words of these young people make you feel?