Permaculture of organisations, groups and communities
Sociocracy (also called dynamic/collaborative governance) hard-wires 'People Care' and 'Fair Share' into organisations by ensuring an equal voice in policy. Like living systems, sociocracy uses feedback loops to stay in tune with members and environment.
In March the first Welsh training in Sociocracy took place at Denmark Farm, near Lampeter. Organised by Linda Winn of Lampeter Permaculture Group, the event was facilitated by Nathanial Whitestone of DecisionLab, and 15 participants from Permaculture, Transition, intentional communities, and wellbeing centres took part. For those new to the term, Sociocracy employs structures that foster equal fvoices and maximise creativity. It uses facilitation techniques with groundrules like appreciative listening and creating a space for each person in a group to respond. It pays close attention at the start of meetings to how particpants are that day because this can affect people's responses and ability to contribute to their potential.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a design approach based on observations of nature's systems. It is the conscious application of the principles of ecology to create sustainable human settlements.
The Fringe (it's all about edges)
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William Tiller's thoughts
Nanoaluminium in geoengineering: effects on public health -
Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
Mucking about with the weather - what is really happening?
Atmospheric Geoengineering - Julian Rose
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reviewed by Angela Coleridge, Transition Llandrindod
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