The Permaculture Design Forum has been running since April 2020. It is a series of structured sessions for diploma apprentices to share their designs and receive feedback. It lasts an hour and is followed by the option to spend time working individually on our designs and then regroup for a check-in.
The series runs for between 6 and 9 sessions depending on the group size and at each session there is a short learning share of 2 minutes looking at anything permaculture related. We've been introduced to new tools, frameworks and design solutions. It's suprising how much can be fitted into 2 minutes! The bulk of the time is devoted to looking at a design a member brings and going round each person for focussed feedback.
'Thank you very much Carla for organising these group sessions, every session was an inspiration and food for creativity, skill sharing and in such excellent company. It was truly a memorable experience and it has propelled me forward into my next designs.'
'I truly felt touched and honoured to be able to share and learn in this cohort, skilfully facilitated and content rich stacking functions, multiplying yields and turning challenges into solutions all the way.'
'The Design Forum offers a wonderful way to present your designs and receive feedback from a healthy mix of perspectives (there is no obligation to do so). Experiencing the design process of other students was a rare privilege. I found it an invaluable source of ideas, links, references and inspiration.'
'The format is inclusive and relaxed, it is structured but retains a lovely sense of informality.'