With major funding through Cornell University’s Dreer Award, I have embarked on a profound journey of discovery.
Over the course of 6-7 months beginning in August 2010, I am traveling to Australia (QLD, NSW, VIC), New Zealand (North and South Islands) and Trinidad with the primary focus of bridging permaculture into botanic garden education. (See the Itinerary page for the most up-to-date status on where I’ll be.)
The Mission: To make heads and tails of permaculture, perceptions of permaculture, and how permaculture addresses the educational missions of botanic gardens across the globe, as well as current barriers to adoption of permaculture practices by botanic gardens. Ultimately, to assist in bridging permaculture into the botanic garden.
Itinerary: See the plan, updated weekly.
Supporters: See who has helped make this journey possible. This project is greater than one person, and this is a glimpse of the larger team.
Resources & Links: See some of the wonderful resources that provide context for this work.
This blog is relevant for anyone interested in any of the following:
- public gardens
- edible gardening
- environmental education
- ecological literacy
- sustainability and conservation issues
- ecological landscape design
- global perspectives
- branching into uncharted territory
Please visit weekly as there will be regular posts telling the story of this project as it unfolds.