"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
Permaculture Design Advisor Program with Delvin Solkinson
Upgrade your life team with personalized permaculture design advisor support from a seasoned design teacher.
Enhance your permaculture practice with an hour long check in by zoom, phone or email. Take your design life to the next level with a personal one-on-one session with Delvin.
Open to people of any experience, this program will support you to deepen your understanding of permaculture and become a more effective designer.
A one hour session is $35
Recommending adding a 30 minute email follow up with further recommendations, resourcing, sign posting and integrated thoughts, making the total session $50.
If you complete 12 sessions successfully, Delvin will compose a short letter of support you can use in your CV.
Delvin can give advice, support, resources and recommendations using his depth understanding of the permaculture design toolkit. Continually taking courses from key Permaculture Pioneers and visiting sites around the world while creating learning and teaching tools as part of his Post-Doctorate degree in Permaculture Education, Delvin can share the new edge of permaculture design with you.
Delvin has 19 years of experience in the field including being taught and mentored by Permaculture Elders and Pioneers around the planet. He did a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison. He has done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Association (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing Post-Doc work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo, he is the Diploma Program Co-ordinator for the Permaculture Institute and actively pursuing professional development with the Permaculture Association.
"I gained so much clarity from my mentorship session with Delvin. He guided me through a Life Design Web process that helped me focus on my strengths, gave me vital information for the permaculture path, and led me to formulating powerful affirmations and intentions toward my wellbeing and highest life vision. I feel well equiped and supported to take the next steps as a permaculture educator and designer of my reality after receiving his thoughtful, understanding, honest, open and compassionate mentorship."
- Colin Eldridge www.fractalpermaculture.com
"Delvin is an extraordinary mentor and human being! His note taking skills and ways of clarifying ideas are huge assets in staying on track for me. His laid back attitude is paired with great attention to detail which makes for a perfect companion on this diploma journey."
- Peter Simon
Delvin’s Advanced Permaculture All-Seasons 2.5 year course was a delightful cornupeia of blessings for me: I made excellent connections with the creme-de-la-creme of local permaculture folks, as well as some of the top permaculture people in the world (Becker, Hemingway, Pitman, Santoyo). The spacing allowed me to work deeply on my design projects with Delvin mentoring me monthly with just the right proportion of encouragement and challenge.
– Bruno Vernier, Permametrics www.permametrics.org
Delvin Solkinson is a profound mentor who, post-PDC, has provided an incredible way to continue on the permaculture path while learning from and inspiring others in the local and international communities. His gentle guidance and consistently helpful monthly feedback continues to motivate my own progress as do all the visionaries in my class. Infinite gratitude for the continued opportunity to meet, mutually inspire and aspire with others on permaculture adventures! The advance course filled a gap that appeared when I finished my PDC by providing me with a container to document and share in my own journey while allowing me to continue learning from Delvin and other brilliant beings. buzzzzzzz…..
– Dana Wilson Mortal Coil Media www.mortalcoilmedia.com
My investment in this program has been totally amazing and worthwhile and game changing! I really appreciate that this program is accessible and flexible. I also appreciate all the updates and reminders you give us every month to get inspired and give a little kick in the butt.
– Melissa Flint Garden Love Affair www.gardenloveaffair.blogspot.ca
The Advanced Permaculture course has guided me to stay on track with my permaculture learning path and has encouraged me to push my edges with projects and achieving my goals. Since starting the program, I have started to teach design courses, school programming and other courses. Connecting for in person meet ups seasonally has offered me an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others. All of the documentation that I have been creating as part of the process has boosted my CV exponentially and allowed me opportunities on the path that i would have never dreamed. I highly recommend this program.
– Kym Chi www.gigglingchitree.com
The APDC brings together spirit, intellect and intentionality for those wanting to rise higher. Delvin is a master at bringing together the pieces, at extemporaneous bouts of deep wisdom fueled with passion, and at coaxing others to reach to their higher potential
- Paul Meyers www.brookbankfarm.com
I really appreciate your way of teaching and I truly believe it is your gift. You bring ritual together with deep learning. I always come away from a class motivated by your passion, your impeccable choice of words and the skillful ways in which you engage others. I feel honoured to learn from you!
- Sarita Moody www.somlanddesign.wordpress.com
In this course I became empowered and was encouraged to design and integrate all aspects of my life. I was supported to create my own curriculum, career and life path, while being guided to complete a Diploma in design.
- Laura Walker www.gaiasguild.com
Delvin has been an exceptional mentor throughout my Diploma journey. He helped keep me on track and inspired during a very busy 5 years of living design work. I will always hold dear his recommendation to start first at the pattern level when looking at a situation. This wisdom above all else has helped me become a better designer and student of life in general.
- Nick Jones
Delvin is an amazingly positive and inspiring leader who seemingly tirelessly leads rich and thorough permaculture classes. His ability to motivate students to reach for their full potential and dreams is unsurpassed by any other instructor I have ever had.
- Heather Gatz
Delvin is a remarkable inspirational teacher. I have attended 2 PDCs and one Advanced Course with Delvin, and now, he is mentoring me towards my Diploma. I am receiving the highest level of Permaculture Education with Delvin. He travels around the world to continuously deepen his knowledge of Permaculture and brings back to his student the State of Art in his amazing teachings. Delvin is a deep, profound, insightful and magnificent Soul who embodies the Permaculture way of living. He has changed my life in so many ways and I will be forever and always grateful for his unconditional support and encouragement on my Permaculture path.