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“Great changes are taking place. These are not as a result of any one group or teaching, but as a result of millions of people defining one or more ways in which they can conserve energy, aid local self-reliance, or provide for themselves. All of us would acknowledge our own work as modest; it is the totality of such modest work that is impressive. There is so much to do, and there will never be enough people to do it. We must all try to increase our skills, to model trials, and to pass on the results. If a job is not being done, we can form a small group and do it. It doesn’t matter if the work we do carries the “permaculture” label,

just that we do it.”


- Bill Mollison, Co-originator of Permaculture 


The best decision I ever made was to do the Diploma with the Permaculture Association.

It gave me support and structure to design my life as a learning pathway.

The process took almost 5 years from my Induction with Looby Macnamara at the Sustainability Centre

to my final presentation. 


The Designs below progress in a specific order, each design evolving and growing

from the foundations of the previous.


This is not a suggestion for how to do Diploma Designs nor a pattern to copy.

This work is simply an example of utilizing creativity in a design process that can be done in countless ways. 

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