Bay Area Spring 2011
The Global Summit presentation by Nicholas Roberts & Kirstie Stramler
Permaculture is more than a gardening system
Pathways to Sustainable SelfGovernance
"Vision for a democratic, worker-owned, advanced industrial ecology society."
Author & Facilitator Kirstie Stramler USSF 2010 Workshop Mandela Marketplace Planting Justice Worker-Cooperative Credit Union (pre-start-up) Permaculture Cooperative (pre-start-up)
1. http://wiki.permaculture.coop/wiki/Pathways_to_Sustainable_Self-Governance 2. http://permaculture.tv/?s=pathways+to+sustainable+self+governance
Bay Area Permaculture News Map
Ethics 1. People Care 2. Earth Care 3. Fair Share
What is Permaculture?
sustainability framework from Australia now global movement hands-on agro-ecological practice derived from indigenous systems perennial polycentric polyculture design science tendencies craft movement relatively open source (could be more) integrates & synthesizes http://Permaculture.TV
What is an Unconference?
An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered on a theme or purpose. The term "unconference" has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and sponsored presentations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
unConferencing – how to prepare to attend an unconference
by Kaliya Hamlin from Unconference.net "The unconference* format creates space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. At the start, the whole group will gather together and be guided through creating an agenda using open space technology. The exact process is not important to understand in advance – the process will become clear as it happens. The important part is that all those gathered will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. No session will be voted off or ‘won’t happen’ for some other reason. All sessions are welcome."
Pathways to Sustainable SelfGovernance 2
"We seek pathways to provide the burgeoning food education/justice movement with the tools to become economically sustainable, and to link the emerging green industrial worker cooperatives with them into sovereign networks. Once active, such networks can become the basis for sustainable, socially just communities that revitalize locales via open source sustainable agriculture and manufacturing methods." Kirstie Stramler, Pathways to Sustainable Self-Governance email@example.com
The tentative theme is Liberation Industrial Permaculture which would be a synthesis of Grassroots organising, Workercooperatives, Open source appropriate technology, Commonsbased peer production. An emphasis on Pathways to Sustainable Self-Governance i.e. Worker-cooperatives, Green union jobs, Small-business, Community led development etc.
Liberation Industrial Permaculture
freedom through self-organised, open-source green and clean technology ?
permaculture, urban food justice green union jobs various tech, hackivist types arts, crafts, bio and tech folks the maker community solar, worker, community-development, housing cooperative activists web and new media geeks, artists etc citizen scientists & media community & place-based activists public
Polycentric perennial polyculture
This is not to be an insiders club event. Although its to be of a pretty advanced and free-flowing event, we will try to mix demographics, cultures, Technical skills, experience etc. As true to permaculture, its to be a Polycentric perennial polyculture. Not an Annual monoculture.
open source software open design open innovation open hardware open access and knowledge open business models open clean tech maker hacking examples Open Source Ecology & Appropedia etc
urban agroecology food forests ecosystems guilds food justice food cooperatives community supported agriculture organics composting aquaponics mycoculture greywater
participatory design participatory decision making grassroots fundraising & organising participatory action research participatory budgeting participatory economics
small business community led-development non-profit worker-cooperative hybrid business models commercial open source case-studies of open business models
work place democracy worker self management worker-cooperative member-ownership community-led development employee ownership inter-cooperation frameworks federations etc
What is a Permaculture Unconference?
brings together broad-stakeholdeers creates a new synthesis for 21st century renews older visions
Concept: Oakland to Richmond Transfer
Transfer horizontally knowledge, tools, techniques, projects, patterns, pathways between Oakland's vibrant sustainability, permaculture, transition scene and Richmond. Richmond and Oakland act as two centers of the Permaculture Unconference pattern. Create a generative sequence of events, projects, people, movements, ideas between Oakland as sponsor and Richmond as host. Concept:_Horizontal_Transfer_from_Oakland_to_Richmond
4 days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday DAY 1 Friday. Oakland, Industry Day: practioners day, invitees and registered users, permaculture unconference, permaculture tech swap meet DAY 2 Saturday, Oakland, Public Day: open-public unconference, permaculture bike tours, open house/gardens, permaculture market / swap meet DAY 3 Sunday, Richmond, Action Day: permaculture unconference, permaculture blitzes, permaculture site installations, public planting days and education sessions DAY 4 Monday, Richmond, Industry Debrief Day: permaculture unconference de-brief, documentation, archive, NEXT STEPS
wealth, democracy and industry skill-share, education, peer-peer learning horizontal development site improvements: barn-raising, permablitz or workingteams catalyze invention or innovation network creation & new projects grassroots economy clean and green tech swap meet farmers, craft and tech faire new commons creative commons organisational commons land commons knowledge & data commons
November 2010: stakeholder meeting, wiki published, vision, stakeholder coordinators recruited December 2010: prototype permaculture unconference - 20 people, stakeholder coordinators invited and event recorded and published January 2011: stakeholder workshop, Bay Area website launched, open for registration, and voting of unconference events, actions and locations suggested February 2011: stakeholder workshop, venues and format decided and booked, events and actions close to finalised, second round of registrations and invitees March 2011: stakeholder workshops and lead-up events, maps, schedule, actions, registrations, venues etc organised April 2011: main event
PermacultureUnconference.org BLOG Permaculture Unconference Google Groups Permaculture Unconference Wiki Page Nicholas Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org Kirstie Stramler email@example.com Skype permaculturecoop External Resources Unconference.net