In 199 I did my PDC. Since 2009 I am active also in the transition town network. In 2009 I did my Dragon Dreaming course with John Croft.
Children have my special interest. They are not getting prepaired for their future. Permaculture can be an solution for the problems they (and we) will face. That's why I started the learning school for permaculture. For the children and the child in the adults.
We have been starting since february 2012 to create an playground in an eatable landscape, an open classroom for permaculture nearby Leeuwarden (NL).
An important value is that people come to bring something (knowlegde, materials, money, music, art....etc) and share it. Sharing combines people. It makes us grow.
The land (1,5 ha) is everybodies, so nothing will be owned by anybody. What we do, is because we want to.
If nobody is doing anything, nothing will change. If a group of people work together making dreams come true, we will build paradise. So, there is a vision, an idea, what it can be. But the people are the ones who eventually co-create what is.
So communitybuilding is a big part of what we are doing. The bigger the group, the more knowlegde we have and diverse we are.