Regenerating Place: Whole-Systems Design and Planning
Date(s) - 28 Jul
Note that you can also choose to attend this workshop as part of a weekend retreat running from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon – click here for the details of this larger event.
Location: Will and Zoe’s comfortable, spacious and spectacular secluded home and 30-acre property in Sedgwick (1 3/4 hr drive from Melbourne or we can arrange collection from Kangaroo Flat station on the Bendigo train line which is 10m away from the venue). Dan is currently supporting Will and Zoe on their regenerative design journey so we will have a real-life case study on our hands (and quite possibly some fresh earthworks to check out).
Facilitators: Joel Glanzberg & Dan Palmer
Cost: $200 full price per person. Earlybird price till June 15 $175 per person. If booking as part of a couple or group is special price of $150 per person regardless of when you book.
Times: 9am – 5pm
Fully and amazingly catered?: Yes indeed with morning tea, lunch and arvo tea all laid on.
Join us in learning together how to engage regenerative design and development in the places we shape, using our venue as a living lab. For about the last year, Dan Palmer has been working with Will and Zoe and their 30-acre property to understand it as a place of regeneration for both people and the land itself. In this workshop, we will dive deep into living, regenerative design processes, learning how we can understand the unique identity of a place as we imagine the future of its vision, its historic buildings, its landscape, and its stakeholders. Working in this way awakens a deep and caring sense of place that transforms how we see humans as partners in the ongoing evolution of living systems. Together we can improve the quality of life for all species as we co-create a vision for our built and natural landscapes and our communities by embracing the health of the whole, not just the pieces. As part of this day Joel will share examples of his work as a principal of Regenesis Group.
About the Facilitators
Hear Joel and Dan in conversation in this Making Permaculture Stronger podcast episode.
Joel Glanzberg is a renowned permaculturalist, tracker and systems thinker who will guide participants’ use of techniques to explore the patterns in bodies, breath, landscape, society and minds, personally guiding participants to master new tools and visceral ways to re -enter nature’s mind, remove barriers and advance opportunities, from the personal to professional and planetary. Check out a PDF example of Joel’s writing here and see this vid about his permaculture demonstration site:
A principal of Regenesis Group, Joel contributes over 25 years of experience as an applied naturalist to land and community development projects throughout the United States. An active author and educator in the fields of permaculture and ecological design, Joel is skilled in cross-cultural communication and teaching. He has taught throughout the United States as well as in Africa and South America, and worked with a variety of Native American tribes and communities. His diverse client base includes communities, colleges and universities, government agencies, and private developers. Learn more about Joel’s work at his website Pattern Mind. See Joel speaking in this short video:
Dan Palmer is co-founder and with Adam Grubb a director of pioneering Permaculture design company Very Edible Gardens. Dan is also co-founder of Permablitz, Landed, Holistic Decision Making, and Making Permaculture Stronger. He has a PhD in systems thinking and contagious levels of enthusiasm for supporting the journeys of others. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in a small home in Castlemaine. According to participants, doing a workshop with Dan is “like having kids – no one can tell you what it is going to be like in advance, but it totally transforms your life for the better!” :-).