Inner Landscape and Invisible Structures

Inner Landscape and Invisible Structures

A resource list to support this section of our Permaculture Design Course

Emotional Permaculture: Design Your Inner Landscape

Procrastination, burnout, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and overwhelm are all symptoms that you need to put some energy into designing your inner landscape.

How To Let Go: A Permaculture Mental Health Strategy

releasing old pain by dealing with grief, caring for your body, making art, and getting dirty

Earth Based Spirituality And Permaculture — The 5 Elements As A Design Tool

Earth Based Spirituality, using Earth, fire, air, water and spirit to as a tool to design my journey to Andalucía.

Plants As Friends And Family Members

One of the stories that I like the most is about learning to see plants like friends and family members. Both of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers

SDGs Flashcards

It is firmly believed that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should not be separated from the global communities that forge them, and Gaia Education has developed this educational tool in collaboration with the UNESCO GAP Secretariat. The SDG Teaching Card contains more than 200 questions on the system-wide approach to achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Article on 'Ten Ways to Love Your Group, Family and Community' - Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning

Ten Ways to Love your Group, Family and Community Robin Clayfield 24/6/14 Being involved in a healthy, vibrant and effective group and playing a role in enabling it to be so, supports a positive world, a cared for planet and a co-operative culture.

Permaculture Design Course Invisible Structures | Scott Pittman | Full Course at Organic Life Guru

Click Here: In this video, which is an excerpt from a permaculture design course filmed in Costa Rica, Durga talks about invisible structures in permaculture. The invisible structures are: the social arrangements the legal the financial We have to deal with the human complexity no matter what. The first question is what is the ownership structure. This video is part of the video series from an online permaculture design course over at Organic Life Guru. This course teaches the principles and foundations of sustainable design. Permaculture is an ecological design system. It is an approach to finding solutions for sustainability in all our undertakings – a way of looking at such questions as “How do I build an ecologically sound home?”, “How do I decrease my own ecological footprint?”, “How do I direct my money to do good work that restores communities and local economy?”, “How do I grow my own food and create life-affirming conditions for other living things, instead of relying on commercial food supply and all its vices?” – to name a few. Permaculture teaches us how to design natural homes, ho

May East

May East is a sustainability educator, spatial planner, and social innovator. Her work spans the fields of 'artivism', urban ecology, and women's studies. Designated one of the 100 Global SustainAbility Leaders three years in a row, she leads a whole generation of regenerative educators and practitioners in 49 countries working with community-based organisations and intergovernmental agencies in the development of policy guidance and projects strengthening climate resilience, food security, and livelihood action.

Incredible Edible Todmorden | The Future Of Local Food In Todmorden

Creating a kind, confident and connected community Incredible Edible Todmorden is a Community Benefit Society Registration number: 7230 click here to find out more We are passionate people working together for a world where all share responsibility for the future wellbeing of our planet and ourselves.

Findhorn Foundation - Spiritual community, Learning centre, Ecovillage

Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic we have decided to suspend our regular scheduled residential programming for 2021. We will continue to offer online programmes and to evaluate onsite opportunities as circumstances allow, so sign up for our latest news. If you have a residential booking for 2021, we will be in touch.

The Global Goals

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). It's now five years on, and we have more work than ever to do. These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

Invisible Structures: Economics In Permaculture

The problem is the solution. Observing invisible structures, economics in permaculture.

Permaculture Principles for the Inner Landscape (Mind, Spirit, and Heart)

Let’s start today’s post with a short exercise. Take a look at your hand–look at the patterns of veins under the surface. What does that remind you of in nature? Now, look at the …

Ecosophy: Nature’s Guide to a Better World

Storytelling The most exciting and beneficial things I believe happened to humanity in the past century were physicists’ recognition that “the universe is more like a great thought than like a great machine”1 and astronauts lifting far enough from Earth to see, feel and show us how very much al

How food connects all the SDGs

Johan Rockström and Pavan Sukhdev present new way of viewing the Sustainable Development Goals and how they are all linked to food

Emotion design to create value in your life with Cecilia Macaulay at Mind & Its Potential 2014

For more information visit Also check our blog and subscribe to our newsletter at Thoughts and emotions take the easiest path possible, in the same way that water flows. We cannot force our minds to go the way we want, certainly not for long. Yet with observation and creativity on our side, we can persuade our minds to do the surprising and miraculous in our daily lives. Re-arranging our surroundings can lead to re-framing our thoughts, causing the desires that arise naturally to be the ones that are beneficial to self and beyond. Zen and permaculture agree: the only effort should be in maintaining effortless. Cecilia Macaulay, the 'Permaculture Fairy', a down-to-earth designer, illustrator and pioneer of using permaculture and Japanese cultural design to make magic happen inside our homes and our thinking

Standing Rock And The Battle To Regain Our Humanity

Standing Rock became, not just a simple protest, but a working, living example of what was possible, what could be done.

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

Boundaries and Your Self Care Routine!

Boundaries: The most important part of your self care routine. Learn the basics of boundaries and how to incorporate them into your self care routine. SUBSCRIBE NOW BELOW Eboni Harris is a relationship therapist in Houston, Texas and host of Room for Relations: Sex and Relationship Podcast. She is also co-founder of Melanin and Mental Health™. She does individual and couples therapy in Texas and specializes in helping couples improve communication skills and intimacy. Eboni has a weekly sex and relationship podcast, Room for Relations, where she discusses everything from the 1st date to the last orgasm. Follow Eboni across social media @eboniharrisma

Listening to shame | Brené Brown Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the Sixth Sense wearable tech, and Lost producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on, at If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.t

Sesame Street: Big Bird sings That's Cooperation

Even the proudest of the peacocks knows when to give an inch. Listen to Big Bird's wisdom and start cooperating today. Subscribe to the Sesame Street Channel here: For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit us at Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization. The Workshop produces Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows, including The Electric Company. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy and numeracy, emotional wellbeing, health and wellness, and respect and understanding. Learn more at

Barcelona mayor-elect Ada Colau calls for more 'feminised' democracy

Colau, set to become city?s first female mayor, says awareness of a ?kidnapped democracy? has given rise to grassroots activism

Gardening as physical & emotional therapy

At some point in your life, your body will not behave 100% as planned, so my response and motto is:  Garden no matter what! Your garden is YOUR garden... it can be whatever you want. Here's a couple quick ideas for adapting to whatever your body throws your way. And please comment if you're looking for physical work-arounds for a challenging situation in your garden.

TEDxSantaCruz: Riane Eisler - Building A Caring Economy

Riane Eisler is a social scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, and education. She has been a leader in the movement for peace, sustainability, and economic equity, and her pioneering work in human rights has expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Dr. Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, now in 25 languages. Her newest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics proposes a new approach to economics that gives visibility and value to the most essential human work: the work of caring for people and nature. This TEDxSantaCruz talk is part of over 2 dozen surrounding our theme of Engage! This inaugural TEDxSantaCruz event was held June 11, 2011 at the Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall in Aptos, CA (Santa Cruz County). TEDx. x=independently organized TED event. In the spirit of ideas worth sprea

Good boundaries free you | Sarri Gilman | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

This talk was given at a local TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event and produced independently of the TED Conferences. Sarri Gilman has found that clear boundaries enhance relationships and the quality of life. Sarri is author of “Transform Your Boundaries,” which she based on insights gleaned from decades of experience as a marriage and family therapist. She is the founder of two organizations that support the needs of children and teens facing homelessness. In both, she created partnerships and unique programs to increase the chances of success for youth in overwhelming circumstances. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is an idea in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper A theory of Human Motivation in Psychological Review. There is little scientific basis to the idea: Maslow himself noted this criticism. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. He then created a classification system which reflected the universal needs of society as its base and then proceeding to more acquired emotions.