Diploma Recipient: Lachlan McKenzie.
In 2010, Lachlan McKenzie was awarded his Permaculture Diploma at the Australian Permaculture Convergence in Kuranda, North Queensland, for his substantial body of work in East Timor and Indonesia. Lachlan worked in a team to bring written materials to equatorial ecosystems where the country had been devastated, and where many farmers were illiterate. Here, he minutely documents the work with its ups and downs. He explains what it took to produce a manual, posters and other materials. If you are considering producing materials from budget to editing, then there is much to learn from Lachie's report for his diploma. Read on ...
When the Old becomes New: An 800 year old Food Forest.
Rosemary Morrow's Case Study of her work in Tenganan, Eastern Bali.
This project demonstrates the importance for permaculturists to apply themselves thoroughly to the history and conditions preceding the project design and implementation. This project had a surprising outcome. The article is somewhat of a model for designing projects and being ready for unusual outcomes.
Guide on the Side, or the Sage on the Stage? Which teaching method has proven results?In this research article, university professors from prestigious universities in USA (Maryland, Harvard and Arizona) looked at the effectiveness of students' understanding of physics concepts when the information was conveyed by lectures, or, with more student involvement.