Looby Macnamara Dip.Perm.Des.
See below for Looby's courses and events this year.
Looby was first inspired by permaculture when eating a flower salad from a 6 foot square patio garden bursting with vitality in the middle of an urban jungle. From this she went on to be further inspired by doing her permaculture course in Brighton. It was not only the content of the course but how it was taught that led her on the path to teaching permaculture. She felt empowered and confident by the creative techniques that were used. Her path over the last ten years has been life changing and has affirmed the belief that we can all take positive action to benefit ourselves, our communities and our planet. As part of her Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design she included several non land-based designs as well as the more traditional land-based ones. She is interested in how we can use Permaculture principles, ethics and design in all aspects of life. She completed the Certificate in Adult Education which provided a solid foundation for her teaching, and has allowed her to think about how we can teach effectively and efficiently.
She is a senior diploma tutor and experienced in people based designs. In 2014 she co-founded Thriving Ways a collective of international facilitators specialising in People and Permaculture courses. www.thrivingways.org
In 2014 Looby and Chris brought their own piece of land to set up a permaculture learning and demonstration centre - Applewood- the Golden Valley Permacutlure Centre. We already held some courses there in 2015 and look forward to welcoming more people to experience the magic of Applewood in 2016.
In my own words: "As a facilitator I awaken passion, curiousity and commitment through playfulness and creativity. I relish the new opportunities and adventures each course provides. I hold the space for deep exploration and transformation with authenticity and integrity, inviting participants to embrace their potential, respond to life and discover abundance."
Looby has a blog on www.loobymacnamara.com
You can buy signed copies of People and Permaculture direct from Looby at www.spiralsofabundance.com
She also has many beautiful, ethical gifts and organic cotton clothes on her online shop. She is currently closing down Spirals of abundance so there are many amazing gifts to be found.www.spiralsofabundance.com
These courses are dedicated to finding solutions for ourselves and our world. We will be looking deeply at the questions - how do we grow ourselves, our friendships, our communities, our human family? This will be a richly nourishing, empowering, and truly life transforming course.
This is your opportunity to deepen your learning, consider your contribution to the world and take your next step...Courses for 2016
I am still planning my course program for 2016, so far it looks like it will include a PDC over weekends, a 2 week PDC, a weekend 'Empowering women with permaculture' with Maddy Harland - all at Applewood.
Please register your interest and we will let you know as soon as we have dates and other details confirmed.