A presentation of what Permaculture is, what it incorporates, how it is used and its multiple benefits. We will cover all elements used within a permaculture design, see lots of photo examples, and hear stories of permaculture applications in different parts of the world. This presentation is good for NGO officers and staff, funding agencies, board of directors, community groups, community based organizations, schools, educational institutes, and anyone else who wishes to learn what permaculture is and how it would benefit them and their work.
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By Rico Zook:
With over 19 years of permaculture work in different climates and cultures, Rico has established himself as one of the new leaders and innovators in Permaculture worldwide. This is further supported by his work with global Permaculture organizations organizing the International Permaculture Convergence.
Rico Zook is a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator. He works with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations to create environmentally and culturally appropriate life systems in India, Cambodia, northern New Mexico, and places in between. Rico also works to assist local and indigenous cultures to preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to and becoming active members of our rapidly globalizing world.
People introduce themselves
Who they are
Why are they here; interest, motivation
Who is Rico and why should you listen to him.
Overview of talk
PERMACULTURE & REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS 
What is a system?
Types of systems.
What is Permaculture.
PERMACULTURE BASICS 
Pc can be seen as having 3 components to it: Conceptual Understandings, Elements themselves, and Designing.
E & P’s
F & P’s
Other foundational Understandings.
Energy Storage and Resource Mgt
Invisible to Physical
DOING PERMACULTURE 
Holism and Ecosystem Approach
Indirect creation: Growing your design
Rural vs. Urban
Observation and Assessment