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Principles and practice of permaculture are borrowed heavily from existing and historical Indigenous cultures from their respective bioregions. Yet, the membership of the permaculture community and those uplifted within this world (at least here in the US) mostly look like white settlers to this land. Sometimes these well-meaning folks unconsciously mimic the larger social systems of power and privilege. Through speakers, presentation and group dialog, this workshop aims to explore what it means to decolonize “Permaculture”.
This topic is in line with current conversations within the permaculture movement (various articles have been written by others) and is a follow-up to the community conversation I hosted last year at the Village Commons on “Cultural Appropriation and Indigenous Sovereignty in Permaculture”.
Presented By: Susan Park