Today, I have the pleasure of speaking with Looby MacNamara – an author, facilitator, designer, gardener and mother.
Having discovered permaculture in 1999, Looby was deeply inspired by the collaborative learning environment and the focus on emerging solutions through collective wisdom, and she has since written 4 books connected with these themes: Cultural Emergence, People & Permaculture, 7 Ways to Think Differently and Strands of Infinity.
In this conversation, we explore everything from community and resilience, to cultural emergence and education, in what I hope will offer an enlivening source of ideas and inspiration.
Recorded on 3rd February 2021.
One of the leading voices of the permaculture movement, Looby has been a senior diploma tutor, a trustee and chair of the Permaculture Association, and has taught and pioneered personal and social permaculture.
Her first book, People & Permaculture, was written to globally translate the principles and design methods of permaculture for people based systems, and her creation, the Design Web, has been used by thousands of people to create all sorts of designs.
In 2016 she set up the Applewood Permaculture Centre with her family, where they run courses and grow their own food.
Websites cultural-emergence.com / applewoodcourses.com
Cultural Emergence – Looby MacNamara
People and Permaculture – Looby MacNamara
7 Ways to Think Differently – Looby MacNamara
Strands of Infinity – Looby MacNamara
Braiding Sweetgrass – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.