Posts by Karryn Olson-Ramanujan

Planning the Next Year in Our Regenerative Livelihoods

In my last blog, I shared one of my practices for the Solstice—the Threshold Walk. The second, and equally important part of my Solstice practice, is Reflective Planning. In this blog post, I’ll share my process for planning the upcoming year of my life and regenerative livelihood. By the way, these practices can be adopted for…

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Women Rocking Permaculture

On the front page of the May 31 Seattle Times Sunday Edition, Jessi Bloom was named “a rock star in the ecological gardening movement.” I did a victory dance in my office when I saw the online version of this article—because permaculture was in the headlines, and the feature included eye-popping photos and text capable…

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I’m keynoting for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network!

The mission of the Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) is to link and empower women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, sustainable, and that promote environmental integrity. WFAN’s three programming areas are: A mentorship program for new and aspiring women farmers. Outreach to women landowners to provide education and resources about…

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When To Invest In Your Right Livelihood

Women in permaculture often tell me they feel like they have to know EVERYTHING related to permaculture, and they struggle with knowing which skills they need to have, and which courses to take. Today, I’ll share with you some “business savvy” approaches to making that important decision.  At the beginning of my permaculture path, I…

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Best Practices to Support Women in Permaculture

In my article “A Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture”, published in the Permaculture Activist in August 2013, each pattern identified a core solution to a problem that undermines women’s full involvement and leadership in permaculture. Since then, I’ve been collecting “best practices” that support women’s participation in the permaculture community, so that we can…

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Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture

This article by Karryn Olson-Ramanujan was published in the “Permaculture Activist” magazine in August of 2013. This version is edited slightly, with longer captions, more pictures, and hyperlinks. Click here for a pdf version of the article. Also, you can listen to an interview about this topic on the Permaculture Podcast–look for the April 23,…

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