The Regenepreneurs Interview Series
Teach Permaculture Through Facilitating Learning!
Robin Clayfield is a long-time leader in the fields of social permaculture and the creative facilitation of permaculture education.
The interview was live on Friday April 21st 6pm EDT in the U.S.
(UTC-4), which is 8am in Australia on April 22 (UTC+10).
The recording will be available for purchase very soon, please come back!
More about the speaker:
Robin Clayfield is an internationally respected facilitator, educator, author and social change practitioner who regularly facilitates courses in Australia and overseas. She is best known for training and coaching a diverse cross-section of educators, facilitators and group leaders to effectively engage their audiences through creative, interactive and empowering processes and using innovative learning methods. She loves to design and present specialised workshops and experiences for community organizations, social enterprises, festivals and conferences based on the needs or theme of the group. Robin has authored 2 books including ‘You Can Have your Permaculture and Eat It Too’, created a CD of guided visualisations and produced a ‘Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Resource Kit’. She co-authored the ‘Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ and several resource kits for educators with Skye 22 years ago. Robin has more recently framed up her own learning and group work methodology, ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ and has run the social enterprise ‘Earthcare Education’ is over 25 years.
More information about the series:
People who are trying to find their right livelihoods in permaculture often wish they had guidance from powerful mentors and peers.
Women in permaculture want to see more people who look like them (in all our diversity!), and hear the whole story—challenges as well as successes.
And to earn a living, we need to hear others’ insights into how entrepreneurship can be regenerative—in service to Earth Care, People Care, and Surplus Share.
The Regenepreneurs Interview Series
Connects you to inspiring speakers who share their wisdom about designing a right livelihood within the challenging niche of permaculture.
Is an honest conversation between friends who are mutually supporting each other to thrive in their right livelihoods. We celebrate successes and talk about what's hard.
Focuses on women's leadership and entrepreneurship within permaculture, and all the ways we show up to do this important work.
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The past interviews were conducted back when I was piloting my programs with the word "Thrivelihood."
What’s A Thrivelihood?
When I interviewed Jeanine Carlson for my “Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture” article, she explained a model for embedding high-quality, nature-based child care into permaculture courses so that more women and families could attend. The solution was to see the young ones as precious assets to the learning community, and to have that be the core of the business model. As a result, the teaching staff included licensed childcare professionals. During morning sessions, the kids and adults learned separately–the children in outdoor adventures. Lunch was a community affair, and the afternoons were hands-on applications of permaculture for the entire group. The outcomes were happy families, more women teaching and learning, and the entire learning experience was richer for everyone because of the intergenerational relationships. This model “re-values” the caring work and weaving work–that’s often done by women, for little or no pay. Jeanine emphasized that this work shouldn’t go unpaid, and women shouldn’t just eke out a living, they should be thriving in this work—she said “we even call it a thrivelihood!”
That word encapsulated for me an audacious and timely vision that so many of us share—one of people doing the regenerative work they love; having ample time to recharge and connect with Beloveds, and standing in the value of their contributions towards an abundant future for all.
Since then, the women I've worked with have emphasized over and over that they want to understand how to harness the tools of entrepreneurship in service to co-creating our regenerative future, so I've transitioned to using the term Regenepreneurs.