Diploma guilds

During my diploma, I was involved in a two ‘guilds’ or groups of people with a common interest: Brighton Permaculture Trust’s trainee teacher guild and the Brighton diploma guild.  We worked together using the principles of action learning, commonly used in UK permaculture circles. Action learning was developed in the 1980s by Reginald Revans and others in the UK: action learning is “bringing life experience to the fore as the single most important resource in enabling the individual to move and learn and develop with the support of others.” (The Action Learning Handbook, McGill, Brockbank).

These were among my most fertile and nurturing environments offering inspiration and support and a lot of humour!