Christmas is a time of year for inward reflection and outward generosity. Merging as it does with the ancient celebration of oncoming winter and marking the darkest days of the year, we have the opportunity to think back on the year that has been, to learn lessons, to appreciate our successes and joys and to put the year, metaphorically and physically to bed.

It is also the time in which we often reunite dispersed and busy family and friends and enjoy — usually — each others company over good food and good times. And of course, it’s a time for giving.

Wed 06 Dec 2017
Connect

Latest funding news on the Paramaethu Connect Project

Tue 05 Dec 2017

Open Badges is an initial project that the CoLab is serving and accommodating. We are developing a system where informal learning can be recognised by a range of bodies. They give out badges in return, which are helpful for communicating your knowledge, skills, and experience. How it works (is envisioned to work), you can find out in this blogpost.

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The CoLab grows out of the fertile ground that is our shared passion, vision, and motivation. Permaculture practitioners would like to make make the systems we are part of more resilient and sustainable. For them to be able to focus on doing that there are some people that deal with all the other stuff. These people are trying to design an environment that nurtures the CoLabs collaborative initiatives. What that entails and who these people are is described in some detail in this blog post.

Fri 24 Nov 2017

When working collaboratively we need to make decisions. The CoLab experiments with ways of doing that in a permaculture friendly way. We are trying out consent decision making along Sociocracy lines. Practically, we are using Loomio (an online tool) to make decisions. This post also outlines some central and important decisions we have already taken.

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Currently, there are mainly three groups of peo

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Andy Goldring tells a story about how we got to have a CoLab. From early conversations in Jordan (2011) up to the present day... much talking, thinking, and work has been done to get here.

Tue 21 Nov 2017

Currently, there are mainly three groups of peo

Tue 21 Nov 2017

The general direction of our endeavours is set

Tue 21 Nov 2017