PEN Course Catalog

Community and Communication

No man is a island. While a single person could use much of this knowledge on his or her own, a true perma-culture requires a community. No matter how sustainable an individual's lifestyle, alone his or her efforts will only last one lifetime. A group is required to have true permanence. Living In Gentle Harmony Together does not come naturally, however. While these skills may be a lot harder than building a raised bed, they are still just as practical and just as necessary.

A major part of building community is making sure that there is good communication personally within the community. There also is a need for communicating outside the community, so skills for communicating with others, both in person and in different media, will also be included. Courses that are more oriented towards marketing will be include in the Business of Permaculture, however.

Courses in this category will help give us the tools to build strong communities and have good relations between communities.