Without education the development of a Permanent Culture would be impossible.
Permaculture teaching has a number of key characteristics. It strives to be: participatory (to engage and include), creative (with a fun element), to encourage questions more than answers, is practical, and is based on the latest understanding on how learners learn. Learning is one of the most important skills anyone can have, and that is especially true for permaculture designers. In permaculture we are often having to adapt to alternative methods in new situations. Being able to learn quickly, make connections and adapt new skills to help move our design or project forward is crucial.