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Meeting methods

Permaculture meeting methods draw on the permaculture principles to create ways of working which are inclusive, diverse and productive.

Structures are sought which encourage participation from everyone, so that the best yield of ideas and productivity can be harvested from the group. In designing a meeting process, strategies are used which are intended to concentrate or maximise the flow of attention, thought or consciousness. Permaculture concepts such as flexibility, stacking and edge have obvious relevance. Designing patterns for meetings generates stability within groups- while individuals may come and go, the patterns remain recognisably the same. There are a myriad ways of doing this and permaculturists are happy to try new ideas.