Author Archives: Charlie Durrant

Try this for a framework to understand why people act the way the do. Spiral Dynamics.

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Rupert Sheldrake – Why You Are Addicted

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Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

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Balancing the Nervous System

Ive chosen a life that is moderate to highly stimulating on the sympathetic nervous system. Due to loud noises, physical exertion, social dynamics and even the small yet significant stresses of driving to and from work, my sympathetic nervous system is … Continue reading

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Dandipani – The Energy Alchemist (Via Zone Zero Coaching)

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[Mankinds Purpose] “To advance and preserve novelty (complexity/evolution)”

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Post Via Regenerative Developments: All I do is work, work, work, work!

The Last 18 months have been a full emersion into the new economic and biological region I’ve made my home. A whole new awareness and set of skills are being acquired in order to take the Regenerative Developments ‘Concept’ to … Continue reading

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Ethan Roland – Fellow Gaia University Associate discusses Carbon Farming

In Permaculture we say that the problem is the solution, and here is a prime example. Agriculture is the one of the largest contributors to climate change, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here Fellow Gaia University Associate … Continue reading

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Whats with the holistic perspective, why Land, Enterprise and Self?

“What got us here, won’t get us there”- Anonymous In the study of a design science known as ‘Integrative Ecosocial Design’, or ‘Permaculture Design’, there are 3 main ethics that were derived in the 70’s from the remanning successful indigenous cultures. These … Continue reading

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Ecosocial Regeneration & Permaculture Design – A summary and some gratitude.

The Who, What and Why of Integrative Ecosocial Design? Who- All of us as consumers and stewards of planet earth are living, breathing ecosocial regeneration, how we play this role effects our experience as much as it effects the earth and … Continue reading

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Mark Shepard on Restoration Agriculture

As the soil continues to be depleted and as the climate continues to change, more resilient forms of agriculture will become the new normal. Here Mark Shepard of  Viola, Wisconsin discusses his methods which he calls ‘Restoration Agriculture’. His system consists … Continue reading

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Zone Zero Coaching Official Launch Summer Solstice 2015

Zone Zero Coaching Is the centre for my human-centric health strategies. On this site and practicing in Sechelt, BC where I now reside, I’ll be coaching people that want to take a holistic attitude to health and fitness. I recently … Continue reading

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Permaculture- Dominican Republic – Post Survey Reflection Time

Parts of the Dominican Republic at first glance look as pristine as one could imagine, yet on closer inspection it’s easy to see there is lot more going on than the rose tinted shades of a tourist let through. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Strength Training

Ada Smith showing that strong is beautiful – no need to be fearful of the barbell, ladies.   Whether teaching someone to surf or kite like I did for years, or helping them incorporate regenerative design strategies in to their life, … Continue reading

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The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mind-flex Is profound.

I can’t do it (yet).  

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Permaculture – A medium for social evolution “Now plant some shit!”

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#VOTEWITHYOURWALLET

   Something tells me we live in exciting times. Our planet has its problems – it always has and it always will, but with information share, technology and opportunities to vote with ones wallet evolving and prospering like never before, … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

  It’s nice to take a step back and reflect on whats good. Gaia University has been helping me learn and unlearn lots about myself and also society. I learn’t about a recurring theme of mine relating to overcommitments and … Continue reading

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Obtain a Yield, Value Diversity, Cooperate not Compete

    For any system, organisation or business to be sustainable, a yield of some sort must be obtained, and this is very relevant on a personal level.  It’s also something I’ve observed has been lacking in my life for the … Continue reading

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A few reasons to be stoked on Permaculture, and why the time is now!

Permaculture and the techniques grouped under the umbrella of Permaculture, are essential components to a future in which people are happy, healthy and fulfilled. The time to begin the transition is now. Never before has the planet needed an alternative … Continue reading

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Essential Permaculture Info

I decided to make a playlist of what I consider Essential Permaculture Info. When I first began learning about permaculture, It was hard to find things online, but things have changed, a lot. I was able to find a bunch … Continue reading

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Charlie Durrant – Permaculture Design Dominican Republic

Here’s a video I put together recently as part of Permaculture promotion in the Dominican Republic, It summarises my work with Taino Farm and the work I’m doing with Ada Smith and her school garden curriculum. It also shows a … Continue reading

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The International Permaculture Convergence Cuba video by the ‘Regrarians’

This screen shot is of my friend Stuart quoting none other than Public Enemy’s lyrics at the International Permaculture Conference In Havana, definitely a highlight. ‘The real revolution is the evolution of the mind, If you shall seek, you shall … Continue reading

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Ada Smith’s Garden Girls at the Mariposa DR Foundation

The garden has been evolving nicely. The sand is slowly turning brown and we are seeing more life in the garden each week. We’ve already had a big harvest of Beans, Cranberry Hibiscus, Okra, Rosela, Moringa, Pigeon Pea and now … Continue reading

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Introduction to Tropical Permaculture and growing your own Food Forest

In an ideal world, most of your staple foods will be coming from tree systems. This means  ‘minimum effort, maximum effect’, nutrient density and by far the most sustainable system. In fact, you can walk away from a tree system … Continue reading

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