Peter Cow Dip.Perm.Des
Peter is an international Permaculture teacher, designer and mentor, with a specialism in social and personal regenerative design. He has been teaching and facilitating Permaculture courses since 2007, and now leads PDCs, introductory and specialised courses around Europe and the tropics. He is passionate about co-creating temporary immersive community learning experiences, and their power to transform and empower people - connecting participants to nature, themselves and the wider community.
A cutting edge and heartfelt trainer and facilitator, Peter is also involved in designing and running People and Permaculture courses around Europe, including running the first ever P&P Facilitator training course with Looby Macnamara in 2013.
He is trained as a facilitator in the Work That Reconnects, and is also very active in the British and European nature connection and culture repair movements - learning and sharing tools from indigenous cultural wisdom via the 8 Shields Institute. He is an Assessment level tutor in the British Permaculture Diploma, and is also involved in helping a ew other countries develop their own diploma systems.
Peter became inspired in the late 1990's by the idea of 'Positive Impact Living' after being involved for many years in the UK direct action protest movement - campaigning against GM crops, the international arms trade and road building. He went to the first Natty Gathering at Brickhurst farm in August 1998, where he did his Permaculture Design Course.
He then co-founded the Steward Community Woodland sustainable living project in Devon, living there for seven years and exploring how to live in community, learning how to grow, build, compost, listen, let go and manage a woodland. He completed his Permaculture Diploma in May 2007, which included designs for events, buildings, land management and perennial gardening. He left the community in late 2007 to move to London, and now divides his time between Britain, Portugal and beyond - teaching, learning, mentoring, designing and singing.
Peter's specialist areas of design and training experience are events, regenerative mentoring, personal and community development tools, low impact construction, communication, permaculture woodland management, nature connection and music. He has self-produced 2 albums of acoustic Permaculture songs, and contributed his song 'Grassroots Sustainable Futures' to the 'Earth Stars' permaculture CD in 2004
For details about his courses and events, to hear and download his songs, visit http://www.livingincircles.com