Andy Langford Dip.Perm.Des.
Andy Langford is a former Designed Visions partner and a long term activist with permaculture in Britain and Northern Europe. He worked up the early British permaculture teaching resource (supported by Lea Harrison of Australia and, later, George Sobol), organised and taught design courses and ran significant design projects for Local Government and private clients. Andy is an enthusiast for inclusive learning, decision making and action methods and has facilitated Future Searches, Open Space Technology and Planning for Real events.
He wrote "Designing Productive Meetings and Events" (1997, SODC) and trained several groups of citizen facilitators in these methods during the 90's Local Agenda 21 boom. He is a principal architect of the Permaculture Diploma WorkNet, an innovative, University without Walls conception, which offers trained support to people using action learning to gain their Diplomas of Applied Permaculture Design. Andy currently lives at Braziers Park, an experimental residential project designed to integrate the efforts of people with 'unlike minds'. He has been working to assist the transformation of this 1950's inspirational project to 21st Century needs, to include permaculture, leaderful organisation and a commonwealth of micro-enterpises. A founding partner of Designed Visions, his work is now focussed fully upon establishing Gaia University.