PEACE course 2022 - Peace Empowerment And Cultural Emergence


16th-21st August 2022


Looby Macnamara 

Leona Johnson

Regina Paul


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

Course Description

Join Looby Macnamara, Leona Johnson and Regina Paul for this nurturing experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution.

This is an exciting opportunity to connect, relax and have fun with the author of Cultural Emergence on her land. Come and enjoy fires under starry skies, deep and meaningful conversations, connection time with the more than human world and songs and laughter together.

This module of the Cultural Emergence toolkit gives us the opportunity to deeply connect with ourselves, each other and the more than human world. It is an experiential journey to finding peace and empowerment within ourselves. We can carry these tools forward to emerge a peaceful culture in our own lives.


Having been involved in permaculture for some time exploring ways to bring its richness into other areas of justice work for social and environmental change, I found the Cultural Emergence course just what I was looking for to broaden my work in these areas. The  program embodied the principles and practices it was teaching in its very design and implementation. Creative, imaginative, and well facilitated by experienced mentors in the field, it was a wonderful blend of rich discussion and application of the concepts of cultural emergence. Combining this in the beautiful outdoor setting of Applewood Permaculture with plenty of reflective time in nature, wonderful food and new friendships with people from around the world made it one of those life changing events I’ll draw from for years to come. It was both personally and professionally enriching and I highly recommend it to anyone preparing and designing for a better future.

Ken, Canada

* To grow a peaceful culture within the group so that we can carry this into our lives and communities

* To learn, experience and embody the Nourish and Empower phase, practices and principles of Cultural Emergence

* To Nourish and Empower ourselves as changemakers, and enable deep connection to ourselves, each other and the land to bring us into a state of fertile Cultural Emergence.



16th-21st  August 2022

Arrivals on Tuesday 16th, with the opening circle at 4pm.

Departures on Sunday 14th after a closing circle in the morning

Facilitators & Venue

Looby Macnamara is co-developer of the Cultural Emergence toolkit with Jon Young. She is an experienced permaculture teacher, author and designer. She is author of 4 books, Cultural Emergence,  People and Permaculture and 7 Ways to Think Differently.

People and Permaculture is the first book to directly translate the principles and design methods of permaculture from land to people. Looby enjoys using creative teaching methods to create a fun and collaborative learning environment.

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