Just like permaculture adapts to each situation, I believe in adapting my offerings to each situation – but share this page as guidelines to what GWAWR services does. If you share GWAWR services vision and wish for us to work together, but do not see what you'd need in this list, feel free to reach out, and let's talk about it.
Spaces in time - Events & Workshops
>1. For Communities
GWAWR services is holding 'Conversations' around the island on topics related to the environment for communities too !
After having had the opportunity to do many talks and interventions on different subjects linked to the environment and waste as part of my work and on citizen-led initiatives during the last few years, I started to brainstorm on how to create a more dynamic format where everyone could feel part of the workshop and not feel like a passive audience. What I called ‘Conversations by GWAWR services’ is what emerged of this brainstorming. This format enables team-building & community-building, a real connection with and ownership of the subject at hand, while still distilling information on the topic at-hand as needed. My wish for this format is for everyone involved to truly feel that they can be part of the solution.
We are working to have these Conversations regularly in 2 locations [think monthly in one location, and every 3 months in the second location] in 2020.
We'll also have these conversations in other locations, as asked by the community. If you're interesting in hosting such a conversation -please reach out ! For these, stay connected to our facebook page to be kept updated.
- Planning to be posted soon -
> 2. For the corporate world
GWAWR services is happy to also bring forth these Conversations in the corporate world through Wellatwork and two exciting workshops on workplace waste management and becoming agents of environmental regeneration.
> 1. Event facilitation by Gwawr services
Next to the workshops listed above, GWAWR services curates other events from time to time, with the intention of building community resilience and re-connection to Nature. You will be able to find these on the facebook page.
Cooperation and team-work are central to GWAWR services vision, so working with others on different events that align with GWAWR services vision is totally on the cards! If you have an idea and think we could collaborate, let’s talk about it!
>2. Low waste event support
Need help to make your event as low waste as possible? let’s talk !
Physical spaces – Eco-Creation & Transformation of spaces
Permaculture is a whole-system design process informed by three ethics [Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share] and design principles. We can say that Permaculture focuses on building sustainable environments and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation and society [from land stewardship to education, economics, community governance or ecological buildings ...]. Many projects I’ve worked on focuses on a productive regenerative garden as a starting point, almost as an excuse to then evolve into other domains of application of permaculture [waste, water, community building …]. I believe that working with permaculture helps us realize our place as members of the Earth biodiversity and recreate this connection with the natural world, realizing that our very existence is dependent on the rest of the web of life.
Added to the two educational projects I currently work on, I’m currently mainly interested in working with individuals on non-commercial sites, small and urban spaces or community projects.
> A . Permaculture - Garden creation or transformation
Option 1: Garden Set Up
In this option, after initial visits of the site, we work together to create a vision of your future space. A permaculture design for your site is then created and I help you establish it over a few months. I believe in working with the people involved and to establish the space with them in order to enable them to become the caretakers of these places.
Option 2: Garden Support
I developed this option after talking to clients that wanted a different type of support. They shared with me that they’ve been working on their site since some time but only needed a little support to keep going.
In this option, I mainly offer you a guiding hand. I visit your site and guide you to transform it, while not being as present on-site as option A. I would be on-site helping you establish your site once per month, while being available via mail and during regular phone sessions in-between each visits, sharing appropriate resources with you and brainstorming with you to help YOU establish your site.
>B. Permaculture Project [Other]
If your permaculture projects require something quite different than the options listed above, let’s get in touch and talk about it!
My work is motivated by resilience [aka the ability to recover readily from adversity as humans, communities or ecosystems],and community building. I wish to offer you the support needed for you to become a more resilient caretaker of your site; I do not wish to only create a garden.
>C. ‘Make No Waste’
‘Make No Waste’ is one of permaculture’s principles, and has been one of the principles I’ve explored the most during the last few years: from working within the recycling industry for some time, to then being very involved in the local citizen-led ‘zero waste’ movement, you could say that creating physical spaces that create less waste than what we’re currently used to - and that are hence more respectful of nature - and moving toward a circular economy are very dear to my heart. If your project specifically requires a focus on lessening waste, let’s talk! Depending on the specificities of the project, I might very well be able to help.