Peter Kindfield

About Me

I am an educational psychologist and science educator by training and a nature educator by choice. I am co-founder and teacher at Hilltop Education Connections. I am also a Taiji teacher and a permaculture enthusiast.

My All Time Favorite Pattern

I believe that diversity within community is the best way for organisms to organise

My Current Favorite Pattern

The big meta-pattern I've been most interested in of late is how networks of cyclical processes support equilibrated states and how a combination of these networks of cycles and major perturbations lead to punctuated equilibrium.

Permaculture Principles

  1. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback
  2. Catch and store energy
  3. Creatively use and respond to change
  4. Design from patterns to details
  5. Integrate rather than segregate
  6. Observe and interact
  7. Obtain a yield
  8. Produce no waste
  9. Use and value diversity
  10. Use and value renewable resources and services
  11. Use edges and value the marginal
  12. Use small and slow solutions

These restatements of the principles of permaculture appear in David Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability.

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