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1st European Open Space on Open S This report from Christine Koehler in Paris: Appreciation, common ground, and deep conversation: all appear in Open Space as natural, emergent phenomenon. Best of all the people believe they did it all by themselves. And they did! Further more they know at some deep level that they can do the same thing again – and will. Patricia Michael – What Is Permaculture By Patricia Michael Copyright © 2004, Patricia Michael. Permission to reproduce is granted provided the work is reproduced in its entirety, including this notice. Permaculture is a design system and a way of life based on ecology and ethics. Created in Australia in the 1970s by Bill Mollison and his students as a way to develop rich, productive and resilient farms and gardens (permanent agriculture), it has evolved to encompass integrated, sustainable design and living in all its forms. The practice of Permaculture is based on two things:

3 More Basic Tools For Group Conversations For those who have experience in group process, this post may seem pretty basic. Nevertheless I am including it in this series on dealing with conflict because some readers may not have that much experience leading group process. Even those who do may find something useful in this summary of 3 more basic tools for group conversation. In this post, I draw again on some resources described in Cool Tools for Hot Topics by Ron Kraybill and Evelyn Wright. Circle Process Google Analytics Official Website – Web Analytics & Reporting – Google Analytics Delivered on Google's world-class platform. Learn more Monitor activity as it happens on your site.

Wind Map An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software.

Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future Conversation is innate to humans. You can rely on this as you invite people to join a conversation. Talking and listening to one another is something we remember; it’s what humans have done for thousands of years, so it’s deep in our species' memory. These days, because of the bad habits we’ve developed and the frantic pace of our lives, we may need to be reminded about slowing down, not interrupting, listening to each other and not instantly responding. Here are some simple techniques to host a good conversation that help people remember and redevelop their skills.

FacilitatorResources Presenting Open Space... AboutOpenSpace - a variety of stories and explanations OpenSpaceArticles - good for facilitator learning and client presentation OpenSpaceGraphics - suitable for brochures and invitations [Open Space World Photo Album] - save yourself a few thousand words Getting Started as an Open Space Facilitator 25 Best Chart and Graph Design Ideas Have you ever presented a corporate presentation or published a write-up related to some economical or statistical topic? Yes, then you must be very much aware of the importance to choose good graph design and chart design. You must be having a very good idea that how does graph design affect the over all success of your presentation or that of your application design. Graph design and chart design have a great impact on the success of any presentation or application where the subject has got much to do with the graphical representation of the data. There are many presentation where the entire discussion is based on the graphs and charts hence there is much more to do with the graph designs and design charts.

A yurt of sticks and mud 2011 has been a year of yurts, w/two opportunities to try out this simple design of sticks and mud — a more permanent adaptation of the traditional, portable, Mongolian design. One was for a friend and neighbor. The other was a workshop at Aprovecho Institute, as part of their sustainable shelter building series. Lots of people helped! Both were made with locally harvested bamboo and fir poles (arranged reciprocally to make a self-supporting, conical roof w/a central skylight, which I’m still trying to figure out how to cover cheaply…) Here’s a little picture book about the whole process. I live in western Oregon with my family and run Hand Print Press with help from friends Max and Eva.

Resource Center » Talking Circle Talking Circle is a different kind of meeting than most modern people are used to. The focus is on deepening, exploring and learning together, not on getting things done or completing an agenda. It is possible, with expert facilitation and savvy participation, to do both linear and circular modes in one meeting. Business lists - Templates <div class="cdOLblEmRed cdSearchResultsMargin">Warning: This site requires the use of scripts, which your browser does not currently allow. <a href=" how to enable scripts.</a><br/></div> All Products Word

Fictional Spy Disguises That Fooled Absolutely No One I tried to start watching Alias (I didn't have cable back in the day, when it was popular) but its literally the worst spy show ever. She fights when she should run, repeatedly blows her cover, and never kills to maintain it. She's not sneaky at all, almost all her missions end in her somehow winning by brute force. Worst spy ever. Worse than Val Kilmer in all the wigs, because he at least tries to be sneaky.