COOPERATION AT THE ROOT OF EVOLUTION
The word 'guilda' (Portuguese for 'guild'') refers to a group of people, plants, animals or microorganisms with related interests and goals that formed for mutual benefit and support.
GUILDA PERMACULTURE was created with similar intentions and its main values are:
We have been part of the Permaculture Movement for over two decades, teaching, designing, consulting and researching in different parts of the world. Our journeys have given us the opportunity to live and work side by side with some of the world’s most experienced Permaculture designers and practitioners as well as designing and implementing more than seventy permaculture systems of different scales and contexts.
In our view, Permaculture is one of the most active and effective movements empowering individuals and communities globally to regenerate the Earth and live sustainably. Therefore, we are committed to spreading Permaculture Design where it can create a greater impact.
For the past years we have been developing various educational and research materials on some of the most successful mature Permaculture systems in the world. This research has provided us with a unique insight on the application of Permaculture design and effective teaching methods in Advanced Permaculture Design.
Cooperation is at the root of evolution and survival. We are committed to promoting networks of cooperation between like-minded people so that we can learn from each other to fast-track our regenerative actions.
The power of ecological and ethical design to generate appropriate solutions for the current local and global challenges.
Empower the creation of ecologically and socially sound landscapes that promote equality and peace by allowing all inhabitants to sustain themselves and their families in ways that regenerate the Earth and benefit their communities.
Accelerate the creation of successful regenerative systems through a cooperative and fair exchange of resources and knowledge between people at the stable and unstable edges of society (wealthy & poor) as well as between experienced and less experienced permaculture designers and like-minded professionals.
Our mission is to empower people to create regenerative systems by applying permaculture design. To do so we offer education, design and research services in eco-literacy and permaculture to:
- people in precarious places (refugees, returnees, developing areas)
- professional designers (architects, landscape architects, engineers, planners, etc.)
- permaculture designers wanting to professionalize
- universities and institutes wanting to include permaculture in curriculum
- decision makers (councils, NGO's, Non-profit)
Cultivate Peace & Equality
Instill in people a deep and true connection to nature that drives them to live in harmony with each other and all living beings
Empower the current and future generations to thrive in their lives while regenerating and caring for the planet
Enable all people, independently of their social strata, situation or location, to live a healthy, fulfilling and sustainable life
Inspire sustainable & regenerative actions through global networks between permaculturists, like-minded professionals and enthusiasts of all experience levels
design elegant, effective and regenerative systems
teach eco-literacy and "Permaculture thinking" through Advanced Permaculture Design for professionals
publish & share valuable research resources on Permaculture systems from all over the world
consult, guide & empower people to design regenerative systems for their specific context
connect practitioners and Permaculture projects worldwide to create active support networks