PermR’s case studies

This project aims to inspire and empower researchers, academics and practitioners to
pursue research in areas related to the art and science of permaculture. It does this by
narrating and making widely known the research journey of scientists and academics
working with permaculture within their scientific discipline.
In a similar fashion to the LAND Network and the IPEN Case Studies (which share the
stories of permaculture demonstration sites and well-established projects, respectively),
this project will share the stories and successes, barriers, and hurdles of those who have
chosen to explore the academic potential of permaculture.
The above will be achieved via the production and dissemination of a series of case
studies of Permaculture Researchers (PermR) and will be implemented by
Permaculture international research network coordinating team (PIRN CT).

Team

Dennis Touliatos, Andy
Goldring, Christina M. Sayson

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

This work will directly benefit the wider permaculture network of academics and practitioners by giving PermR a practitioner-based platform to disseminate their research work and findings. It will democratize permaculture research by disseminating, in simple
and inclusive language, the work of scientists and academics working with permaculture within their scientific discipline.
Importantly, this work will inspire and empower researchers, academics and practitioners to pursue research in areas related to permaculture by demonstrating the achievements of their peers that chose to work with permaculture.
Furthermore, this project will reenergize the PIRN network, engagement, and will bring people into more active collaboration.

OUTCOME

This project will deliver 20 case studies of researchers and academics working with permaculture within two years.
Output: The case studies will comprise a two-page pdf document. The first page will include a picture of the PermR, a short bio and their responses to two questions. The second page will include their responses to three questions; the PIRN and CoLab logos
and a brief bio of the PIRN coordinator that created the case study. A template will be prepared to be used in all case studies to ensure consistency.
Dissemination: A communication strategy will be created to support the sharing of case studies. The case studies will initially be published on the Permaculture Association’s PIRN
website. These will then be circulated via PIRN’s mailing list, on social media and via other press.