Vision, Mission, Aims

The Vision, Mission and Aims (VMA) give direction to all the activities, groups and projects within the CoLab. All working groups and projects are working towards achieving one or more aspects of the VMA.

Vision: A healthy, peaceful and socially just world in which we care for the earth, each other and future generations, in harmony with nature.

Mission: To work together to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of local to global permaculture networks both formal and informal.


  • To provide a collaborative and convivial online space in which to work towards the Co-Lab’s vision and mission;
  • To identify opportunities to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of local, regional, national, continental and global permaculture networks;
  • To research, assess and provide information about the current state and extent of permaculture thinking and practice and its strategic context to enable effective planning, project design and network development;
  • To identify and mobilise resources that support participants to nurture existing initiatives and develop new eco-social enterprises, projects and initiatives that address identified challenges, or add additional value to permaculture networks;
  • To communicate with permaculture networks and allies to ensure wide understanding of the CoLab and active participation from around the world;
  • To make effective links between permaculture and allied networks that enhance our collective work towards our shared visions;
  • To work towards a multi-lingual platform that enables wide participation from across the worldwide permaculture community;
  • To work towards eliminating racism, patriarchy, the class system and any other manifestations of the oppressive society (aka the Patrix) that present major blocks to healthy and diverse participation in both the Colab and the wider permaculture network.
  • To provide and document existing training and learning resources to enable people to participate and work effectively together;
  • To use and document the process of CoLab development to actively learn and unlearn organisational development processes suited to complex multi-layered networks.

Agreed 16th September 2017.

Review date: Three months after the first meeting of the Permaculture CoLab Stewardship Council.