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Robyn Francis Consulting Services:

International Permaculture Design & Consulting Services

At the cutting edge of international design, consulting and training services for sustainable developments, Robyn Francis brings a wealth of professional experience in sustainable systems planning and design accumulated over 25 years. Visionary and intensely practical, Robyn Francis has a unique capacity to cut through to the core issues and essence of a project and in collaboration with clients and professional teams, facilitate achievable outcomes and design strategies for regenerative developments which meet ecological, social, cultural and economic objectives.

Key Consulting Services:

 Strategic Planning

planning, design and development principles and guidelines for integrated interdisciplinary approach to meet best practice ESD principles adapted to specific site, nature of development, catchment and cultural context

Master Planning

working with and facilitating interdisciplinary teams  to optimise integrated ecological and social planning approach to project concepts, themes and relative location of land use systems, infrastructure, soft and hard landscape parameters within strategic planning framework

Concept Planning

develop concepts for development design components, elements and staging within context of strategic and master planning framework including functional parameters and directives for detail design and construction plans

Detail Design

supervise and review development of detail designs for public and private landscapes, implementation guidelines and strategies

Community Resource Management and Governance

input into and review of resident by-laws regarding community land and landscape management under Community Title, Strata Title and Rural Land Sharing Communities (MO) frameworks, community governance and decision-making processes and protocols

Facilitation

creative design and planning process facilitation for interdisciplinary team work (e.g. strategic & master planning), community consultation processes and community participatory design. Participatory facilitation processes include Imagineering the Future, Cultural Mapping, Affinity Matrix, Speak-Out Forums, Pattern Quest and Parallel Thinking.

Professional Development and Education Services

Innovative approaches to integrated design, Francis provides Professional Development seminars and workshops for developers, consulting teams, design professionals, project managers on integrated ecological design, pattern systems, social ecology in the physical landscape, inter-disciplinary team building and creative problem solving processes.

This link is an ABC National Radio Flashmovie, part of the Re-imagining Utopia program series in 2002.

Jarlanbah – An interview with Robyn Francis

Permaculture educator Robyn Francis talks about her approach to the design of Jarlanbah, a 43 lot eco-village which was the first rural residential Community Title development in NSW.

At the cutting edge of international design, consulting and training services for sustainable developments, Robyn Francis brings a wealth of professional experience in sustainable systems planning and design accumulated over 25 years. Visionary and intensely practical, Robyn Francis has a unique capacity to cut through to the core issues and essence of a project/situation to facilitate achievable outcomes and design strategies for sustainable developments which meet ecological, social, cultural and economic objectives.

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Discover earthfriendly living and design, training for a career in sustainability with world-class staff and facilities at Djanbung Gardens in the lush subtropics of NSW Australia.

Created by Jack Heimsoth.
Music 'Butterflies and Pretty Things' by Robyn Francis.

… a journey into earth spirituality and re-awakening of the rich cultural heritage and philosophy of our Celtic ancestors. The ancient wisdoms of the druids and bards are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago and their integration of the practical and the spiritual brings to us a personal and cultural healing in a world dominated by rationalism and materialism. The druidic tradition resonates with deep ecology, as do the shamanic practices of other indigenous cultures, recognising the source of all power lies in the land, the sacredness of life and death, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Robyn Francis has been exploring her Celtic heritage within the context of contemporary living, adapting it to the Australian landscape, its seasonal cycles and spirit of place. She shares this journey through open seasonal rituals, ceremonies and workshops on Celtic earth wisdom, culture and spirituality. Earth spirituality is incomplete unless we find creative and fulfilling ways to integrate it with everyday life, earth-friendly living, resource consciousness and self-reliance.

The Celtic Eightfold Year

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74 Cecil St Nimbin
(300m past Showground)
less than 1km from Nimbin's main street

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