Siskiyou Permaculture Water Care Poster


Siskiyou Permaculture in co-operation with Gaiacraft presents a free open source permaculture learning and teaching poster visioned by Tom Ward.

A poster used in the home or permaculture classroom to illustrate the exploration of Extreme Water Care. The source of water and the way it is handled suggests a complex set of careful behaviors to protect consumer health and to protect the water cycle itself. 

Tom Ward is one of the elders of Permaculture in North America. His designs and students have informed the permaculture landscapes and literature around the world. He teaches with Melanie Mindlin and Karen Taylor as Siskiyou Permaculture. 

Poster Content and Original Design : Tom Ward –

Original Art : Hanya Zwick

Editing : Melanie Mindlin and Karen Taylor

Remix Design : Unity –

Envoy : Delvin Solkinson –

Core Model Poster


“The patterns and forms of a tree are found in many natural and evolved structures; an explosion, event, erosion sequence, idea, germination, or rupture at an edge or interface of two systems or media (here, earth and atmophsere) may generate the tree form in time and space. The tree form may be used as a general teaching model for geography, ecology, and evolution; it portrays the movement of energy and particles in time and space.”

– Bill Mollison

Inspired by an exercise from Permaculture Elder Larry Santoyo, this collaborative project between Delvin Solkinson and Martin Bridge grew out of their work together at the CoSM Visionary Permaculture Design Certificate Course. If you were to redesign society from the ground up, what elements would you need to have in place?

Consider both visible and invisible elements of that system. Integrating the design principle “Make it beautiful” and the spirit of CoSM’s effort to provide the most creative and inspiring model in all their efforts, Martin Bridge developed this learning tool over a number of versions.

This art is being offered freely to any designers, teachers and student who wish to utilize it in their work. This is a gift to the Permaculture Movement to support the evolution of permaculture education worldwide. Visit to see more of Martin’s work

Gaiacraft Permaculture Flower


“Do what you love and what brings you alive, first. Find a place where your innate abilities are needed; my own personal prayer for this is, ‘Send me people I can help.’ Then apply permaculture’s ethics and principles to what you are doing to shape it into something resilient and regenerative. There’s plenty of work to be done; find the part of it that you are here to do, that keeps you excited. Don’t limit it to “I must become a teacher, or designer.” Help show that permaculture design can be applied anywhere, in any discipline. Be a model of it yourself.” – Toby Hemenway

Inspired by the original permaculture flower from David Holmgren and the spirited permaculture of Robin Clayfield, this Gaiacraft teaching tool illustrates the multiplicity of permaculture’s reach into all aspects of creating a conscious community, culture and civilization grounded in an Ethos of caring. It was designed to support curriculum games gleaned from the permaculture maestro Larry Santoyo.

Art : Martin Bridge

Envoy : Delvin Solkinson

Gaiacraft Team : Jacob Aman, Keala Young, Kym Chi, Dana Wilson, Annaliese Hordern, Unity Life Avatar

“Let us act as if we are part of nature’s striving for the next evolutionary way to respond creatively to the recurring cycles of energy ascent and descent that characterize human history, and the more ancient history of Gaia, the living planet. Imagine that our descendants and our ancestors are watching us” – David Holmgren

Permaculture Handprint


One of my greatest hero’s and most epically inspiring permaculture teachers is the maestro Larry Santoyo who once said “lets not embrace sustainability because we fear the future, lets embrace sustainability because we love the things we love about the present”. People of the present are all born into an unsustainable and unethical society which is all but inescapable. We can lower our impact and reduce our footprint, but in a world of billions, the impact that will have on the world situation is nominal. Everyone is empowered to step up to make a difference, to lend their hand be an active part of the solution for our worlds pressing problems. It’s our actions and our contributions that will help turn our situation around. This is why Larry Santoyo suggests you “make sure your handprint is far bigger than your carbon footprint. Worry more about what you are doing and contributing rather than how much resources you are using”. If more people not only try to live simply and ethically but also become actionaries and solutionaries, lending their head, heart and hands in service to helping care for the planet, its people and our collective future, then I believe that anything is possible, including a healthy, happy and peaceful civilization.

Endless thanks to the visionary permaculture artist extraordinaire Martin Bridge for producing this exceptional poster.

Maestro : Larry Santoyo

Art : Martin Bridge

envoy : Delvin Solkinson


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