Paul Shelton


Paul’s vision is based on the belief that community spaces provide the ‘glue’ that holds communities together as they face the challenges of the future and strive towards building a world that is more sustainable, equitable and satisfying. Through his business, ‘Growing Spaces’ and his extensive involvement in community organisations such as Transition Darebin, he weaves a career in education, the design principles of permaculture and his passion for group facilitation into methods for building strong, resilient and energising community spaces. He strongly believes that a design driven approach to creating spaces, combined with a conscious consideration of the groups dreams and capacity, inward and outward facing education opportunities and above all a sense of fun and adventure, might just be the recipe for making spaces that transform the world!