March 2014 Permaculture Voices Mega-Conference in Southern California – a 3-Day Special For Bookings Starts November 29, 2013

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Click for larger view What: Permaculture Voices Mega-Conference Where: Temecula, CA, between San Diego and LA When: March 13-16, 2014 Special: $250 off for bookings taken between November 29 — December 1, 2013 (that means US$710, instead of $960, for a full conference ticket) Geoff and Nadia Lawton will be speaking at one of the… Read more »

Permaculture Voices Mega-Conference Early Bird Discount Date is Imminent!

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We wanted to remind everyone that the March 13-16, 2014 Permaculture Voices Conference (in Temecula, CA, between San Diego and LA) early-bird discount deadline for tickets is this Saturday, August 31st, 2013. Register before the deadline and save a few hundred dollars. Come out and see our own Geoff Lawton speak alongside Joel Salatin, Michael… Read more »

Permaculture – a Quiet Revolution: Video Snapshots of IPC8 in Brazil

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Editor’s Note: There’s still time to book for the 11th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence, to begin in Cuba in November, 2013. The 8th International Permaculture Convergence brought over 200 permaculturists to Brazil (a total of 43 countries represented) in May 2007, with the common intention to create sustainability through self-reliance. Vanessa Schulz’s short documentary… Read more »

The Eleventh International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC11), Cuba (Nov/Dec 2013)

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Permaculture has for more than 30 years been an innovative system of techniques based on the best practices of traditional cultures of the planet, knowledge learnt from Nature and its ecosystem functioning and the adoption of new technologies that are ecologically friendly. All of this, combined with deep ethics and design principles to integrate the… Read more »

Excerpts from the Sixth International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC6), Perth, 1996

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In 1996 the 6th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC6) was held in Perth, Western Australia. Approximately 300 delegates from around the world attended over a period of approximately 10 days and much information was exchanged and many friendships were made. The event was recorded and edited into a 90-minute documentary and has finally been… Read more »

Get Ready for International Permaculture Day, May 5, 2013

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International Permaculture Day is approaching fast and it’s time to think about how you will celebrate it this year and help support and promote the event. International Permaculture Day (IPD) showcases the practices of permaculture to the public. Businesses, groups and individuals show permaculture in action – through markets, demonstrations, films, ‘open houses and gardens’,… Read more »

Economics of Happiness Conference March 15-17 2013, Byron Bay, Australia

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The Economics of Happiness is a 2011 documentary film directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, and produced by the International Society for Ecology and Culture. The film has been widely acclaimed and received numerous awards but most pertinently it has linked a number of cutting edge thinkers across the globe who are… Read more »

South East Asian Permaculture Convergence, 19-22 November 2012, Hong Kong

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the South East Asian Permaculture Convergence official website. We are very glad to have Rosemary Morrow (Rowe) being the patron of this important permaculture event for the region — please click here for a warm welcome from Rowe. This first convergence for the region is a call,… Read more »

What is a Permaculture Convergence?

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A permaculture convergence is an opportunity to connect with other permaculture designers, folks living the permaculture lifestyle and people new to permaculture. It’s a platform to have those burning questions answered in a safe supportive environment. A convergence creates an opportunity for the whole family to spend the weekend being inspired and gearing down from… Read more »

Ordeal: Mulling the Meaning of Rio+20

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Leaving Rio de Janeiro, site of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, we mulled the meaning of what we had witnessed, but could hardly put it any better than Charles Eisenstein in his excellent summary, Why Rio+20 Failed: You know folks, I’m a bit worried about my 16-year-old son, Jimi. When he was 13, he… Read more »