Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Bonnie Freibergs May 3, 2013
The graphic says it all. It’s now only a few days away — we hope to see you here!
Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Bonnie Freibergs April 4, 2013
The graphic says it all. We hope to see you here!
Community Projects, Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by International Permaculture Day March 6, 2013
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’, and local events in city and country. Last year we held the very first international day with some 125 events in 26 countries — take a look at the amazing diversity of celebrations that took place worldwide: www.permacultureday.org/eventcategory/australia/?etype=past
IPD 2013 promises to be an even bigger, bolder and better day this year and will have the theme of Grow Local! to highlight the benefits of going local, including growing your own food. As with last year, we’ll be interviewing leading permaculturalists and bioneers. Please add your events to the IPD calendar and sign up for regular updates on our website and social media channels:Comments (0)
Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Land, Markets & Outlets, Retrofitting, Social Gatherings, Urban Projects, Village Development — by Catherine Griggs February 7, 2013
If you want to make permaculture happen, then just start. This is the story of how one garden ended up providing work, food and fun for people in the community of Gwynedd, Wales.
It was autumn, March 2012, and unemployment was at an all time high in North Wales. I was a qualified permaculture consultant wandering the lands searching for my next project, but also suffering the strain of recession. I then stumbled upon some unusual funding from an organisation called Nacro. The organisation provides paid work experience for people who are generally deemed antisocial or who are long term unemployed. The organisation had funding left for the year and needed somewhere to put it. So I went dressed, suited and booted, and proposed an idea to Nacro that would help at least three people find work in the future. Luckily the man I encountered empathised with me and I managed to secure a paid job for myself and two others, implementing a permaculture garden for three months only.
So I had 3 months to find the land and build a garden with only enough money to pay a small wage and no materials. Quite the challenge! I asked my friends Lizzy and Dwynwen if they would help and of course they were up for the challenge.Comments (8)
Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Social Gatherings — by Idy Wong September 3, 2012
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, and a place, where South East Asian permaculturists will have rich opportunities to hear from some of our best people, to learn what we have been achieving, experience innovations, what our thinkers are thinking, and our activists have been doing, and to celebrate permaculture history in our region. We will be able to share discussions, experiences and questions, and to build our network for future contacts and support. We treasure the opportunity for organizing this meaningful event, and we would welcome every permaculturist joining as a participant, a speaker, or to run a workshop, and/or as a supporter. We will constantly update the programme, so please revisit the website regularly.
We would be grateful for your help to spread the news.Comments (0)
Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Kevin Jarvis August 31, 2012
Last year saw the creation of the Nordic Permaculture Festival in Denmark. The idea is to have the festival alternate between each of the Nordic Countries. This year’s Festival occurred from August 23 – 26, 2012, at Angsbacka, a course farm, located in central Sweden. Over 300 participants attended the festival.Comments (3)
Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Zaia Kendall August 25, 2012
Open Garden Day at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, permaculture demonstration site. Come and see what we do here and have some morning tea with us!
The Vegetable Garden
We have had a number of requests for an open garden day recently. We have been able to organise an Open Garden Day with Permaculture Noosa, so that people can come and have a look at the property and what we are doing here.Comments (0)
Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Health & Disease, Land, Social Gatherings, Urban Projects, Village Development — by Carolyn Payne August 15, 2012
A 16-plot, all abilities access, community garden built by the Beaufort Blokes group in Victoria, Australia.
Beaufort Blokes is a community group supported by the local health department. They meet twice a month — one week they have lunch and play cards and board games, the other week they take a bus trip to visit district attractions.
The Blokes themselves consist of about 25 retired gentlemen ranging in age from 50 to 90 plus. Most have health issues. All have great life experiences and loads of stories to tell.
In 2010 the Blokes group visited the Ballarat community garden and became inspired to start their own. They spent several months trying to find a location for their garden. The local RSL (Returned and Services League) were happy to have the garden installed on their grounds as it helps to create some stability for them, with the continuity of site use. (Many RSLs have been turned into poker machine venues to maintain profitability or the sites have been sold off for house blocks.) By creating an additional community use on this land it helps strengthen it as a community resource.Comments (4)
Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Evonne Smulders July 30, 2012
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 our crazy hectic everyday lives. If you have made a beneficial discovery yourself, a convergence allows you to bring it to the group for support and feedback. Mostly, a convergence is an opportunity to step back and take a look at your own life and choices you would like to bring to fruition.Comments (0)
Community Projects, Demonstration Sites, Economics, Education Centres, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings, Society — by Craig Mackintosh PRI Editor May 6, 2012
Terania Creek, next to PRI Australia’s Zaytuna Farm
Photos © Craig Mackintosh
The inaugural International Permaculture Day — today — appropriately falls on the first Sunday of May, often known as ‘Mayday’. Permaculture, and its appropriate and holistic design science, is a powerful response to the world’s distress signals. Thankfully, more and more are coming to realise this, and this new peg on the annual calendar is a great opportunity for the uninitiated to get familiar with, and find some hope and security in, our transformative work.Comments (7)
Community Projects, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings, Village Development — by Gillian Kozicki May 2, 2012
Celebrates all things permaculture around the world. Get involved with International Permaculture Day!
Permaculture in Ecuador
The Permaculture Day concept is one that celebrates all things permaculture around the world on the same day or weekend, if possible. The events are hosted and funded by local permaculture people, groups or businesses with the benefits accruing to your local area whilst spreading the word about permaculture. By coordinating the events worldwide at the same time we want to present a unified face to the broader community and show just how innovative, productive and fun permaculture events and projects can be.Comments (0)
Bay FM Community Radio is a volunteer run, not for profit radio station committed to keeping the community informed on local and global issues, presenting music and information not available on other media in this area, and on creating and maintaining a positive spirit in the community.
From May 4 – The Bay FM Permaculture Hour will be on from 10-11am (on alternate Fridays).
The aim of the show is to promote permaculture awareness and networking in the Byron Shire and beyond.Comments (0)
DVDs/Books, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by Craig Mackintosh PRI Editor April 30, 2012
One of several Zaytuna Farm dams
Photo © Craig Mackintosh
People who will be in northern NSW, Australia, on International Permaculture Day (May 6), might want to avail themselves of one, or both, of the following two opportunities — and make a truly International Permaculture Day of it!Comments (0)
Mediterranean Permaculture Practitioners Come Together for the First Time! (Marmariç, Turkey, July 2012)
Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Social Gatherings — by Dijan Albayrak April 20, 2012
The PDC graduates of the Mediterranean and the Middle-east will converge for the first gathering specifically for this region. This event will make possible the initiation of networking and sharing of knowledge & experiences for the region. The Mediterranean is one zone where we need this collaboration desperately; in response to severe soil loss due to population pressures, land/water mismanagement and climatic issues.
Sharing, documenting and database building for successes and failures in the region is a main theme for the convergence, taking place in Marmariç, Turkey between 17-21st of July 2012.
PRI Turkey will be hosting two other major events right before the Convergence:Comments (1)
Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings — by APC11 Team March 24, 2012
Last calls!! We still have some spots left, but be quick if you don’t want to miss Oceania’s premier permaculture experience!
Permaculture Aotearoa welcomes you to:
Resilience by Design — 11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC11)
When: Wed 11th to Sun 15th April 2012
Where: Turangi, Central North Island, New Zealand
Confirmed Speakers:Comments (0)