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 »

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 »

The Cynefin Permaculture Project (North Wales)

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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. History It was autumn, March 2012, and unemployment was at an all time high in North Wales. I was a qualified permaculture… 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 »

PRI Sunshine Coast: Open Garden Day on Sunday, 30 September, 2012

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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! by Zaia Kendall, PRI Sunshine Coast The Vegetable Garden We have had a number of requests for an open garden day recently. We have been able to organise… Read more »

Beaufort Blokes Community Garden

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A 16-plot, all abilities access, community garden built by the Beaufort Blokes group in Victoria, Australia. by Carolyn Payne 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… 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 »

International Permaculture (May)Day

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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… Read more »

International Permaculture Day, Sunday the 6th May, 2012

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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… Read more »