International Permaculture Convergence 10, Jordan: Notes from a Grateful Participant

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Andy Goldring, the Coordinator/CEO of the Permaculture Association (Britain) attended the International Permaculture Convergence 10 (IPC10) in Jordan. He was there alongside hundreds of others, including Permaculture’s founding father Bill Mollison. Andy reviews an event which is acknowledged as making global breakthroughs in such areas as greening deserts and helping to connect people globally. He… Read more »

The Newcastle Fair Share Festival is On Again!

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When: 9 — 11 March 2012, starting on the evening of March 9 Where: Hamilton Public School, corner of Tudor Steet and Steel Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Theme: "Transitioning to connected communities, localised fair economies and sustainable lifestyles." Please put this event in your diaries, and ‘like’ us at www.facebook.com/#!/FairShareFestival In this second and expanded… Read more »

Update on the Byron Bay Shire Permaculture Challenge

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by Phoebe Lines, BOS (Being Of Service) Team for the Permaculture Challenge The Byron Permaculture Challenge gang creates a No-Dig garden for the young people at the Byron Youth House Our apparently disaffected Byron Shire youth, it would seem, are in fact a hotbed of movers and shakers, changing the world one Permablitz at a… Read more »

Presentations for Download – from the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10) in Jordan

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All photographs © Craig Mackintosh This is a short post to provide a central repository for people to download presentations I was given after the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10) in Jordan, which ran over September 2011. Note: If there are presenters who haven’t passed their files to me, but would still like to see… Read more »

Urban Permaculture Movie Night and Talk by Geoff Lawton, Gold Coast, Australia

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Attention people who are interested in Permaculture, sustainable living and being a positive change in our world. Come along to our garden for our first showing of the Urban Permaculture DVD by Geoff Lawton, the director and educator of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia! The movie will be shown in the 5 year old… Read more »

How to Run Your Own Blitz

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by John Shiel Photo © Craig Mackintosh There are 2 ways to run a PermaBlitz (building a Permaculture community garden or backyard food garden in one day): coordinated by your local Permaculture club (you receive help with garden design, getting people to your house, and you are covered by their liability insurance), or where a… Read more »

Warren Brush: “Permaculture and Peacemaking in a Thirsty World” (IPC10 Presentation Video), Plus Permaculture Outreach in Kenya

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Warren Brush presents at the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10), Amman, Jordan, September 2011 Photograph © Craig Mackintosh I consider it a privilege to be a friend of Warren Brush, and it’s been a pleasure to see his rapid development in all things Permaculture. In his presentation at the IPC10 (Amman, Jordan, September 2011) Warren… Read more »

Letters from Jordan – IPC10 Group Photo

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Photo © Craig Mackintosh (Permission given for personal non-commercial use) Email Resolution (240kb) | Print Resolution (870kb) | Poster Resolution (4mb) Whew! The post-IPC tours began today, but the conference and convergence themselves have come to an end. What a ride it’s been! I’m personally totally exhausted, but in a good way. I’ll tell you… Read more »

Letters from Jordan – IPC10 and the Permaculture Princess

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Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan opens IPC10 Photographs © Craig Mackintosh The opening of the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10) already saw Permaculture getting the attention it deserves. Over 100 people from around the world were seated to ‘break bread’ at the conference’s opening gala dinner on the evening of Friday September 16. Aside… Read more »

Jordan IPC10 Update – Live Streaming is Good to Go

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Bill and Lisa Mollison about to go below sea level and into the Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. Bill is, as you can see, particularly prepared. Photo © Craig Mackintosh Hello from Jordan! Many of you expressed interest in wanting to watch the IPC via live-streaming, and not a few of you were kind enough to… Read more »