12th Annual Pan-Hellenic Festival for the Exchange of Local Seed Varieties

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If you’re in Europe this April, consider a trip to the Peliti Seedbank in Mesochori, Greece. On April 21st – 23rd Peliti will be hosting the 12th Pan-Hellenic Festival for the Exchange of Local Seed Varieties. This annual festival, organized by Peliti (www.peliti.gr) since 1999, includes farmers, activists, researchers, students and thousands of visitors from… Read more »

APC11 – A Conference to Radically Rethink New Zealand’s Way of Life

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Permaculturists have created forests in the desert, provided free emergency water and hygiene facilities in international emergencies and are revolutionising farming in small pockets of land all over the world. Now a major international event aims to spread permaculture thinking and practise throughout New Zealand. More than 500 permaculturists from New Zealand, Australia and beyond,… Read more »

Get Ready Now for the 11th European Permaculture Convergence in Germany

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What: 11th European Permaculture Convergence (EUPC) When: August 1st – 5th, 2012 Where: Escherode/Kassel, Germany Dear activist-friends in Europe The website for registration is online and we invite you to check the key note speakers, lectures and workshops already listed. This program will grow step by step as soon as people register and send us… Read more »

National Permaculture Day – May 6, 2012

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Sponsorship opportunity in permaculture: businesses, local groups, entrepreneurs, consultants & trainers. Dear Permaculture Practitioners and Local Groups National Permaculture Day (NPD) showcases the practices of permaculture to the public. Businesses and local groups show permaculture in action — through markets, demonstrations, ‘open houses and gardens’, and local events in city and country. The day has… Read more »

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 »