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13TH INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE (IPC), INDIA

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The next IPC will be held from 25 November to 2 December 2017 in India.

The Conference, on 25–26 November, will be held at Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University, Hyderabad.

The Convergence, on 27 November to 2 December, will be held at Polam Farm, Medak District.

The theme of IPC India is ‘Towards Healthy Societies’, with six strands of activity:

  1. Women as agents of change
  2. Sustainable water resource management
  3. Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices
  4. Permaculture as a social responsibility
  5. Grassroots permaculture in action
  6. Permaculture and climate change adaptations

Keynote speakers are:

Dr Vandana Shiva – author, scientist, environmentalist, social activist (India)

David Holmgren – co-originator of permaculture (Australia)

Robyn Francis – award-winning international permaculture pioneer (Australia)

Andy Goldring – Permaculture Association (UK).

The two invigorating days of conference will be packed with presentations and demonstrations on, and insights into: permaculture design philosophy; regeneration of soils; and water harvesting and management, and its importance in the current scenarios of water crisis, climate change mitigation and sustainable living practices.

The convergence is an opportunity for permaculture practitioners and ecologically-conscious individuals to collaborate, learn, and share ways to fortify the permaculture movement in India.

Please contact the organisers if you would like to deliver a presentation, abstract, demonstration or workshop that connects to the theme or any of the six strands of the IPC.

Registration

Call: 040 2414 2295 or +91 850 028 1058

Write to: enquiries@permacultureindia.org

Or find out more at: www.ipcindia2017.org or on

Facebook at: www.facebook.com/IPCIndia2017

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LOST TRADES FAIR, KYNETON VICTORIA

Kyneton Racecourse: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.

The Lost Trades Fair was born on the principle that people are fascinated when artisans and craftspeople demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge. Meet the makers, more than eighty traditional artisans: armourers, chair makers, coopers, blacksmiths, leatherworkers, silversmiths and coachbuilders. Start planning a road trip to the fabulous central highlands of Victoria, and enjoy a ‘lost weekend’ at the most inspiring event you will experience in 2017.

The Fair aims to inspire, to educate and to open the eyes and minds of the next generation.

Visit: www.losttrades.info

AUSTRALASIAN PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE (APC14) 15–19 APRIL 2018, CANBERRA, ACT

The next APC will be held in Canberra in April 2018. It will be hosted by the South East region of NSW, with permaculture related courses before and after the event and regional tours to Illawarra, Bega Valley and Canberra and surrounds.

Location and further details are to be announced. If you would like to be involved in the organisation and running of the convergence, please email apcfourteen@gmail.com

PERMACULTURE AUSTRALIA (PA) activities and events to mark 30-year anniversary!

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As part of the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne from 10–12 February, Permaculture Australia is having a stall at the Green Market along the river bank walk at Birrarung Marr http://www.slf.org.au/green-market/ We will be there in conjunction with Permaculture Victoria and look forward to having a chat with you about how to inspire permaculture all over Australia.

PERMACULTURE AUSTRALIA GATHERING & AGM 13.14 MAY

Sat 13: Permaculture Fair + evening dinner Sun 14: AGM and PA Visioning workshop Join us for 2 days of workshops, networking, information sharing and 2017 PA AGM

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of PIL/PA

Venue: Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin NSW

Details www.permacultureaustralia.org.au

INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE DAY, 7 MAY 2017

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International Permaculture Day is a day of celebration and action for permaculture around the world. It is a day when visitors can see these myriad initiatives, ask questions of their developers and decide for themselves whether the permaculture design system has relevance to the challenges we face and to creating communities that are resilient in the face of undesirable and unforeseeable impacts.

Now in its 7th year, International Permaculture Day has grown rapidly from its roots as a local Australian initiative to a global day of permaculture celebrated in over 35 countries.

Why not experience permaculture on the ground with practitioners? It is a chance to visit homes, gardens and farms, or go along to film screenings, workshops, permablitzes (garden makeovers) and much more.

To find out more or register an event in your area go to www.permacultureday.org 

ST ERTH APPLE FESTIVAL 8-9 APRIL

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Meet the Pommes and indulge at the Hidden Garden of St Erth, taste, sip, enjoy! Wander the heritage fruit orchard, be inspired by espalier, taste the best of heritage fruit and learn to produce your own organic produce. Take inspiration from the food forest and dine on food and fruit that has only travelled a few meters in the Fork to Fork Café

Address: 189 Simmons Reef Rd, Blackwood

Contact number: 03 5368 6514

Adult entry price: Diggers Club Members and under 16yo free.

Visitors $10.

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