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Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC) 12

March 7–15 2015, Penguin, Tasmania.


Our planet is going though the most rapid rate of change in its history, and we face a future of surprises, threats and opportunities. We in the permaculture community have a key role to play in both mending the present and creating our preferable future.

To be part of this future we need to take stock of where we are as a design system. That’s why Australia’s permaculture community of practitioners is coming together in March on the shores of Bass Strait in beautiful Penguin, Tasmania, for APC12. Here we will reflect, take stock and re-imagine permaculture’s role in a future that can be different from the usual depressing, business as usual scenario, and energise ourselves for the tasks ahead.

APC12 will be a space for us to meet, re-connect, affirm each other, debate, learn, argue, inspire and re-energise ourselves for the hard work we all do to make the world a better place.

March 7 — Organic and Sustainable Living Festival

March 8 – Permaculture expo

Introduction to Permaculture Part 1

March 9 –Master classes

Introduction to Permaculture Part 2

Convergence welcome dinner

March 10, 11 & 12 — APC12 Convergence

March 13–15 — Post convergence selfguided tours

For more info visit:

IP C UK 2015 International Permaculture Convergence, London 8-19 Sept 2015

Conference, 8–9 September 2015, London.

Convergence, 10–16 September 2015, Essex.

Edge events 16–19 September 2015


Conference: Designing the world we want – a research-led conference. There will be presentations, workshops, academic papers, exhibitions, music and art. Each day will include plenary sessions in the 1000-seat main conference room, plus break-out sessions in seven additional rooms.

Within the overall theme of ‘Designing the World We Want’, each day has a focus:

  • Day One: PRACTICE. Case studies from existing projects and reports on the latest research evidence, helping describe what a sustainable society could look like in 2030.
  • Day Two: PROCESS. An exploration of the transformational processes, including permaculture design, that can help bring about the necessary changes.


Designing the network we want – for people from around the world using permaculture in their everyday lives. The 5-day convergence is the biennial global gathering of 500+ expert permaculture designers and practitioners.

Participants will register and rest on Thursday, 10 September, at our beautiful woodland setting of Gilwell Park. Over the next five full days there will be hundreds of workshops, presentations, international organising and networking, dancing and swimming. Ultimately this is a unique global gathering of some of the most inspired permaculture designers – a chance not to be missed.

Edge Events will take place around the conference and convergence, throughout the UK and further afield. Workshops, lectures, visits and tours, permablitzes, local volunteer experiences, masterclasses. We will have some of the world’s most experienced permaculture designers and project leaders.

For more info:

2015 The Year of Soils


The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS)

The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.

The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to:

  • • Raise full awareness among civil society and decision makers about the profound importance of soil for human life;
  • • Educate the public about the crucial role soil plays in food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation, essential ecosystem services, poverty alleviation and sustainable development;
  • • Support effective policies and actions for the sustainable management and protection of soil resources;
  • • Promote investment in sustainable soil management activities to develop and maintain healthy soils for different land users and population groups;
  • • Strengthen initiatives in connection with the SDG process (Sustainable Development Goals) and Post-2015 agenda;
  • • Advocate for rapid capacity enhancement for soil information collection and monitoring at all levels (global, regional and national).

For more info see:

South Coast Field Days: sustainable living and land use.

September 12–13 2015, Bega


What we eat, how we live and how we look after the land we live on.

Bega Showground, Bega

Speakers, workshops, stalls and demonstrations.

Proudly brought to you by SCPA

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Natural sustainable beekeeping course

March 28–29 2015, Pambula


Want to know more about top bar beekeeping and why it is considered to be the most sustainable form of beekeeping? Here at Pip HQ in Pambula we are running permaculture related courses and the second in our series is: Natural sustainable beekeeping with Adrian Iodice and Tobias Mager.

Join passionate bee-carers Adrian Iodice and Tobias Mager for a fascinating and informative weekend learning a sustainable natural way to honeybee guardianship in KENYAN TOP BAR HIVES. This course is designed for the smallscale backyard beekeeper seeking an alternative natural approach to standard commercial style beekeeping.

The course focuses on:

  • Kenyan top bar hives
  • Natural sustainable beekeeping methods
  • Organic and biodynamic principles for bee care

Adrian and Tobias will lead you on a captivating journey through

the intimate lives of honeybees and their homes – the hive.

‘anything we love can be saved’

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