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Australasian Permacullture Convergence 2015


NW Tasmania hosts the next Australasian Permacullture Convergence [APC 12] in March 2015. The town of Penguin is home to the RESEED Permaculture Centre and the NW Environment Centre who will host the event from 9–12 March, with a festival before and tours afterwards. It’s 40 years since permaculture conversations began between Mollison and Holmgren in Tasmania and so the theme is ‘Honouring the past– transforming the future’ – the challenge to permaculture.

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Southeast Harvest


Southeast Harvest Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of fresh food produced in the south-eastern shires of NSW. Join us to share in the harvest, make connections with local growers and learn how to eat with the seasons. The weekend is centred around Moruya. It will be at Riverside Park on Saturday where there’ll be growers’ display stalls , food, presentations, activities for the kids and more. Friday night will host a food forum and Saturday a SAGE open day.

7–9 November 2014.


‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’


Creative Facilitation and Teacher Training Intensive 13–18 October 2014

Fully catered, residential at Crystal Waters Permaculture Village.

Robin Clayfield is offering this ‘leading edge’ professional development course only once in Australia this year. Her courses are acclaimed for supporting teachers, trainers, group leaders, presenters and change agents to up-skill in an experiential way, build confidence and fluency, develop and gain tools, learn and invent processes, design programs and resources, solve problems and address conflict, plus learn more about learning and engaging a group.



Tasmania’s Sustainable Living Festival (SLF)


Celebrating its 16th year, the Sustainable Living Festival has long been a highlight of the Tasmanian event calendar.

Join us on 8 and 9 November 2014, at Prince’s Wharf 1 on the Hobart Waterfront for our annual celebration of sustainability!

The festival program will include: live music, art installations, celebrity cooking demonstrations, practical workshops, amazing food & drink, and nearly 100 business and community exhibitors.

Bioregion Mapping As An Aid Project In Haiti


A Bioregional mapping exercise will be undertaken on La Gonave Island, Haiti in 2015. Living on 7 litres/ person/day the La Gonave communities are some of the most waterpoor in the world, a situation made far worse by the deforested and eroded environment. This project aims to provide mapping and land-use skills to assist in renovating the environment. It is a small project with big aims, planned by Permafund and a local organisation Association Amis des Enfants (AAE). Anyone with skills in this area or an interest to learn more or to support is welcome to make contact. $20,000 is needed and donations to support can be made to Permafund. See article on La Gonave on page 28.

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