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AUSTRALASIAN PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
Brisbane, QLD: 19–23 April 2020
The next Australian Permaculture Convergence is being organised by Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane’s Windsor. The Convergence will kick off with a permaculture festival on Sunday, 19 April that will run in conjunction with Northey Street’s bustling organic market. The festival will showcase community gardens from around the region, sustainable living in cities, and you can visit Northey Street’s established permaculture garden. The four-day convergence to follow, held in Redland Bay, will include a full program of speakers, workshops, presentations and awards. The exciting array of keynote speakers already includes Starhawk, Stuart Andrews and Robin Frances. Accommodation and camping available at the PGL Kindilan site.
SEYMOUR ALTERNATIVE FARMING FESTIVAL
King’s Park, Seymour, VIC, 14–16 February 2020
At this festival of the latest practices and trends in small and backyard farming, you can get up close to the animals, be informed with demonstrations and talks, see the working dogs in action, and taste the cooking demonstrations. There’s also market-style shopping, food vans, entertainment and the latest innovations in sustainable living. Tickets are available on the website from 1 November 2019.
REPLENISH OUR PLANET LIVING FESTIVAL
Koroit Botanic Gardens, VIC, 16–17 November 2019
Held in the town of Koroit, three hours drive west of Melbourne, this two-day festival will encourage you to rethink your sustainable habits and light footprint living. Day one will include speakers such as David Holmgren, Erin Rhoads and Peter Andrews. Explore demonstrations in natural dyeing, weaving, up-cycling, fermenting, mending, solar power, pedal-powered appliances, and hemp, stone and mud natural building. Day two will be a self-drive tour visiting straw-bale homes, community gardens and selfsufficient home gardens.
10–17 November 2019
Now run by the Wheen Bee Foundation, this grassroots initiative brings people together to learn about and celebrate pollinators. This year there will be 60 screenings around Australia of the movie The Pollinators (see the trailer at www.demand.film/the-pollinators) and you can host or join a Wild Pollinator Count (wildpollinatorcount.com).
Tamar Valley, TAS: 23–24 November 2019
Unearth the real stories behind your food and visit farmers and producers who will open their gates to visitors over this weekend. A great chance to go behind the scenes, hear the stories and meet the people who grow and produce the food you eat. On-site farm tours, lunch venues and dinner events.
INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE ARGENTINA
Misiones Province, Argentina: 28 November–4 December 2020
Held for the first time in Argentina, this IPC has a theme of Children, Youth and Regenerative Education. The first two days will be a conference open to the public in Posadas City. Then the convergence, for those who have done a PDC, will run for five days in Colonia El Paraiso. The aim of the convergence is to provide deeper connection between permaculturalists, building networks and friendships. IPC will provide a space for practical experimentation, knowledge exchanges, work with the local community and celebration. Permaculture courses and site tours will be held before and after the convergence.