We’ve just launched the website for the tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10): www.ipcon.org
The 10th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC 10) will be held in Jordan across September of 2011. Traditionally IPCs are held every two years and switch between continents. Past host sites have been Australia, USA, New Zealand, Nepal, Scandinavia, Croatia and Brazil. The last IPC, IPC9, was held in Malawi, Africa, in 2009.
Jordan is one of the most water-stressed nations on the planet — with low precipitation, ultra-high levels of evaporation, and little vegetation cover — and the people of Jordan are depleting aquifer water faster than it can be replenished. In short, Jordan, and other countries like it, is facing a very challenging future.
The IPC10 in Jordan will bring together some of the world’s most capable permaculture practitioners, teachers, visionaries and activists, enabling them to share their combined wealth of knowledge, experience and inspiration with the people of Jordan, each other, and the world at large. The result is expected to be increased efficiency at bringing permaculture’s strong tendency to get to the heart of water, soil, energy and other global problems — by dealing with their root causes in holistic ways — to the people who need it most. — www.ipcon.org
There are four elements to the event, a pre-IPC Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, a 1-day Conference, a 4-day Convergence, and subsequent tours of ancient and new water harvesting and permaculture sites.
Both the PDC and the Conference boast some exciting influences, including ‘Father Earth’, Bill Mollison, coming all the way from the comforts of Tasmania to speak in Jordan. Those of you who want to catch Bill while he’s in the northern hemisphere might want to take the opportunity to do so here!
We’ll be adding more features and details to the site in the coming days/weeks. We look forward to your input and presence at this event, where permaculture can gain additional media exposure, and where (at the post-conference convergence) permaculturists worldwide get to spend some quality time, rich in workshops and presentions, building collaborative networks and discussing strategies for a world in trouble.