“Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future: The Challenge to Permaculture”
What: 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence
Where: Northwest Environment Centre, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
When: Monday, 9 March 2015 at 6:00pm — Thursday, 12 March 2015 at 10:00pm (AEDT)
The concept of Permaculture was developed in Tasmania in the late 1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, as a positive and proactive response to the many pressing social and ecological challenges of our time. From humble beginnings, Permaculture has spread to just about every corner of the globe, is being practiced in many different climates and applied in settings ranging from urbanised cites to rural communities. Permaculture is a holistic design system for creating sustainable human settlements and is based on ethics and principles that can be applied to all facets of our daily lives from food systems, the built environment, through to governance and economics.
Despite these origins there has not been a Permaculture Convergence held in Tasmania and the beautiful North West, with iconic tourist attractions is an ideal location to bring Permaculture back to its birthplace. Over the past 40 years, there have been many inspiring Permaculture endeavours from creating fertile oases in arid landscapes, through to reinvigorating urban backyards and building stronger community connections. Yet, there is still much to be done in working toward an ecological sustainability and socially just presence on the planet. This convergence will provide a unique opportunity for you to draw upon the wisdom and insight of the pioneers of Permaculture (such as David Holmgren) and share your passions, skills and knowledge with others who are seeking to create a sustainable future.
In responding to the question ‘What role or contributions can Permaculture make to a sustainable future?’, the convergence program has been designed to uncover the leading edge in thinking and practice in all facets of our daily lives. We look forward to you joining us for this challenging and fun filled event.
Find out more and register here!