Call for Speakers Deadline 15th March: Children in Permaculture International Conference 8th July 2019 After the success of the first ever Children in Permaculture International conference, the 2019 conference will take place in Cecil Sharp House, London on July 8th 2019. The day before, Sunday 7th July, is the London Permaculture Festival where the topic of engaging Children in Permaculture will have a presence with speakers, workshops and activities for educators and children. More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/
We (Jillian Hovey and Ben Burnley) have been on the ground in The Casamance, which is the southern Senega, and the “bread basket” of that country as the desert has advanced all through the north. We are working with a team of locals, several of whom took an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) and PDC with Jillian and other international & African teachers in The Gambia 2015, which they say was a life-changing experience. With some on-going support from Jillian, they hosted a Casamance Permaculture Convergence in 2016. And most recently, they formed the REPCA Permaculture and Ecovillage Network of Casamance, which grew out of their dream to unite their efforts and to share what they have learned to help their communities.
PermaMed is excited to be involved in yet another project that provides solutions to real and urgent problems, S’Aigo Mallorca. Water is Life. There is no two ways about it. We need Water to survive, and right now we are seeing shortages crop up around the world (California, South Africa…) as well as on Mallorca too. It’s common enough to have the taps turned off in summer for all but a couple of hours per day, whilst tourism is churning on and whilst ever more pools are being built, wells are being drilled, inhabitants are staying year round.
“Training Permaculture Teachers” (TPT). Rosemary Morrow developed TPT in order to have a multiplier effect in the development of permaculture, with the intention to develop the course in the different European languages by teachers from those countries. The following TPT courses in Europe 2019 are facilitated by Alfred and local teachers:
Bulgaria @ Gorno Draglishte, November 18-25, with Mihaela Tsarchinska, Mihail Kossev, and Philip Varionov. Green School Village and 12 Principles Permaculture Design are seeking partner organisations who work with young adults aged between 18-30 and would like to apply for Erasmus+ funding in order to send some members of their organisation to this course. If interested, contact info [at] greenschoolvillage [dot] org as soon as possible, deadline for identifying partners on March 31
Once again we have an exciting line up of courses around Europe, including 4 PDC’s (South France, South East France, Croatia & Austria), a permaculture teacher training course in London with Graham Bell, an Advanced permaculture course where we design and implement our permaculture design for some land in Spain.
We have a forest garden course in South France; how to make a bike powered generator also in South France.
We also have a very exciting course on how to design spaces that educate children through play in Sheffield, plus other children in permaculture courses as well as a children in permaculture conference.
For youths we have a Youth in Permaculture Youth Exchange in Portugal. Most of the courses are listed here on our development web site and also on facebook.
Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) took its first steps right after the European Permaculture Convergence workshop on Permaculture and refugees, in Italy in 2016. The very same people who attended the workshop, facilitated by Rosemary Morrow, and Rosemary herself joined and formed the working core group. We were united in our conviction that permaculture offers integrated and humane responses to the refugee crisis now and in the future, and that we wanted to take this concept further practically:
To refugees in camps because this is where there is some of the worst suffering
To refugees in communities where life is also extremely difficult especially at first.
For refugees returning home to damaged environments and painful memories
were our basic motivations and direction. We called ourselves LandEd
and our overall
for Refugees. We
all agreed that refugee camps could feasibly become ecovillages….