Late Autumn 2019

European Permaculture Network

Networks, communities and projects


Become our tropical permaculture volunteer expert for one year with everything paid in an eco village in Ghana.
Your tasks will be:

  • To make a tropical permaculture design
  • To educate local and international students in tropical permaculture design & forest
  • To involve future investors in the development of "a tropical permaculture forest & eco-village” in Ghana.
Accra is a city of explosive growth, but a growth at the expense of the environment and climate, and youth unemployment is alarmingly high. We dream of a Ghana that does not repeat the mistakes that the developing countries made. With the power of example, together we show another way.
We have started building eco-friendly houses in our eco village (see Facebook: Green Growth Education (Ghanaian NGO)
Contact: Lasse Dalén Boakye-Yiadom Andersen, Phone: +233 54 55 90 631, Mail:

News from the Czech permaculture world

by Marie Venerová

I would like to mention a few events from the Czech permaculture scene. There are some new publications, courses, and PDCs, but I will only mention events that have some international overlap.

We are lucky to have Tomas Remiarz, a very experienced British permaculture teacher, lecturing and teaching in Prague these days. He had a public talk and discussion about forest gardens in the urban landscape at the Czech University of Agriculture on Tuesday 5.11. It´s followed by the advanced design course - Changing the urban landscape with forest gardens, that takes part until Sunday 10.11.

Tomas also participated in our annual permaculture conference, held in Prague on the weekend of 1.11. - 3.11. This year´s topic was edible forests and fruit in general. There were presentations about forest gardens, extensive fruit production, heirloom varieties, choosing the right varieties with climate change in mind, agroforestry and so on.

A group of 6 Czech delegates participated in the tour to the centers in LAND (permaculture centers), GEN (ecovillages) and WWOOF (volunteers on organic farms) networks in Hungary and Slovakia. It was organized as a project within the Visegrad and beyond Permaculture Partnership, a partnership between Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, and Ukrainian permaculture movements. There were about 25 participants from all 5 countries.

In Hungary, we visited Valaha Tanya permaculture farm focusing on fruit preserves, BioSphere - a CSA with sea buckthorn production and Biofalu in Máriahalom - a kind of one-man-ecovillage full of beautiful natural buildings with a retreat eco-center. He is looking for families to move in:-). In Biofalu we also had a networking festival.
In Slovakia, we went to Lovinka - booming eco-community with a spacious event center, Lavender farm Statok na výšinách - family enterprise based on a project made during a PDC and Sosna - Slovakia´s oldest educational eco-center featuring some amazing examples of eco-living solutions.

There are videos from the tour and presentations about each country´s GEN, LAND and WWOOF networks available upon request, just contact me at

Benefits of a teacher training - a week of diving into permaculture from a teacher's perspective

by Amelie Toft, landscape gardener from Denmark

Permaculture needs more educators and this is why Permaculture Denmark has decided to send some of us PDC holders to the Permaculture Teacher's Training Course in Sweden this November. The course is based on Rosemary Morrow's experience and on the Permaculture Educators Course. This course is facilitated by Alfred Decker and Cathrine Dolleris and Helena von Bothmer is hosting on her amazing permaculture LAND center, nursery and restaurant "Kosters Trädgård" in Sweden. Courses like this takes place all over Europe with different teachers involved.


Conferences & events

Winter gathering in the forest garden/Lower Sachsony

For details visit
winter gathering in the forestgarden/Lower Sachsony

Conference “Polycultures and Permaculture”

by Pavlo Ardanov Research and practice conference “Polycultures and Permaculture” aimed at establishing collaboration between researchers and practitioners to promote biodiversity-based agriculture will be organized on 1 - 6 of February 2020 (Kyiv, Ukraine; Davis, USA; online sessions). Functionally assembled crop combinations and rotation schemes help to maintain ecological regulation for soil fertility, pest and disease control, diversify farm produce …

European Permaculture Convergence 2020

Save the date: The 2020 EuPC is going to be in Nethen, Belgium. From June 29 to July 2nd EuPC working groups/more scientific and in depth and from July 3rd to 5th the Permaculture Convergence with hundreds of booths, workshops, lectures and music.

The Permafestival + EUPC has been in Nethen in 2010 and would like to take the opportunity to celebrate 10 years in 2020.

Courses & Trainings

Creating your own eco building

25/07-2020 - 1/08-2020
Learn about eco building at our beautiful ecoretreat camp. It combines hands-on building experience, lectures and design exercises to help you create your own eco building: to upgrade an existing structure or to start from scratch - big or small! Be inspired by a multitude of techniques and projects you will see around the Gea Viva site, delve deeply into …
Creating your own eco building
The next issue of the EuPN Newsletter will be published by 10. November 2019.
The deadline for contributions is 5. November 2019.
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