The European Permaculture Convergence 2021

Our world must embark on the biggest period of change we have ever known. We all know this, but we don’t always know what to do about it. That’s why we’re holding a European Permaculture Convergence (EUPC) online this October – to bring together those who want to bring about positive change so we can collectively work towards it. 

Since the early 1980s, permaculture initiatives, groups and networks have been pioneering new approaches to food, energy, housing and community. Now, more than ever, we need to share what we are doing and inspire a huge new wave of permaculture action across Europe.

Hosted by the Permaculture Association (Britain) and following on from a successful UK Convergence in 2020, the EUPC will have a programme drawn from across the continent.

National, regional and local organisations will share sessions and workshops, as well as pre-recorded tours of permaculture projects. 

Themes will include everything from climate change action to regenerative agriculture, with something to suit every level. Experienced practitioners will rub virtual shoulders with those new to permaculture to ensure no voice goes unheard. 

The programme will include content such as self-sufficiency and gardening, which many are now interested in finding out more about. For those who have been working in this field for longer, there will be deep dive sessions and strategic meetings focused on the development of permaculture in Europe. 

The aim is to create a diverse and accessible event that sows the seeds for a strong European Permaculture Network and a renewed cross-border community. 

The primary working language of the convergence will be English, with other options explored to help remove barriers, including some edge events in other European languages.

So as many people as possible can attend, there is a ‘donate what you can afford’ structure to this event. Cost is on a sliding scale from €15 to €100 (payments are in Euros rather than GBP). 

A donation of just €30 is the equivalent of just €3 per day! With over 30 hours of curated content between 8-17 October, as well as other sessions being organised over the course of the event, there will be plenty to choose from. 

This event supports the development of permaculture all across Europe. Funds raised will be used to help support and grow our networks, so that more people can bring about their own positive change. Your donation makes this work possible, so we are grateful for whatever you can give. 

Book now: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021

National Permaculture Convergence (Britain)

September 11-13, Oxfordshire, England.
Bringing about positive change can be hard work. It’s important to make strong, lasting connections with people who share our hopes and concerns for the future. 
The convergence is about encouraging people from all across Britain to come together as a community of designers, educators, learners and activists putting permaculture at the heart of a network of thriving communities.

So if you’re looking for some positive energy for recharging your soil, soul and society, then look no further!

Full weekend adult tickets for members are available from £105. Non-member prices are 20% higher. Subsidised places are available for those on lower incomes.

https://events.permaculture.org.uk/convergence-2020

Spanish Convergence in July

23d until the 26th of July

This year, the yearly Spanish Permaculture Convergence will be held in a special place, the eco-village Lakabe. Lakabe can be found in the North of Spain, in Navarra. 40 years ago, on the 21st of March 1980, it was an abandoned settlement which was foundagain by a group of people with a Vision. Today, they are living that Vision and about 40 people live in this regenerated, self-contained community. 

Permacultura Íbera, the organizing body of the “CEP” (Convergencia Estatal de Permacultura), the Spanish yearly Permaculture Convergence, is grateful for the opportunity to be able to offer the national Permaculture Designers to spend time in this inspiring place, and looks forward to celebrating their 40 years of existence with Lakabe’s residents. 40 years of voluntary frugality, of setting an example, 40 years of working wíth nature, nót against it. See you in Lakabe from the 23d until the 26th of July! 

Lakabe, medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage (YouTube)

http://www.permaculturaibera.org/convergencia-estatal-permacultura/cep-2020/

Spanish National Permaculture

This last May, some 80 permaculture designers and fans gathered under the full moon in the region of Albacete in Southern Spain. For four days we shared knowledge and practical information, as is typical for Permaculture convergences, but we also collaborated on the design of the national organization Permaculture Íbera and together dreamt it into the next phases. Several dynamics were used to slow down, be present, reflect, observe and then interact. New workgroups (anillos =  rings) such as Finance and Legalities and Education were suggested to be added to the previous sociocratic setup by the pilot group, middle ring or core group, which has been working (voluntary) towards a solid structure for 5 years now already. Willing participants positioned themselves in their working area of choice, and as we write/read, these new action groups are committing to sharing time and experiences in search of practical solutions to regenerate our landscapes and to up resilience through reinforcing connections across the bioregions of the Spanish country. 

Photos of the event are here and if you read Spanish, a lovely write up was made by Igor, one of the event’s kitchen coordination group and fervid Permaculture Designer himself. 

EuPC Ireland: Two-for-One Tickets

The European Permaculture Convergence will take place 8 – 13 August 2018 in County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland. Just an hour by public transport from Dublin.

The site is in a beautiful valley in the Wicklow Mountains which gives a unique opportunity for a restorative 5 days total immersion in nature. There is a specially designed and professionally led Children’s Programme centred around the theme Children in Nature, based on nature mentoring and the ethos of Forest Schools.

Attendance tickets are €100 for the 5 days of the programme. Children under 15 can attend for free.  With a range of accommodation options from €25 camping to €80 for a hostel bed for the duration. Catering will be a choice of wood fire cooked whole food vegan menu plans and exciting local food trucks.

We are excited to release a limited number of 2-for-1 tickets to this year’s convergence whereby you purchase one ticket and Abundant Earth Foundation will sponsor the other for you! There are only 10 available and they are sure to be popular so do be quick! More details on this here.

There’s much more info about the programme, tickets, fringe events and volunteering on our website at eupc2018.ie

1st Permaculture Convergence in Galicia, Spain

Facebook Group: Permacultura Galiza

QUÉ / CÓMO / POR QUÉ
DESEÑAR REXENERANDO /// DISEÑAR REGENERANDO

A I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) terá lugar no centro de coñecemento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre o 20 e o 23 de decembro de 2016.

La I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) tendrá lugar en el centro de conocimiento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre el 20 y el 23 de diciembre de 2016.

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