Permaculture Scotland Gathering

Growing the future: Practical Responses to Climate Change: 28-30 June

The Permaculture Scotland gathering 2019 will be held at Rubha Phoil, Isle of Skye, starting on Friday 28th of June until Sunday 30th June. A fascinating programme including walks, talks, workshops, practicals and music. Join us for a weekend of inspiring permaculture, campfires, music and dancing.  More info: https://scotland.permaculture.org.uk/

Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture

Two day courses:

Nottingham, England 11th & 12th May 2019

Hampshire, England, 5th & 6th October

In this weekend course for parents, teachers and other educators to learn how to engage children in permaculture, you will learn how to use a child-centred or child-led approach; find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education; discover some great benefits of outdoor learning; learn how to create sessions which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head; and much more!  More info:  http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/

Children in Permaculture Training of Teachers

Starting 10th July  2019
The first ever training of educators to share permaculture with children and school teachers, including leading the two day CiP training course in their region, designing school grounds, gardening with children, holistic education with children amongst others. The format is an intensive five day course in London, followed by a period of 6-12 months during which participants work with children, then another 5 days course (which will include practical assessment) and a portfolio. More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/

Children in Permaculture International Conference

8th July 2019, London

The 2019 conference is shaping up beautifully with different speakers being announced on social media including Matt Willer, RHS School Gardener of the Year; Stephanie Meehan  52 Climate Actions for Kids, Didi Devapriya an international trainer and author of the Neohumanist Education Early Childhood Curriculum for Romania and co-author of “Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share in Education”. More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/

Children in Permaculture

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/

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Bioregional Regeneration through Permaculture in Coastal West Africa

Hi European Permie Friends 🙂

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.

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