The Children in Permaculture team had, in May, their bi-annual transnational meeting in Romania to co-create meaningful and useful outcomes for educators, parents and teachers that work with children and permaculture.
YIP is a new initiative to support and empower youths and young adults to create resilient, fulfilling and fun lives inspired by permaculture.
Encouraged by Children in Permaculture (CIP), several youths involved in permaculture, and various leaders in the permaculture community formed to create a diverse team from over eight countries and many organizations to begin to build this exciting project.
YIP is up and running. We have had our first very inspiring and productive meeting this April! We hope to fill this web page with useful resources, tools, opportunities, and networks as well as youth projects and voices.
We are in the planning stage of organizing events, activities, and programs too. We will be sending out surveys to hear from people interested in supporting, engaging and helping us create this project. Browse through the YIP web as it develops, stay tuned, and feel free to sign up for our first newsletter on http://www.youthinpermaculture.org/
GROW citizen scientists
The GROW Observatory is a European-wide project engaging thousands of growers as citizen scientists.
We will learn together, using simple tools to better manage soil, while contributing to vital global environmental monitoring. We would love a strong permaculture presence in the project.
The GROW project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 690199.
The EUPN Communications Group is setting up an Youtube Channel for interesting videos about the EUPN NETWORK on http://permaculture-network.eu/media/ Tell us what you want to find there and help us fill it with content.
Also, send us links from videos on youtube or Vimeo to email@example.com.
Keep in mind it is about the EUPN itself and their members.
Ireland to be the host for the 2018 EuPC
Date: 8th to 13th August 2018, Location: Wicklow
Host: All Ireland Permaculture Gathering/Team
In May 2017, the Czech PC Association also had successfully accomplished a PDC course in Prague, with 23 new holders of the PDC certificate. We hope to create a pattern of yearly PDC, held in spring in Prague.
European courses and workshops
If you have a course or workshop on offer on international level, then you can write it up in this form for a quick overview: Link to courses in Europe!
COURSES & TRAININGS
Creating the eco home of your dreams
10th - 17th June, Gea Viva, island Brač, Croatia
This course is specially crafted to learn about eco building at our beautiful retreat camp. It combines hands-on building experience, lectures and design tutorials to help you create your own dream house.
22nd to 27th june 2017 in Switzerland
- a 6 day Creative Facilitation and Teacher's Training intensive with Robyn Clayfield from Australia
This course has been designed for facilitators, teachers, trainers, groups leaders, workshop presenters, community development workers, people in creative, healing and sustainability industries, people involved in Permaculture, Community Gardens, city farms, Transition Towns initiatives, environmental education, sustainability and social change as well as a sprinkling of conventional teachers, corporate people, healers, business planners, gender workers and keynote presenters.
Rakesh is an experienced Permaculture designer/teacher and Forest Garden specialist, computer consultant, yoga teacher and homeopath as well as growing food for 40 years, and has been designing and teaching edible landscaping, permaculture, forest gardening, etc for the past 5 years.
a Wise Women's Wisdom Weekend with Robin Clayfield from Australia
A weekend for women to be together with an experienced facilitator and a sacred circle of other women exploring growth, sharing, support, healing, creative processes, fun, music, dance, ritual, ceremony, freedom, gratitude, passion, empowerment, nature connection, surrender, relaxation and regeneration.
Two-weeks Social Permaculture Design course in Croatia
12th-25th July, Gea Viva, island Brač, Croatia
This PDC combines a holiday by the sea with inspirational learning. Delve deeply into how we can use Permaculture to create rich beneficial relationships between people, communities and their surroundings, including how to grow food, build houses and create economies. http://www.geaviva.net/permaculture.html
Cultivate Permaculture Design Certificate
August 11-21 2017, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary, Ireland, with Albert Bates from The Farm Ecovillage in Tennessee joining the tutors.
Cost €550- some concessions are available, €100 deposit secures your place
This 10-day Permaculture Design Certificate Course is organised by Cultivate and hosted in association with Cloughjordan Community Farm and the Ecovillage Education Group and is accredited by the Permaculture Association. With lunches included and camping onsite plus other affordable accommodation options. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See more on cultivate.ie
Dragon Dreaming Intensive
22nd - 28th August, Gea Viva, island Brač, Croatia
with Joe Atkinson and Cathrine Dolleris at Naturplanteskolen in Denmark.
This intensive course builds on the PDC and will help take your permaculture practice to the next level. It will show you how to approach problems in a structured way and build your confidence as a designer.
Conference ‘Permaculture for Farms’ (11-13 of July 2017, Gömörszőlős, Hungary) – meet farmers, experts and researchers from the Central Europe and beyond!
See our preliminary program, visit our web-site to register and follow the news on Facebook.
With contributions from:
Alfréd Szilágyi (HU) will compare sustainability of the permaculture, conventional and organic farms Tetyana Chucho (UA) will present Rozum garden bed technology for rapid increasing of soil fertility Ján Šlinský (SK) – agrocircles, today already legendary electricity-driven mechanical arms managing the soil, and sometimes carrying the farmer himself. Tamas Varga (HU)will explain about WWOOF in Hungary and in the world Petr Marada (CZ)will share examples of landscape revitalization and potential of its grant support.
Jaman Tree (SK) will present his view on permaculture as a vehicle for social and economic change Bogdan Popov (UA) will help to choose an appropriate sanitation technology for farms and tourism. Ben Lazar (PL) will talk about Food Sovereignty and permaculture map in Poland Zbigniew Janczukowicz (PL) give an experiential presentation about realities of rural life and integrating with local community. Eva Hauserova (CZ) will facilitate discussion about network of permaculture demonstration sites in Central Europe and creation of multi-national network.
Forest Gardening in Practice - the course
The Czech PC Association presents:
Course of Advanced Design "Forest Gardens in Practice" with Tomas Remiarz on September 7 - 10, Merboltice, Northern Bohemia.
For three decades experimental forest gardens have been planted in temperate cities and rural sites, in households, neighbourhoods, community gardens, parks, market gardens and plant nurseries. Tomas Remiarz' ground-breaking book, “Forest Gardening In Practice” is the first in-depth review of forest gardening with living, best practice examples from the UK, Europe and North America.
SAVE THE DATE
Launch of the European Day of Sustainable Communities 22 September 2017 | 9.00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard 99, 1040, Brussels
The first ever European Day of Sustainable Communities will showcase the critical contribution that community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability are making to support EU policy goals in these areas. The launch event in Brussels on 22nd September is co-hosted by ECOLISE - the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability - and the EESC.
The International Permaculture Conference Council would like to invite you to the
CONFERENCE: November 25 - 26, 2017, Hyderabad, Telangana
CONVERGENCE: November 27 - December 2, 2017, Medak district, Telangana
TOWARDS HEALTHY SOCIETIES:
Women as agents of change;
Permaculture as a social responsibility;
Grassroots permaculture in action;
Revitalising & Preserving traditional farming practices;
Sustainable water resource management;
Permaculture and Climate change adaptation.
This is your opportunity to meet the best internationally recognized permaculture experts, activists from all around the World, as well as farmers and permaculture practitioners from India. Visit the event web-site for more details and registration and follow the news on Facebook, Twitter,and Instagram. Please, share with your friends!
FUNDRAISER FOR SCHOLARSHIPS TO INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE - IPC INDIA 2017
Have you ever been to an International Permaculture Convergence (IPC)? They are epic! This year it will be in India (November 25 - December 2, 2017), and 42 delegates are coming from cash poor but experience and skill rich regions to share their projects and knowledge. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support these permacultrue experts and activist from around the world to attend. Please support generous!