News, links and networking for permanauts across Europe

Early Summer


Festivals and convergence

Join the EuPC in Ireland

8-13 August

This year the European Permaculture Convergence is coming to the beautiful mountains of County Wicklow just an hour from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland, where we will be extending a thousand welcomes to Permaculturalists from right across Europe.

The 5 day event will take place from 8th to 13th August 2018 at Knockree Hostel, County Wicklow and will be a dynamic mixture of pre-scheduled speakers, workshops and open space on a diverse range of topics, though the theme for the week is 'New Partners for Permaculture: Reaching Beyond Our Edges' so this will also be very much a community building and networking event.

In addition to the main event in Wicklow it is also intended that there will be 'Fringe' events taking place not only in Ireland but across Europe this summer, including Permaculture courses, talks, open days, networking and permablitz's.

Attendance tickets to the EUPC cost €100 for the 5 days, or €25 for a day pass and there are a range of accomodation options onsite and nearby.

There's much more info about the programme, tickets, fringe events and volunteering on our website at

Social media links are and

We hope to see you there!

NB: EuPN members and working groups are suggesting to meet on August 8th, please book your tickets accordingly for August 7th! More details to follow!

Nordic Permaculture Festival

12 -15 July

An inspirational travel through Nordic Permaculture 

The Nordic Permaculture Festival will take place in stunning Jondal Fjord at the "Hardanger Academy for Peace, Development and Environment.

You can sign up now!

Join us and deepen your understanding of and connection to Permaculture in the Nordics. There will be many workshops related to our three different themes - Land and Nature Stewardship, Health and Wellbeing, and Land Tenure and Community Governance. Many of the workshops will include design activities in which participation from everyone is encouraged. There will be workshops offered in both English and in Norwegian.

Latvian Permaculture Festival

10 - 12 August

Latvian Permaculture Association have managed to maintain the tradition of annual permaculture festivals and initiated the preparations for the anniversary 5th Permaculture festival on August 10-12th, 2018 in Latvian Open Permaculture farm. On 2017 the three days festival hosted more than 150 people and multiple parallel sessions on theoretical and practical permaculture knowledge. For more information follow the next EUPN newsletters and LPA website

Networks, communities and projects

Abundant Earth Foundation

Abundant Earth Foundation is a group of permaculture philanthropists and activists regenerating our environmental and social landscapes by supporting each other and pooling our resources to create a more just and inclusive world for all.  We’ve just launched two initiatives, the Youth in Permaculture Prize, and Weaver Network​, and supported a number of grassroots permaculture projects. Please join us, and ​help​ spread the word.  

The Youth in Permaculture Prize will award ​a total of ​£5,000 to permaculture practitioners under the age of 25 for their innovative
work in making our world a better place. To apply, or for more information:

The Weaver Network is a networking platform for permaculturist​s​: a place for us to share information, stories, best practices, and connect with others based on geography or other common interests.  To help us shape this platform and add your project:

Latvian Permaculture Association: Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design

By Elgars Felcis

Latvian Permaculture Association with its partners is happy to announce that in 2018 we want to make the next step in spreading permaculture teaching and practice in Latvia and its surrounding region through training the first group of permaculture trainers in 2018-2020. This can enable even more widespread permaculture training through much lower training costs, region-specific solutions and reduction of language barriers. Application is open to all PDC holders in Baltics and beyond.

The first training sessions are planned for two weeks in summer 2018 - June 25-29th and August 13-17th on "Lejas Varicēni" permaculture farm and Latvian Open Permaculture farm "Zadiņi", following on the back of the 5th Latvian Permaculture festival on August 10-12th, 2018.


Residential Permaculture Design Course

5 - 19 July 2018

PDC at Applewood Permaculture Centre.

with Chris Evans, Himalayan permaculture Project
Looby Macnamara, author of People and Permaculture 
and Tomas Remiarz, author of Forest Gardening in Practice

Come and learn life-transforming skills in beautiful surroundings with experienced tutors. Applewood also runs a range of other courses on permaculture, cultural emergence and more. 

Mother Nature Training

Mother Nature Training course aims to support mothers in their personal transformation, connecting with nature and aligning with their life path. Becoming a mother is a rite of passage into the next phase of our adult lives and into our interconnectedness with Mother Earth. It is a unique transformative experience mainly overlooked and even misunderstood in modern societies.

Workshops in Croatia 

Connect a holiday by the sea with inspirational learning and join one of the the seminars at the eco retreat camp Gea Viva on the Croatian Island Brač:

12.- 19.6. Building the Eco house of your dreams
If you ever thought about renovating or building your own eco house, this seminar by the award-winning eco architect Sabine Engelhardt is for you.

4.-11. 8. Women's retreat - the wise self
This lovingly crafted retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life and find the voice that whispers the truth within.

25.8.-1.9. Dragon Dreaming
Learn how to dream up and plan truly successful projects in groups, facilitated by Ulrike Reimann

Rising Together 2018  ~  A Community Building and Leadership Workshop

Rising Together 2018, 3-9 July is an intensive 7-day leadership workshop for community builders and change makers. Located in Väike Jalajälg (Small Footprint) intentional community Mõisamaa, Estonia, you can expect to have a transformative life-changing learning experience.

Today’s world calls for community builders that are embodied, creative, holistic, collaborative and heart-led. Ecovillages and communities need connected, expressive individuals; folks who have the courage to answer the call that is unique to their life path and in service.

This workshop embraces the embodied permaculture of our inner garden, our humanity. This is a practical and experiential workshop. Bring your Community vision, your whole self, your inner challenges, an open perspective. We’ll bring you practical tools, effective practices and a celebratory mindset for how to compost your fertile human soil, lead from the heart to live a passionate and inspired life.

PCD in Switzerland

(Vaud +Valais): for families; on several sites; diversity!

9 - 21 july 2018   -   with Monika Frank and Hubert de Kalbermatten and a big team of co-teachers. (course held in french; german translation possible)

Discover and re-inforce your knowledge about permaculture; realise a design on a wonderful site in the Valais; knit the network between humans, languages and nations and let yourself be inspired by innovating projects with a high level of people care!

Families are extremely welcome, there will be experienced people to run the permaculture kindergarden... and to include them into our sessions!

not to forget the stunning landscapes of the Swiss Jura and the Alps...
More info and bookings:
!! only 25 places available!!

Join a PDC, teaching training, social permaculture and nature connection

Alfred Decker (12P Permaculture Design) Teaching Schedule 2018:

* Earth Activist Training (Certified PDC) with Starhawk @ Masesselin (Switzerland), July 6 - 20. More info HERE
Sign up now because there are only few spaces available!

* “Permaculture Teaching Matters” (PTM) Teacher Trainings. Rosemary Morrow developed the PTM  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 PTM courses in Europe 2018 are facilitated by Alfred and local teachers, : 

Italy @ Mulino Piermaggiore (Tuscany), September 3 - 9, with Anna Bartoli . More info HERE

Sweden @ Ankhult, Sambrukets Cooperative Farm (Sösdala), August 18-26, with Candela Vargas. More info HERE

Spain @ Granada, December, To Be Announced

* Social Permaculture @ Ecodharma, July 28 - August 4, with Michel Thill. More info HERE

* Permaculture, Nature Connection & Deep Ecology @ Ecodharma, October 20 - 27, with Grace McKeown and May MacKeith. More info HERE

* Dive Deep: Permaculture for Regenerative Education

November 16 - 26, Switzerland

A 10 day intensive course for permaculture trainers, designers and facilitators  organised with the support of the Swiss Foundation Movetia, through the interim solution for Erasmus+. 

—Valentina Cifarelli (leader of the promoter Association “Les Coccinelles”) Contact:

More detailed info here:


Children in Permaculture

Children in Permaculture Conference 2018 was held in Prague
- click here to know more

Brand new manual for permaculture children

Have a look at the brand new manual for working with children and permaculture - for sure adults can learn something too!

Next events - Slovenia

Different events to engage different target groups in outdoor education. Trainers: Tomislav Gjerkeš and Lara Kastelic

• 13 June at  Zavod za gluhe in naglušne Ljubljana
• 18 June at Center šolskih in obšolskih dejavnosti
• 19 June at Primary school Ivana Cankarja Ljutomer

Next events - UK

Two day courses to be inspired and empowered to take children outdoors for experiential learning.
Trainers: Lusi Alderslowe and Nim Robins

• 21-22 June at Gatehouse of Fleet School, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
• 30 June- 1 July at Edinburgh Montessori and Arts School, in Edinburgh

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