POSTCARD from Mini-Conference on Permaculture in Society and Development

Our Mini-Conference was inspiring. The incredible permaculture mentors who attended was humbling and inspiring. Terry Leahy and April Sampson-Kelly were very happy that the day was a great success. The feedback from participants was that they felt empowered, engaged and inspired. PODCAST release – Enjoy our link to the podcast of Terry’s keynote speech. 45min Please donate if you appreciate our work to provide this podcast for you. Some of the key points of the keynote were: What is a gift economy? How hybrids of the gift economy and capitalism work? importance of global gifting Community nutrition gardens initiatives The …

SOLD OUT – Mini-Conference Permaculture in Society and Development

SOLD OUT The upcoming Mini-Conference Permaculture in Society and Development. This is fabulous news for everyone who got their ticket. For all of you who missed this amazing mini-conference, please contact us to show your support for another conference. If you would like a mini-conference in your own area – perhaps this could be arranged. A conference like this is a great way to listen to local concerns and be a hot-bed of ideas and solutions.

Mini-Conference Brimming With Great Minds

How Will Permaculture Delegates Contribute? There are three great ways to contribute to our upcoming conference. Prepare a 5min presentation. Keep your delivery short and sweet to enable time for others to contribute. Pecha Kucha is a great guide for how to do an effective delivery. You don’t have to use a powerpoint presentation, you can just stand and speak like many of the greatest speakers throughout history. Keep the message clear by aiming to deliver one idea with some elaboration. There will plenty of time after lunch to contribute to the open discussion tables. Introduce yourself by talking up …

When Health is Connected to Wealth

Terry Leahy, Key-note speaker for our upcoming mini-conference takes on health and it’s connection to wealth. Terry writes: Diabetes is the sign of the hidden malnutrition of an affluent community. Basic causes are too much animal fats, too much sugar and salt, insufficient leafy greens and all the usual stuff, not enough exercise, weight related to that and so on. It is much more likely for poorer people – whether the working class generally or Indigenous people or Pacific Islanders and Maoris. I doubt whether the problem is just the cost of good food. These people are under stress and …

Who Is The Guild of Permaculture Pioneers?

We are a slowly and steadily growing a collaboration of experienced Permaculture pioneers who are happy to occasionally stop doing their excellent permaculture stuff in order to tutor, mentor, lead or chat with other each other and people interested in doing something positive about maintaining a livable habitat for humanity and a beautiful and resilient community. The mentoring pioneers include April Sampson-Kelly, Shane Moon, Paul Kelly, Penny Pyett. Terry Leahy (Australia), Suzie Cahn (Ireland). If you would like to join us, write to us. We run small life-skills courses, opening our permaculture living spaces and stimulating positive discussion through mini-conferences …