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Resilience by Design - Australasian Permaculture Convergence

Resilience by Design - Australasian Permaculture Convergence

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When:

  • Wed 11 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Thu 12 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Fri 13 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sat 14 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sun 15 Apr ’12, 9:00am – 9:00pm

Where:

Te Kura o Hirangi, 29 Mawake Place, Turangi

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 5 day ticket includes all meals: $320.00
  • 1 day ticket includes lunch: $110.00

Website:

Official Website

Designers for a resilient future converge on Turangi, New Zealand.

The 11th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, running in Turangi from April 11-15th, will see more than 500 people planning, designing and creating a resilient future – through permaculture in practice: urban design, sustainable transport, community economics, seed saving etc.

Keynote speaker and co-founder of Permaculture Bill Mollison will be emphasising the imperative to address the economic dimensions of our global crisis.

“...it's no good any longer just being an organic gardener or farmer, we have to be effective financial and political units. We have to become bankers just as we have had to become seed savers.”

With peak oil, climate change and an unsustainable monetary system impacting us from all directions, this event comes at a time when we need it most.

In addition to Mr Mollison, a range of expert local international and local speakers will facilitate interactive workshops on transforming natural and human environments into healthy, connected and sustainable landscapes.

Living Economies Education Trust (www.le.org.nz) will hold forums on developing community currencies: covering timebanks, local exchange trading systems, food sharing collectives, savings pools, business to business vouchers and the power of cooperatives.

International guest speakers include Charles Eisenstein (via video link), author of Sacred Economics, Money Gift and Society in the Age of Transition and Nicole Foss, co-editor of The Automatic Earth speaking on the "Century of Challenges", Toru Sakawa, founder of Tokyo's Ureshipa Farm will be discussing the permaculture response to recent disasters in Japan. Jude and Michel Fanton, Australian Seed savers will be sharing their experiences (and films) of seed saving in many parts of the world.

Experienced participants from Australia and NZ will be presenting in a variety of topics relevant to resilience, such as transport (Susan Krundieck) food production (Dan Palmer, Kay Baxter) food distribution (OOOOBY, Pete Russell, CSA North Queensland) Kids edible gardens (Chch and West Aus) and much more.

For more information please go to www.apc11.co.nz or contact Kelvin Aris, Event Co-ordinator:
kelvnator@gmail.com
+64 21 510110

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