Sunday, September 11, 2011

2011 South-East Bioregional Permaculture Conference - 30 Sept - 2 Oct (South Melbourne)

Permaculture Melbourne, representing its associated local permaculture groups announces:

What: Workshops, speakers, site tours, party, film screening, a marketplace of ideas 
When: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October
Where: South Melbourne Commons, cnr Bank & Montague Sts, South Melbourne. 

The conference and its associated events will bring people together to share stories and discuss where they’re going as a movement. Presentations will be given by a wide range of local activists from local group leaders to gardeners, educators, writers, designers, aid workers and more. 

Evenings will be social time - 
  • Friday will be a large party with food, music and dancing, opening the conference and celebrating 30 years of Permaculture Melbourne, 
  • Saturday evening will be a screening of the new film Anima Mundi and a talk with the director. 
Both evening events will be suitable functions for bring partners and friends.

Site visits will be happening on Saturday afternoon to local gardens and community sites and there will be a conference market on Sunday morning with stalls, posters and displays so please make use of this opportunity to tell your story and to let others know what you and your community are doing.

The presentations and workshop sessions will get underway on Saturday morning and cotinue through to Sunday afternoon with presentations and workshops. The topics will be broad to encompass the diversity of activity happening: – “Permaculture in your life”, “Permaculture in your community” and “Where to from here?” A plenary session will summarize outcomes and indicate issues for follow-up.

Topics will include:
  • The results from the national survey on forming Permaculture Australia.
  • Overseas aid – sharing experiences and opportunities for increased effectiveness
  • Measuring urban food harvests – update from research with gardeners in Wodonga
  • Meet Writers & Filmmakers – sessions with authors/directors of recent works on Permaculture
  • Food Security Local actions.

There are many groups doing Permie activities around Melbourne and Victoria and this is a opportunity for groups to share and to build collaborations with others ; Local Government, Transitions Towns, Permaculture Melbourne’s Local Groups… etc. - how to get started, what works well and how to bring change.

You are invited to spread the message far and wide, to as many networks as possible, and all are warmly invited to come along and participate in an inspiring permaculture weekend.

Transition members please note: There is a discount for transition initiative members, please contact Mal Boyd to obtain the transition promotional code to obtain the discount.

(via Charlie)
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