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1st Permaculture Convergence in Galicia, Spain

Facebook Group: Permacultura Galiza

QUÉ / CÓMO / POR QUÉ
DESEÑAR REXENERANDO /// DISEÑAR REGENERANDO

A I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) terá lugar no centro de coñecemento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre o 20 e o 23 de decembro de 2016.

La I Converxencia Galega de Permacultura (CGP 2016) tendrá lugar en el centro de conocimiento La Molinera, en Ourense, entre el 20 y el 23 de diciembre de 2016.

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Lush Spring Prize

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(a press release from Lush Cosmetics)

A new £200,000 Prize for projects working on social and environmental regeneration

  • Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association launch the new Lush Spring Prize today, a £200,000 annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration.

    Regeneration is key to moving livelihoods and economies beyond the sustainable, to revive damaged environments by putting back more than what’s taken out.

    The Lush Spring Prize aims to support a shift towards doing things differently; affording more people the resources and the opportunity to do so.

    The Prize will award funds annually to those who are engaging in the process of regeneration in the following four categories:

    Intentional Projects (£50,000) – backing for great ideas in the early stages

  • Young Projects (£75,000) – projects 1-5 years old seeking to grow
  • Established Projects (£50,000) – beacons demonstrating success and withstanding the test of time
  • Influence Award (£25,000) – lobbying or campaigning to influence policy or public opinion in support of regeneration

A diverse panel of judges will meet in March and winners will be awarded their prizes at a high-profile event in May 2017.

Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world.

Note: Nominations opened on December 5th and will close on February 28th 2017. Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world, though this year the website only contains information in English.

The website springprize.org contains more details about the prizes as well as application forms and background information.

Do you want to host the next European Permaculture Convergence?

Dear European permaculture organizations,

European Permaculture Convergence (EUPN) working group of the European Permaculture Network (EUPC) is looking for the hosts for the next EUPCs. Taking over the tasks of the former European Permaculture Council, this working group has been formed during the EUPC 2016 in Italy.

Since 1992 every two years the EUPC took place in different European Countries.

If your organisation would like to host one of the next ones:

Please read the application form (attached). Continue reading

2 years of EuPN Vision and Strategy Group – thanks!

The recent EUPC13 in Bolsena, Italy, hosted the launch of the European Permaculture Network (EuPN). Formed by representatives of 23 permaculture organisation from 18 countries, EuPN was kicked-off in a series of face-to-face events between 7 and 11 September 2016. As a result, the EuPN Vision and Strategy Group could finally be merged in the new structures of the EuPN.

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Bill Mollison, A World Class Environmental Visionary, Has Died

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Joint press release from the Permaculture Association and Permaculture Magazine

Bil Mollison
Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania, and has been praised across the world for his visionary work.

Born 1928 in the Bass Strait fishing village of Stanley, Tasmania, Bill’s life story included backwoodsman, academic, storyteller, lady’s man, and to many just ‘Uncle Bill’, doing all these things par excellence. Bill was co-founder, with David Holmgren, of the permaculture movement – a worldwide network of remarkable resilience, with organisations now operating in 126 countries and projects in at least 140, inspiring individuals and communities to take initiatives in fields as diverse as food production, building design, community economics and community development. Continue reading

EuPC 2014, Batak, Bulgaria

img_2676The European Permaculture Convergence (abrv. EuPC) is a bi-annual gathering of Permaculture practitioners, teachers and enthusiasts representing the all countries and bioregions of the European continent and beyond. The decision to host the EuPC 2014 in Bulgaria was made following a meeting of the European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership (EPT) in Vale de Llama, Portugal. The Partnership was a EU-funded initiative that brought together educators within this emerging field to set standards for the implementation of Permaculture education throughout the continent. It included representatives from more than a dozen countries. The first meeting of the EPT was held immediately after the EuPC 2012, which took place in Escherode, Germany. Since the project was part of a two-year funding cycle, it only made sense that that the final meeting should be held right before the EuPC 2014. Leading up to the decision, both the EPT and the Permaculture Council of Europe realized that the event had never been held in an Eastern European country, so the decision for it to take place in Bulgaria was rather obvious. Continue reading