Towards APC10

 

Australasian Permaculture Convergence

I am delighted to have been invited to speak at Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Kuranda, Cairns, in September 2010.

Please visit the click on the below graphic for full details and information, though as a small precis I have included some information below on the speakers at this conference.

I have to admit to feeling rather privileged to be in such company.

Special Events

The Department of Education is excited to back a unique workshop for professional educators.  This day-long workshop for school teachers will be led by Janet Millington who will be joined by other Australian and International educators including co-author of the Outdoor Classrooms, Carolyn Nuttall. Teachers attending the education stream of the conference will receive a copy of this groundbreaking and essential book, Outdoor Classrooms. Other notable educators on the day will include: Dean Turner of the Crossing Land Education Trust, Aaron Sorenson and Dan Deighton from The Living Classroom, Penny Pyett Permaculture educator in TAFE, Virginia Solomon, co-contributor to the establishment of Accredited Permaculture Training and Leonie Shanahan who has set up over 15 successful school gardens in South East Queensland.  The professional development day will empower teachers to use Permaculture design principles for: a whole site school plan incorporating a garden of appropriate size for their needs and capabilities; a School Environmental Management Plan; links to school gardens and curriculum opportunities; and understanding links to opportunities outside the school gate including outdoor education; TAFE accredited training; certificates/diplomas in Permaculture and related fields.

    

Towards APC10
Update of progress towards the
Australasian Permaculture Convergence
Kuranda, Cairns, September 24-27 2010



For those interested in making the journey north one to truly remember, there are a string of pre and post APC10 events, including a 2-week residential Permaculture Design Course with world renowned Permaculturist Darren Doherty, to be held at FreeRange Permaculture's small acreage demonstration site Rosella Waters.

Jude & Michel Fanton founded the Seed Savers' Network will bring their knowledge to the Far North with the first Seed Saving workshops ever held by them in the Far North to be hosted by Seedsavers Up North. With a focus on Seed Saving, the workshop will run over 2 days, on the 19 20th of September.