Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2021
Celebrating Nature’s Abundance
Monday 12 April to Thursday 15 April 2021
at Camp Kindilan, Redland Bay, Queensland.
Thursday 8 April 2021: The APC will be going ahead as planned. We will be implementing our COVID-safe Plan in line with current Qld government requirements. Please stay home if you are showing any symptoms and help us to keep everyone safe by following directions on mask-wearing, social distancing and sanitising when you are on site
NOTE: TICKET SALES CLOSED AT 5PM EST ON 1 APRIL 2021.
(This is so that the caterers have time to prepare)
The APC is a biennial gathering of permaculture people from around the country and the Asia Pacific region. All people with an interest in permaculture and regenerative development are invited to join us for 4 days of workshops, hands-on activities, and discussions on how we can both celebrate and support nature’s abundance.
The Quandamooka First Nations people are the traditional custodians of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and the Southern Moreton Bay region including Redland Bay. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. For more information on their activities visit their website Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.
The Convergence is being organised by Northey Street City Farm on behalf of Permaculture Australia.
The program includes talks and workshops covering topics relevant to the three ethics of Permaculture, which are Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. We feel it is important to explore the bigger picture of what true sustainability entails. Earth Care is obviously essential, however without People Care and nurturing healthy, sustainable relating, the task of coming together and working as a community can be greatly hindered. Finally, if attention and conscious intention isn’t given to the economic sustainability of communities, and the distribution of resources isn’t managed equitably, then communities may struggle to be truly sustainable in the long term.
As well as thought-provoking keynote speakers, the daytime workshops will each be 90 minutes long to allow for more participation and hands-on activities. There will also be opportunities for some 10-minute presentations or project reports one evening, and a project poster display area to share your projects with everyone at the Convergence. Keynote speakers are Starhawk, Rachael Cavanagh, Robyn Francis and David Holmgren .
See details of the previous APC, in Canberra in 2018 HERE
The Convergence will now be held from from 12 to 15 April 2021 after being postponed in 2020. We will be operating under a COVID -safe Plan to ensure participants safety. The number of participants is capped at 200 to ensure we can maintain the required physical distancing in the venues.
If we need to cancel the Convergence due to government requirements, we will offer full refunds on tickets.
For current information on the virus restrictions see the Federal Dept. of Health description and the current health alert.
TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED
Ticket prices include participation in all workshops and activities, as well as GST and booking fees. Accommodation is from Sunday night 11 April to Wednesday night 14 April as the Convergence ends after lunch on Thursday 15 April.
Please bring your own bedding , or indicate when booking that you’ll need bedding provided by the venue, as the venue will charge an extra $16.50 for bedding.
$630 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals
$570 – Four nights BYO camping and all meals
$450 – Four days refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$130 – One day refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$580 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals, Permaculture Australia member discount.
Find out about becoming a member of Permaculture Australia HERE
Children under 2 are free providing they don’t need their own bed.
Ticket prices below are for children aged 11 or under.
$320 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals
$270 – Four nights BYO camping and all meals
$140 – Four days refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$45 – One day refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
Community Gardens and Permaculture Festival
Sunday 11 April 2021
8 am to 12.30 pm
at Northey Street City Farm, Windsor, Queensland
The Festival will be held on the Sunday before the Convergence, in conjunction with Northey Street City Farm’s weekly Organic Farmers Market. The Festival will showcase community gardens from around the region as well as sustainable living in cities. Come and visit an established permaculture demonstration site and attend a free Farm tour on the day. You can also sample delicious organic breakfasts from the food vendors in the market.