Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2020
Celebrating Nature’s Abundance
Monday 20 April to Thursday 23 April 2020
at Camp Kindilan, Redland Bay, Queensland.
The 2020 Australasian Permaculture Convergence 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 program will include 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 confirmed so far include Starhawk, Stuart Andrews and Robyn Francis.
To submit an application to present a workshop please complete one of the the forms below:
Absolute DEADLINE for submissions is 5 pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019.
See details of the previous APC, in Canberra in 2018 HERE
Purchase tickets HERE
Ticket prices include participation in all workshops and activities, as well as GST and booking fees. Accommodation is from Sunday night 19 April to Wednesday night 22 April as the Convergence ends after lunch on Thursday.
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
$170 – Four nights BYO camping and all meals
$140 – Four days no accommodation, refreshments, lunch and dinner
$45 – One day no accommodation, refreshments, lunch and dinner
Community Gardens and Permaculture Festival
Sunday 19 April 2020
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.