APC 2020 PROGRAMME

The programme 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 equitable, then a community will 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 10-minute presentations or project reports  and a project poster display area to share your projects with everyone at the Convergence.

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Sunday 19 April

TimeEvent
8.00am – 12.30pmPermaculture & Community Gardens Festival at Northey Street City Farm
12.30pm – 1.30pmBus to Venue
3.00pm – 6.30pmRegistration
6.30pm – 7.30pmDinner
7.30pm – 8.30pmWelcome Activity
8.30pm – 10.00pmFireside Gathering & Storytelling

Monday 20 April

TimeEvent
7.00am – 7.30amYoga and Meditation : Melissa Chambers
7.30am – 8.30amBreakfast
8.30am – 8.50amIntroduction to the Day
8.50am – 9.00amMove to Workshops
9.00am – 10.30am

Workshops 1

Appropriate technology for resilience : Tim Barker
How does a PDC affect students’ lives? : Martin Rennhackkamp
Asset Based Community-Led Development and Permaculture : Liz Nicholas
Families in Transition – Sharing Land & Visions : Fionn & Laura Quinlan
10.30am – 11.00amMorning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm

Workshops 2

Successional Agroforestry – an Exploration of Humid Tropical & Subtropical Systems : Bunya Halasz
Sensing Place – hearing trees and rivers : Charlie Brennan
A Permaculture Language Design Workshop : Nick Radford
Decolonising Food Yarn : Odette Best & Michael Williams
Designing Permaculture Jobs : Virginia Solomon
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Workshops 3

Permaculture on a Plate : Sharon Gibson
Reaching the Mainstream : Julian Lee
Inspiring Next Gen Earth Stewards : Carly Garner
Book Launches
Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation – The Foundations : Robin Clayfield
Food Sovereignty Manual : Robina McCurdy
Aussie St. Picture Book : Beck Lowe
3.00pm – 3.30pmAfternoon Tea
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Keynote : Starhawk

4.30pm – 5.00pmStarhawk Question Time
5.00pm – 5.30pmFeedback / Wrap-up Session
5.30pm – 6.30pmFree time
6.30pm – 7.30pmDinner
7.30pm – 8.30pm10 minute reports
8.30pm – 10.00pmCharlie McGee

Tuesday 21 April

TimeEvent
7.00am – 7.30amYoga and Meditation : Melissa Chambers
7.30am – 8.30amBreakfast
8.30am – 8.50amIntroduction to the Day
8.50am – 9.00amMove to Workshops
9.00am – 10.30am

Workshops 1

Get the Buzz on Bees, other Pollinators and Good Bugs : Frances Michaels
Growing Community – Abundant Tools for Dynamic Groups, Effective Collaboration and Empowered Action : Robin Clayfield
Permaculture as an international social movement: The results are in! : Ben Habib
Retrosuburbia 101 : Beck Lowe
10.30am – 11.00amMorning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm

Workshops 2

Design Elements of a Functioning Biogas Biodigester in Australia : Tom Kendall
Ferment your Food : Elisabeth Fekonia
Sociocracy: Distributed Leadership for Positive Impact : Erin Young
Designing a Chinese Village with Permaculture : Shaoying Wang & April Sampson-Kelly
Retrosuburbia Q & A : Beck Lowe
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Workshops 3

Interconnected Systems on a Working Permaculture Farm : Tom Kendall
Permayouth (Permaculture Youth Club) Forum : Permaculture Youth Club & Morag Gamble
Living Design Process: A fresh perspective on teaching design process on PDCs : Dan Palmer
Working with First Nations Custodians- a Discourse for Permaculture Leaders :
Mark Jones & Lauiti-Kolkr
3.00pm – 3.30pmAfternoon Tea
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Keynote : Stuart Andrews

4.30pm – 5.00pmFeedback Wrap-up Session
5.00pm – 5.30pmPermaculture Australia Annual General Meeting
5.30pm – 6.30pmFree time
6.30pm – 7.30pmDinner
7.30pm – 8.30pmSelect location of next APC. Permaculture Australia & PiP magazine Awards Ceremony
8.30pm – 10.00pmQuiz Night : Beck Lowe, Brenna Quinlan & team

Wednesday 22 April

TimeEvent
7.00am – 7.30amMindfulness of Breathing (in all you do) : Norman Smith
7.30am – 8.30amBreakfast
8.30am – 8.50amIntroduction to the Day
8.50am – 9.00amMove to Workshops
9.00am – 10.30am

Workshops 1

Inviting Nature to Dinner- How to Grow Food and Support the Little Guys : Dick Copeman & Helen Schwenke
Permaculture Education Futures : Morag Gamble
Risk Management for Permaculture Projects : Lizzy Smith
Empowering Bioregional Food Sovereignty : Robina McCurdy
10.30am – 11.00amMorning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm

Workshops 2

Bush medicine walk :Andrew Pengelly
Permaculture for Refugees : Rowe Morrow
Permaculture Life Design – Regenerative principles for Zone 00 : Tonielle Christensen
Fostering Earth Care in folks of all ages : Emma Brindal
Permaculturing our Permaculture: A case study : Meg McGowan
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm

Workshops 3

Optimising Your Worm Farm : Liane Colwell
Permaculture Education and the 52 Climate Actions : Keri Chiveralls
Mental Health & Permaculture : Ben Habib
Indigenous Fire Land Management and Permaculture : Bruce Zell & Associates
3.00 pm – 3.30 pmAfternoon Tea
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Keynote : Robyn Francis

4.30pm – 5.00pmRobyn Question Time
5.00pm – 5.30pmFeedback / Wrap-up session
5.30pm – 6.30pmFree time
6.30pm – 7.30pmDinner
7.30pm – 8.30pm10 minute reports
8.30pm – 10.00pmGet your limit on– a musical adventure : Katy Bates

Thursday 23 April

TimeEvent
7.00am – 7.30amYoga and Meditation : Carissa Taramoeroa
7.30am – 8.30amBreakfast
8.30am – 8.50amIntroduction to the Day
8.50am – 9.00amMove to Workshops
9.00am – 10.30am

Workshops 1

Permaculture Ambassador Program Launch : Morag Gamble & team
Responding & adapting to climate change – a Permaculture perspective : Dick Copeman
Permafund – microgrants for community projects worldwide : Jed Walker
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and the areas of regeneration : Shane Sylvanspring
10.30am – 11.00amMorning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm

KeyNote : David Holmgren

Closing Ceremony : Robyn Clayfield
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm – 3.00pmPack Up

Photos from APC 2018 in Canberra

 

 

Speakers Details

Permaculture Australia Annual General Meeting

PA Elders and Community Service Awards