Australian Permaculture Convergences (APCs) happen every 2 years, usually in the Autumn. all permaculture practitioners and those interested in regenerative development are welcome to attend.
Attendees typically come from all over Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia. They are an opportunity for everyone to share their permaculture journey, their research into resilient and productive systems, and have fruitful discussions about the future directions of permaculture in the world.
They are a chance to showcase best practice in sustainable living and demonstrate how permaculture can bring about positive changes in people’s lives, the environment and offer solutions to the inevitable changes that are taking place in the world right now.
The location of APCs moves around Australia and has been in New Zealand too.
Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2020
Celebrating Nature’s Abundance
Monday 20 April to Thursday 23 April 2020 at Camp Kindilan, Redland Bay, Queensland.
The Convergence is being organised by Northey Street City Farm on behalf of Permaculture Australia.
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.
Keynote speakers confirmed so far include Starhawk and Robyn Francis.
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.
Before the Convergence there will be the Community Gardens and Permaculture Festival at Northey Street City Farm, Sunday 19 April 2020.
PA members receive a discount on the full 4-day accommodation and convergence package.
Purchase tickets HERE
- APC 14 - 2018: Canberra/ACT/South Coast NSW
- APC 13 — 2016: Swanleign, West Australia
Images from Perth.
- APC 12 — 2015: Penguin, Tasmania
- APC 11— 2012: New Zealand
Images from Turangi
- APC 10 — 2010: Kuranda, QLD
- APC 9 — 2008: Sydney
Images from Sydney
- APC 8 — 2005: Melbourne