Australian Permaculture Convergence

21-24 April, 2023 | Yaktunga / Mount Barker, South Australia

 

APC is a four-day event celebrating the permaculture, sustainability and urban food movements across Australia. Featuring inspiring keynote speakers, workshops, stalls, hands-on activities and more.

 

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Costa at the Australia Permaculture Convergence

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Our volunteer crew at Permaculture South Australia is so excited to be hosting the next Australian Permaculture Convergence the first time this biennial event has been held in SA for almost 30 years.

Tickets have now all been snapped up — but please join our APC waitlist and we’ll notify you if any additional tickets become available due to cancellations. 

More information on speakers and workshops will be released soon.

Australian Permaculture Convergence - South Australia - April 2023

Event schedule

April 2023

Toolkit for Resilience – creating a resilient future for ourselves, our communities, our society, our earth.

Saturday, 1 April – Monday, 1 May

Permaculture Festival

A month-long program of permaculture-themed events and experiences organised by community members. Want to host your own event as part of the Permaculture Festival? Register your event here.

Friday, 21 April

Permaculture Celebration & Twilight Market

This fun, low-cost gathering is a great ‘taster’ event for those curious about permaculture and unable to attend the convergence. Formidable Vegetable will headline the evening so we can all dance together and celebrate sustainable living.

Saturday, 22 April – Monday, 24 April

Permaculture Convergence

The main event, with three epic days of workshops, hands-on activities, discussions, keynote presentations and social activities. All led by inspiring permaculture educators from around Australia and beyond.

A more detailed APC event schedule will be released soon.

Register to host your own Permaculture Festival event

Want to showcase your own permaculture project or sustainability activity? Register your event as part of the month-long Permaculture Festival in April 2023 and invite the public to experience South Australia’s wide range of permaculture projects, businesses and events.

Anyone can apply to join the Permaculture Festival — it’s free to register your event and you keep all of your proceeds.

Your event topics might include:

  • Permaculture Design Courses
  • Permaculture Teacher Training
  • Guided tours/walks
  • Volunteer placements, stays at permaculture projects, WWOOFing
  • Permablitzs and other place-based community activity
  • Lectures and demonstrations
  • Courses, workshops and masterclasses
  • Art, music, comedy and fashion event

Event registrations will close in March 2023.

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Speakers

More information on speakers and workshops will be released soon!

Hannah Moloney

Hannah Moloney

Good Life Permaculture

Permaculture educator, designer, activist, author and presenter on Gardening Australia, Hannah has been a long-time leading advocate bringing permaculture and localised-sustainability into the mainstream, and making it fun and accessible.

Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis

Gardening Australia

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect and host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.

Kirsten Bradley

Kirsten Bradley

Milkwood

Known for her advocacy and workshops in permaculture skills, Kirsten founded Milkwood with Nick Ritar in 2007. She is an experienced  grower, natural beekeeper, pickler, forager teacher, learner and community builder — and the author of best-selling books Milkwood: Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living and Easy Peasy. She is a bit in love with seaweed, also.

Eugenio ‘Ego’ Lemos

Eugenio ‘Ego’ Lemos

Permatil

An Earth Hall of Fame Award recipient in 2019, Ego is an environmental activist, musician, writer and educator from Timor-Leste. Creator and director of Permatil, leading over 20 years of sustained and growing impact through permaculture, food-sovereignty and water restoration projects across Timor-Leste and internationally.

Brenna Quinlan

Brenna Quinlan

Permaculture Illustrator

Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who strives to make the world a better place through her art and her actions. She co-runs Grow Do It Permaculture Education, bringing climate solutions to kids (and their grown ups) through art, music and creativity. Brenna is currently building her own strawbale house out of reclaimed materials in Western Australia on Noongar boodja.

Walter Jehne

Walter Jehne

Healthy Soils Australia

An inspirational and engaging soil scientist, focusing on healthy soil as a key platform for climate mitigation, adaptation and our resilient future. Making the technical easily digestible, Walter explains how this happens and how we can be the change-makers to restore ecosystem function in our back yards, farms and beyond

Annemarie & Graham Brookman

Annemarie & Graham Brookman

The Food Forest

Founders of the inspirational 15-hectare Food Forest at Gawler, Annemarie and Graham are leaders and elders of the permaculture community in South Australia and beyond.

Formidable Vegetable

Formidable Vegetable

Permaculture Funk-Swing Band

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin’ strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

Would you like to speak at the APC?

We’re looking for inspiring folks to offer presentations, case studies, indoor and outdoor activities and more. We encourage applications for topics ranging from bigger-picture society and permaculture movement elements right through to hands-on practical skills and techniques.

Note: Our event ticket sales went much better than we expected and we’ve sold out! We have reserved some tickets for successful presenters (and possibly their partners). If your application is successful, we will send you a link to purchase a ticket.

 

How you can help

Pay it forward with an APC ticket 1

Pay it forward

While APC tickets are now sold out, you still have the option of ‘paying it forward’.

These funds will be used to support people who cannot afford to attend, with preference given to Indigenous attendees.

Volunteer with APC

Register to volunteer

Permaculture South Australia is calling on you, our community, to contribute and help make this APC event the best it can be.

Interested in getting involved? Simply complete our volunteer ‘expression of interest’ form. Many hands make light work, and many brains make great ideas!

Sponsor APC

Become a sponsor

Sponsorship is a great way help upskill and inspire participants to take action at home and communities. In practical terms, your sponsorship will help ensure the APC is affordable for individuals and families. 

Contact Nat at apc@permaculturesa.org.au for more information. 

Mount Barker Waldorf School

The location

The Australian Permaculture Convergence 2023 will be held at the beautiful Mount Barker Waldorf School, at Yaktunga / Mount Barker in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. On-site camping will be available.

Get in Touch

Have any questions or great ideas? Get in touch with Natalya and help us make this Australian Permaculture Convergence the best it can be.