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IPC - Convergence

Convergence

The IPC India 2017 Convergence represents a chance for PDC holders and permaculture/sustainable living enthusiasts to connect deeply with each other and the theme of the event. The Convergence is a five day residential, experiential learning forum where the programme emerges from the contributions of participants. Networking, knowledge sharing, hands-on practices and celebrations will be at the heart of this event.

CONVERGENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Click on the different days below to discover who will be sharing their knowledge, about which topic, at the Convergence. The programme is subject to change.

Monday, November 27

Convergence day1
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Tuesday, November 28

Convergence day2
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Wednesday, November 29

Convergence day3
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Thursday, November 30

Convergence day4
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Friday, December 1

Convergence day5
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TRADITIONAL VILLAGE LIVING SKILLS

During the 5 days of the Convergence, you will get to discover different traditional village living skills that are will surely appear relevant from a permaculturist’ point of view: efficient, accessible, replicable, long lasting… What we could call “appropriate technologies”.

village living skills
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VISITS AT ARANYA PERMACULTURE FARM

Two visits at Aranya Permaculture farm will be organised on November 28 and November 30 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (including lunch) in addition to above schedule.

It is a 20-year old Indian tropical dryland permaculture farm and a beautiful example of how to regenerate a dry bare land and turn it into an abundant food forest. The food forest and annual crop fields were established entirely rainfed. There are over 200 different species of trees giving tropical fruits 365 days a year. Recently solar system and pump has been established which has diversified even more some of the planting. It has been designed by the co-founders of Aranya Agricultural Alternatives and hosts of IPC India 2017, Padma & Narsanna Koppula and is a place of experimentation that's still evolving and always welcoming, with one motto: (almost) everything should come from the system and remain, as long as possible, within the system. When you reach the Convergence venue, you can sign up to be part of this free tour which will explain its rich history and include a visit to the surrounding village farmers Aranya work with.

Indian traditional farming knowledge and various permaculture techniques adapted to the local context will be shared in this peaceful environment before going back to the buzzing IPC village at Polam farm.

Wishing to put practical demonstrations and hands-on experiences at the heart of the Convergence, this one will be held on a beautiful permaculture farm. We want our participants and speakers to be closer to Mother Earth, learn, teach and share.