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Convergence

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS & PROGRAMME

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.

Click on the different days below to discover who will be speaking at the Convergence. A detailed schedule with time and place of each session will be provided by mid-October. Programme subject to change.

November 27

Clea Chandmal India Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Permaculture for income and food security for tribals in the Pench tiger reserve"
Dr. Julia Wright The United Kingdom Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Quantum-based agriculture: it is time for permaculturalists to embrace the invisible"
Dr. Marty Branagan Australia Women as agents of change "The overlooked role of women in environmental nonviolent action"
Govinda Sharma Nepal Grassroots Permaculture in Action "Status of Permaculture initiatives in Nepal, their learnings and messages for the world"
Manisha Lath Gupta India Sustainable water resource management "Water management in alternating flash flood and drought"
Mari Stuart The United States Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "A climate-beneficial wardrobe: the climate change mitigating potential of regenerative fiber farming"
Nicholas McGuigan & Thomas Kern Australia Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Designing the accountable accountant: utilizing permaculture principles to create a language of regenerative business"

November 28

Albert Bates The United States Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Climate ecoforestry and the Cool Village"
Alex Kruger South Africa Women as agents of change "The power of peer to peer learning"
Amani Dagher and Ghassan Al Salman Lebanon Grassroots permaculture in action "Implementing micro gardens in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon"
Ardendhu SC India Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Climate change adaptation in East-Central India"
Brett Pritchard Australia Permaculture and climate change adaptation "The use of probiotic inoculates to turn traditional wet paddy rice fields and urban wicking beds from methane emitters into carbon and nitrogen sinks"
David Hursthouse New Zealand Grassroots permaculture in action "Making Permaculture stronger"
Dr. Elizabeth Anne Westaway The United Kingdom Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Sustainable nutrition and permaculture"
Francesca Simonetti Italy Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Children in permaculture: a future of hope"
Himalayan Permaculture Center team Nepal Grassroots permaculture in action "Sharing stories of eesilience-building in Nepal - an overview of priority areas of the Himalayan Permaculture Centre"
Hui-i Chiang Taiwan Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "The opportunity and challenge of introducing and localizing Permaculture into the Chinese-speaking world"
Jeremiah Kidd The United States Sustainable water resource management "Community drought solutions – building resilience and abundance through a wholistic design approach"
Jette Hangesen Denmark Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Permaculture to achieve less emissions of greenhouse gas"
Kendall Dunnigan The United States Grassroots permaculture in action "The power of community: a village-based participatory approach for resilient community design"
Keshav Jaini India Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Transforming urban communities with permaculture - Garden Estate, a case study"
Linda Kabaira Zimbabwe Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Children and youth action in building climate resilience"
Orla O'Donovan Ireland Sustainable water resource management "Remembering “H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness” – Ivan Illich, Permaculture and Ireland’s water war"
Rico Zook The United States Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Working ethically and successfully in different cultures"
Robin Clayfield Australia Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Creative permaculture education as a grassroots action"
Starhawk Starhawk Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Permaculture and spirit"
Wycliffe Otieno Kenya Grassroots permaculture in action "Education for peasants of tomorrow"

November 29

Anna Bartoli Italy Grassroots permaculture in action "Permaculture: a living community… and beyond - the Italian experience"
Binay Kumar India Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Permaculture with the ancient Indian techniques of agriculture like AGNIHOTRA and also cows"
Bridget O'Brien The United States Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Adapt' - 'Play & Create the world of your dreams'"
Chris Evans Nepal Grassroots permaculture in action "Permaculture is more than gardening: application of design in project management on the roof of the world"
Christoff Schneider Austria Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Hot composting with controlled microbiological carbonisation, cold composting, Terra Preta, soil mixtures, compost extract for farms, towns, communities & house garden"
Dr. Benjamin Habib Australia Grassroots permaculture in action "Permaculture as an international social movement"
Dr. Keri Chiveralls Australia Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Progressing Permaculture in Higher Education"
Ego Lemos Timor Leste Permaculture as a social responsiblity "The Timor-Leste national Permaculture School Gardens program and Tropical Permaculture Guidebook launch"
Eunice Neves Portugal Grassroots permaculture in action "Accelerate succession in the global permaculture community – learning from the pioneers"
J. Tedrowe Bonner The United States Women as agents of change "If women counted: a call to arms in an epoch return to global misogyny"
Jeremy Lynch The United States Sustainable water resource management "Water harvesting as social change"
Nisha Srinivasan, Ragunath Padmanabhan & Aum India Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Integrating Permaculture with Prema-culture"
Paulo Bessa Portugal Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Designing pioneering food forests in Iceland, Austria and Portugal"
Madan Poudel Nepal Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "On-Farm Biodiversity Conservation for strengthening Farmers Seed Diversity in Fulbari, Chitwan, Nepal"
Raya Cole The United States Sustainable water resource management "Small farm design for the Indian drylands"
Rebecca Becky Ellis Canada Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Bees as allies: co-creating farms and gardens with bees"
Rim Mathlouti Tunisia Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Taking care of the others thanks to the land: the case of Tunisian Permaculture"
Rosie Harding & Peter Fernandes India Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "The importance of climate-appropriate perennials in a successful home kitchen garden"
Sara Wuerstle The United States Sustainable water resource management "Fix a flood with an orchard: ancient solutions to flood and drought in the era of tech"
Shah Badyari India Sustainable water resource management "Climate change impacts on glaciers, lakes, rainfalls: Kashmir and permaculture"

November 30

Bert Peeters Philippines Grassroots permaculture in action "The Gentle Wild: generating eco-systems based abundance, crafting and healing with nature"
Charlie Brennan Australia Grassroots permaculture in action "Making sense of place"
Dani Wolff-Chambers Australia Grassroots permaculture in action "Interactive & sustainable design through earth building"
Karen de Vries Spain Grassroots permaculture in action "Voices from the edge: changing the climate of the mind"
Katherine Szuminska Australia Grassroots permaculture in action "Invisible structures no more! Opening governments to work for us"
Lachlan McKenzie The United Kingdom Permaculture as a social responsiblity "An understanding, analysis and vision of international permaculture education"
Marcia Amidon The United States Women as agents of change "Women in agriculture: a historical perspective"
Margarethe Holzer Austria Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Permaculture, an open door to the world: a permaculture journey with the last 6 IPC's as key-points"
Mario Yanez The United States Permaculture and climate change adaptation "The role of permaculture in re-patterning our world"
Michael Cocchini & Nishad Malla Nepal Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Seismic resistant natural building in post-earthquake Nepal: rural housing strategies"
Michael Commons & Chokedee Paraloganond Thailand Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Over 25 years of experience integrating and utilizing bamboo in Wanakaset (forest gardening systems)"
Paolo Rosazza Italy Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Permaculture learning center – Egypt, Sinai"
Patrick Mucia Evelio Guatemala Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Seed bank implementation and management with indigenous communities in Guatemala"
Penny Livingston The United States Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Regenerative herbalism and medicinal food forests: revitalising and preserving traditional herbal knowledge and practices"
Rafter Sass Ferguson The United States Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Permaculture and the climate crisis"
Robina McCurdy New Zealand Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "The power of seed sovereignity"
Than Shwe Myanmar Grassroots permaculture in action "Permaculture in action for grassroots community development in Myanmar"

December 1

Andrew Millison The United States Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Lessons learned from a free 35,000 Students Permaculture Course"
Chifundo Jean Khokwa Malawi Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Permaculture ‘out of the mouth of babes’"
Christina Zawerucha The United States Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Making permaculture profitable for smallholder farmers: how social enterprise can scale up sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia"
Courtney Brooke The United States Revitalising and preserving traditional farming practices "Living hearth as the heartbeat of essential change"
Eston Mgala Malawi Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Permaculture design as a solution for healthy living"
Julia Schindler France Women as agents of change "The symptothermal method: the key to empowering yourself as a woman through the understanding of your inner ecology and natural cycles"
Julious Piti Zimbabwe Permaculture as a social responsiblity "Agro-ecology work as a social responsibility in Zimbabwe"
Liona Adler & Andrew Langford The United States Permaculture and climate change adaptation "Living soils - the "BEAM" solution on global warming"
Pavlo Ardanov Ukraine Grassroots permaculture in action "Permaculture farming in Central and Eastern Europe"
Steve Hart New Zealand Grassroots permaculture in action "The big picture"

CONVERGENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

The 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.

  November 27 November 28 November 29
6.30 am Arrival Yoga Yoga / Farm work
7.00 am Tea available Tea available
8.00 am Breakfast Breakfast
9.00 am Morning circle Morning circle
10.00 am Session 2 Session 5
11.00 am Tea break Tea break
11.30 am Session 3 Session 6
12.30 pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
2.00 pm Session 1 Session 4 Session 7
3.00 pm Demonstration 1 Demonstration 2 Demonstration 3
4.30 pm Networking & Tea Networking & Tea Regional networking & Tea
5.30 pm Cultural programs Cultural programs
6.30 pm Dinner Dinner Dinner
7.30 pm Entertainment Entertainment Entertainment
  November 30 December 1 December 2
6.30 am Yoga / Demonstration Yoga / Demonstration  
7.00 am Tea available Tea available Tea available
8.00 am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9.00 am Morning circle Morning circle Departure
10.00 am Session 8 Session 11
11.00 am Tea break Tea break  
11.30 am Session 9 Session 12
12.30 pm Lunch Lunch
2.00 pm Session 10 Session 13
3.00 pm Demonstration 4 Demonstration 5
4.30 pm Networking & Tea Closing ceremony
5.30 pm Cultural program
6.30 pm Dinner Dinner
7.30 pm Entertainment Celebration

VISIT AT ARANYA’S FARM

Daily visits at Aranya’s farm (developed by the IPC India 2017 hosts Padma and Narsanna Koppula since 15 years) will be organised everyday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (including lunch) in addition to above schedule.

Aranya farm is a beautiful example of how to regenerate a dry bare land and turn it into an abundant food forest through various water harvesting techniques and no irrigation. A 10-acre piece of land which turned into a one-family model farm and favours diversity of local indigenous perennials giving tropical fruits 365 days a year. 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.

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.