A Taste of the Fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence

Last week saw the 14th Australian Permaculture Convergence happening just outside Canberra. It was a fantastic, brilliantly run event and a great privilege to be part of (go team). I personally felt during this event that – in many different ways involving many different people – permaculture got stronger.

Here is Brenna Quinlan’s illustration of Day One (of the subset of sessions she could get to, that is)…

…now zooming in on how she turned something of my session on Making Permaculture Stronger into pictures (including some sneak previews of content to appear in upcoming blog posts)…

…and here is Day Two…

…and Day Three…

I’m excited to share that Brenna will be helping to illustrate the upcoming book on Making Permaculture Stronger. This is VERY good news! Especially when combined with editorial assistance from Linnet Good, James Andrews, and, who knows, possibly even your good self (at some point there will be a call out for volunteer reviewers).

I will hope to record a video or something sharing some further reflections on the event, and the sessions were also all recorded so there’s likely a few podcasts in the pipeline too. In particular I look forward to sharing David Holmgren’s answer during his closing address to the question (never mind who asked it, that is completely irrelevant): “David what do you think is the most important question permaculture could be asking itself in the the next few years?”

Speaking of video here’s a little clip I shot and threw together on the fly…

For now I close with a happy snap with two of the people I most enjoyed hanging out with (alongside so many others, including Rachel and Morag and Costa and Miriam and Aaron and Oli and Rowe and Robyn and Matt and Silas and Monique and Travis and oh gosh I’ll never remember you all, but you all know who you are!). If you don’t recognise the one on the left then you’re probably visiting the wrong blog, and over on the right is my wonderful new friend and colleague Erin Young who brings an amazing skillset around the social aspects of permaculture and supporting people to thrive as they work toward a thriving planet.

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  1. Brenna’s lyrical drawings will make a fabulous complement to your thoughtful musings in your forthcoming book. Bring it on! Slowly.

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