Get ready for International Permaculture Day on Sunday 5th May – join a global day of celebration: www.permacultureday.org.
This year's theme is Grow Local! to highlight the value of permaculture design for building local resilience. Grow Local! can refer to food, energy, shelter, fibre, community, economy and so on; please share how you're 'growing local' with us!
Organise a Permaculture Day Event
You can organise anything that demonstrates and celebrates the principles of permaculture, from a talk, workshop, permablitz or open garden; to a picnic, festival, performance art or even cake-baking! When you've decided on your event, please add it to our Events Calendar, including your country location and a good picture and we'll share your contributions via social media. Promotional materials (in several languages) can be downloaded from our Permaculture Day Media Resources page and don't forget to take photos and videos of your event to share on our Facebook page afterwards: www.facebook.com/InternationalPermacultureDay.
Send a Grow Local! Video Report or Article
We'd love to hear about how you're 'growing local' in your part of the world. Please tell us about your environment: the country, place, temperature zone, terrain, etc, and the challenges that you face there. How are you applying permaculture on the ground and what difference is it making? Please share your successes and we'll share them with the global community. See our guidelines for: Video reports and Articles.
Join us for Grow Local Live!
For the 5th of May, we're teaming up with Nodo Espiral to produce a Permaculture Day 24 hour live web broadcast! This will include contributions from leading practitioners and bioneers and be an opportunity for you to share live online how you're growing locally in your community. All you need to participate in the event is a laptop or smartphone with good internet connection and a camera and microphone. We'll be posting more details in the coming days so stay tuned via our newsletter and social media.
Grow Local! Interviews
Like last year, we'll be interviewing various high profile people and asking them to share their thoughts on growing local. Already confirmed are David Holmgren, Narsanna Koppula and Rosemary Morrow, as well as Charles Eisenstein and Vandana Shiva, whose organisation Navdanya is an event partner this year. See our 2012 interview with her and others: http://www.youtube.com/user/IntPermacultureDay.
Background to the Day
Now in its 4th year, Permaculture Day has grown rapidly from a local Australian initiative to a global day of celebration. The first International Permaculture Day (IPD) in 2012 proved to be a huge success with some 125 events hosted in 26 countries. To read more about the day, see: http://www.permacultureday.org/international-permaculture-day-2012/ and take a look at the amazing diversity of celebrations that we had: see here
Join the Permaculture Day Events Team
We're looking for volunteer wizards in social media, video making, copy writing, graphic design, html and web programming, WordPress, public and media relations and more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org your list of skills. We're a small and friendly bunch intent on changing the world!
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