IPCC – International Permaculture Convergence Council
Margarethe Holzer and John Nzira (Coordinators)
Phone: 0043 6502851185
Press release for immediate release
International Permaculture Convergence (IPC14) will be hosted in Argentina in 2020
Under the theme: ‘Children, youth and regenerative education’
Date: November 28th to December 4th 2020
The International Permaculture Convergence Council (IPCC) announces that Argentina will host the 14th International Permaculture Convergence in 2020 (IPC14) from November 28th to December 4th 2020 at the Ná Lu’um Permaculture Institute headquarters in Misiones.
The website will be open on 1st March 2019: 14ipc-argentina2020.org. Here the FB-link in the meanwhile, you find some nice videos there: https://www.facebook.com/Permacultura.Naluum/videos/1716669075051960/
Organization in Argentina: Instituto de Permacultura Ná Lu’um
Contact person: Tierra Martínez, Founder
Phone number: 0034 644836726 (WhatsApp), 0054 1127892697 (cell-phone)
- Conference – open to the public – 2 days in Posadas City
- Convergence – 5 days in Colonia El Paraiso, in the Misiones province of Argentina.
- Several Permaculture courses and Permaculture-site tours will be held before and after the event.
International Permaculture Convergence Council: http://internationalpermacultureconvergence.org/
IPC14 Host (2020) – Instituto de Permacultura Ná Lu’um: https://www.facebook.com/Permacultura.Naluum
IPC – International Permaculture Convergences:
The International Permaculture Convergences (IPCs) are epic gatherings of permaculture practitioners from around the world (with over 600 participants and more), to share knowledge and expertise and strategize about the future of the permaculture movement. They have been active since 1985 and bring together inspiring and experienced permaculturists to deliver diverse and engaging programmes. International Permaculture experts, teachers and practitioners talk and teach at these events.
Further information: http://internationalpermacultureconvergence.org/international-permaculture-convergences-history/
The term ‘Permaculture’ was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970s and spread more widely through “Permaculture ONE”, which was published in 1978. The first major publication was the book “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual” in 1988. The word is a contraction of permanent agriculture and also of permanent culture. The aim of Permaculture is to consciously design systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable and self sustaining. It has since spread across the planet and there are now permaculture organizations, groups and individuals striving to work with nature, create regenerative systems across a wide range of subjects related to human life and the relationship with our habitat. Its three foundational ethics are: care of earth, care of people, and fair share. One of the specialities of Permaculture is education and courses (PDC, Permaculture Design course, lasts 72-80 hours), are taught worldwide.
Ná Lu’um Permaculture Institute in Argentina – the host of IPC14:
Founded in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, initially a family unit of four, the Ná Lu’um Permaculture Institute has been active since 2001 in various spheres:
- opening hundreds of reference centers for permaculture education all over the world;
- developing strategies for working in permaculture in different climates, ecosystems and cultures, adapting our knowledge to the local reality;
- run over 200 PDCs, training >5000 designers, helping enormously in the expansion of permaculture in Latin America and the world;
- initiating a social movement in 20 countries, creating a reality check in high vulnerability contexts;
- creating and designing educational spaces based on permaculture and education for life;
- developing Permaculture Diplomas in different countries, with students from different continents;
- preparing to host the 14th IPC (International Permaculture Convergence) with the theme ‘Children, youngsters and regenerative education’;
- initiating change in individuals on a profound level, both social and environmentally, inspiring the creation of abundance, knowledge and wisdom in each country we visit.
‘We are certified by the Permaculture Research Institute and our vision is: We are the planetary regeneration movement that dignifies life and transforms consciousness for the co-creation of a new social ecosystem.
As a Permaculture Institute, we propose the creation of schools of collective learning that serve as opportunity centers, expressing and decreeing a tangible reality that co-creates the new humanity that is coming to life and growing today.
Our organization has a series of clearly educational and communication experiences, given that we feel that with education, training and communication we generate processes for the creation of Beacons of Light that transform consciousness, as a foundation for our permaculture designs. Our methods are very innovative and all our innovations have 3 main working lines:
- Regeneration of the Inner Being
- Regeneration of Relationships
- Regeneration of Landscapes
We aim for a more Permacultural IPC, with a deeper emotional experience that encourages a stronger integration, with less names and more collective action that is visible when the event ends; from concrete actions in different settings where the IPC will take place, to activities in the surrounding environment, allowing for a practical aspect that contributes to the Re-Generation of those environments in need. Added to this there will be activities for children and youngsters that will show us how to guarantee continuity to the construction of permanent cultures.’
International Permaculture Convergence Council – IPCC:
The IPCC is a group of at the moment 20 Permaculturists worldwide who are responsible for international, regional and supraregional networking and information about the IPCs. The Council aims to provide stability, consistency, quality and progression of the IPC’s development as important worldwide permaculture gatherings. The Council chooses the hosts for the IPC’s and supports the hosts in terms of organisation. The Council has online meetings every month since October 2015. All the work is voluntary.
The IPCC team
Photo source : https://www.facebook.com/Permacultura.Naluum/, IPC India 2017