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Convergence gathering of people in a field
With just a few months to go before this year's National Permaculture Convergence, we managed to pin events co-ordinator Dan Hurring down for a precious few moments to tell us what our flagship event means to him.
Steph Hafferty in her garden
Steph Hafferty will be joining us at the National Permaculture Convergence this September. She shares her Top 10 tips for starting out a No Dig Garden.
Overall, I think it was a great process and has taught me a lot about my own ability to do self-guided work, my motivations, strengths and weaknesses, and of course a whole lot about permaculture and applying it to my life. At times, I felt as if I was wading through treacle, at times I honestly forgot about the diploma. Here are my top tips for getting unstuck with your Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
'I would strongly recommend that any educator, no matter where they are on the permaculture journey, obtain a copy of this brilliant and uplifting book. The Children in Permaculture Manual is a very helpful key that actively unlocks clear understanding of permaculture as a vision of the future, for children. ' - Matt Willer
Education is evolving through the influence of Permaculture Design. Teachers everywhere are exploring alternatives to lecture based learning. Bringing education into the garden and forest gives it a new life along with the ability to engage all the senses, learning styles and types of intelligence.