Bringing about positive change - Permaculture Ambassadors Conference

Two women at a summer event with a polycultural planted raised bedAre you wanting to change the world but finding it’s weighing you down? All too often people making positive change in their communities forget to pay attention to looking after themselves: it’s all too easy to get burnt out.

But if you know where to look, there are literally thousands of like-minded people out there on the same path, wanting to support each other and share skills and tips about how to get the balance right (or at least, a little bit more on an even keel)!

Many people are already creating a brighter future for their communities, caring for the earth and for each other, whilst living within nature's limits. One of the challenges is how to share practical solutions with even more people to enthuse and inspire them.

With this in mind, the Permaculture Association is holding an event in central Birmingham next month to bring people together and take this movement forward. The Permaculture Ambassadors Conference on Friday 21 April 2017 is a chance to meet, share knowledge and good practice and to network with people from across Britain.

If you’re involved in bringing about positive solutions within your community, whether that’s through caring for the earth, people, or re-distribution of surplus, then this is the event for you. The aim is to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing and offer support and a skills set to enable you to do even more (if that’s what you want to do right now).

“This is a fluid, commons-based programme of support designed to support whatever you’re doing at the moment to help you do it better,” says Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, Permaculture Ambassadors Co-ordinator. “It’s very much up to the individual about the level of involvement in the project - you can can dip in and out to share and take onboard knowledge and skills when and as you like. What’s important is that we know there’s strength in numbers and a lot of skills we can share with each other to make what we’re all doing more effective on a larger scale.”

Travel subsidies are available for conference attendees.

This event is open to all. An understanding of permaculture is useful, but certainly not essential. For more information and to book your place: www.permaculture.org.uk/permaculture-ambassadors-conference