Small and Slow Solutions Waking in the early hours of the morning, the music of rural India pocks the morning soundscape: a chorus of warbling birds from the tall grasses of a nearby lake; the crackle of a wood fire heating metal buckets of water for morning baths; and the splash of that warm water scooped from a bucket, poured over the body, and then crashing down upon the concrete slab floor of a bamboo-sheeted outdoor shower.
The press of cold nights and hot days carries
Patterns to Details The Conference came to a ceremonious close last evening, with all in attendance gathering on stage to celebrate the hard work of the event's volunteer organizers and supporters. The evening concluded with a series of regional cultural performances, including a presentation of classical Sufi music and storytelling.
Several songs from regions across India were shared. A particularly memorable piece told the tale of a farmer lamenting the loss of his crops t
The Difficulties and Enormous Potential Contribution of Permaculture for Mass Migration and Refugees (panel discussion)
Rosemary Morrow - Facilitator
Amani Dagher (Lebanon)
Sarah Queblatin (Philippines)
Francesca Simonetti (Italy)
Hakim Young (Afghanistan) Panelists represent a diverse group of permaculture practitioners working in regions affected by the mass migration of refugee communities due to climate crisis, civil wars, and other ecological and social conflicts.
Everything is process. Fittingly, the 13th International Permaculture Conference begins while the systems of its organization continue taking form. All around are the moving pieces of a complex organism four years in the making—and arriving now are the hundreds of global citizens—representing 63 countries—drawn by the principle of exchange.
One enters the conference via India, a country with a vast history and depth of contribution to environmental design. Here, at the lit