BIOREGIONAL FOOD SOVEREIGNTY FACILITATORS TRAINING INDIA 2017
An International Permaculture Conference (IPC 13) 2017 ‘Edge Event’
Tues 14 – Sat 18 NOVEMBER 2017 (start day 8am, finish day 2pm)
Residential course held at:
Aranya Farm, Pastapur village, Zaheerabad district, Telangana, INDIA
Nearest airport: Hyderabad.
Robina McCurdy (New Zealand), plus Indian guest tutors (Bio below poster on this page)
Learn how to develop a range of local strategies and action plans for achieving bioregional scale food resilience, with a thriving local food economy. Gain the confidence, skills and tools to facilitate this to happen, guided by tutors who are highly experienced in the field.
Interactive content includes: engaging communities, local food mapping, bio-regional food sustainability analysis, household food security assessment & planning tools, social food connectors, developing seasonal calendars, organising seed exchanges, establishing food production & marketing co-operatives, and facilitating hands-on neighbourhood workshops
Participants will receive a facilitators manual, a set of graphics templates, and a range of educational documentaries packed with inspiring transferable ‘how to’ real examples, purposefully created to ignite community action.
International & Indian community development workers and permaculturalists, social justice & food security activists, farmers & food processors, agricultural collectives, women & family-household organizations, local authority employees eg councilors.
NZ$ 395 (= AUS $ 372 = US$ 297 = Euro 253 = IR 19,000 )
(Exchange rates as of 1 Aug 2017. Payments in NZD)
Cost Includes: Food, Accommodation (Tues 14 – Sat 18) (tents), Tutoring, Course Materials, Take Home Resources
+ an extra R400 / NZ$ 8.27 if you want to have Dinner & Accommodation on the evening just before the workshop starts; Mon November 13th.
For this, please specify yes/no on the Registration Form, and pay this in Indian Rupees upon arrival.
Bio: Robina McCurdy
Robina is co founder/resident/trustee of Tui Land Trust & Community and founder/trustee of the Institute for Earthcare Education Aotearoa. She has a Diploma in Permaculture, plus various teaching qualifications. For 30 years Robina has been engaged in community development, permaculture design and tutoring, organic growing, the development of environmental education resources and the creation of participatory processes for decision making and collective action. She has taught permaculture with application to households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages and entire bioregions – in Aotearoa/New Zealand and globally.
Robina was the originator/coordinator/tutor of Golden Bay’s ‘PLANET Organic’, a year-long vocational training in community-scale sustainable landuse design, management & facilitation and SEED (Schools Environmental Education & Development). She was the co-ordinator/designer/tutor of Victory Villages Community Garden in Nelson, and an facilitator with Christchurch’s post-earthquake ‘Harbour Basin Resilience Project’. She was the creator, co-ordinator and educator of ‘The ‘Localising Food Project’ which traveled around New Zealand facilitating local food action planning and hands-on food growing workshops, as well as filming inspiring local food initiatives. Out of this she is has produced a series of documentaries aimed at motivating people to establish local food networks in their areas.
Throughout her life, Robina has worked to bring about significant changes in the lives of people, their communities and their environment. Consequently, human capacity building is one of Robina’s special skills – inspiring, guiding and offering specific tools and techniques for people to access their gifts, develop their potential, build their resourcefulness, and live their dreams.
is a professional Permaculture Designer, helping landowners to create sustainable edible landscapes, incorporating water harvesting methods and natural soil fertility. She is a passionate gardener but also project manages garden and orchard implementations for clients.
Through her belief ‘You are only as resilient as your neighbour’, she instigated the first Food Forest in Motueka and is a member of the Community Gardens. She is co-founder of Our Kai Motueka, the food resilience group and is chair of Kai Fest Trust, a community wide annual celebration of the foods we grow and process in this bioregion (Kai is the indigenous word for food). She is involved in projects like the Localising Food Project, organising the first national food forest conference, was speaker at the IPCUK in 2015 and is an avid activist in local fair housing projects.
India Sponsorship Fund
We are seeking funds to sponsor 3 Indian participants per course who could not otherwise afford to attend, and beyond these 3 Indian participants, 2 participants from the Global South who are already being sponsored to attend IPC.
If you are willing to contribute to this fund, please enter the amount you are offering using the following Paypal Button: Thank You !