An International Permaculture Conference (IPC 13) 2017 ‘Edge Event’


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Mon 4 – Thurs 7 DECEMBER 2017 (start day 8am, finish day 2pm)

Residential course held at:
Polam Farm, Manthoor village, Medak district, Telangana, INDIA
Nearest airport: Hyderabad.

Download India-Workshop-Logistics PDF

FACILITATORS  (Tutors bio’s below poster on this page)
Robina McCurdy (New Zealand),
Robin Clayfield (Australia),
Zev Friedman (USA)

Gain a deep understanding of how permaculture can provide the foundation and framework to enable groups to function at their optimum, and ways of facilitating this to happen.

The social sphere is permaculture’s ‘cutting edge’, and your tutors are amongst its global pioneers. Social Permaculture can be viewed as the application of permaculture s principles and methodology to the design and development of a sustainable community, organisation, business, bioregion and entire society. It commonly begins with the individual (Zone 00) and encompasses each social zone.

On this transformational personal and collective adventure, together we will create a culture that engages, enables and empowers – embracing diversity and deepening connections. Through cross fertilisation of best practices, the wisdom of the group will help shape our learning priorities.
By the end of the course, you will be equipped with a Social Permaculture toolbox, packed with facilitation methods to apply in your community development work, as well as enriching your permaculture teaching and design.

Download India-Social-Permaculture PDF

People with existing knowledge of permaculture, who are working in group situations – from workshop leaders to community organisations, from families to the workplace. People who are living in or designing for intentional communities, co-housing and eco-villages. PDC necessary, unless having experience in community development work as well as familiarity with permaculture concepts (verified through backgrounder upon application)

Language: English

COURSE COST: NZ$ 377 (= AUS $ 354 = US$ 282 = Euro 240 = IR 18,103 )
(Exchange rates as of 1 Aug 2017. Payments in NZD)

Cost Includes: Food, Accommodation Mon 4 – Thurs 7 (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; Sunday Dec 3rd.
For this, please specify yes/no on the Registration Form, and pay this in Indian Rupees upon arrival.




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Robina is a dynamic Permaculture educator and Community Development facilitator with over 30 years experience. She is founder of: Tui Land Trust, The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa, the Permaculture in schools project ‘SEED’ in Southern Africa and the Localising Food Project. She has applied her powerful community-building methods to households, neighborhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages and entire bioregions. Robina has worked internationally with a diversity of ecovillages and intentional communities, at various stages of development, from conception to maturity, and is currently involved with the creation of a large-scale ecovillage in NZ.



Robin Clayfield is a respected international facilitator, trainer, author and musician with a passion for Creative, Interactive Group work, Permaculture, Deep Ecology, Transition, Ceremony and Empowerment work. She is a Permaculture ‘pioneer’, having taught 30+ PDC’s in the late eighties and nineties, when she also co-created and taught ‘Advanced Permaculture Creative Teachers Facilitation’. She now focuses on ‘Dynamic Groups’ (Teacher, Facilitator and Group Leadership) Trainings and Consultancy, ‘Creative Community Governance and Decision Making’, Social Permaculture Courses and consulting to Intentional Communities and Community Organisations in support of their visioning, decision making and group dynamics.


Courtney is a permaculture coordinator and educator with a passion for dynamic group facilitation and Regenerative System Design. She holds a B.S. in Ecology and Anthropology of Human Food Systems and is a teacher of outdoor nature-based curricula to bring experiential ecoliteracy to the ‘young at heart’ across all generations. Her main organizational platforms as a global educator are Earthcare Education Aotearoa in New Zealand, and the School Of Integrated Living (SOIL) in Nth Carolina, USA.



Zev Friedman is a leading permaculture designer, researcher, teacher with a B.S. in Human Ecology. He specializes in hands-on, in-depth education in permaculture and earth skills and does residential and community-based professional design and installation throughout Western North Carolina. His studies for the past decade with world-renowned cultural sustainability teacher Martin Prechtel, have helped feed his passion for regrowing our own diverse indigenous lifeways through youth initiation and ritual.


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 !