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Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC12) 7 – 15 March 2015

by Charles Otway last modified Jul 23, 2014 04:08 PM
Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future Permaculture is coming home to Tasmania for its 40th birthday.

 APC logo Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC12)   7 – 15 March 2015

Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future

Permaculture is coming home to Tasmania for its 40th birthday.

The Northwest Environment Centre (NWEC) and the RESEED Centre are hosting the 2015 Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC12) in Penguin on Tasmania’s beautiful North West Coast. It is also the 40th anniversary of the Organic and Sustainable Living Festival.

Come and share in a celebration of 40 years of organics and permaculture achievement, as well exploring the role of permaculture in confronting the challenges of our increasingly uncertain world. Book your place now! - UPDATE - I am going (Charles Otway) come and join me and many other West Aussies in beautiful Tassie.

Convergence theme

The Convergence is being organised in streams around the seven domains of David Holmgrens’ permaculture flower.  We’ll be learning from those working at the cutting edge in these domains, sharing our own journeys and challenging ourselves to make permaculture an even more effective and influential movement. There will be open space opportunities for spontaneous gatherings and workshops, and participants will be able to take part in online discussions prior to the event.

Call for presenters

We will soon be calling for presenters for workshops, poster displays, videos etc.

Coming soon

Online discussions and resources leading up to the Convergence

Further details are currently being developed, please contact for more information or to register your interest to:

www.apc12tas.com
www.facebook.com/apc12tas 

Julie Norbury - coordinator@nwec.org.au (03) 6425 6928 or 0412 130 885

Eric Smith - lifestylehs@gmail.com

About us

The North West Environment Centre holds the legacy of the Organic and Sustainable Living Festival (originally the Organic Festival) begun by the legendary Organic Farming & Gardening Society which boasts greats such as Peter Cundall, David Stephen and Bill Mollison as its founding fathers. The 2015 March long weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the first Organic Festival held in Tomahawk in NE Tasmania.

The RESEED Centre on the site of the original old Penguin Primary School, is an urban sustainability centre on 2 acres right in the middle of Penguin. The centre has a small established orchard and berry enclosure, and is fast becoming a regional centre of sustainability knowledge, training and events.

Traveling to Penguin

Penguin is easily accessible.

By boat:

Penguin is approximately 30km from Devonport. The Spirit of Tasmania passenger and vehicle ferry operates to and from Melbourne twice daily during March

By plane:

Qantaslink from Melbourne to Devonport

Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar from Melbourne and Sydney to Launceston

Rex Airlines from Melbourne to Wynyard.

By bus:

Buses travel to Penguin from Launceston and Devonport.

The NWEC operates a community 12-seater bus which can arrange to meet flights carrying convergence delegates

The local organisers will also assist with transport.

 

Accommodation

There is plenty of affordable accommodation in or near Penguin

Free camping for self-contained motorhomes at Ulverstone Rowing Club – 8km east of Penguin and Preservation Bay waterfront area – 5km west of Penguin

 

Penguin Caravan Park

Ulverstone Apex Caravan Park

Tents will be available for purchase

 

Other accommodation in or near Penguin

Neptune Grand Hotel  -The Happy Backpacker

Penguin Holiday Apartments

The Madsen Boutique Hotel

Glenbrook House and Cottage

Penguin Valley Farm

Moonlight Bay (Ulverstone)

Blue Wren tearooms – self contained units

Billeting with local permaculture people