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An exciting year ahead: our program list for 2015 is now available

Please visit our 2015 page from the top menu to explore the program schedule for this year. We are offering all the usual events that you enjoy, including reading and film circles, retreats and our annual symposium (19th-20th June). We also have NEW additions, including the “Listening to Earth” series, which focuses on immersing ourselves in the natural beauty around Melbourne, and a weekend Seminar on the New Cosmology. Email pat@earthsong.org.au or call 8359 0107 if you have any questions. Access a full-colour flyer outlining the programs that EarthSong will be offering this year here.

 

12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence: register today!

Registrations for this special event, which runs from March 9th-12th in Penguin, Tasmania, close on January 31st, so make sure you register before it’s too late. Caroline Smith, from the APC12 committee, has provided a great blurb below about the meeting, which promises to be an inspiring and important event. For more information and to register, please visit the Australasian Permaculture Convergence website: http://www.apc12tas.com/register-now/

Our planet is going though the most rapid rate of change in its history, and we face a future of surprises, threats and opportunities. We in the permaculture community have a key role to play in both mending the present and creating our preferable future. To be part of this future we need to take stock of where we are as a design system. That’s why Australia’s permaculture community of practitioners is coming together in March on the shores of Bass Strait in beautiful Penguin, Tasmania, for APC12. Here we will reflect, take stock and re-imagine permaculture’s role in a future that can be different from the usual depressing, business as usual scenario, and energise ourselves for the tasks ahead.

In keeping with the theme of Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future, we have a range of exciting presenters – high profile as well as new voices of all ages, who will inspire us with presentations, workshops, participatory activities, performance, posters, video and art work. We are placing a strong focus on deepening our collective understanding and ability to work across the seven interconnected ‘petals’ (domains) of the permaculture flower. We’ll be challenged by the ‘Big Picture’ – where have we come from and what is the role of permaculture in this critical time in Earth’s history, the Anthropocene Era.

We’ll hear about extraordinary projects and ways of living that have made a real difference to the lives of people both at home and overseas.

We’ll discuss permaculture education, both formal and informal, in the light of new knowledge about education for sustainability. We’ll be challenged to think deeply about our broken economic system and hear exciting insights into new systems. We’ll learn from people’s practical experience. We’ll have a very special event to honour our Elders.

Above all, APC12 will be a space for us to meet, re-connect, affirm each other, debate, learn, argue, inspire and re-energise ourselves for the hard work we all do to make the world a better place.

 Shop Ethical

Make it your New Year’s resolution to be more mindful about the products that you purchase. As consumers, the choices that we make in the shopping centre every day have far-reaching consequences for the treatment of our planet and also the people who work in food production. Shop Ethical allows you to effortlessly see the environmental and social record of many well-known brands so that you can make the right choices when you buy. Visit their website www.shopethical.org.au or download their app to your phone so that you have this great information with you at all times!

January eNotes

Happy New Year! View our first edition of eNotes for 2015 here.

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