Andy Goldring, CEO Permaculture Association, talks about IPCUK on 21st Century Permaculture radio show.

Andy talks about how he came across permaculture, his experience of convergences, and what makes up the IPCUK:

[13 minutes] We're having three elements: edge events, we're supporting the network in Britain and Europe to put on events... organised by the network for the network...

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Following the results of the language survey, we identified that all of the participants for the IPCUK conference have the capacity to read English to a sufficient level. Due to a limited budget, professional interpretation would be limited to one or two languages. Palantyping (live subtitles of the speaker’s speech) is the best solution, as it was already planned for people with a hearing impairment, and will meet the needs of participants without discrimination.

 

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The Scholarships working group are incredibly pleased to be able to offer scholarship support to over 20 people from around the world.

This is with thanks to the support of hundreds of you: backing the successful Crowdfunder project earlier this month, sharing the call for pledges, and kindly donating over the past months. We are really pleased to offer this support, made possible by taking action together.

Here is the story of how one scholarship place will have a positive impact on a wider permaculture movement.

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A team of intrepid IPCUK convergence coordinators met up at Gilwell Park, the site of the IPCUK Convergence. We spent 3 days on site with a mission to come up with some design suggestions for the site layout of the IPCUK. Part one of three.

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John Stollymeyer, Caribbean Permaculture Consultants, gives you a reason to attend IPCUK this September. 

They are really about picking up on the permaculture frequency...a driver of people that is evolving around the planet, who are more connected to nature.

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Regenerative land designer and teacher Javan Bernakevitch talks in this video, filmed at IPC Cuba, about why you should come to IPCUK.

The UK is easily accessible by a good proportion of the world, that means that representation, hypothetically, is going to be maybe a little bit higher and we'll have a bit more connection.

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I'm Ed Tyler from the wild west coast of Scotland due west of Glasgow at the “breakwater” that is Kintyre. I describe it as a breakwater as it is a long headland that almost reaches Northern Ireland, protecting the outer firth of Clyde from the worst of the storms that blow in off the Atlantic.

I live overlooking the Atlantic ocean with views of Northern Ireland stretching all the way to Malin Head. I also look out to several of the 800 islands off the Scottish coast. Did you know that if you stretched out our Scottish coast it would reach all the way from Scotland to Australia?

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This post comes from the Welcome and Wellbeing working group. The group's role includes supporting the conference and convergence as a whole to create a safe and welcoming space.

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So far over 100 people from 13 countries have booked to join for IPCUK. The theme of the IPCUK conference is Designing the World We Want.

We already have a diverse array of representatives from Australia to Zambia and many places in between. Our aim is to have someone from every country practising permaculture at IPCUK as well as encouraging participation from anyone involved in transition, sustainability, and climate change type projects.

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This post comes from the Welcome and Wellbeing working group. The group's role includes supporting the conference and convergence as a whole to create a safe and welcoming space.

My name is Katie and I am designing the Heart and Soul Space for IPCUK 2015.

The general aims of the Heart & Soul Space are to provide a place where people attending can express and engage in spiritual aspects of their permaculture work and experience. The definition of spirituality I have chosen to use here is 'what ever gives us meaning' for some people this may be formal religion, for others, not.

Needs and wants for the Heart & Soul Space identified from various members of the permaculture community so far:

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