Strong, resilient, cooperative community organisations.

Presenter: 
Trathen Heckman

The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: first to share examples and stories of how we can grow more inspired, empowered and effective leaders and permaculture-oriented organizations; secondly as a call to action to adopt the Community Resilience Challenge program as a platform that creates shared vision and collective impact while supporting and enhancing local autonomy.

Presenter: 
Richard Webb

Grow It Yourself (GIY) is a global support group for people to grow their own food. GIY was started in 2009 in Ireland by Michael Kelly. There are now 60 local groups around Ireland, with others being formed in the UK, Australia and the USA, with around 50,000 people online and in the community.

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Presenter: 
Joanna Bevan

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Joanna Bevan founded Speak Street pop-up language Cafe in 2014. Supported by the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Unltd she is incorporating Permaculture Design into the model. She completed her PDC in Sieben Linden Ecovillage, Germany with the late great Patrick Whitefield. Since then she has become passionate about transferring Permaculture design from the traditional arena of land mangement into her passions of community development and language teaching.

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