How can we build an evidence base for permaculture? British Ecological Society (BES) Agricultural Ecology SIG
2 hour workshop.
An open meeting of the BES Agricultural Ecology group on the theme of "How can we build an evidence-base for permaculture?" This will be a two hour session.
Initial SHORT presentations
- Short (5 minute) presentations by practitioners on their permaculture approach / their ideas on testing the impact of their approach (no. TBA - but we would like to alert practitioners to this session in advance so that we can identify at least 6 - 10 people who will prepare a five minute talk for the session).
- Short (5 minute) presentation on a conference to be held in 2016 on this topic.
Structured discussion session
- Round table discussion between practitioners and scientists on how best to build the evidence base
- Initiation of a working group to develop a participatory research platform
11:30-11:40 Welcome and Introduction
11:40 - 12:15 Practitioner research presentations (plus questions/discussion)
12:15-13:15 Developing the evidence base (participatory workshop)
13:15-13:30 Summary of decisions and next steps identified