We were so excited to gather at the Australia Permaculture Convergence (APC) in the Redlands on 13 April 2021. Not only were we grateful that the gathering could go ahead with Covid-19 was looming over our heads, but because we had the opportunity to explore ecovillage principles and how they correlate with the permaculture ethics and principles. Both these design tools are so critical at this moment in time and we need to find ways to use them together and integrate the learnings and techniques.
A wonderful group of about 25 people turned up to our workshop. We used the GEN ecovillage design cards, all laid out and we spent time going through the areas of regeneration (social, culture, ecological, economy) and how they integrated into whole systems design. We explored the principles, discussing issues and examples/solutions of how we see them in action. One of the things I love about this process is that we come back to simplicity of connecting and sharing, going a little deeper into dialogue the more time we have together.
I’m grateful for Northey St City Farm (NSCF) for organising and hosting this event and for inviting us to hold this important space.
Look out for our next ecovillage workshop coming up this July 2021!