Slideshow and Stories from 11th INTL PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE in Havana, Cuba

  • January 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Greg Todd and Jonathan Ramirez will share slides and experiences from their trip to Havana, Cuba for the 11th International Permaculture Convergence. This event happens every two years and draws permaculturists from all over the world to share learning and best practices; it has been hosted by Croatia, Brazil, Malawi, Jordan and more. IPC12 in 2015 will be in the UK.

Three major themes in Cuba this year were Permaculture on Islands and Cities, Permaculture and Climate Change, and Hurricane-proof systems, which are all relevant for NYC!

Read one account of the history and format of the International Permaculture Convergence here. (If you are patient and search online, you will also find archives of proceedings from past conferences.) If you have specific questions, consider posting them in your RSVP in advance!

Also, we are very pleased and grateful to be holding our meeting at the Green Map office. Our host Wendy Brawer of Green Map will give a brief introduction to the project and show us some examples of how communities and organizations around the world, including on in Cuba, are using award-winning Green Maps technology to address social and ecological issues. Thank you for having us, Wendy!


This general networking meetup is held the first Tuesday of each month and has two purposes.

First, it serves as a general networking opportunity for Permies in the area to meet each other and to provide mutual aid. What are you working on and where? What kind of collaborators and skills sets do you want to add to your team? Do you have an idea that you'd like to share just for feedback and exploration?

Second, this is an information session to increase knowledge about the numerous ways that permaculture can be applied in the world, from gardening/farming practices and land stewardship, to regenerative economic systems, community building, and nature connection. 

*A $5 donation will be optional for our meetups. Proceeds help sponsor PDC students, establish and maintain demonstration sites, purchase land for a land trust network, and other sustainable culture educational projects in the Northeast. The PayPal link sends a donation to Green Phoenix Permaculture, a 501c3 organization.*

OUR NEXT Green Phoenix Permaculture PDC STARTS IN JANUARY 2014! It is a weekend series hosted at our new 18-acre site in Kerhonkson, NY - with lead teacher Tama Jackson and guest teachers including Dave Jacke, Andrew Faust, Mark Krawczyk, Kay McGrenahan-Cafasso, and Ethan Roland. See our website or check the meetup calendar for details.

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  • Erica J.

    I'm headed to Cuba!

    January 15, 2014

    • Greg T.

      For how long? Are you going with a group? What do you plan to see?

      January 16, 2014

  • Janna O.

    Am only missing this over a prior commitment. Any chance it may become available online through a link which could be posted here or at the sublimart blog?

    January 1, 2014

    • Tiffany

      That's too bad! We don't record our meetings, though, so it won't be broadcast. Hopefully, we will see you at next month's meeting.

      January 6, 2014

  • Wendy B.

    It's really warm in the office so I suggest wearing removable layers.

    1 · January 5, 2014

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