South West Regional Convergence 2017

9-11 June 2017, Goffin Land, Exeter, Devon, EX4 9JL

First programme details just announced - click here to see.

Join us at the Permaculture Association's first South West Regional Permaculture Convergence, taking place over the weekend of 9-11 June 2017 at Goffin Land on the edge of Exeter.

The event is being organised by the Association in partnership with it's members and other local activists.

Our intention is to bring new opportunities and benefits by connecting up the multitude of projects, local groups and individuals working in linked areas across the area. We also aim to help build a self-sustaining, resilient regional permaculture network for the South West. 

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2016 Convergence photo slideshow

What will it be like?

The event will run over 48 hours. There will be a range of workshops, skill shares, strategy sessions, and practical demonstrations to enjoy through each day. Covering everything from permaculture for beginnners to advanced sessions for those with more experience. We'll even be hosting a Permablitz, creating a new herb garden for Goffin Land. 

We welcome contributions and participation from anybody involved in the social change, new economic, environmental & conservation and community activist movements. 

Confirmed Contributors to the event include:

Maddy Harland (Permaculture Magazine) * Steph Hafferty (No Dig Gardening) * Andy Goldring (CEO Permaculture Association) * Tim 'Mac' Macartney (Founder of Embercombe) * Klaudia Van Gool (Permaculture Tutor) * Ffyona Campbell (The Hunter-Gatherer Way) * Bob Mehew (Huxhams Cross Farm) * Jay Tompt (REconomy) * Jane Gleeson (Schumacher College) * Nicky Scott (North Devon Biochar) * Harriet Bell (Dartington Agroforestry)

Click here to see the first programme announcements.

Expect a fun festival atmosphere; plentiful learning and networking opportunities; great quality local, organic food and evening music. There will be childrens activities and lots to get involved in from start to finish. Camping will be available on site for those staying for the weekend and we're exploring other options. 

The event is designed for permaculture practitioners, community activists, green-fingered gardeners, social change pioneers and anybody else across the region interested in learning more and engaging in permaculture. 

If you've not been to a convergence before and want to see if it's for you, take a look at what was planned for our 2016 National Convergence here and see photos from it here.

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Participate

Click here to see the first programme announcements

We welcome offers of participation in the Convergence. Participants are generally asked to purchase a ticket for the event, though there are exceptions for whom this is not possible. 

If you may be interested in offering a workshop, performance, strategy session, kids activity, art installation or anything else, please fill out our application form HERE.

If you have a stall you wish to bring, be it displaying information or selling crafts or produce, we would welcome it to the event. Please fill out the relevant application form HERE.

If you wish to crew or volunteer for the event, fill out the application form HERE.

Would you like to help craft this event? We are looking for steering group members.

 

Our venue

Goffin Land is a 96-acre community-led farm project on the edge of the City of Exeter looking to utilise permaculture principles in it's design and activity. A tranquil haven hidden away but within easy reach of urban facilities and transport routes. 

Goffin Land seeks to be an oasis for social and ecological change, providing access to land for those in need and nurturing mind, body and soul.

The venue address is Goffin Land, Church Street, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 9JL

Be there

Tickets are now available

  • £60 Subsidised price
  • £80 Permaculture Association member price
  • £96 Full price
  • £25 Children's ticket

It will cost £7.50 for car parking.

Plus more options:

  • £35 Saturday Ticket
  • £25 Sunday Ticket

Only 150 places available in total .

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