Saturday, March 23, 2013

1025. The 2013 International Permaculture Congress

Dear Permaculturists of the world!

During the last International Permaculture Convergence (IPC), IPC10, celebrated in Jordan in September 2011, Cuba was chosen as the host for the next IPC, IPC11, and we will be doing it this NOVEMBER 2013!!
As well as our friendly company you will enjoy a range activities to get involved in here including:
  • a Permaculture Design Course facilitated by internationally renowned teachers: Ron Berezan (CA), Brock Dolman (USA), Paulo Mellet (UK), Eric Toensmeier (USA) and Cuba’s own Roberto Perez Rivero.
  • a 3 day Conference with the theme "Island Permaculture, Urban Permaculture, and Permaculture and Climate Change"
  • a 5 day Convergence and
  • visits to permaculture and sustainability sites in Havana and two Provinces of Cuba to see examples of Permaculture CUBA STYLE!
Dates are listed on the panel to the right.
From all of us permies here in Cuba we would like to say THANK YOU for this wonderful opportunity to show off our work and hard earned experiences and to continue our learning and exchanging with international participants and collaborators… so

WELCOME to the Caribbean, WELCOME to Latin America and


The Cuba Organising Team 
From the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity
 maria criolla
Permaculture in Cuba
Permaculture arrived to Cuba in late 1993, through The Southern Cross Brigade an Australian and New Zealand solidarity group, some of them Permaculturists. In late 1995 the movement was welcomed by Antonio Núñez Jiménez to continue operations as part of his  Foundation for Nature and Humanity, a Cuban NGO. At that point in time with the country facing a serious economic crisis, the key goal was to increase food production as much and as quickly as possible, and this was done by growing food directly under the feet of people, on local family and community grounds of Havana. Several projects were developed with the support of the Australian Green Team and the Australian Conservation Foundation.
We are proud to say that the work of this small and devoted team of Cubans, Aussies, New Zealanders and others, along with a few other similar efforts in the country at the time, most certainly contributed to the degree of local food security the communities, towns and cities of our island enjoy to this day.
In coming to Cuba we can share elements of this process with you, our experiences, struggles, achievements, learning, and we can review and consider some of the risk factors we have been experiencing and learning from over these last few years related to climate change. We will do all of this with guests in our traditional Cuban way of openness, talking, listening, lectures, workshops, roundtables, honesty, eating, drinking… and, why not, a little more talking!

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