Permaculture Ambassadors Conference – 21st April 2017

Apr 6, 2017

Permaculture Ambassadors Conference – promoting ways to create thriving communities.

The Permaculture Ambassadors Conference is an event organised by The Permaculture Association and is a chance to meet, share knowledge and good practice, and to network with people from across Britain. There is space for up to 90 participants to spend the day learning together.  The event will be held at The Impact Hub Birmingham, 58 Oxford Street, B5 5NR and is open to all.

Many people are creating a brighter future for their communities, caring for the earth and for each other, whilst living within nature’s limits. The conference intends to share these practical solutions with more people to enthuse and inspire them.

There will be an inclusivity fund to help with travel costs and The Permaculture Association believe that the benefits of connecting and learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation.

Recognising that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others a tiered pricing structure is offerred. When booking, the price that feels appropriate can be chosen from the following selection: £22, £32, or £42.

This is the programme for the day:

9:00 – 9:30 Arrive and meet others

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and an introduction to how the Permaculture Ambassadors project can help support you in sharing permaculture

10:00 – 11:20 Session 1
Personal skills session: Avoiding burnout and sustaining personal wellbeing, with Kathryn Tulip of Navigate.

11:20 – 11:50 Break (grab a free cup of tea / coffee and enjoy snacks)

11:50 – 13:10 Session 2
Group skills session: Effective group working, with Rhizome Coop member Maria Franchi.
Project skills session: Creative techniques to help raise funds for your project (TBC), with Laura Winn

13:10 – 14:10 Lunch – finger buffet provided, with vegan options

14:10 – 15:30 Session 3
Group skills session: Effective group working, with Rhizome Coop member Maria Franchi
Media skills session: Details TBC

15:30 – 16:00 Break (grab a free cup of tea / coffee and enjoy snacks)

16:00 – 17:20 Session 4
Media / Project skills sessions, TBC

17:30 – 18:00 Closing – an open opportunity for conference participants to share what you’ve learnt. You will leave with a training plan & more local connections.

Evening – There will be an exciting evening event. Food will be involved.

For more information about the evening event and for further details about The Ambassadors Conference please click here.

For information about the venue please click here.


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