Below is an overview of the topics of each day and the confirmed speakers.
All of the programme sessions below will be broadcast via Crowdcast. You will receive the link after signing up. You can watch live or access the recordings later using the same links.
Evening programme sessions will be streamed live each day in the following times:
If you are in London, Lisbon,… >> 18:00 to 21:00 UTC+1
If you are in Barcelona, Vienna,… >> 19:00 to 22:00 UTC+2
If you are in Athens, Minsk,… >> 20:00 to 23:00 UTC+3
Please be aware of the time zone for your region. The Calendar page is a good way to see when the sessions are in your region.map.
Day 1. Friday October 8th
Permaculture is a worldwide network of practitioners, teachers and experts. Over 40 year this action research field has been growing and we now want to celebrate this amazing toolkit full of strategies that have been invented, tried out and passed on.
Declan Kennedy | History of Permaculture
Eunice Neves | Permaculture Research Tour
Andy Goldring | Permaculture Ethics – Problems & Solutions
Valerie Seitz | Overview of Permaculture in Europe
Pavlo Ardanov | Visegrad & Beyond Permaculture Partnership
Patricia Pereira | New Discoveries Project – Education camps in Portugal
Martin Kirchner | Pioneers of Change
Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021
Day 2. Saturday October 9th
Gardens and gardeners everywhere; from urban balconies and lots, to suburban backyards, we explore how permaculture principles and whole systems thinking bring us abundant, resilient food gardens and forests, while regenerating ecosystems, small and large, that nurture us and our communities. With practical examples from the permaculture gardens of Europe, we connect and celebrate “Everything Gardens”.
Julia S, Leonie W-W, Ann D | Growing edible cities
Susannah Hall | Permablitz London
Paul de Graaf | Rotterdam Forest Garden Network
Eulàlia Matí | Permacultural Nursery & lighthouse
Juan Pedro Franco | Model of localized resilience
Alfréd Szilágyi | Ecosystem services of permaculture farms
Silvia Floresta | Permaculture gardens &
Graham Bell | The oldest forest garden in Britain
Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/2
Day 3. Sunday October 10th
In resilient communities we are celebrating how communities across Europe are finding new ways to meet our needs of food, energy, housing and social life. Inspiring examples and speakers will show us that we can meet our needs, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and support flourishing biodiversity by working together where we live.
Let’s Look After Each Other
Day 4. Monday October 11th
Looking after each other and ourselves is vital. Our inspiring speakers will take us on short journeys to experience the methods they are using, and will help us explore the challenges and opportunities for looking after each other, to meet our social, physical and inner needs, to prepare ourselves for potentially significant disruptions and build resilience in ourselves and each other.
Looby Macnamara | Social Permaculture and cultural emergence
Luiza Oliveira | Permaculture Women’s Guild
James Atherton | Permaculture responds to the refugee crisis
Yau Fen | Permaculture applied to homelessness
Tierra Martinez | Re-engineering of the Being
Deep Adaptation | Support & well-being during social breakdowns
Fotini Georgousi | Resilience and Abundance in Times of Crisis
Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/4
Social & Film night
Day 5. Tuesday October 12th
Let’s take some time to connect, share our stories and ask questions. Join us in the ‘Perma-Lounge’ which will have rooms for language groups.
SOME OF THE OPTIONS FOR THIS DAY:
+ Socializing in KumoSpace our Social Meeting Space
which can be accessed at any time – 24hrs a day – but which will have EUPC staff from 17:00 – 22:00 UTC+1 each day.
+ Selection of movies to choose from in the live stream – see list below
Watch our selection of movies in the live stream or click the links below to adjust subtiles:
What is permaculture design | 3 min
Ana and Jacob Redman
‘Permaculture is really quite difficult to define, here is an attempt. “Permaculture uses systems thinking and design principles to consciously design ‘landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs'” (David Holmgren) but one might think it go beyond this definition.
EDGE EFFECT is a feature length documentary by Ana & Jacob. Exploring ways in which people are applying permaculture to design cutting edge and resilient projects. Collecting and exploring permaculture stories and experiences from around Europe.’
A Forest Garden | 4 min
Project of Martin Crawford, Film by National Geographic
‘Instead of neat rows of monoculture, forest gardens combine fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables together in one seemingly wild setting. This type of agroforestry mimics natural ecosystems and uses the space available in a sustainable way. UK-based Martin Crawford is one of the pioneers of forest gardening. Starting out with a flat field in 1994, his land has been transformed into a woodland and serves as an educational resource for others interested in forest gardening. This short film by Thomas Regnault focuses on Crawford’s forest garden, which is abundant, diverse, edible, and might be one answer to the future of food systems.’
Hip Hop Garden | 7 min
May Project Gardens with Choose Love
‘Hip Hop Garden is an award-winning, innovative education model that uses Hip Hip to educate and empower young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities. This film depicts the journey of 20 young refugees and asylum seekers from South London who took part in this programme in 2019, delivered by May Project Gardens in partnership with Choose Love (Help Refugees). For more info, bookings, or to donate to us supporting more young people, go to www.hiphopgarden.com.’
Cambio Permanente – Permaculture: there was a culture of peace | 36 min
Caña Dulce, Lucho Iglesias
Spanish l English subtitles
‘We live in complex times in which sometimes it seems that there is no solution, and from then on there are no easy answers to the immense problems that plague us. But it is essential to seek a new paradigm, which allows us to dream of dreams. Y aunque it seems that the margin is small, if we don’t dream of awakening we start to die in life.’
Grounded Community | 5 min
‘Grounded Community is a charity based in Boscombe, Bournemouth. We work with others in our community to give everyone access to healthy, nutritious food. We grow and share fruit and veg; we teach others how to grow their own food; we redistribute food surplus from gardens and businesses; we build healthy soil and create wildlife habitats; and we connect networks of people who store and share homegrown food. We want to work together to build an abundant, circular food system and a culture of storing, reusing and redistributing food surplus. Find out more, get involved or donate to Grounded Community at groundedcommunity.co.uk
18:55 (UTC+1) | 45 min
The Transformation – Journey to the Inner Being
Mix of Spanish, Portuguese and English l English & Portuguese subtitles
A documentary that portrays the experience of a PDC, a Permaculture Design Certificate course. 10 days of internal and external soil regeneration work, with the guides Tierra Martinez from Argentina and Beatriz Ramirez from Mexico, from the Ná Lu’um Permaculture Institute. Rita Pimenta expresses with this sequence a little of what she felt these days, being also a participant of the trip that happened in the family project Paraíso Tipu Tipu in the South of Portugal. A striking and transformative period that is recommended to all who seek answers about the state of the world, the purpose of life, sustainability at all levels, happiness and inner peace…
Peace Exploration is a project dedicated to research and education for Peace
Instituto de Permacultura Ná Lu’um
19:40 (UTC+1) | 2 min
Growing food in small spaces
Full course info and to enrol: https://learn.permaculture.org.uk/c/h… ‘Growing Food in Small Spaces’ is an interactive self-study online course that will make you confident in turning small spaces into highly abundant food gardens. Learn how to apply regenerative practices and permaculture techniques to design and grow a garden that optimises the time and energy you put in, in order to produce high yields of delicious, nutritious food.
An Economy for People and Planet
Day 6. Wednesday October 13th
In an economy for people and planet we will look at the big picture of what kind of economy we need and how people are creating it in cities around Europe and the world, and then drill down into what a permaculture style economy looks like at the local level.
Kate Raworth | Doughnut Economy
Sergi Caballero | Cooperative, farm school & solidarity economy
Alexandru Tudose | Regenerative farm network & production model
Teresa Distelberger | Scaling up our work
Louis de Jaeger | The Regenerative Business Opportunity
Sheila Darmos | Organic export business in Greece
Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/6
Youth, Future Care and the Next Generation
Day 7. Thursday October 14th
We celebrate and explore together projects that share permaculture with children, youths, educators and parents. We also look at the powerful perspective offered to permaculture and society by including younger generations and future care as part of a catalyst in building regenerative and sustainable culture.
Eddie Brown | Jóvenes en Permacultura
Lusi Alderslowe | Children in Permaculture
Julio Cantos | Permaculture design in education
Maddy Harland | Future Care – putting the needs of the next generations first
Morag Gamble | PermaYouth
Gaye Amus | Children in Permaculture
Farming with Nature
Day 8. Friday October 15th
Conventional agriculture often shows up as monocultures with desert-like open soils. But there are alternatives that protect the soil, build up humus and still feed us all (organic!). Let’s look into new ways of farming together!
Stefan Schwarzer | Regenerative Agriculture in Germany
Wolfgang Palme | Extending the season with Winter Veggies
Giuseppe Sannicandro | Mediterranean regenerative farms
Dimitri Tsitos | Mazi Farm in Greece
Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/8
Day 9. Saturday October 16th
As Global effects of our local and global actions gain volume and impact, large-scale interventions are needed more than ever in order to revert or at least slow down the changes already happening. However, this is only possible when taking on the large number of varied environmental, social, economical, spiritual and cultural factors, all at the same time. The good news is that we now know the solutions and have the intellectual, physical and energetic capacity to put it all into action. Let’s discover how!
Day 10. Sunday October 17th
After a rich nine days full of inspiring contributions we want to harvest, reflect and again celebrate the diversity of solutions. We will ask the question: what to do next, so we all are clear to set action in our direct surroundings.
Valerie Seitz | Shared efforts & communal Projects
Maria Prieto | Climate governance and activism
Rosemary Morrow | Permaculture and The Global South
Elodie da Silva & Cândida Shinn | Bringing permaculture closer to the locals
Andrew Langford | Dealing with the trauma and stress in times of crisis
Alison Whybrow | Climate Coaching Alliance
Beatriz Ramirez | IPC 2022 – Towards a New Way of Seeing the World
Kumospace is our Social Meeting Space which can be accessed at any time – 24hrs a day – but which will have EUPC staff from 17:00 – 22:00 UTC+1 each day.
The Open Space is an emergent programme happening during some morning/afternoons of the EUPC days. These sessions are offered by other EUPC participants and are for free.