Daily Programme

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.

Celebrating Permaculture

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

Everyone Gardens

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 & policultures

Graham Bell | The oldest forest garden in Britain

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/2

Resilient Communities

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.

Martin Hollinetz | OTELOs – Innovation hubs for communities

Sigi Tatschl | Edible communities

Juan del Río | Communities for Future

Erika Zarate | Building Community Resilience

Chris Warburton Brown | 52 Climate Actions

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/3

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.


+ 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

Film Programme

Watch our selection of movies in the live stream or click the links below to adjust subtiles:

18:00 (UTC+1)
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.’

18:03 (UTC+1)
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.’

18:07 (UTC+1)
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.’

18:14 (UTC+1)
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.’
www.cambiopermanente.org/ www.permaculturacanadulce.org/

18:50 (UTC+1)
Grounded Community | 5 min
Permaculture Association
‘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
Rita Pimenta
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
Permaculture Association

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 centers and schools

Maddy Harland | Future Care – putting the needs of the next generations first

Morag Gamble | PermaYouth

Gaye Amus | Children in Permaculture

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/7

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

Simon Ricard | Regenerative practices in France

Alexandre Pereira | Nomadic Permaculture in the Sahara desert

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/8

Healing Landscapes

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!

John D Liu | Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Daniel Mello-Mattos | Climate Design

Bruno Nunes | Large-scale regenerative design

Derek Gow | Bringing back the Beavers

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/9

Final Celebration

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

Direct Link to Session: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/eupc2021/10

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.