Program : South Coast Permaculture Convergence

2014 South East Permaculture Convergence Program


Welcome to Country
  Welcome to Convergence
  Meet & Greet
9.45am Bioregional Showcase - Group Activity
  Presentations and Visual Display
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Workshops Session 1
12.00pm Workshops Session 2
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Workshops Session 3
3.00pm Workshops Session 4
  Afternoon Tea
4.00pm Workshops Session 5
5.00pm Break
6.00pm Dinner
  Guest Speaker - Professor Stuart Hill
7.30pm Screening of The Chikukwa Project Film



9.00am Launch of Pip Magazine Second Edition
9.30am Stuart Hill Session 1
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am Stuart Hill Session 2
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Stuart Hill Session 3
2.30pm Group Creative Project
  Feedback and Farewell Session
4.00pm Finish

 The Chikukwa Project

The Chikukwa Project

THE CHIKUKWA PROJECT is a feel good story out of Africa. For the last 20 years an incredible permaculture project has been growing in Zimbabwe.

Where once the people of the Chikukwa villages suffered hunger, malnutrition and high rates of disease, this community has turned its fortunes around using permaculture farming techniques. Complementing these strategies for food security, they have built their community strength through locally controlled and initiated programs for permaculture training, conflict resolution, women’s empowerment, primary education and HIV management.

Now they have a surplus of food and the people in these villages are healthy and proud of their achievements. Their degraded landscape has been turned into a lush paradise.

A brother and sister team travelled to Zimbabwe and made this film which shows why this project has been so successful.