[permaculture] Permaculture Cuba!!

Scott Pittman scott at permaculture.org
Fri Mar 22 00:06:27 EDT 2013



LIVE/International Permaculture Conference/Convergence 11 Cuba Nov 2013
website is LIVE

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! 

2013 IPC11 Key Events and Dates

Pre IPC International PDC
11-24 November, 2013.
Havana, Cuba

Conference Dinner and Gala
24 November, 2013
Havana, Cuba

International Permaculture Conference
25-27 November, 2013.
Havana, Cuba

Visit to Urban Permaculture sites 
28 November, 2013.
Havana, Cuba

29 November-3 December, 2013
Los Cocos, Mayabeque, Cuba

Permaculture Tours
>From December 4th, 2013

>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

WELCOME to the Caribbean, WELCOME to Latin America and


The Cuba Organising Team 
>From the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity


Main Co-ordinator
María Caridad Cruz Henández
Local Sustainable Development Program Director
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity
Referencias en Español: info at ipc11cuba.com

Second Co-ordinator
Roberto Pérez Rivero
Environmental Education and Biodiversity Conservation Program Director
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity
Spanish and English: sponsorships at ipc11cuba.com 

International Liasson
Michelle Louise Grattan
Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity
English: admin at ipc11cuba.com

Harriet Walsh
Permaculture Association UK
United Kingdom
English: bookings at ipc11cuba.com

Permaculture in Cuba

Permaculture arrived to Cuba in late 1993, through The Southern Cross
Brigade  <http://cubabrigade.org.au> 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
<http://members.optusnet.com.au/%7Ecohousing/cuba/>  Green Team and the
Australian Conservation <http://www.acfonline.org.au>  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
why not, a little more talking.!


“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. 

On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” 

~Arundhati Roy


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