September 6:  SUCCESS!   The Permaculture Association of Britain  has sponsored the Malawi candidate to attend IPC 10.  We are working right now on helping Eston Pembamoyo to get his tickets, visa and other logistical arrangements in order.  The support that you have provided will go towards transport costs in Malawi and incidental costs along the way, which are sure to come up.  Thanks to you all for your good wishes and support!

We are assisting to raise funds so that at least one Malawi candidate can IPC10 in Jordan.   The different people who had originally applied to attend talked together and picked the best option for Malawi and all efforts are going into supporting the one candidate.   That candidate is Eston Pembamoyo who can be reached on  He is the acting Administrator for the Permaculture Network in Malawi since 2007 and helping to get the network registered in Malawi.  He’s been practicing Permaculture for the past few years and integrates sustainable designing into hi

s work as a Reverend in the Anglican Church.  If you are able to assist, please visit our donations page, we only have a month to raise the remaining amount he needs:   2,500 dollars, so if you are able, please do so in the next few days.  Thank you!

The next International Permaculture Conference and Convergence, IPC10, will be held in Jordan across September 2011.  The theme is “Plan Jordan ~ Water”. The theme of IPC10 is highly appropriate given the United Nations have just launched their Decades for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification. We have the solutions!

The 1-day IPC10 Conference (open to all) and 4-day IPC10 Convergence (open to Permaculture Design Certificate graduates only) will be held in Jordan (Amman and Wadi Rum, respectively) and will be coordinated by Nadia ‘Abu Yahia’ Lawton.   Prior to the start of the Conference and subsequent Convergence, a two-week International Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) coursewill be taught by  a team of respected permaculture educators and pratitioners, and all three events will be followed by tours and permaculture site visits.

Nadia has a You Tube Video to entice you, it would be great to have you attend WITH the Malawi candidate!  The biennial International Permaculture Conference is the world’s premier permaculture gathering. Don’t miss it!