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Its been an interesting and stimulating few years since Permanent Culture Now began, we have done a number of talks centred around the ideas and practices of permaculture and the commons as a future model of resource and land usage for all, we have also carried out practical workshops and filmed a great many speakers and workshops covering a variety of interesting and inter-related ideas and issues that relate directly to Permanent Culture Now are working towards. Equally we have also learnt a lot ourselves from interacting with people...read more
“Is it all worth it? If we do our best to heal the Earth and make our place in her a sustainable one, is there a good chance that we will succeed?…to my mind that’s the wrong question. Even if we could answer it – and we can never know anything about the future for certain, it would beg the question How do I want to live my life? So my answer to the question..is that I want to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem”. Patrick Whitefield ‘Earth Care Manual’ Why Urban permaculture? Our towns and cities are really important in...read more
What next for the environmental movement? While the stakes could not be higher, are green groups in the doldrums; virtually invisible, largely ineffective and mostly ignored by both government and the electorate? Can we move from the defensive to the offensive? Protesting is relatively easy. Building political pressure for a new type of economic order is much harder. Tonight’s panel to discuss where next for the environmental movement are John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, Fiona Ward, who leads the Transition Network’s...read more