Sunday, June 21, 2009

2009 International Permaculture Convergence

Dear all
Registration for all 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9) events is now live on the conference website The IPC9 events are:

1. The 9th International Permaculture Design Course (IPDC9a). Harare, Zimbabwe;18 to 29 October 2009

2. The 9th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC9b). Lilongwe, Malawi; 2 to 5 November 2009

3. The 9th International Permaculture Conference (IPC9c). Lilongwe, Malawi; 6 November 2009

4. The 9th International Permaculture Site Tour (IPC9d). Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa; 7 to 30 November 2009. (You can choose to participate in segments of the trip).
We kindly request all prospective participants to pre-register on line even if you are not yet ready to pay the fees. You can click on the link below to get to the conference home page and to get started. The pre-registration tab is at the top of the page.

We look forward to welcoming many of you in full moon and full sun to the warm heart of Africa in the fall (We will be at the end of our spring here south of the equator).
Please feel free to forward this message to your networks. For any enquiries please write to us at
Best regards

Mugove Walter Nyika
IPC9 Coordinator

The Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture (ReSCOPE) Programme
P.O. Box 32280
Blantyre 3
Tel: +2651 831 373
Fax: +2651 831 363
Mobile: +2659 788 373
Email: or

Traditionally IPC's take place every two years and switch between continents. Past host sites have been in Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal, Croatia, Brazil, and will be held on the African continent for the first time in 2009. IPC9 is organized by a collaboration of African permaculturists, coordinated by ReSCOPE Programme in Malawi.

Permaculture has a long history in Africa with well know centers in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and others. For the first time the International Permaculture Conference (IPC9) will be held on the African continent in 2009. Plan Africa - Food & Empowerment, is the theme for the Conference. A major goal of IPC9 is to establish the structure to bring permaculture training and knowledge to all countries of Africa. IPC9 will bring government and world press attention to grassroots permaculture work by showcasing the sites and projects already underway. African organizers are committed to bringing participants from every economic sector and region to attend.