For the first time, the European Permaculture Convergence (EUPC) is coming to Ireland, and will be held at Knockree Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow from the 8th to 13th August 2018. The EUPC is a 5 day celebration of permaculture, primarily aimed at, but not limited to PDC (permaculture design certificiate) holders. The theme in 2018 is to be ‘New partnerships for permaculture’.
This year the EUPC is coming to the beautiful mountains of County Wicklow, an hour away from Dublin, where we will be extending a thousand welcomes to Permaculturalists from right across Europe.
The 5 day event will feature a dynamic mixture of pre-scheduled speakers, workshops and open space on a diverse range of topics, though the theme for the week is ‘New Partners for Permaculture: Reaching Beyond Our Edges’ so this will also be very much a community building and networking event. In addition to the main event in Wicklow it is also intended that there will be ‘Fringe’ events taking place not only in Ireland but across Europe this summer, including Permaculture courses, talks, open days, networking and permablitz’s.
Attendance tickets to the EUPC cost €100 for the 5 days, or €25 for a day pass and there are a range of accomodation options onsite and nearby.
3 of the 5 days will feature scheduled talks and events, and the other 2 will be open space format, like the annual permaculture gathering, where anyone is welcome to offer to give a talk or demonstration, or to request a talk, and the schedule self organises.
Camping is available on site, and there will be a limited number of places available in Knockree Hostel itself. For a flavour of what happens at an EUPC, here’s a video from the 2017 event –