The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergence (FIPC) nonprofit is an organization working in conjunction with the International Permaculture Convergence Coordinating Committee to support the conveners of the individual International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) event held around the globe every two years.
FIPC’s specific mission is to augment the funds needed for convening the bi-annual IPC event, with a special focus on scholarship funding for delegates traveling from all parts of the world to attend. Ongoing support for the IPC website with its valuable archives is also a part of the FIPC mission.
Please consider participating in upcoming events and make a donation to FIPC!
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International Permaculture Convergences are the international gatherings for the global permaculture network where new developments are presented, discussed, taken in and implemented by international agreements. For the permaculture community, the International Permaculture Convergences are hugely important with projects and actual working design solutions developed and shared for the smallest villages to the largest cities.
Permaculture is an ethics based design methodology for creating sustainable systems and settlements. It was initially developed in Australia by ecologist Bill Mollison and his then student David Holmgren, but has since traveled the world and today there are projects of every size in almost every corner of the world.
Traditionally International Permaculture Convergences take place every two years and switch between continents & hemispheres. Past host sites have been Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal, Croatia, Brazil, Africa, Jordan, Cuba, and the next IPC will be held in the United Kingdom in September 2015, followed by India in 2017.
IPC 1, 1984 Australia IPC 8, 2007 Brazil
IPC 2, 1986 USA IPC 9, 2009 Malawi Africa
IPC 3, 1989 New Zealand IPC 10, 2011 Jordan/Middle East
IPC 4, 1991 Nepal IPC 11, 2013 Cuba
IPC 5, 1993 Sweden & Denmark IPC 13, 2017 India
IPC 6, 1996 Western Australia IPC 12, 2015 United Kingdom
IPC 7, 2005 Slovenia & Croatia