In 2018 the European Permaculture Convergence will be hosted in Ireland from Wednesday 8th to Monday 13th August.  An Oige, Knockree Hostel and campsite is the location for this event in the stunning Wicklow Hills. It is walkable in a few hours from Dublin City Centre and easily accessible by bus.  With strong local traditions of story, music and friendly folk this is sure to be a convergence to remember. The Youth in Permaculture team hope to have a presence there.

European Permaculture Convergence 2018

The website has more details here:

The blog page from the website of the youth hostel where the event is being hosted has some interesting & fun articles that tell us a bit more about the area and activities young people have been involved in. 

What is Permaculture ?

    Permaculture defies simple definition.
  • It’s a complex concept that means many things to many people.
  • The aim of permaculture is to design effective and resilient human systems which meet human needs that support, include, and enhance nature in all aspects.

In the year 2017 from 8th to 16th december I attended a permaculture youth exchange titled "It`s our future". It was hosted in Italy near the city of Torino. The week that I shared with about 60 other participants was a deeply touching experience for me and has prompted me to make changes in the course of my life.