Courses/Workshops — by Rowe Morrow November 12, 2012
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong
When the Ant stings the elephant — impressions, preparation and thinking in Hong Kong as it prepares for the 1st bioregional convergence.
To offer permaculture, or to run a convergence here in Hong Kong, is really an act of sheer defiance and audacity. Hong Kong sits almost central to the world’s greatest consumption and finance centres. Think of the neighbours: Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Beijing. And, concomitantly, some of the biggest problems are here too. Flying in from the southern hemisphere and one and one half hours from Hong Kong you hit the cloud of pollution — similar to the island of plastic in the sea. It comes from Chinese factories fuelled by Australian coal, and, world consumers of oil products.
Consumption is a way of life. Cars, consumption and air-conditioners control human lives. It is extraordinary to see human adaptability within a few generations from farming and fishing to living in 80 storey buildings framed with concrete.
Against this background of glitter, waste, business and busy-ness, the team at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens (KFBG) has taken the initiative to offer this first bioregional convergence. Compared with other meetings and conferences occurring in Hong Kong, this is minute. And yet the team are determined to use the occasion to offer the best information, maximum networking, and highest level of support to the participants. What a spirit!Comments (0)
Aid Projects, Project Positions — by Rowe Morrow July 19, 2008
A great opportunity for growing food and teaching permaculture alongside about 300 children’s big smiles, songs and dances in south-western Uganda
Are you planning to travel to Africa? And do you like a challenge? If so, then we would welcome you for six to twelve months as ‘permie in residence’ at our Sabina Children’s Home.
Here’s a taste of what we offer:
Rakai Primary School and Home for Children has just completed a ‘toe-in-the-water’ four day intro permaculture course (facilitated by Rosemary Morrow and Dan Palmer) with local officials, primary school teachers, and staff from the home.
We wanted to see if there was enough interest to commit to permaculture and go forward with a full PDC and site development.Comments (1)