Permaculture for Developing Countries: Shift Bristol Twilight Talk


Date(s) - 09/11/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Welcome to Shift Bristol’s Twilight Talks. Our latest programme of evening events – a range of insightful and inspirational evening talks and performances from some of the leading lights in permaculture and sustainability. As well as an educational experience, this is a chance to meet others in our vibrant permaculture community. Each talk is held in a community setting, all venues are wheelchair accessible, and a donation of £5 is suggested at the door, although no-one will be turned away if they can’t afford to pay.

From permaculture in disaster zones, to no dig market gardening, small-scale food production post Brexit to Land Worker’s Alliance policy work to a one-woman play on how coal mining has affected a community, Twilight Talks will touch on many areas of interest and aspects of sustainability.  Come to one or all of the events, running throughout November, December and January.


Shift Bristol’s Twilight Talks Present:  Lachlan McKenzie – Permaculture for developing countries – A presentation and fundraiser.

Weds 9th November – 7.30pm to 9pm at The Old Library, Muller Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6XP

£5 suggested donation (pay what you can afford, all welcome)


Lachlan McKenzie has lived and worked in East Timor and Aceh, Indonesia and will provide an engaging and thought provoking presentation about permaculture’s important and expanding role in developing countries and disaster situations.  In response to the chaos and desperation in post conflict East Timor and post disaster Aceh, permaculture has provided a truly long-term and regenerative mechanism for development. It has been eagerly grasped by local organisations and is providing community development, environmental repair and food sovereignty through culturally appropriate solutions. With climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation becoming more serious by the year, the time to act has never been more urgent.

This evening is a fundraiser for a game changing project – an open source on-line Tropical Permaculture Guidebook designed and produced specifically for developing countries. A highly practical book with over 2000 detailed illustrations and downloadable chapter-by-chapter, it takes the broad aim of creating sustainability and provides the how-to links for communities and farmers to actually achieve it. It operationalises theory into practical steps that anyone can take and use to affect positive change. This encompasses all aspects of food production and living, especially addressing the steps needed to protect the environment, reduce climate change and develop resilience to its impacts. Visit Shift Bristol website for more information >>


All proceeds from this evening will go towards the production of the guidebook.   



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