It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 National Permaculture Convergence in Oxford. Given the ongoing uncertainties over COVID-19 and concerns for safety, we feel this is the right decision.
However, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first online permaculture convergence instead on 16 - 18 October 2020. We will be sharing more detailed plans over the next month.
Other good news is that we have booked Hill End, Oxfordshire for 10 - 12 September 2021, so look forward to seeing you all in person there next year!
What is a convergence?
Every convergence is unique but underlying them all are some common features. A rural convergence sits somewhere between a conference and a festival in a field - it is a place for those interested in learning more about permaculture to meet, eat, share skills and learn together.
"There's a whole load of other people out there who share similar hopes." - convergence 2019 participant
We have been organising events for decades, making those critical face to face connections possible. In 2015 we brought together over 1000 people from 72 countries to the international permaculture conference and convergence in London!
Since then, national convergences have helped to strengthen our network and our support for regional gatherings means permaculture is growing across the UK. Our convergences are about encouraging people from all across Britain to come together as a community of designers, educators, learners and activists putting permaculture at the heart of a network of thriving communities.
Read this blog post for a personal account of what a convergence is like.
"A real diversity of speakers and talks. A nice mixture of theory and practice. A chance to talk to people actually doing permaculture." - convergence 2019 participant.
Access and inclusion for people with disabilities, chronic illness, and those who are neurodivergent, is at the core of our convergence design. For more details of accessibility provision see this link.
Discover (or rediscover) what you missed in 2019
See some of the workshops from last year on our YouTube.
Explore the images in our National Convergence 2019 Flickr album.
Check out last year's programme on Lineup Ninja.