A SONG TO START
Let's get underway with a song.
A resident of Central Victoria, Brenna was graphic documenter for APC14, recording highlights of the sessions and workshops on A1-size posters.
Brenna illustrated David Holmgren's 2018 book, Retrosuburbia. Here, she talks about the challenges of translating ideas in the author's head to graphics on the page.
Costa, a Bondi resident of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, hosts ABC TV's Gardening Australia. Prior to that he hosted SBS TV's Costa's Garden Odyssey.
Costa trained as a landscape architect and is a popular speaker at community gardening and permaculture events. He hosted APC14.
Rosemary has worked in international development and in refugee camps. She is active with the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute and, with Blue Mountains woman Lis Bastian, teaches permaculture design courses in her region.
ANNALIESE HORDEN and GUY STEWART
Annaliese and Guy teach permaculture design with Robyn Francis' Permaculture College Australia.
Guy is a consultant in renewable energy systems with Rainbow Power Company in Nimbin and previously worked on a local foods security project.
Noala comes from Perth, Western Australia, where there is an avid band of permaculture practitioners.
From her Mt Kembla erie on the NSW South Coast, April leads an online permaculture design course and practices her arts of illustration, music and dance.
Ego works with Panatil, the permaculture development agency in Timor Leste. At the convergence, Ego and Lachlan Mackenzie presented on their project, the production and publication of the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook.
A specialist educator in social permaculture strategies, Robin produces card games for permaculture education and is author of the book, You Can have Your Permaculture And Eat It Too (1996; Earthcare Education, Crystal Waters Ecovillage Queensland ).
Robin lives in Crystal Waters Ecovillage, just inland from Maleny in south-east Queensland.
Scotty is a Canberra resident. He recorded many of the sessions at APC14 to place the edited recordings on Soundcloud.
Scotty has a program at radio 2XX Canberra, is on the communications team with the New Economy Network Australia and is involved in a solar energy co-op getting underway in the ACT.
Publisher of The Big Fix, an online journal of solutions, Lis teaches permaculture in the Blue Mountains of NSW with Rosemary Morrow. She is an active member of the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute.
A NSW Central Coast resident, Megan teaches permaculture through her small business, Garden To Kitchen permaculture.
With her work in permaculture based around her hometown of Geelong, Wendy Marchand joined the Permaculture Australia board of directors at APC14.
A SONG TO FINISH
Why don't we finish with a song from Ego Lemos?