Agro-Perma-Lab at European Permaculture Convergence 2021 – Open Space workshops

10 days of networking and online knowledge exchange: October 8-17

We are delighted to join the European Permaculture Convergence 2021 this year and help advance the permaculture movement in Europe. Whether you are new to #permaculture or have been in #permaculture for decades, this is the place for you!

Our Foundation will appear at two English-language OPEN SPACE sessions:


Open Space: Supermarket Museum – reimagine the future of our food

With Klaudia Krynska of AgroPermaLab Foundation

During our session, we will take an interactive tour of a provocative and artistic web-doc, the Supermarket Museum: Food Solidarity 2030+ ( The project was created by two European collectives and over 30 collaborators – artists and permaculture educators from 5 countries: Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Germany and Czech Republic and was supported by Warsaw Biennale. Its aim was to build culture of solidarity and food sovereignty in the midst of the lockdown of Covid-19 Pandemic, which altered our ability to communicate, meet and learn from each other, and connect to nature. The Supermarket Museum is an online exhibition full of interesting resources and narratives about the future of our food, that can be used for education, community awareness building and connecting permaculture curriculum to global food situation. The project draws attention to the challenge of the coming food crisis, the fragility of the supermarket monopoly and today’s dominant model of industrial agriculture which undermine the unbreakable pact of trust between societies and ecosystems.



Open Space: Training leaders in permaculture in the food sovereignty network in Poland

With Joanna Bojczewska of AgroPermaLab Foundation

AGRO-PERMA-LAB Foundation integrates political and popular education in Agroecology, Permaculture and Food Sovereignty. We develop inter-sectorial trainings for community leaders, activists and educators; develop community research tools and publish audio-visual materials. In this session we will present our three-tier pedagogical approach to combining community-led research, inter-sectorial leaders’ training in the methodology of social movements and pilot projects in a single process-based training programme. We have three examples of trainings we delivered with this methodology: Permaculture Education; Agrocology & Global Agriculture; Community Seed Saving. Every training our participants form a strong multidisciplinary and diverse group, and the primary criteria is that they represent a community or organisation. This way, our trainings over time started to build an inter-generational network of collaborators and organisers within the wider social movement building education methodology.



The EUPC21 will celebrate the development and work of permaculture across Europe. It is a space made for learning together, making new contacts and developing a network that addresses some of the greatest challenges of our time.

The ten-day program has something for everyone practicing permaculture, from how to grow a garden to transforming a city. Whether you can attend one session or all ten, we invite you to join in October. There will be sessions that will please both beginners and most seasoned designers, so tell your colleagues and bring your friends.

You can still register:

40 years of work
Permaculture initiatives, groups and networks have pioneered new approaches to food, energy, housing and community since the 1980s. Now, more than ever, we need to share this wealth of experiences and inspire a huge new wave of permaculture activities across Europe so that we can face the climate and environmental crises.

An exciting and diverse group of practitioners from all over Europe, both beginners and teachers and practitioners of permaculture design, will come to the event. There will also be a lot of great content from the collaborative network. Some of the speakers are:

  • Kate Raworth, UK (Doughnut Economics) – Doughnut Economy and the DEAL Platform
  • Rob Hopkins, UK (Transition Network) – Resilient communities with permaculture and transition
  • John D. Liu, China & USA (Ecosystem Restoration Camps)
  • Morag Gamble, Australia (PermaYouth)
  • Stephan Schwarzer, Germany – Regenerative Agriculture, New approaches in Germany and beyond
  • Declan Kennedy, Germany (Co-Founder, European Permaculture Network) – Story of permaculture in Europe
  • Sigi Tatschl, Austria – Edible Communities
  • Daniel Mello-Mattos, Brazil & Portugal – Climate Design
  • Luiza Oliviera, Spain – Inclusivity and Decolonization
  • Maddy Harland, UK (Permaculture Magazine) – Youth in Permaculture Prize
  • Juan Pedro Franco, Brazil and Switzerland (La Casa Integral) – Upping food sovereignty in urban areas
  • Martin Hollinetz, Austria (OTELOS) Open Technology Laboratories – Innovation hubs for communities
  • Looby Macnamara, UK (Cultural Emergence) – Social Permaculture and Cultural Emergence
  • Susannah Hall, UK (Permablitz London) – The Permablitz approach to creating home and community gardens
  • Julia Soler, Leonie Woidt-Wallisser, Ann Doherty – Spain, Germany, Holland (City Plot) – Growing Edible Cities
  • James Atherton, Greece (ReAlliance) – Permaculture response to the refugee crisis
  • Lusi Alderslowe, UK (Children in Permaculture)
  • Eddie Brown, Spain (Youth in Permaculture) 
  • Julio Cantos, Spain (PermaMed) – Permaculture design in education centres and schools
  • The Permaculture Crisis Management Group, Belgium – Permaculture for refugees in Northern Europe
  • Mas Les Vinyes, Spain – Cooperative farm schools and CSAs