Communities for Future
Our Response to the Climate Emergency
February 1-10, 2020
Through her years of experience with permaculture and ecovillage design, Maddy has developed a deeply interconnected view of human and natural systems. She shares tales of her garden, which are impacted by climate change, but also provide hope in the strength and intelligence of our ecosystems. Maddy believes in the fundamental importance of tending our outer and inner environments within community.
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- Acknowledging the indigenous roots of permaculture
- Permaculture Design vs. Ecovillage Design
- Regenerating diversity in damaged ecological and social systems
- Listening to nature
- A new economy is needed
- Carbon sequestration: How to shift into a sustainable agriculture
- Community is in our DNA
Maddy Harland is co-founder and editor of Permaculture Magazine, an international quarterly in print and digital with 100.000 readers. Maddy co-founded Permanent Publications in 1990, and the Sustainability Centre in 1995, once a military base, and now a thriving immersive learning centre. She is a founding member of Gaia Education who developed the Ecovillage Design Education course endorsed by UNESCO. Maddy is an adviser to the Ecosystem Restoration Foundation and a trustee for Common Earth.
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