1 year ago

30 July, 2016

Scotswood Natural Community Garden John Marley Centre Whickham View Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 6TT

Organised by:
Permaculture Association

North East Permaculture Convergence
Scotswood Natural Community Garden Newcastle
July 30th 2016 11.45am until 4.45pm

UPDATE: 06/07/2016
We have now sold over half of the tickets available for the North East Permaculture Convergence!

We now have booked…

-Building with Straw Bales with Eileen Sutherland from Straw Works
-Bioregions and the Origins of Scotswood Garden with Ed Tyler, founder of Scotswood Garden over 20 years ago!
-Permaculture Observational Walk with permaculture author Graham Bell
-Compost and Biochar presentation by Tony from SoilFixer
-FairShares in High Tech session from Mark at Re-pute.it
-Introduction to Transition from Allan of Transition Sunderland
-Thriving through Changing Times with Victoria Clark
-Green Cities with Alison Whalley from the Green Party
-Solar Boats with Jill Essam from Harehope Quarry
-the Forever Home Formula with PassivHaus architect Mark Siddall
-Backyard Poultry with Mick Marston of Gibside CSA
-Compassionate Communication with Beth Currie of Abundant Earth
-Biochar demonstration with Mark and Vicki from Northumbria BioChar
-Grow Sunderland activity with Paul Brickle and Allan Rowell

…. and there’s more planned so totally spoilt for choice

We have decided that there will be tickets available on the day IF WE HAVEN'T SOLD OUT and THEY WON'T INCLUDE PIZZA as we have a limit on the spaces available and we need to know in advance for catering purposes. Online tickets won’t be available a few days beforehand so if you are planning to come along and want your pizza then we highly recommend getting your ticket sooner rather than later.

We are also chuffed to announce that after all that hard work learning and networking about permaculture then we are going to have a party at Bar Loco. Details are available on a special Facebook event page:


There are no tickets for the party and you don't need to have been to the day to go to the evening so if you want to just hang out then just turn up. There are three great musicians lined up to entertain us, should be ab fab

UPDATE: 21/06/2016
The FIRST ever North East Permaculture Convergence is taking place this Summer, to bring together and showcase our permaculture community. Wherever you are in your journey into permaculture, ALL are welcome. More information on North East Permaculture can be obtained here:


This is a ticket only event, the ticket price includes access to a wide range of exciting workshops, discussions, activities and presentations as well as a pizza lunch prepared in the bread oven on site. Drinks and cakes will also be available to purchase. Ticket prices are:

£10 for adults
£5 for children between the ages 6 - 15 years
(children under 5 years are free)

If you are keen to attend please order a ticket as soon as possible. The Permaculture Association have organised our ticket sales, you can get them by accessing the Permaculture Association website and searching for ‘North East Convergence’ or the link below will take you to the page: