Monday, 05 September 2016 19:54

Permablitzes coming to Limassol

Permablitzes coming to Limassol

In our ever changing world the search for sustainability has lead to an increasing popularity of permaculture and ‘permablitzes’ as a tool to transition to more a sustainable lifestyle.

Permablitzes are informal public gatherings with free workshops on the concept of permaculture and its various uses in agriculture, horticulture, architecture, landscape architecture, community development and education.

For permablitzes, people come together to create or add to edible gardens, share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living, build community and have fun. The network of people interested in the subject matter is growing steadily across the island with several of its members having taken courses abroad with renowned trainers.

The permablitzes are organised by the Permablitz Organising Committee of the Permaculture Association Cyprus (PAC) - a group promoting interest in the practice of permaculture in Cyprus. The next permablitz will be held in September in Limassol in order to grow its network in the area.

Introducing Children to Permaculture                     

The members of Permaculture Association Cyprus believe that teaching children permaculture is vitally important to the sustainability of life itself. Katerina Constantinou, one of the Limassol-based founding members of the PAC, recently participated in an international training course organised by ‘Children in Permaculture’ - a 3-year project funded through Erasmus+ .

The project includes several European partners and trains educators to introduce permaculture into schools, develop a permaculture curriculum suitable for children and promote it as a community solution.

The  Permaculture Association Cyprus is planning to strengthen their Children in Permaculture circle this fall. Those excited about permaculture and children, either as parents, educators or supporters, are encouraged to get in contact and join via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Their newsletter can be requested via this e-mail address and information by other event organisers shared. The association is currently looking for volunteers willing to translate the newsletter into Greek and Turkish to further help spreading the idea of permaculture.

Article as published in The Cyprus Weekly of August 12th 2016 

Mary Anglberger

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