Help Us Get Ego and Doni To The World Permaculture Convergence!

$280 of $5,500 goal
Given by 6 generous donors in 6 weeks

PiNZ is fundraising to support two Pacific Rim delegates in attending the 13th International Permaculture Convergence Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2017.


Thank you for taking a look at our super quick fundraiser. It's open for less than 3 weeks!


'IPC' or the International Permaculture Convergence, is an epic gathering of permaculture practitioners from around the world, to share knowledge and expertise and strategize about the future of the permaculture movement. It has been active since 1985 and brings together inspiring and experienced permaculturists to deliver diverse and engaging programmes.


There are many reasons why Kiwis and New Zealand will benefit from supporting international attendees at the convergence.

To give permaculturists within NZ the opportunity to support the development of Permaculture in more impoverished countries within our Pacific Rim bioregion

To give others exposure to the cutting edge of what’s happening in permaculture globally through connecting with delegates from other countries and being magically inspired by their work and practical projects

To provide an opportunity for collaboration with other permaculturists from around the world

To give the opportunity to share about the permaculture work happening through their organizations within Timor and Indonesia

For them to bring back information, techniques, and approaches from the convergence to apply and share within their organizations

To provide professional development for these organizational leaders who typically would only have this opportunity in their own country

Besides attending IPC, Ego Lemos will also co-tutor with NZ Permaculturalist Robina McCurdy in her Permaculture in Schools course, and Doni Marmer will co-tutor on her Food Sovereignty course.

If we raise money beyond the target for just one or both delegates, the remaining money will be used to support Pacific Rim delegates to the PiNZ organised 2019 Oceania Permaculture Forum to be held in Auckland.


Ego Lemos, permaculture designer/educator, is the founder-coordinator of the Sustainble Agriculture Network and Organic Agriculture Movement in Timor-Letse. He is also the founder-coordinator of Permaculture Timor-Letse (PERMATIL), as well as the founder-counselor of PERMASCOUT and PERMA-YOUTH movements. Ego co-authored ‘Permaculture Gardens for Kids’, ‘A Tropical Permaculture Guidebook’, and authored the ‘Training Manual for Agro-biodiversity in Timor-Leste and the Ministry of Education's National Curriculum for Basic Education.

Check out his Ted Talk: Ego Lemos/TEDxDili about the importance of embodying permaculture within the school curriculum.

Doni Marmer, permaculture designer/educator, is Resource Development Officer and junior facilitator for the IDEP Foundation - an Indonesian NGO supporting the environmental resilience of Indonesian communities, based in Bali. Doni's main work is community training and mentoring in social permaculture and disaster risk reduction. He facilitates ‘Introduction to Permacutlure’ workshops and on-site community training within conservation and sustainable livelihood programmes throughout Indonesia. His main passion is to embrace and preserve the abundance of local wisdom in Indonesia that closely engage better relationships between humans and nature.

Permaculture in New Zealand's involvement (page creator)

I'm Robina McCurdy, a council member of Permaculture in New Zealand. My life and those of my fellow councilors are dedicated to the teaching of permaculture as a sustainable way forward for humanity and all other life on our planet. We are fortunate to live and earn money in a country with a relatively strong currency. But the majority of the world does not. Many work hard and are sufficiently paid in their own countries, but when it comes to travelling internationally to garner new knowledge to further permaculture in their country, their currency is too weak to enable this. We hope you’ll join us in supporting our international colleagues to make this journey possible.

About us

Running annual national hui, moderating permaculture education in NZ, coordinating a permaculture emergency response team.

Use of funds

NZ$2750 per person which covers conference fees, short courses, airfares, and visas.

We will first fund Ego and then Doni.

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