Permaculture Magazine Prize

Permaculture magazine
Tuesday, 30th January 2018

The Permaculture Magazine Prize launches in 2018, with £20,000 to be awarded to projects showing best practice permaculture in ecological, social and cultural design.

Permaculture magazine is launching the Permaculture Magazine Prize 2018 with a fund of £20,000.

We want to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design. 

We are looking for a variety of permaculture projects that are:

* Regenerating damaged land

* Enhancing habitat and biodiversity

* Helping people to gain practical and community skills

Adding value to produce and developing local economies

Building community, creating social glue and greater economic resilience

Modelling new ways of cooperating and new cultural paradigms.

Online applications open in the spring and it’s free to enter (application page coming soon). Projects can apply if they have been functioning for at least two years and have established their place within their community. Please let tell permaculture projects around the world about the prize. WE want to hear from them!

External judges John D. Liu, Looby Macnamara, Kayode Olafimihan, Simon Constantine and Anthony Rodale have been appointed. The winners will be announced in PM98, published November 2018 (entries close 31st May 2018).

About the judges

John D. Liu is a renowned filmmaker. He made the documentaries Green Gold, Prix Italia award winner, and Hope in a Changing Climate, named the best ecosystem film at the International Wildlife Film Festival. 

Looby Macnamara is a permaculture teacher and author. Her first book, People and Permaculture, was the first to look at the people care ethic within permaculture. She has recently set up a permaculture learning and demonstration centre in Herefordshire with her partner., Chris Evans. She teaches groups around the world and is currently collaborating with visionaries to share the Cultural Emergence toolkit.

Kayode Olafimihan is the chair of the London Permaculture Network. He organises the annual London Permaculture Festival, founded Permablitz London and has established a permaculture LAND project at Cecil Sharp House, headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London.

Simon Constantine started his career in perfumery at Lush, a natural progression for a man who was literally brought up on fragrance and beauty products as the son of two of Lush’s co-founders, Mark and Mo Constantine. He is responsible for buying and sourcing the high quality ingredients and raw materials used across all of Lush’s product ranges. He travels the world setting up co-operatives with local people, ensuring consistent quality, quantity and fairtrade. He is a global champion of permaculture.

Anthony Rodale has spent years travelling the world visiting sustainable and organic farms, learning about their successful practices in soil regeneration, crop production, plant diversity, carbon sequestration, economic viability, food security and community health. He has worked with organisations such as The Rainforest Alliance, The Soil Association and the Sustainable Food Trust. He has been vice chairman and chairman of the Rodale Institute's board of directors, which through this period achieved international recognition for work helping farmers adopt sustainable and organic practices in the USA, West Africa and Central America. e completed his PDC with Bill Mollision in 1996. He is also a photographer and ultra runner.

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