GROW at the UK Permaculture Convergence

GROW Events

The UK Permaculture Convergence, organised by the Permaculture Association, will be taking place in Hulme, Manchester from 20 - 23 September and GROW experimenters and scientists will be there.


Permaculture helps design systems which meet human needs whilst enhancing biodiversity, reducing our impact on the planet, and creating a fairer world for us all. The UK Permaculture Convergence is bursting with opportunities for learning, networking and demonstrating why permaculture is at the forefront in shaping a thriving future for everyone. A programme is available here:

GROW scientists Naomi van der Velden (Permac. Assoc.) and Gerid Hager (IIASA) will be running a GROW workshop at the Convergence looking ahead to what’s coming up next; do come along! There will also be an Experimenters’ meet-up space in one of the cafe areas so we can catch up on our progress, and share questions and insights over a cuppa. Will you join us? Please let us know here.

Best wishes

Naomi, Victoria, Alice, Raquel, Gerid, and the GROW Observatory team email:


yes I'll be there

Excellent! It will be wonderful to meet you.

We now have a dedicated time and space to meet up.

Friday - Gerid, from IIASA, and I will be doing a workshop on GROW and our activities, including about the Experiment, the new App and the Share My Planting Dates calendars "GROWing collaborative research into permaculture practices" 11:30 - 12:45 Z-Arts: Rylands

Saturday - GROW Experimenters' Meeting 15:45 - 16:45 Hulme Hall - Bring a brew (available for donation near Reception) and drop in for a chat any time then. It will be great to meet up in person and also welcome new experimenters to the party!

Everyone is most welcome at both.

Also - if you see me about anytime, please do say hello :)

Looking forward to it, it's going to be a great event!

:) Naomi

Hello, yes I've just spotted the meetup on Saturday and I'll be at the slot on Friday too. Will be great to meet you .