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International Permaculture Conference & Convention

International Permaculture Conference & Convention

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives is very humbled to be chosen to host the 13th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence in Hyderabad, India in November 2017.
This event will guide and inspire more than 1200 participants from 100 countries and also give a significant impetus to the permaculture movement in India and around the world. Individuals, farmers, policy makers, researchers, academia sharing a strong interest in sustainable farming practices like permaculture, natural and ecological farming as well as in other kind of initiatives contributing to sustainable livelihood will come together to think, share, innovate, learn, and dialogue in a diverse and engaging programme.


This joyous and fruitful event is split into two parts:

Conference: November 25 – 26, 2017 @ Hyderabad, Telangana
The conference is open to all and will be packed with presentations, workshops, panel discussions and a lot of cultural exchange between people from all over the world with various backgrounds in permaculture and other sustainable living schools of thought.

Convergence: November 27 – December 2, 2017 @ Medak District, Telangana
The convergence represents a chance for candidates who have completed the Permaculture Designers Certificate Course and permaculture/sustainable living enthusiasts to connect deeply with each other and the theme of the event. The Convergence is a five day residential, experiential learning forum where the programme emerges from the contributions of participants. Networking, knowledge sharing, hands-on practices and celebrations will be at the heart of this event.

Be part of us and grab this unique opportunity to meet and connect with people passionate about permaculture and sustainable living in general. The IPC offers you a rare experience to gain access to the whole philosophy of permaculture, acquire new technical skills from experienced and renowned practitioners, showcase your work, learn and revive ancient Indian agricultural practices and bolster a positive global movement already underway.

The main theme of the event is “Towards Healthy Societies”. This is supported by 6 strands of activity:
• Permaculture as a social responsibility
• Grassroots permaculture in action
• Women as agents of change
• Revitalizing and preserving traditional farming practices
• Sustainable water resource management
• Permaculture & climate change adaptations

Change is happening! Will you be part of it?

Full Moon – The Rann of Kutch

Full Moon - The Rann of Kutch

3N/4D – People who missed last time 🙂

Day 1 – Pick up from Bhuj station, Check in to the Hotel – Leave for Mandvi sighseeing which is 2HRS from Bhuj. Explore the beautiful Vijay villas palace & seren beach at Mandvi. Drive back to Bhuj & stay overnight in BhuJ.

Day 2: Early morning drive from Bhuj to Rann of Kutch. Visit Kalo dongar, Indo Pak bridge then visit the White desert – Experience the beautiful moon rise along with sunset. – Drive back to Bhuj hotel & stay overnight at Bhuj hotel.

Day 3: Explore the heritage city Bhuj such as Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal & shopping at the artistic village Bhujodi. Drop at the station by 3 PM.

For more details, Mail us at / message us / post on the event wall 🙂

Basic Adventure Course 2017

Basic Adventure Course 2017

We’ve designed this intense four-day training program to usher beginners into the art of adventure. Getting acclimatized to the mountains is both hard work and fun – two aspects that have are covered in this training program. Through activities like rappelling, rock climbing, jumaring, river crossing and Tyrolean traverse, basics of mountain navigation are covered in this course. The adventure course also includes knot and hitch practice, camp hygiene basics as well as shelter survival methods and other events for outdoor survival.We also cover First Aid, Snake awareness program, star gazing to make it really wild experience.

The adventure course focuses on transforming the participant into a state of complete independence. Ably supported by instructors and volunteers, the participant is inspired to make responsible choices both as an individual as well as a team member.

The idea is to introduce young, budding minds to the many challenges and rewards of trekking, climbing, mountaineering and team building exercises, so that they can evolve on the path of adventure if they wish to.

For those who are ready to rough it up more than what’s offered in the short adventure training program, can sign up for our website and be a registered member of Shikhar Foundation.


Rappelling Tyrolean traverse Rock Climbing – Basics

Snake Awareness Camping in a Jungle Tent pitching

Group Games Star Gazing Cooking

Camp fire Trek to Fort Night Trail

Last date of Enrollment: Till Seats Left. Book Now to avoid Disappointment.

Departure Date & Time: Day 1 by Sharp 06.30 am from Shikhar Office.

Arrival Date & Time: Day 3 around 08.30 pm at Shikhar Office.

Reporting Time and Place: Day 1 by Sharp 06.00 am at Shikhar Office.

Type of Accommodation: Dome Shape Non AC Tents on Multiple Sharing with Sleeping Bags, Carry mats.

Age Limit: Above 12 Years

Batch Limit: 70 Participants

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