Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 (APC14)

Lizzy Smith – Meaning, connectivity and well-being

Lizzy Smith – Meaning, connectivity and well-being

The Permaculture flower element (Obtain a Yield) states “you can’t work on an empty stomach”[Holmgren, Essence of Permaculture 2013]. How can small scale producers sustain themselves in mind, body and soul? Learning from positivity science, this paper will share some of the strategies that people can successfully apply in their lives.
We will explore meaning in their work and their community, learn about approaches and resources to ‘audit’ their well-being and that of their community and how to create resilience strategies for ‘when the sun don’t shine”.