with Russ Spollin
In 2017 the International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) took place in Telangana, India. The event was hosted by Aranya Agriculture Alternatives and took place at established forest garden ‘Arayna’ and new permaculture farm ‘Polam’.
Over the course of the year hundreds of permaculture volunteers and students came together to contribute toward existing systems, create new systems, and create an event space that welcomed nearly 1000 attendee from all over our planet.
Russ Spollin will share his experience of IPC 2017, the history of the IPC, Aranya Agriculture Alternatives pioneering work, and showcase some of the wonderful people who were involved.
Russ Spollin works with festivals, community events and social enterprises to help them improve their environmental, social and economic performance.
His sustainability journey began as a workplace union environment representative and has taken him many wonderful places, including deep down compost toilets and high atop mountains of recycling.
He has worked with The Environment Agency, The International Permaculture Convergence, Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Shambala Festival, BoomTown Fair and many more.
As a sustainability practitioner specialising in events he has experience in waste and recycling, sanitation and humanure, system thinking, change management, project management, stakeholder engagement, community organising, and permaculture design.