Community resilience building with Ben Habib

Practical workshop on building community responses to threats like pandemics, 'natural' disasters, climate crisis or totalitarian regimes!

Bushfires and COVID, floods and storms, supply chain disruptions and energy shocks…the last two years have been extremely challenging and disorienting for all of us. But through our hardship and heartbreak, a new world is being born.

Join Ben Habib, International Relations lecturer, environmental educator, mental health advocate and host of the Edge Dwellers Café Podcast, to explore the best of our grassroots responses to this crisis.

In this interactive workshop we will strategise how to scale up our crisis adaptations across the community and play our part in shaping this new world.

The workshop is based on Ben’s internationally-published research, with activities Ben has developed in his award-winning subject “International Politics of Climate Change” at La Trobe University and in his teaching in permaculture design courses with CERES and the Ballarat Permaculture Guild.

We are the answer we’ve been looking for!

About our presenter:

Dr. Benjamin Habib is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Ben is an internationally published scholar with a current research interest in three areas: (1) intersections between grassroots sustainability and regeneration projects, environmental movements and international climate politics; (2) traditional and non-traditional security in North Korea; and (3) undergraduate teaching pedagogy.

Ben teaches into the Permaculture Design Course (PDC)focusing on the application of permaculture design principles to socio-economic systems. He is also a staunch advocate for mental health and neurodiversity.

Ben completed his PhD candidature at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia in 2011, after graduating with a B. Arts (Hons) from Flinders University and a B. Arts from the University of South Australia. He has also studied at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea.


Buninyong’s Smart Building and Living Expo – come visit BPG’s stall

This Sunday 20th of March 2022 from 10am to 3:30pm

Come visit the Ballarat Permaculture Guild this Sunday at the Buninyong Smart Building and Living Expo! The Smart Building and Living Expo will be showcasing a range of local, sustainable building and lifestyle services and products. It also boasts the largest electric vehicle display in regional Victoria (so if you were thinking fuel prices are too high, now may be the time to have a serious look at going electric!). We will be hosting a stall with the Hidden Orchard to talk all things permaculture. There will be books and a display as well as delicious jams and chutneys from THO. Members will be there on the day if you have been thinking of joining but just haven't taken that next step. Come along, meet our friendly members and have a chat!


Keyline frenzy!

Darren Doherty is coming to Ballarat to teach keyline!

International permaculture educator Darren Doherty will be leading a one day workshop on the practical applications of P.A Yeomans Keyline approach to farm planning and water management.