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Downshifting Revolution: Deep Adaptation with James Allen

The Downshifting Revolution is dedicated to inspiring and activating Permanent Culture in the Yarra Valley. Come along and join the discussion between James Allen and Maya Ward as they report back on the National Climate Emergency Summit  Feb 14-15 and the profound and poignant challenges presented by the concept of Deep Adaptation.

Downshifting Revolution is about up-skilling, networking, sharing food, and growing our community connectivity. These quarterly education and empowerment events work toward cultivating resilience, strengthening local networks, and visioning healthful alternatives in the areas of food growing and resource use. This project is a collaboration between Permaculture Yarra Valley, PEACE Farm and Maya Ward.

We meet for a shared dinner at 6pm (bring a dish – if you can with some homegrown and/or locally sourced food), the talk starts at 7pm, then conversation and networking for the rest of the evening over PEACE Farm tea and cake.



Full- $15
Permaculture Yarra Valley Member/concession card holders $10
Non-monetary/exchange- please bring something homemade or homegrown to share.

Get tickets here.

James Allen is a writer and co-host of The Gloaming – Podcast, a podcast which investigates how communities build resilience to the converging crises in our near future. James is focused on exploring the intersection of community, risk, culture, spirituality, complexity, in an effort to find ways to live well in these messy times.

James worked with the first Garnaut Climate Change Review, and spent nearly a decade as a policy advisor in government, specialising in political violence, risk and resilience. He lives with his family on a small plot in Gippsland, and works as a strategist in the water sector.

A great introduction to his insightful work is this article.


Feb 28 2020


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm




60 Settlement Rd, Yarra Junction, Victoria 3797
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