2019 Schedule: Love and Conscience


1/10    Pick Up at Semarang Airport
1/11    Team Building & Preparation
1/12    Opening: Affirmation
1/13    Empowerment: Safety & Transforming Power
1/14    Community: Communication & Cooperation
1/15    Resiliency: Remembering & Reconnection
1/16    Community Visits
1/17    Power: Confidence & Conviction
1/18    Liberation: Liberty & Transformation
1/19    Discernment: Feedback & Consensus (of Conscience)
1/20    Closing: Reflection & Permaculture Introduction
1/21     School Observation/Power of Goodness
or Permaculture Principles
1/22     School Curriculum/Power of Goodness
or Permaculture Site Design
1/23     Drop off at Semarang Airport

Permaculture is the practice of working with rather than against nature.

It involves observing what already exists and using set design principles to create a system that can provide energy, clean water and food, all whilst preserving and enhancing the natural ecosystem. This practical workshop will cover why permaculture is so much more than just gardening, how it is used in communities around the world including practical examples, and an introduction to designing landscapes and community

2019 Focus: Permaculture

Earth Care
People Care
Fair Share

2019 Speaker

Paula Paananen

A Quaker, Paula enjoys the contemplative practice of tending to her bee hives. She lives with her husband and two adult children just north of Sydney, Australia on land with vegetable gardens, animals, food forests, and natural bush. After being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2004, Paula worked to develop therapeutic rehabilitation gardens and programs for people with a disability, acquired brain injury and in secure settings. The idea that ‘getting your hands dirty is good for you’ led her to complete a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2005. Working in Uganda for the International Aids Vaccine Research Initiative with highly vulnerable fishing communities on Lake Victoria, Paula developed techniques that integrated growing food with growing community. Her work over the past decade has been well received by communities in the Solomon Islands facing sea level rise, HIV affected communities in Uganda, refugees living in camps in Northern Iraq as well as in communities in Australia.

Last Year’s Training

  • Took place in five languages simultaneously: English, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, and Nepali.
  • Participants came from a dozen countries: Indonesia, West Papua, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, India, Aotearoa/NZ, Australia, Chechnya, Ukraine, UK, and the US.
  • Everyone went home with better tools, inspired and equipped to reinvigorate peace and nonviolence movements at home.
  • Follow-up has continued through internet consultations.

Can’t Join Us? Consider Offering a Scholarship.

Prices listed fund four Peace Workers from Africa and two Peace Workers from all other locations. We have half already!


Send US checks to 1001 Park Ave, St Louis, MO 63104. Transfer Australian funds to BSB 032 086 Acct 366770 SWIFT WPACAU2S (memo: AWP/Int’l Peace Training).

Africans US$3,000 / AU$4,020
Iraqi US$3,000 / AU$4,020
West Papuans US$1,850 / AU$2,480
Mentawai Islands US$1,450 / AU$1,980
Barak Induk US$1,300 / AU$1,745
Nepali US$1,850 / AU$2,480
Filipina US$1,250 / AU$1,675
Koreans US$1,850 / AU$2,480
TOTAL US$15,550 / AU$19,880

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