Hello all! The NW Permaculture Convergence registration is live, and the amazing early bird price ends this Wednesday. $60 for the weekend, including meals. (Sorry for the late notice to this list!)
And, I have been following the current conversation and I’m sure Scott Pittman will groan at the theme. I just want you to know that I sure hear you Scott, but this theme is inviting many interesting conversations with policy makers and isn’t that bad. Come on! Maybe next year’s theme will be more about the revolutionary edge
PS. British Columbians please think of joining us. The event falls on your Thanksgiving weekend (maybe good or bad) and is a ferry ride away. Kelda
Please join us at the
2012 Northwest Permaculture Convergence!
Fort Flagler State Park,
Marrowstone Island, WA
(near Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula)
Registration & Information at: *http://www.northwestpermaculture.org*
This year’s theme is ‘Permeating the Main Stream’, everyone is welcome!
Join advocates, activists, farmers, teachers, and interested people from all over the northwest bioregion for the 5th annual gathering to celebrate grass-roots ecological culture. This year’s theme explores models and methods for infusing tactics of sustainable design throughout all facets of everyday life in the ‘regular’ world. Meals and lodging on a spectacular wooded bluff overlooking the Puget Sound are included, plus countless opportunities to connect and celebrate!
The Convergence is a combination of an educational conference and a social networking gathering, and features formal and informal presentations on diverse aspects of ecologically aware living. Permaculture stands for both ‘permanent culture’ and ‘permanent agriculture’, and relates to practices from gardening, to site design, to organizational and economic development. Its principles and tactics can be readily applied by anyone seeking to develop greater self-reliance and foster local resilience in the face of changing global and economic climates.
The Convergence will feature presentations by teachers and practitioners from all over the region, including Jude Hobbs (Cascadia Permaculture Institute), Michael Pilarski (Friends of the Trees), Andrew Millison (Beaver State Permaculture), Mark Lakeman (City Repair), Marisha Auerbach (Herb’n Wisdom), and many more. Beginning and advanced topics will be available for people of all levels of experience. Project spotlights will include the Port Townsend Ecovillage and the Beacon Food Forest, a design under construction in Seattle that hopes to become the largest and most diverse food orchard on urban public land in the country!
Convergence highlights will also include a variety of hands-on skillsharing and craft activities, evening music and entertainments, and shared meals from abundant local food. Group camping and dorm accommodations are available, and children are more than welcome! Most of all, this may be your best chance this year to connect with a vital extended community network of engaged and ecologically aware people.