[permaculture] Permaculture convergence
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I have noticed that there are at least two regional permaculture
gatherings each year:
a- Northeast Permaculture Gathering
4th Annual NEPC Summer Gathering 2008, Tentative Dates July 11-13,
Hosted by the Western Mass Permaculture Guild. Save the date!
b- 15th annual Southeast Permaculture Gathering
Tentative date, August 2nd-4th, 2008
I seem to remember that there might have been SW and NW gatherings, too.
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 17:41:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Pilarski <friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com>
Subject: [permaculture] Permaculture convergence, North America and
Hello permaculture community,
In response to Keith Johnson?s recent proposal for a North American
Permaculture Convergence. I think this is a good idea. Lawrence then
suggested we have regional convergences and then hold a North American
convergence in cyberspace. I think those are also good ideas. I think
that all three ideas are good and are compatible. First have regional
convergences. Then have a North American convergence in person, but at
the same time expand it to include participation with
cyberspace/internet linkages. Being together in person allows a certain
type of synthesis (and deepens friendships) that can?t be done on the
internet. Lawrence makes a good point that many people won?t be able to
afford the travel expense. That is inevitable. However, at least some
representatives of every region should be able to attend.
Earlier this month I circulated a proposal to permaculturists in
Washington State to hold an Evergreen State Permaculture Convergence in
2008. The agenda of the convergence would include: 1) Strengthen the
friendships and connections between permaculturists in the state. 2)
Discuss preparing a statewide brochure listing all the permaculture
consultants, education centers, etc who wish to reach more of the
public. 3) Strengthen the lines of communication between permaculture
people within the state. 4) Make a plan of action of how the
permaculture community could assist people in the advent of a natural
disaster or economic collapse. 5) Create a permaculture curriculum for a
?train the trainers? program in emergency food production.
A Washington state permaculture convergence is very likely to happen in
2008. If any reader is interested in attending or helping this
convergence happen please contact me.
If it precedes a North American convergence we will certainly discuss
who would like to go and what we might like to contribute to the agenda.
Friends of the Trees Society
PO Box 253
Twisp, Wa 98856
friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com
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