[permaculture] 18th Annual Southeastern Permaculture Gathering

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18th Annual Southeastern Permaculture Gathering

*Celo, NC, Friday August 5 - Sunday August 7, 2011 *
*Pre-gathering Workshops Thursday, August 4*

We have great plans for this year's gathering,  *August 5th-7th, 2011*. The
gathering officially begins with the Open Space meeting at 11:00. Two
pre-gathering workshops are planned for Thursday August 4th for an
additional fee. Several classes will be offered Friday morning from 9-11.

Two special workshops<http://www.southeasternpermaculture.org/workshops.html>are
offered on
*Thursday, August 4th*. In conjunction to this year's theme of Retooling and
Reskilling, we have a primitive skills workshop with* Natalie Bogwalker* and
a NVC workshop with *Steve Torma* to help us retool our relationships.

Friday morning before our Open Space, we will have three
PC101 with *Zev Friedman*, a plant walk with *Marc Williams* and a mushroom
walk with* Alan Muskat*. Friday night we'll have a special storytelling
event with *Doug Elliott* .

*Registration is now open.* Register online or download registration

Our space is limited for the gathering; we can only allow 120 people to
attend.* You must pre-register to attend * as we generally have a full count
2-3 weeks before the gathering. There is no on-site registration.

Come celebrate with us this summer at our magical gathering!

[image: Circle up]
Workshops and Classes Thursday Workshops

We are excited to offer two workshops on Thursday this year. Registration
for the workshops includes lunch, dinner and Thursday night camping.

Workshops begin at 10:00 Thursday morning at the gathering site.
Regenerating Our Future With Seeds From The Past

*Led by Natalie Bogwalker*

We will tap into an understanding of how our ancestors provided for their
needs from the landscape around them.  This is a goal that many of us
permaculturalists would love to realize. As the end of oil is upon us, I
find it more important than ever to explore how we can meet our needs in our
area in a low tech and sustainable way.  We will focus on local and
ancestral solutions for both meeting our basic needs and thriving in a way
our bodies, hearts, and minds still remember how to do.  We will explore the
permaculture principles through the magical and rarely used window of
primitive skills.  Food, Fiber, Fire, and Shelter will be touched on.

[image: Natalie Bogwalker] *Natalie Bogwalker* is co-founder and organizer
of the Firefly gathering, an event for people seeking to deepen and expand
their connection with the natural world. Natalie teaches primitive living
skills at many locations, including: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine,
Earth Connection primitive skills school, Firefly Gathering, Earthskills
Rendezvous, LEAF festival, MAPS Meet, and various school programs. For more
information about Natalie, visit Wild Abundance<http://www.wildabundance.net/>

Making Life More Wonderful: Compassionate Communication, Permaculture and
Sustainable Relationships

* Led by Steve Torma  *

Compassionate Communication, (also know as Nonviolent Communication) and
Permaculture are two pillars of sustainable culture. NVC provides the tools
for creating emotional and social abundance in the same way permaculture
provides material abundance.

Using presentation, discussion, ritual, song and movement we will explore
the rich synergy of these two powerful systems and learn skills that you can
immediately apply to enriching your inner life, interpersonal life, and
community life.

[image: Steve Torma]*Steve Torma* has gently guided our culture toward
cooperation and regeneration for nearly 30 years. He is President of
Earthaven Ecovillage where he lives his passion for community and
sustainability. He has trained with Marshal Rosenberg (Nonviolent
Communication), Raven Dana (Radical Honesty), Colin Brown (Body Electric),
and Matthew Fox (Creation Spirituality). Through workshops, presentations,
and conversations, and loving support, he has helped hundreds to find
healing, direction, and meaning in their lives. Visit the Real Center
website. <http://www.therealcenter.org>
Friday Morning Classes

Friday morning classes begin at 9:00 and end at 11:00 for the Open Space
gathering planning session. This year we have three classes scheduled.
 Permaculture 101 with Zev Friedman*

[image: Zev Friedman] Zev is a leading permaculture designer, researcher,
teacher and writer in western North Carolina. He grew up in Sylva, NC and
received his B.S. in Human Ecology from UNCA. Zev's specialty is forest
agriculture; he now runs the Forest Cuisine Project, which helps land owners
to start forest farms and to market their products.

 Mushroom Walk with Alan Muskat

[image: Alan Muskat] Known as the Mushroom Man to thousands of fungi fans,
Alan Muskat demystifies the art of mushroom hunting in Western North
Carolina. A graduate of Princeton University, he€™s the author of *Wild
Mushrooms: A Taste of Enchantment*Â and currently serves on the faculty of
Asheville's Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism. He supplies nearly 400
pounds of mushrooms a year to over 30 local clients including Biltmore and
The Grove Park Inn.

 Plant Walk with Marc Williams

[image: Marc Williams]Marc Williams is an ethnobotanist. He has studied
plants intensively while learning to use them for food, medicine, and
beauty. His training includes a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies
concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture from Warren Wilson College, over a
decade of working at a multitude of restaurants, various farms, and travels
throughout 22 countries in North/Central America and Europe. Marc has taught
hundreds of people about the marvelous world of plants and their respective

 *The Southeastern Permaculture Gathering is a gathering to learn new
skills, serve the earth, create community & celebrate life.*

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