[permaculture] North American Permaculture Convergence

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 14:04:05 EDT 2014

This is wonderful, timely and will contribute much to the future of the
Permaculture Movement in the US (and Canada).

Thanks to you and the other organizers for making this happen.

I have added a link to the NAPC homepage from this list's home page:

Permaculture Mailing List

*North American Permaculture Convergence - August 29, 30, 31, 2014 Harmony
Park, Clark’s Grove, Minnesota <http://northamericanpermaculture.org/>*

And also:

*What Is Permaculture? - North American Permaculture

On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Michael Pilarski <
friendsofthetrees at yahoo.com> wrote:

> North American Permaculture Convergence:
> An epic opportunity!
> August 29, 30, 31, 2014
> Harmony Park, Clark’s Grove, Minnesota
> Old and young, Experienced and
> novice.
> The
> NAPC is a historic moment.
> It marks the cusp of a new era, the turning of the wheel, the passing of
> the
> guard.
> Be a part of this historic event.
> This
> is a meeting of the minds. This is a gathering of the experts.
> This very first North American
> Permaculture Convergence offers a special opportunity to meet up to 1,000
> permaculture movers and shakers from across North America to share our
> successes and strategize how to create a permaculture future. Permaculture
> pioneers, authors, teachers, organizers, consultants, visionaries and
> farmers
> getting together to talk story and build symbiotic relationships. The NAPC
> offers the permaculture movement an opportunity to build a more cohesive
> movement. It offers us a chance to discuss curriculum, certification,
> organizations, mentoring, etc. Vast amounts of information will be
> exchanged
> via workshops, presentations, hands-on activities, roundtables, exposition
> and
> many other modalities.
> There are a number of levels of participation:
> The core group currently comprises 8 people.  Michael
> Pilarski, Montana; Monica Ibacache, New York; Koreen Brennan, Florida; Bill
> Busse, Minnesota; Adam Brock, Colorado; Rashid Gilanpour, California; Mario
> Yanez, Florida; and Sarah Ashley Baxendell, New York.
> Paid
> staff/coordinators.  These are people
> who take on major responsibilities for specific facets of the event. There
> are
> 22 positions at this time, some of which will be co-managed by two people.
> Unfilled positions will be advertised within the next month.
> Action Teams. There are currently 13 Action Teams listed on the NAPC
> website which people can
> now join. More teams will be created as we go along.  There is no limit on
> how many people can be
> involved in the Action Teams.  All of the
> Action Teams will be facilitated by a staff person or core group member.
> Bioregional reps and
> advisors. We would like one or more people from each bioregion to do
> outreach in their bioregion and give us feedback.
> Work Trade. NAPC
> is offering 25 full work trades and 50 half worktrades to people who need
> financial help to attend.  There is now a
> place on the website where people can apply for work trade.
> Convergence
> participants. We are anticipating 1,000 permaculturists from around North
> America to attend. We are keeping admission costs low to enable wide
> participation. $133 is the early bird price till June 1.  Some
> scholarships will be available. There
> will be tours, field trips and special trainings both before and after the
> Please visit the NAPC website for more information.  Some areas of the
> website are not functional
> yet and some need tweaking.  Please bear
> with us as we move forward.  There is
> lots to do and we didn’t want to wait any longer to get the show on the
> road.
> PLEASE JOIN US!   northamericanpermaculture.org
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Lawrence F. London
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