This one day course will focus on strategies for sustainable and regenerative management of forests in the Pacific Northwest. We will cover the basics of forest health and longevity, and learn how we can help steward resilient forest ecosystems through long-term management. We’ll also get hands-on practice with surveying for individual tree selection, tree falling with hand tools, and low impact log yarding. Held at the site of the PINA contest winning design, participants will do tree clearing needed before proceeding with pond excavation. There will be third workshop this fall focused on working with excavation equipment, dam building, and preparing for water collection, and post-excavation practices to ensure a successful and ecologically sensitive construction process. Date TBA once the end of fire season can be predicted.
LocationAprovecho Research Center, Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Join us in the Southern Appalachian Mountains near Cell,NC for our Landmark 26th Annual Gathering! The SE Permaculture Gathering is a convergence of permaculture enthusiasts to learn new skills, serve the earth, create community & celebrate life. Affinity Circles, Open Space, Classes & Workshops, Kids Program and more.
LocationCelo, North Carolina
Full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 100 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. Come join us for this amazing course at one of the most mature permaculture sites in North America!
LocationOrcas Island, WA, USA
Located on Pine Ridge Reservation, the sovereign nation of the Oglala Lakota people, IWPS Convergence works to amplify the initiatives of tribal organizations who collaborate to address food scarcity, poverty, and lack of adequate housing. We understand the Lakota can help their own community best - that's why we only support existing Lakota initiatives that will be maintained after the convergence ends. Volunteers from across the nation gather together with renowned ecological teachers and tribal leaders for one week or more. Side by side, attendees practice ecologically-minded skills through hands-on experiences, and participate in workshops that empower them as leaders to take on the environmental and social justice challenges of today. We are converging in support of OLCERI: the Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative. For 17 years, OLCERI has provided low-tech, highly accessible solutions to challenges on the Pine Ridge Reservation such as food scarcity, lack of adequate housing, and extreme poverty. OLCERI is designed to restore resilience, self-sufficiency, economic independence, and cultural revival among the Lakota people.
LocationOglala Lakota Sovereigh Nation
Join this full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 72 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Learn a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs and projects. Please note that this course is intensive! If you’re looking for a dawn to dusk, information-loaded Design Course, this is the one for you! Instructors: Dave Boehnlein, Perri DeJarnette, Greg Strella, Joe Murray
LocationPearlstone Center, Mount Gilead Road, Reisterstown, MD, USA
Share stories and swap seeds with permits from across the state. Celebrate community with live music & fresh local food. Featuring keynote speakers from PINA and workshops by local and regional instructors.
Location100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland, Colorado 80538, USA
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is a conference. There are presentations, plenary sessions, unlimited networking, a Marketplace, and lots of fun. It is a unique gathering where individuals and organizations can show and tell what they are doing to help create a more peaceful, green and resilient culture and economy. The Convergence is a unique place for diverse groups and people to come together to mix, mingle, network, and cross pollinate. We are all on the same team! And we need to focus on practical actions in the real world. Who will be interested? Students, urban gardeners, city planners, eco-village enthusiasts, neighborhood leaders, preparedness people, business persons, faith communities, seniors and young people, home school families and educators of all types.
LocationDexter, OR, USA
This is an event to plan a 2020 convergence, limited to 30 participants. The Northeast Permaculture Convergence has deep roots in our region as a place where permaculture practitioners (and our friends from Transition groups, herbalists, primitive skills/earth awareness circles, food systems advocates, and other affinity groups) come together to build capacity, gain new skills, celebrate, and knit together our amazing regional permaculture network further. The last convergence was held in 2014 in Unity, Maine and the PAN board is thinking the time is RIPE to plan for a 2020 event. This event takes a community to prepare for it, requiring many hands and hearts coming together in cooperation. Whether your passion is around organizing and planning for local, organically grown meals, live music, vendors, speakers, infrastructure, art, kids activities, marketing, etc. we need it all! JOIN US for our first planning weekend in New Hampshire that will lay the groundwork for the following year in anticipation of a summery 2020 convergence!
LocationDorchester, NH, USA
Permaculture in Action. Network and deepen your knowledge of permaculture. The expression of principles in nature yields symbiotic abundance throughout culture!Permaculture is a philosophy has been ever present in both nature and throughout the history of mankind. Now is the time to harvest from this rich past bringing permaculture beyond theory and into action. Our goal is to produce abundance in all areas of life. In 2019 we will focus on ACTION with the intent of cultivating lifestyles that generate abundance, not isolated in pockets of community, but like any regenerative system, replicating across the planet.