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
Urban Harvest and the Permaculture Guild of Houston announce the start of the Houston, Texas Permaculture Design Certificate Course for the 2019-2020 year. The course is designed to be easy on working families and those with young children while highly affordable. It is now in its 20th consecutive year and is facilitated and partially taught by longtime permaculturists Bob Randall, Ray Sher, Shawn McFarlin, and Brian Herod. The class is on Sundays in five modules. The first module on two Sunday afternoons-- Sustainable Living Through Permaculture-- is repeated twice a year in late September and late January. It is a required prerequisite for the three modules in the fall, winter, and spring ("Designing Bountiful Gardens through Permaculture", "Greening Our Homes and Communities Through Permaculture Design", and "Restoring Nature Through Permaculture Design”). These three can be taken in any order or year. Students who complete all four modules can sign up for a fifth module—The Design Tutorial—leading to the certificate. Fall class dates for Sustainable Living are afternoons Sept 27 and Oct 6 ; Bountiful Gardens Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 10, 17, 24. For more information and to sign-up visit http://urbanharvest.org/education Four members of the Guild have permaculture diplomas.
LocationHouston, TX, 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
Near the Corcovado rainforest on the Osa Peninsula, this course will train you to integrate whole systems design and pattern thinking. Students will learn practical applications of ecology, design for buildings, soil, water, and vegetation management, animals, technology, economics, urban and rural environments, and planning for catastrophe. Led by Peter Bane and Nicolo Scifo. Peter is Executive Director of PINA, a Pc diplomate, and veteran of more than 100 design courses (bio below). An environmental activist since youth, Nicolo brings long experience in the construction and landscape trades together with training in the arts of personal transformation and healthy communication.
LocationFinca Morpho, Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica
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.