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The 9TH NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
will be held October 7-9, 2016 at Fort Flagler on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The 5th NWPCC was also held at Fort Flagler. Michael Pilarski will help coordinate local logistics for the convergence. Anyone like to join this team? Please Contact Us.
For updates and details, keep an eye on the NWPCC website, our Facebook Page, and our Facebook Event
Everything you need to know about the convergence is being assembled on the northwestpermaculutre.org website. Keep checking it for updates as there will be many.
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence (NWPCC) is an inclusive annual weekend-long event that alternates between Oregon and Washington State. The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people, all with creative approaches for designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Everyone who practices the ideals of Permaculture speaks a common language across the Northwest and all over the world.
NWPCC teams-up with local communities for 'Shoulder Events,' supporting our allies with tours, panel discussions, workshops, and classes. Every year, the organization offers a number of volunteer and work trade positions. Ride shares, home stays and food donations can be arranged using the website.
Long time enthusiasts and beginners alike pilgrimage from every corner of the Cascadian Bioregion which extends from coastal Alaskan Panhandle to the north, into Northern California in the south, and inland to include parts of the Yukon, Idaho, Wyoming and Western Montana.
Download a print-quality version of our 2016 poster. Print it out and put it up around your town. It helps a lot!
The 6th Annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence is scheduled for Sept. 9 - 11, 2016 at Heartsong in Tumtum, WA.
Confirmed Presenters So Far...
Bezleel Israel| Bob Algers| Carol Wilburn| Casimir Holeski| Chrys Ostrander| Cindy Santi| Deborah Berman| Debra Williams| Diana Duke| Diane Bruce Miller| Gabe Gaul| Gloria Flora| Indigo Sutra| Jeannine Tidwell| Jessica Peterson| Joanna Castro| Jordan Fink| Karie Lee Knoke| Kelly Ware| Kevin Blue| Kyle Chamberlain| Marc Flora| Mark Gauthier| Michael Blend| Michael Pilarski| Mike Sullivan| Phil Small| Rick Sherman| Rob Lyman| Ryan Herring| Suvia Judd| Tawnya Rourke Kelly| Teri McKenzie| Thom & Torie Foote| Three Apples & Mike Sullivan| William Aal| .
Great news! Jessica Peterson of Inside Edge Design based in Helena, Montana is going to be one of INPC’s keynote speakers. Jessica, along with Caroline Wallace, has been developing a public forest garden in Helena, 6th Ward Garden Park, since 2011. They have been assisted by David Jacke who taught a 10-day course there in 2015. Inside Edge Design just hosted Penny Livingston-Stark for a recent workshop and are holding their first pdc (permaculture design course) in 2016. They are on a roll and Jessica is coming to INPC to give us a taste of what they have learned.
Affordable Admission: $75 per person suggested for all 3 days, children 12 and under are FREE, teens suggested 3-day admission $37.50. $40 per person suggested single day rate. Meals included. No one turned away for lack of funds. For kids 6 - 13, check out the optional Children's Program (Children under 10 not enrolled in the Twin Eagles Program must be closely supervised by parents or guardian. We don't want young children running around unsupervised).
Children’s Program run by the Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Last year the Twin Eagles Children's program was a highlight of the the Convergence, so we're doing it again. There will be a fee for children who participate in this program: $30 per child for one day; $55 per child for both days if paid in full by Saturday morning. More information about the Children's Program is HERE.
Skill-share Village: We are building a community village to share homesteading, ancestral and/or primitive skills, such as, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, fiber craft, skills, flint-napping, fire making, tanning, buckskin sewing, pottery, bow and arrow making, etc., that can be demonstrated or be hands-on. You are invited to have a booth, tent or station to do your activities, show your stuff, and do education. Outreach and sales are encouraged. Go HERE for full details.
Heart-felt thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!!
Spokane Herbal Faire
Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM - 5 PM
Unity Spiritual Center
2900 S Bernard St, Spokane, Washington 99203
Promoting the Culture of Herbalism to the Spokane Community, via education, vendors and a socially engaging platform.
As the 2016 faire unfurls, the Herbal Faire organizers are creating an event that has more vendors, more educational opportunities and grants access to everyone. This year, the entrance fee will be by suggested donation. We want everyone to be able to participate, and lack of funds is no reason to turn someone away.
Children's activities will be available so the young ones will also feel welcome. There will be face painting, plant identification and other activities aimed at educating and entertaining children.
For details keep an eye on:
Port Townsend, Fort Worden, Olympic Peninsula
April 15-17, 2016
A big Thank You! to everyone who attended. Over 450 people came through the event. All in all, the conference was a great success. Thank you to all the conference presenters, sponsors, Trade Show participants, coordinators, work-traders, herbal beverage companies and other attendees.
Read the post-conference report and tell us how we did and what we could do better HERE.
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