30 different gatherings on this list! I may have missed some. This 10/23/2015 version is my first compilation so I need to research a few dates. 12 of these gatherings I have organized multiple years and 17 just one year. One new one is in the works. This adds up to at least 90 large gatherings I have been a main organizer for. Of course, every one of the gatherings is a team effort. Besides these large gatherings I have organized and taught hundreds of day-long or weekend workshops. Have you been to one or more of my events?
1974 - Okanogan Family Faire (aka Barter Faire). Still going strong. I have been to every single one.
1974 - 1st Conference on Sustainable Agriculture in the Pacific Northwest (went on to become Tilth). Tilth conferences of various sorts have been happening ever since.
1975 - Spring Gathering of Healers (became the Spring Healing Gathering) Lasted 20 years off and on.
1979 - North Idaho Barter Fair. 12 years off and on.
1979 - Northeast Washington Barter Fair (became the Columbia Barter Fair). Lasted 20 years or so.
1981 - 1st Maritime Northwest Permaculture Conference. Lasted One year.
1981 - 1st Interior Northwest Permaculture Conference. One year.
1982 - Okanogan Earthsong Festival. One year.
1983 - Friends of the Trees Gathering. One year.
1984 - Tilth’s 10-year Anniversary Gathering and Barter Fair. One year.
198? - Northwest Organic Seed Collaboration. Lasted several years.
198? - Northwest Permaculture Rendezvous. Lasted 6 years.
198? - Whidbey Island Barter Fair. Two years.
1990 - Bellingham Tree Extravaganza (became the Bellingham Spring Nursery Sale). Still going strong.
1990 - Port Townsend Tree Extravaganza (became the Port Townsend Tree Festival). Lasted 20 years.
1990 - Restoration Forestry Conference. One year.
199? - Kootenay Herb Gathering. One year.
1997 - Bellingham Ethnobotany Lecture Series. One year.
1999 - Northwest Herbal Fair. The last one was in 2011. It might be resurrected.
1999 - Kauai Natural Healing Gathering. One year.
2000 - Montana Herb Gathering, Still going with some breaks.
2001 - Fairy & Human Relations Congress. Still going strong.
200? - Northeast Washington Herbalists Gathering. One year
2007 - Montana Barter Fair. Lasted 5 years.
2008 - Washington Permaculture Convergence (became the Northwest Permaculture Convergence). Still going strong.
2011 - Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. Still going strong.
2014 - Gathering of the Realms, Kauai. One year so far.
2014 - 1st North American Permaculture Convergence. One year.
2015 - Spokane Herbal Fair. 2nd annual will be May 2016.
2016 - April. Medicinal Herb Growing & Marketing Conference.