In the spring of 1981 more than 400 advocates for new approaches to agriculture in the Northwest met at the first two permaculture conferences in North America. On the weekend of April 3rd to 5th the Interior Northwest Conference was held at the Sagle Community Hall, near Sandpoint, Idaho, and the weekend of May 8th to 10th the Maritime Northwest Conference was held at a camp overlooking the Columbia River near Corbett, Oregon.
This is a story-telling page where you can share your experience either at the first conferences or other permaculture events over the years and the ways in which the events and the people you met there helped shape your lives. If you have photos from the 1981 conferences, we include a method for you to share them to become part of the permanent archive.
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