Come retreat with us this February in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. We're excited that D Acres is again generously sponsoring the retreat, offering us meals, lodging and meeting space at a dramatically reduced rate. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Here's a rough schedule of the event:Friday 2/24 - members arrive, optional 6 pm Potluck followed by D Acres Open Mic at 8 pmSaturday 2/25 - breakfast, meeting focused on creating voluntary set of standards for teachers, optional Contra Dance at Town Hall (6 pm Potluck/7 pm Dance) or ping pong scrum at DAcres. Sunday 2/26 - breakfast and departure
Participants are asked to make a sliding scale contribution of $20-200 to cover 5 meals (dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch, dinner Saturday; and breakfast Sunday) and 2 nights' lodging in the yoga room. Note: No one will be turned away for lack of funds. (For those who can, a middle range contribution of $80-100 will cover $10 toward each meal and $20 per night of lodging in the yoga room.) Private rooms or beds in a shared room are available at an additional contribution and when reserved in advance.
If you have any questions specifically about the retreat, please contact Patty Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About D AcresD Acres is a not-for-profit organization with a mission "to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community." Additionally, Josh Trought, D Acres Director, is the author of an excellent book, The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm.
About PANPAN's mission is to increase the resilience of the Northeast region by strengthening the regional permaculture network and increasing access to relevant education and resources. We are focused on the 4C’s of Connectivity, Communications, Convening and Capacity-Building toward that purpose.
SPECIAL AGENDA ITEM FOR FEB 2017-The Development of Voluntary Permaculture Teacher Training StandardsGrowing out of national and regional conversations on this topic, we'd like to go deeper into the on-going network-wide conversation about voluntary teacher training standards. Participants may wish to read this article written by Jono Neiger to help establish a common understanding:http://northeastpermaculture.org/on-creating-permaculture-education-standards/
PAN is choosing to dedicate focused time to this topic to explore concrete actions we can take as an organization, and ways that we can support increased awareness and action in the community at large, as an expression of Permaculture ethics and a commitment to life-serving systems design.