Northwest Permaculture Convergence 2020
CULTIVATE COMMUNITY : Converge In Place & Connect Online!
event schedule - tickets available Here
NOTES:ONE session at a time to keep us all on the same thought-train and build community
Team HostTitlePresenterDescriptionWebsiteWays to Support
ThursdayThursday: September 24, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Opening Circle: Welcome, Housekeeping & 3 words of intention for the weekend9/24
6:15 - 6:50 pm
Ahlgren, CassieEcological GardeningShaelee EvansForestry, Farming and Gardening fusion for peace and productivityGoodnessTea.com9/24
7:00 - 7:50 pm
Ahlgren, CassieBehind the Veil of the Herb SpiralAbby ColehourExploring the invisible structures behind an ecovillage. Is this a community or a glorified apartment complex? What motivates us to offer our gifts here? How do we draw on diversity to adapt to changing circumstances? How do we factor in equity and inclusion into community processes? What would long-term ownership look like? Join the multi-tool community creatrix Abby as they take you on a tour of Eugene ecovillage Maitreya from the inside out, offering more questions than answers as we weave new strategies into old systems to build a world that works. Help for asylum seekers from central America who we are assisting in finding their footing in their new home. The first link add the Memo "Isabel" or "Diana", who have children and no work visa, and all of the money will go directly to them. The second link is for Reina, who is working but still has a ways to go towards stability. &
7:00 - 7:50 pm
Affity Session, pt 2/7 in a seriesAllies, Assets and Actions in the CommunityJan SpencerTowards a Healthy Society, Economy and Planet - Meeting ID: 912 8956 7710. Passcode: 7544432. Dial in if you can't zoom at +1 669 900 6833suburbanPermaculture.org9/24
7:50 - 8:20 pm
Ahlgren, CassieSocial Permaculture IntroD.AhlgrenPeople Care and People ShareDavidAhlgren.com9/24
8:25 - 8:55 pm
Stein, CassieGlobal Perma-trot D.SteinImages and Stories from exploring permaculture in India9/24
9:00 - 10:00 pm
MusicInspired Tunes!CommunityLive and recorded, exclusive tunes9/24
FridayFriday: September 25, 2020
7:00 - 8:00 am
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), David ABreakfast: How to make kefir, yogurt and simple cheeses for breakfast and beyond, with Shaelee9/25
8:15 - 9:00 am
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), David A (co-host)Morning Circle: How has permaculture thinking impacted your life? Intro to the Permandalanorthwestpermaculture.org9/25
9:00 - 10:00 am
David A (host/video), Cassie (questions)Cultivating Creativity at Inspiration Farm tour with Raintree NurseryBrian KerkvlietTour of Inspiration farm with a focus on water in the landscape and food forest secessional establishment, followed by a live zoom Q&Awww.inspirationfarm.comPaypal: ak@inspirationfarm.com9/25
10:15-11:30 am
David A (host), Cassie (questions) "The Permaculture Home DIY self and home care"Laura Christie
Odd Gumnut Farm
Whether the motivation is your health, your greywater system or your plastic footprint, there is no better time to empower your household with DIY solutions to ALL your house & beauty product needs. Super inexpensive, rockin' effective and easier than you think.www.theoddgumnut.comVenmo:
11:40 - 12:10 pm
David A, Shaelee, Cassie (questions)Song CircleKjersten HallenWe will learn songs of the permaculture and affinity movements and sing together
12:20 - 1:30 pm
Shaelee (host), Cassie (questions)Permaculture and the Pandemic: flatten the curve of the limits to growth on abundant, finite EarthMark RobinowitzThe coronavirus pandemic has reduced energy consumption faster than voluntary efforts at conservation. As David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, said, recession has been the most effective means to lower of resource footprints. The best case scenario is not just keeping the piles of corpses as low as possible, but the triggering of a societal immune response for real resilience.www.PeakChoice.org9/25
1:30 - 2:10 pm
Shaelee E (host) David Ahlgren (cohost), Cassie (host room 2)CommunityLunch: Kraut & Fermenting and Children's Connection in the breakout room!9/25
2:25 - 3:30 pm
Shaelee (host), Cassie (questions)A decade of co-creating Permaculture Intentional CommunitiesJose Lorenzo ZamoraI'll be sharing with you the key learnings I've gained from my experiences in co-creating communities for my whole adult life, like the 8thLife EcoVillage Project (a Permaculture Intentional Community) the Integral Permaculture Academy (a teachers' cooperative), among others. These experiences include many bitter mistakes, as well as sweet successes, all of which I've distilled so you can build on top of that instead of having to reinvent the wheel, and make your own new fabulous mistakes as you move through your own adventures in co-creating communities.www.whitewynd.comPaypal:
3:45 - 5:00 pm
Shaelee (host) Cassie(questions), JuliePermaculture, Placemaking and our Social Response-ability Matt Bibeau and Ridhi D'CruzDuring these uncharted times, when crises and disasters continue to compound and cause harm, it can be difficult to assess what personal actions to take in response to--and in continuous preparation for--a rapidly changing world. How can we be more well-prepared not just to face the epic challenges of our time, but also to answer the call for shifting patterns of our own behavior in regards to the ways that we understand leadership, allyship and mutual aid? www.cityrepair.orgVenmo:
5:15 - 7:00 pm
David A (host/video), Cassie(questions), JulieSahale's Heart for Community, Healing the Land and Growing Best PracticesMarley LongConnecting to the first NWPCC with an emphasis of soil regeneration and practices. By bridging the goodenough communities focus on personal development and relationship to a permanent relationship with the and sahaleretreat.org
7:15 - 9:30 pm
Shaels (host), David A (stream video), Cassie (questions)DINNER AND A MOVIE! Warm up the Appetite with "Cooking Wild Greens" or share YOUR food preservation, and relax to a screening of "The Radicals" from 8-9
10:00 - 11:45 pm
Shaels (co-host), David (co-host), Cassie (questions)music!communityCommunity + A few songs from Stars Under Water, Emergent Design rock band9/25
SaturdaySaturday: September 26, 2020
7:00 - 7:30 am
David S. (host), David A (Cohost), Cassie (questions)Awartansheel FarmingJeetAwartansheel Farming is a concept of awartansheel economics. It's the basis of coexistence. It's an alternative way of farming and provides better livelihood and balancing all ecosystems.9/26
7:30 - 8:00 am
Shaels (host), David A (Cohost), Cassie (questions)Morning Circle: What is inspiring you this weekend? 9/26
8:00 - 9:00 am
David S. (host), David A (Cohost) Cassie (questions)Live and Learn with NatureHasmukh"Humans are worshiping an invisible God and destroying a visible Nature, not realising that the visible Nature they are destroying is the invisible God they are worshiping." We are all born to Learn. By living to Learn we are learning to Live. Nature is the World's best teacher because it has been around for billions of years before us. Therefore to build a Sustainable Happy, Healthy and Harmonious World we must Learn and Live With Nature.ebhle.org9/26
9:15 - 10:30 am
David S (host), David A (Cohost), Cassie (questions)What is Permaculture?David AhlgrenThis class will jump in head first into the basics of Permaculture to lay a foundation for discussion . Permaculture as a philosophy first, then as an application to every part of life. David will take a creative approach to both interaction with each member of the class. No matter if you are a seasoned permaculture designer or someone who never heard of permaculture, this class has a place for you. Venmo:
10:45 - 12:00 pm
David A (host/video), Cassie (questions), JulieLessons from a School Garden at OutBack FarmLaura SweanyRaintree Nursery presents the gardens and student stewards at Fairhaven College's Outback Farm, a staple of Western Washington University's Sustainability program since 1972! The Outback is a place of experimentation, social justice, learning, reflection, advocacy, and agriculture that features permaculture practices and teachings. It is home to community gardens, chickens, production rows, a teaching apiary, vernal pools, mature food forest, a delineated wetland, and a splendid earth sheltered greenhouse. as.outback.communications@wwu.edu9/26
Shaels and David A (co-hosts), Cassie (questions), JulieLunch:how-to kraut + Savers Forum Main Room, Childrens Connection in the Breakout Room!9/26
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Tiffany (host) Ridhi (co-host)Decolonizing Permaculture: BIPOC only discussionRoom1: Ridhi D'CruzThis discussion-based session is for folx who self-identity as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC) with all forms of experience in Permaculture. I hope to craft this space for BIPOC folx to imagine our dreams and desires of how we would like to engage with land and culture and the barriers and obstacles we face in our journeys including specifically within the Permaculture movement and even more specifically, in our bioregion. My hope is for us to leave this session feeling more deeply connected with each other so that we can rely on each other in our unfolding journeys towards healing for land and for our Venmo:
1:30 - 2:45 pm
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), JulieDecolonizing Permaculture: discussion, for non-BIPOC folxRoom 2: Adam Brock *see Protocol Doc for unique login infoDecolonizing Permaculture, a facilitated discussion session to listen, mourn and find solutions together
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), JulieAffinity Communities Holding Space for an Uncolonized FutureTiffany, Ridhi, Adam, ShaeleeA place of openness following the prior sessions. All are welcome.9/26
3:40 - 4:55 pm
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), JulieBraveSpace-An Ecosomatic approach to Trauma, Consent, and Co-creationMatthew NelsonWe are living systems; we are made up of living systems; we participate in living systems. Our social interactions are simultaneously physical, emotional, and spiritual expressions of ecologic inter-being. Our traumas are rarely just our own, and they are both created and healed in communion with each other. Somatic body-based perception and action give access to layers of consciousness—including communal layers—that easily evade the logic of everyday thinking. BraveSpace is a container to move, witness, and invite healing, thewnelson@gmail.com9/26
5:00 - 6:15 pm
David S (host), Cassie (questions), JulieFood Justice and PermacultureTerri KemptonFood Justice and Permaculture: case study of WWU and the Outback Farm
6:15 - 7:00 pm
David A(host), Cassie (questions), JulieDraft horse Q and A on the homesteadAlexia AllenDraft ponies help us accomplish serious work on our homestead--and help us be better humans, too. Working animals play an important role on our teaching farm, and bring joy to the tasks! Find out how they help us at Hawthorn Farm.HawthornFarm.org9/26
7:00 - 7:15
Shaelee & Cassie (co-hosts) JulieDinner and a Talk: enjoy your Dinner around the Keynote9/26
7:15 - 8:45 pm
Shaelee (host), David A, Cassie (questions)Keynote: Teju Adisa-Farrar: The Culture of Nature and Unearthing Truths tejuispoetri@yahoo.com9/26
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Shaelee & Julie (co-host), Cassie (questions)Music stream with music by Jahnavi Veronica and Galen HeffermanJahnavi Veronica was born and raised at the south end of the Salish sea, alongside cedar, madrone and salty air. She creates music that is both otherworldy and dreamlike, and grounded in root and stone and soil. Her songs come from a fierce love for life, touching upon the joy and grief of being human. Music for her is a prayer for healing and wholeness, to and from the Earth. Her intention is to share her songs in a way that inspires a deeper connection between people and all the beings and places who share this beautiful and precious life.
Galen Hefferman (anglicized from Galen Áinle Ó Hifearnáin) creates and catches songs from dreams and visions. His music weaves his inner world with the music and colors of the world around him; the snaking of a beaver dam across a marsh, the spinning of the Big Dipper around the North Star. His songs often explore themes of death, the natural world, ancestry, and the timelessness of song and beauty. With guitar, his voice, various homemade instruments, a rotating cast of guests, and the voices of those who show up, he crafts soundscapes to reflect the vivid inner landscape of his dreams and the vibrancy of the natural world. He seeks to blend the boundaries between audience and performer, and cultivate opportunities for collectively entering a dream world in a live setting. He is currently recording his first full album.
Venmo: @jahnaviveronica
SundaySunday: September 27, 2020
7:00 - 7:45 am
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), JulieBreakfast: Herb Garden teatime with Shaelee, and share your fresh cup9/27
8:00 - 9:00 am
Shaelee and David A(co-host), Cassie (questions)Morning Circle: Cross-Pollination project sharing9/27
9:00 - 10:15 am
David S (host), Shaelee ( co-host), Cassie (questions)Scythes and Best Tool for the JobBrian Kerkvliet, Inspiration FarmWe will explore what the best tool for the job is no matter what you are doing. Looking at all scales and projects, from cutting grass to working up beds and managing wood lots. There is the best tool and approach to getting the job done with the least energy and expense. We will talk about; how to find the right tool, how to know if the tool isn't doing what you want, how to make or modify it so it works better for you. This will be part live stream presentation with a lengthy time for discussion and recommendationswww.inspirationfarm.comPaypal: ak@inspirationfarm.com9/27
10:30 - 11:45 am
Shaelee E (host), David A, Cassie (questions), JulieHow to make Bokashi and brief history of fermentation and Nature FarmingPeter JacksonBokashi is a Japanese word meaning fermented matter and has roots going back centuries for agriculture and thousands of years for rice wine production. Rice bran or a variety of agricultural residues are commonly used to make a quick lactic acid bacteria or fungal dominated solid-state ferment that helps repopulate soils or waters with beneficial microorganisms. In the modern era cultures propagated and used include store-bought Effective Microorganisms developed by Dr. Teruo Higa or localized Indigenous Microorganisms captured and stabilized as taught by Cho Han Kyu and Gil Carandang. Peter has been creating a school and website to help promote Natural Farming outside of Anacortes, WA and Cascadia in general, as these microbes are able to do much healing for the planet.
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Shaelee, Davids' & Cassie (co-hosts), JulieNWPCC Ask Us Anything. What is the meaning of this.Team NWPCCForm for questions, a space for listening to how the NWPCC can best serve the communitynorthwestpermaculture.orgPaypal
1:15 - 2:00 pm
Shaelee, Cassie, David A (co-hosts), JulieLUNCH: A few canning, leather and other preservation tips Community Share and Children's Connection in the Breakout Room!9/27
2:00 - 2:15 pm
David S (host), Cassie (questions), JulieHemp the Green RevolutionJacqueHemp has emerged from almost a century of prohibition to bring us back to roots of sustainability and local development.hempdesign.us9/27
2:25 - 3:50 pm
David A (host), Cassie (questions), JulieIntegrated AdaptationPenny LivingstonIn this presentation Penny will bring you on an inspiring journey of a plethora of powerful and practical solutions worldwide. That she has been exposed to over her many years of learning and teaching internationally. She will share solutions on many levels from how communities have adapted to extreme climate change to energy to reversing climate change. Permaculture offers powerful solutions to a global re-design! Yes we can do it!PennyLivingston.netPaypal:
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Shaelee E (host), Cassie (questions), JulieDreaming with the LandLauren MorganMost of us drawn to these ways usually do our best to do right by the land upon which we live and all beings we share the land with. But in our culture, we might not be so familiar with, because we weren't raised with, the concept of engaging our nighttime dreams to help our daytime land tending efforts.
5:15 - 5:40 pm
David S (host), David A (video), Cassie (questions)PSA of "Queen Mountain Farm" with Raintree NurseryJane Campbell and Pro Paul Kearsleyinfo: Jane Campbell and Paul Kearsley take us on a video tour of the amazing work they have done during the first 4 years on their extended family homestead. Their 7 acres features labor and time-saving strategies for soil enrichment and garden expansion, modular fencing solutions, seasonal pig paddock rotations, as well as drought-tolerant
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Shaelee (host), David A (co-host), Cassie (questions) Evening Circle Gratitudes and What is Next9/27
7:30 - 9:00 pm
David S (host), Cassie (questions), JulieKeynote Prem Singh - Humane Agrarian Center : Farming in Coexistence with Nature 9/27
9:00 - 10:00 pm
Parting Songs by PARTICIPANTS - please share9/27
Kelda Lorax
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