August 29, 30, 31, 2014
Old and young. Experienced and novice.
It marks the cusp of a new era, the turning of the wheel, the passing of the guard.
Be a part of this historic event.
On Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24, The 2014 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be hosted by the Whatcom Skill Share Faire at beautiful Hovander Park, 5 miles northwest of Bellingham. The NWPCC will erect a tent hosting permaculture presentations all weekend and its annual meeting on Sunday morning.
The SSF hosts an incredible array of skill shares, including: Aquaponic Gardening, Beekeeping, Tool-making, Spinning & Combing Wool, Electric Car Conversion, Keeping Goats, Turning Charcoal into Biochar, Raising Rabbits, Making Tempeh, Homeopathic Survival Skills, Small Scale Seed & Grain Processing Equipment. And the list is growing daily! (See http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/2014-schedule for updates!)
The Faire also features great local entertainment, including music by Hot Damn Scandal, Chivalry Timbers, and spoken word by Matthew Brouwer and Swill Kanim, as well as a contra dance! Camping is available on-site.
Take advantage of the online Ticket discount and find info about vending, presenting (still room for more!) or volunteering at http://whatcomskillsharefaire.org/registration
A special meal plan is available to NWPCC participants. The package includes the following four meals, served at Skillshare Faire Volunteer Kitchen: Lunch and Dinner on Saturday (August 23) and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday (August 24), and also includes organic tea and coffee on both days.
The Skillshare Faire Kitchen is renowned for providing delicious, hearty, GMO-free meals made with ingredients sourced from local farmers and food producers. A salmon dinner will be featured on Saturday night! Gluten Free options will be available.
To sign up for the meal plan, participants must mail a check for $35 made out to 'The Sun Kitchen' by August 15 to: The Sun Kitchen, 201 Carolina Street, # 202,
Bellingham, WA 98225
or paypal $36.25 to email@example.com
(For those who just want to sign up for the Saturday night Salmon Dinner, please mail $15 or paypal $15.50). Meal plan participants can pick up their meal tickets at the gate to the festival.
So come on out and take advantage of this opportunity to skill-up, network and celebrate the bounty of summer!
In conjunction with the Whatcom Sill Share Faire and the NorthWest Permaculture Convergence, Inspiration Farm would like to announce a two day bonus event.
Plan to stay a little longer and take it all in!
Monday August 25th
Treat yourself to an extended Inspiration Farm tour tailored to Permaculture veterans and newcomers alike.
Witness the advanced earthworks that allow nutrient and water to be passively harvested supporting the whole farm.
Walk amongst the food forest and experience the secessional evolution.
Check out the animal rotational systems in place and see the progress that working animals within the landscape can achieve.
Share in the evening pot luck, social event. Bring a dish, your instruments, and Tel-A-Vision around the fire.
All day is available for a suggested $10 donation (no one will be excluded for lack of funds)
Camping is available for those wanting to attend Tuesdays workshops.
Tuesday Aug 26th Preregistration Required $50 each workshop or $125 for the whole day event. Choose from three of the six subjects. Inspiration Farm will host a series of mini workshops. Schedule subject to change.
AM sessions you can choose from: 10-12-am
-Reading the landscape, surveying and earthworks - Brian Kerkvliet
-Processing and cooking with Beans and Grains - Krista Rome
-Bio-char creation, inoculation, and use - Larry Williams
PM sessions you can choose from: Session A 1-3-pm
-Establishing a food forest nursery - Brian Kerkvliet
-Crafting with wild medicinals from your landscape. - Suki Aufhauser
-WATER: gray water, storage water, and water in the landscape. - Bruce Horowitz
Session B 3-5-pm
-Micro remediation, Establishing your fungal friends in the landscape - Alex Winsted
-An Introduction to PatternDynamics™ - David McLoud
-SOIL: Soul! Working with natural systems to build soil, composts and compost teas - Brian Kerkvliet
To register call 360-398-7061
619 E. Laurel Rd Bellingham, Wa. 98226
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This year, we are trying a more “Do-It-Yourself” approach to organizing our annual gathering. The richness of our collective experience will be enhanced by the active participation of attendees who share their talents and gifts with the group.
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