The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is an Oregon registered non profit organization. Its purpose to educate about the use of Permaculture as a powerful tool for helping to design and bring into being a culture and economy that can fit far better within the boundaries of Planet Earth. The NWPCC has a Board that oversees the year to year organizing of the annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence. See Board member biographies HERE.
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence (NWPCC) is an inclusive annual weekend-long event that alternates between Oregon and Washington State. The Convergence brings together a remarkable diversity of people, all with creative approaches for designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Everyone who practices the ideals of Permaculture speaks a common language across the Northwest and all over the world.
The NWPCC is applying for non-profit 501(c)3 status. The Board of Directors oversees event management and is fiscally responsible for each year's event. NWPCC teams-up with local communities for 'Shoulder Events,' supporting our allies with tours, panel discussions, workshops, and classes. Every year, the organization offers a number of volunteer and work trade positions. Ride shares, home stays and food donations can be arranged using the website.
Long time enthusiasts and beginners alike pilgrimage from every corner of the Cascadian Bioregion which extends from coastal Alaskan Panhandle to the north, into Northern California in the south, and inland to include parts of the Yukon, Idaho, Wyoming and Western Montana.
The 2013 Convergence was held at Pacific University, and B Street Farm in Forest Grove, Oregon. The 2013 Convergence theme was "Hands On Where We Live". Permaculture is all about taking care of more needs- closer to where we live in ways that are friendly to people and planet. Closer to home means reduced carbon footprint, more time for family, more time in the garden and more free time too! Practitioners across a wide spectrum of skill sets exchanged ideas through concurrent workshops ranging from organic agriculture and wildcrafting to natural building and appropriate technologies; from environmental remediation and disaster preparedness to community dynamics and global justice.
The 2013 Convergence included a special Introduction to Applied Permaculture session on Friday morning at B Street Farm from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. "Applied Permaculture" means design and actions for real life application.
Another special feature of the 2013 event was the First Annual Membership Meeting and voting for the Board of Directors.