The NW Permaculture Convergence is a unique event for greening homes and communities. We expect 500 + people to attend. There will be site tour,s presentations, plenary sessions, networking, A Fruit & Nut display, a Skillshare Village and a Permaculture Expo for vending and outreach. Your participation and financial support for making the Convergence a timely success is greatly appreciated! Permaculture business, consultancy, installation, landscapers, etc. Related products and services are also welcome. You don’t have to declare allegiance to permaculture to be in the Exposition!
The Expo runs
Friday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Expo Coordinator/Contact: Melissa Yaden .
Preferred contact is firstname.lastname@example.org
Set-up Information: We have access to the site sometime on Friday afternoon. Time still to be determined, but maybe not till 4:00 pm. It would be nice if most of the vendors village people were waiting in our temporary headquarters at Wagon Wheel Pavilion when the bell rings, so that we can get things set up in jig time. If you need help with your set-up let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to have enough worktrade people on hand to help you.
The Expo area is adjacent to the Mess Hall and registration area so it will get a lot of foot traffic. Many of you have pop-up canopies already and are used to setting up at events. You know how to come prepared for possible rain or wind and have the necessary supplies. According to historical records Fort Flagler has a pretty good likelihood of nice weather on that date and this was the case for our 2012 NWPCC at Fort Flagler. Still, we should all be watching the weather reports going into this and better to come prepared in any case. Definitely with substantial tie down for wind. Most pop-ups are 10x10’. Costco canopies are 10x20. Space is not an issue so you can bring whatever size foot-print you want. Let us know the size on the form. We will provide: a space on the lawn. Please provide your own canopy, tables, chairs, lighting if you wish to be open after dark, etc. Electricity may be possible for some spaces. Inquire. Booths do not have to be staffed continually. This is up to the discression of the booth.
There will be limited indoor vending area. Some parts of either the Rec Hall and/or the Theatre. Perhaps some full tables, but more like half-table spaces for authors selling/signing books and suchlike. The buildings are a short distance walk from the main trade show and the skill-share village. The indoor areas won’t get as much traffic as the outdoor vending area.
SKILLSHARE VILLAGE SET-UP
Skillshare Village will be in a separate area a short distance from the Trade Show area. Each booth has to be responsible for its own shelter/structure. If you have ever been to a primitive skills gathering, a natural building expo, or a Transtition Town skillshare you can get am idea from that. We had a great Skillshare Village at the 2012 NWPCC. Someone built a large rocket mass heater, there was a cattail weaving booth with Irene Hinkle (who will be back this year), a small tipi, and many other interesting booths with people sharing skills. Perhaps a dozen in all. We’d like to see something similar, or bigger, this year. Skillshare Village set-up might begin as early as 1:00 pm.
You may also want to become a Convergence sponsor. That is a different form. Depending on your level of sponsorship, you could have your logo on our website and on a banner that will be displayed during the Convergence as well as receive up to six free admissions. See the “Sponsors” tab on our website.
If you have difficulty with the form or have questions, please contact us!
Registration is easy –
1) You may fill out the on-line form below and make your payment through our shopping cart check-out PayPal system.
2) You may download, print and fill out the form (see link above).
Please send your hard copy check and registration by snail mail to:
Northwest Permaculture Convergence
P.O. Box 1133
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
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