Program Schedule

The 2017 Northwest Permaculture Convergence: Building Bridges will be a 3 -day program exploring the boundaries and cognitive gaps between diverse but related topics.

The basic schedule will be as laid out below, but will grow and evolve as more people have a voice into the planning process. If you have an idea for a discussion or presentation, please choose from the options in the bar to the right to let the planning committee know!​

Friday Sept. 29            
               
9:00   Tours   Site Set-up
11:00     Convergence Coordinators' Meeting
12:00 Trade Fair and Vendor Move-In   Site Set-up
13:00  
14:00 Participant and Camping Check-In  
15:00 What is Permaculture Booth        
16:00 Track Meetings      
17:00 Opening circle outdoors
18:00  Dinner
19:30 2017 NWPC Opening Remarks followed by Welcome and keynote by Mark Lakeman with a Panel discussion led by City Repair
20:00
21:00 Films Offering Fire          
               
Saturday Sept. 30            
               
6:00 Yoga Meditation Chanting Running      
7:00 Breakfast
8:30 Morning circle, announcements
9:00 Building Bridges: Green and Resilient Neighborhoods moderated by Jan Spencer
Session 1 basics neighborhoods urban agriculture social economy skillshare
9:45 Permaculture 101: Back to Basics   Hands-on Biochar Intro: Build a Stove! Building On Contour for Maximizing Yield Social Permaculture The Ethics of a Permaculture Business Wildcrafting and Biochar Demo
 
10:00
11:15 Neighborhood Break Outs Willamette Bio Region Puget Sound Bio Region Cascade Mtn Bio Region PNW Coast Bio Region    
12:00 Lunch
Session 2 basics neighborhoods urban agriculture social economy skillshare
13:30 Gardening with Permaculture  Willamette Basin and Coastal Bio-Regions Neighborhoods Hugelkultur: Connecting the Dots Upscaling Plant Guilds for Farming Race and Conflict: Tools for Change Sustainable Pay and Employment Practices TBA
 
14:00
Session 3 basics neighborhoods urban agriculture social economy skillshare
15:00 Bill Mollison's Philosopher/ Gardener Puget Sound and Cascade Bio Regions Neighborhoods Latest in Perennial Crops Harvest Scheduling for Perennial Plant Guilds Sustaining a Regenerative Political Movement Permaculture Business Panel TBA
 
16:00
16:30 Annual Meeting
17:30 Dinner
19:00 Rural Agriculture Keynote (TBA)
21:00 Live Music Films Work Group Work Group Work Group Dance  
               
Sunday Oct. 1            
               
6:00 Yoga Meditation Chanting Running      
7:00 Breakfast
8:30 Morning circle, announcements
Session 4 basics neighborhoods urban agriculture social economy skillshare
9:00 Practical Applications of the 12 Principles TBA Maximizing Density and Yield in the Urban Garden How Appropriate Technology is Being Applied Today! TBA Recent Tools for Empowering Project Teams TBA
 
10:00
Session 5 basics neighborhoods urban agriculture social economy skillshare
10:30 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA The Ethics of a Permaculture Business? TBA
 
11:00
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Neighborhood Break Outs Willamette Bio Region Puget Sound Bio Region Cascade Mtn Bio Region PNW Coast Bio Region    
15:00 Closing Circle
16:00 Break Down Crew & Volunteers
17:00