November 2022 Newsletter
Hi NW Permaculture Fam,
In October we held a wonderful community retreat and lent support to the Earth Repair Summit, check out more on our story page. Looking ahead we’re stoked on the fall 2023 gathering in SW Washington and our speaker series. Up next is Penny Livingston on November 30th, 7pm in our zoom room. Do you have a speaker to recommend? Please let us know and share this link with them.
Peace or Bust! Leaning into Zone 0 Social Permaculture
Our relationships with each other matter, and impact our capacity to care for the earth and be agents of healing. Team NW Permaculture believes this organization has a responsibility to invite input from often unheard voices, at events and in our innerworkings. As leaders in the regenerative movement, we have an awesome opportunity to lean into the permaculture design principles of people and earth care; self-regulation, feedback and slow-small solutions. What harm has been done in the name of Permaculture? By this organization and our partners specifically? With awareness and an openness to change we can learn from the past and build something better.
So the big question we invite you to untangle and weave into a tapestry of light with us:
How can we address historical harms so that we can move toward greater integrity and healing? Let's show the world how organizations can fearlessly, joyfully demonstrate what it looks like to hold ourselves accountable and work to heal and restore our relationships with each other and the land.
For relational land nurturing, here is a 13 min video by Lyla June about 3 indigenous land management practices, and how humans can restore the balance and once again become a Keystone species that supports all life, all our relations. "Hózhǫ́ is the joy of being a part of the beauty of all creation. When we understand that humanity is an expression of the Earth's beauty, we understand that we too belong. Hózhǫ́ understands that we have an ecological role. Hózhǫ́ understands that our Mother Earth needs us." For our hearts, it starts with listening. Do you have something to share? Please be in touch.
Fall 2023 Convergence is On in SW Washington!
When: Sept or October Help choose the date here
Where: Bells Mountain near Battleground Washington, 40 min NE of Portland.
What: A ceremonial healing and restoring of land and Nature, with song, dance and grief work as well as sharing food preparation. Bringing the community together with a focus on food regeneratively grown and cared for, focusing on relational culture with all our kin (people-animal-plant-mineral-spirit) and being empowered to belong and release our gifts, our medicine into the world.
Review: Here is the talk we showed at the Fall Retreat of Elliott, Mark, Julie and Shaelee
Want to be a part?
NW Permaculture Convergence Meetup Nov 15th
6:30-7:15 Community Discussion: retreat reflections, check-ins
7:15- 8pm Board Business:
Agenda and Next Steps
Join us on Zoom at this link. Meeting ID: 822 879 5259 Passcode: 706622
Dial in: +1 253 215 8782 US One tap mobile: +12532158782,,8228795259#,,,,*706622# US
For more information on whats been going on,
check out our Story Page at NorthwestPermaculture.org for updates on:
Thank you for the time and care! We hope to hear from you,
Julie and Shaelee
Northwest Permaculture Convergence
Join us Oct 14 - 16 in Sequim WA in person or on Zoom for the Fall NW Permaculture Retreat
Shoulder events 13th and 16th and 17th!
This volunteer-run, community envisioning and making it happen camp out retreat is going to be fun.
Check out the draft Schedule here and if you can't come live, register to get the Zoom session schedule and changes.
Pre-Retreat Camp Setup Potluck, Bonfire and Music.
We are planning a pre-retreat camp setup party, potluck, bon-fire to get the compost toilets built, and fire wood stacked, barn awnings up, outdoor kitchen built, barn office ready, etc. We need to invite the "young bucks" to join us. Join us early! The 11th, 12th and 13th. Contact us - email@example.com
A Small Gathering
Only a few spots open (6) for our Oct 14-16th Retreat Campout. Read more here and Register now before we "sell" out or close registration at capacity physically (30). Zoom is open to register up to 100. Rideshare offered to those who register.
Lets be clear what we are offering (out door camping/meeting in wood heated Yurt, fire rings, under big awning and covered eating in fall weather), so you can decide if they want to participate in our camping retreat or to join from the comfort of zoom. With a large sail extended from the front or back of the barn, there is lots of room to stay dry for circles and the barn, topography and surrounding trees give lots of protection.
The goal is to make a container for more folks to participate in the planning process, and to feel included and welcome to join our leadership.
Volunteer & Help:
These last open spots to attend live with us need to be for volunteers:
We are still organizing this volunteer sign up sheet. Feel free to pitch in and sign up. If a few of you can come a day or 2 or even a few hours early we could use help setting up the farm site (awnings, bathrooms, outdoor kitchen, firewood, meeting and camping/sleeping spots, checkin, etc). A few of us will be there on the 12th-14th to setup. Can you join us?
We have a Food donation and Meal help sign up here if you can bring things for our community made and shared Breakfasts and Dinners. Friday night potluck too. We hope to have a meal plan soon and possibly a sign up for specific staples to bring.
Contact us if you can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Earth Repair
Register here for the Global Earth Repair Summit.
The earth is calling us to get together and achieve collective consciousness.
"Its not about an event. Its about growing our shared intention to work together." ~ John D. Liu
No-one turned away for lack of funds. Please donate what you can. Pitch in some help too.
Check your email 9/15/22 for the Sept Newsletter. It has lots of inspiring pics and a poem from the New Era Convergence last August 2022. If you didn't get it, try subscribing above.
We welcome you to join in Northwest Permaculture gatherings this fall!
Join us and register free for the fall community campout. Oct 14-16, Fall Retreat in Sequim WA at Goodness Tea Farm (15th online option). There is limited onsite parking, limitless opportunity to join in through zoom or parking/hiking in through nearby trails and carpools. Please register by Oct 5-8th here - spaces limited. View the Draft Schedule Here Want to help? Here's our Volunteer Form if you want to help make this great! Thanks.
As we send out newsletters we will post them here on the website and any other announcements.