We’d like to share information on a few fantastic classes coming up, our fall campout and a great highlight reel of permaculture in action. First are the links, full details follow.
President Shaelee on behalf of team Northwest Permaculture Convergence
City Repair’s Online urban Permaculture Design Course
Place: Via Zoom, with the potential for some in-person self-organized physically distanced gatherings on the ancestral lands of the Chinookan people (Portland, Oregon)
Registrations Close: Sun, Oct 31, 11.59pm, 2021
Course Fees: $900 until Sat, Sept 18, 2021 11.59pm, Pacific Time and then $1000 with the option for scholarships. Scholarship questions are embedded within the registration questionnaire. We have the option of a payment plan with all payments due by February 6, 2021.
Program Duration: Sat, Nov 6 2021-Tue, June 21, 2022. Every month we will meet the first or second weekend of the month for a morning session, and then a Tuesday evening, mid-month for a design lab session.
For more information please visit our website: Click here
To register for the course please visit Eventbrite: Click here
To donate to our scholarship fund: Click here
For questions please email Matt and Ridhi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open House: Click here to register for our upcoming Open House, Sept 18, 10-11am Pacific Time (PT).
Drylands Permaculture Course Oct 4th- 13th
Penny Livingston and Michael Pilarski are teaming up to run a Permaculture Training on Drylands Restoration. Guest speakers via Zoom include:, John D. Liu of the Ecosystem Restoration Camps, Walter Jehne from Australia, Andrew Millison from Oregon State University, Precious Phiri from Zimbabwe and Zachary Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems. This is being held in the Methow Valley, eastern Washington.
Do you know anyone who might like to take this specialized course? Good course for people who are already pdc grads. Can you spread the word? We still have a few spots left.
More details and how to register here:
Partial work-trade and scholarships are available for those who can't afford the full price. The applications are on the website, follow the link above.
Northwest Permaculture Convergence 2021: Sahale Shindig October 15-17
Make it your own: Fill Out the NW Permaculture 2021 Sahale Shindig Questionnaire. Our schedule will be filled out with our collective offerings the first night of the event.
Join our zoom meeting: Sept 14, 7-8pm
Meeting ID: 822 879 5259
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Creating A Preferred Future And Present -
Zoom Sessions - Pushing Back on Capitalism and the Consumer Culture
Would you like to learn more about transforming one's own life, neighborhood, society and our economic system? What are the key leverage points? What can we learn from people already "living in the future?"
Jan is putting together a series of zoom sessions that will focus on real life people and projects - a preview of a preferred future. Some people are ALREADY living in a preferred future. What are their stories? What are the allies and assets we have to work with for creating a preferred future?
Jan calls upon an expansive array of experience. Thousands of people have visited his suburban property in Eugene to see what suburbia can become but this series will go far beyond a single property. Jan produces a one hour program broadcasted on several regional radio stations. Much of the zoom content will come from interviews with cultural change makers from Portland; Syracuse, NY; Cincinnati, Houston, LA, Oakland; Asheville, NC; Missoula
Check these links
1] Highlights of radio programs, presentations, interviews
A one hour highlight reel of creating a preferred future - transforming suburbia, critique of capitalism, eco villages, urban food systems, pushing back on cars,
wisdom of the world's great spiritual traditions, what might a preferred future look like?, what might a one earth/fair share lifestyle look like? putting mainstream assets to more radical purpose and more.
2] Site tour of Jan's suburban property in Eugene [Thanks Raintree Nursery] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsO4K1gG2Ao
One of the most permaculture dense 1/4 acre suburban properties in the world
3] Links to podcasts, you tube presentations, suburban permaculture
suburbanpermaculture.org check the "media" tab drop down menu
This is not a permaculture class but builds on permaculture ideals and values. The ideal, to create/expand alternatives to capitalism and the consumer culture. Please forward this message. Thanks! -Jan Spenser
Thank you for reading!
Team NW Permaculture
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