The 11th Annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place September 28 - 30, 2018 at Camp Singing Wind Toledo, Lewis County, Washington half way between Seattle & Portland
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence
The Northwest Permaculture Convergence is a conference. There are presentations, plenary sessions, unlimited networking, a Marketplace, and lots of fun. It is a unique gathering where individuals and organizations can show and tell what they are doing to help create a more peaceful, green and resilient culture and economy.
The Convergence is a unique place for diverse groups and people to come together to mix, mingle, network, and cross pollinate. We are all on the same team! And we need to focus on practical actions in the real world. Who will be interested? Students, urban gardeners, city planners, eco-villager enthusiasts, neighborhood leaders, preparedness people, business persons, faith communities, seniors and young people.
In the tradition of previous gatherings, this is largely a do-it-yourself event. As always, attendees will be asked to: Bring donations of food for our kitchen staff to transform into wonderful and healthy meals for all. Menus will include Vegan, Gluten-Free and Omnivore selections at each meal.
Each attendee age 12 and over is asked to offer 2 hours of their time as a volunteer during the event; you can sign up for your time and station assignment at the registration booth across from the field parking.
Field and forest camping is available, as are limited indoor sleeping spaces for folks who need them. Please note on your registration form if you need electricity and/or indoor accommodations (first come, first served as needed). RVs will be accommodated onsite. NO car camping in the parking field.
There will be classes Friday afternoon, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday; Friday morning can be used to visit local nurseries or farms as well as load into the Camp.
There will be 4-6 workshops happening simultaneously during each time slot, so choose your sessions wisely! If you have an entertainment specialty, offer it! We are trying to schedule a Contra Dance for Saturday night, and each evening and morning patrons will offer their specialties to us: Tai Chi, meditation, Yoga, poetry, music, Ecstatic Dance. If you want to offer a drop-in morning or evening session, let us know!
Parents are expected to be responsible for their children when kids are not safely supervised in age-appropriate scheduled classes. Attendees are suggested to bring their own dishes, utensils and water bottle. We will have bottle-filling stations! Bring a portable chair and flashlight as well - after all, this is Camp!
Service animals are permitted with authorization; they must be able to interface with the dogs and chickens of Camp Singing Wind. No non-service animals, please.
Don't forget cash for your Marketplace shopping. We will have vendors with all kinds of offerings to sell or trade for.
New this year is a satellite field for parking and a lovely quarter-mile stroll down the wooded hillside path to arrive at our event hub. Camping equipment will be ferried down the driveway by our intrepid volunteer transportation staff. Transportation will be arranged for patrons with mobility challenges.
There is a riverside beach at the Camp; bring a swim suit in anticipation of great bathing weather!
Bring an umbrella in case of rains! Workshops will be located in various areas of the property; bring sturdy shoes for outdoor walking.