Tending Zone 0
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
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