ANNOUNCEMENT: NAPC II
The 2nd North American Permaculture Convergence is scheduled for September 14-18, 2016 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California.
NAPC II will be held in partnership with the Building Resilient Communities Convergence (formerly Northern California Permaculture Convergence), which will be held concurrently on September 16-18 on the same site. We are excited about this partnership and consider that it could become a tradition, through collaboration with and support of different regional convergences across the continent every two years. Integration and cooperation makes all of us stronger and more resilient!
The site for NAPC II is the world-renowned Solar Living Institute.
The Solar Living Institute (SLI) has many examples relevant to permaculture especially in energy systems.
The site offers camping and spillover will be at a neighbor’s land. There are a number of motels and hotels at interesting, small Northern California neighboring towns within 20 minutes or so.
The schedule and programming
The convergence will flow from a focus on permaculture designers and educators at NAPC, Wednesday through Friday, to a more open and broad based event on the weekend, hosted by BRCC.
NAPC will be the focus from Wednesday thru Friday. Working Groups and networking will be strong components, along with multiple tracks of advanced workshops, panels, and other activities. We would like to continue the work that was initiated at the first NAPC and at the International Permaculture Convergence in the UK last year, and begin new work as is appropriate. Write to info @ northamericanpermaculture.com with your needs and ideas, and join our Facebook group and communicate in our community venue. https://www.facebook.com/groups/napermacultureconvergence/
BRCC starts Friday evening and goes through Saturday and Sunday, with NAPC momentum continuing through the weekend. BRCC activities focus on workshops, education and festivities. NAPC participants can lead and attend workshops, join in the festivities, attend keynotes and all other BRCC activities. At the same time, NAPC will continue concurrently with scheduling of its own including ongoing meetings of the Working Groups.
Transition US (a worldwide permaculture-based movement founded in the UK), Gaia U (permaculture focused University), the West Coast Women’s Permaculture Convergence and Permaculture Institute of North America are collaborating.
If you would like to help or contribute in a way that hasn’t been described above, you can use the Contact Us form or please write to info @ northamericanpermaculture.com.
The North American Permaculture Convergence helps to connect and advance North American networks of permaculture practitioners. The NAPC also creates opportunities for in-person and virtual connections, sharing resources and defining the structure, function and organization of our collective groups moving forward.