ANNOUNCEMENT: NAPC II
The 2nd North American Permaculture Convergence is happened September 14-18, 2016 at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, California.NAPC II was held in partnership with the Building Resilient Communities Convergence (formerly Northern California Permaculture Convergence), 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 was the world-renowned Solar Living Institute. The Solar Living Institute (SLI) has many examples relevant to permaculture especially in energy systems. The schedule and programming The convergence went 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. Working Groups and networking were strong components, along with multiple tracks of advanced workshops, panels, and other activities. We continued the work that was initiated at the first NAPC and at the International Permaculture Convergence in the UK. 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 started Friday evening and went through Saturday and Sunday, with NAPC momentum continuing through the weekend. BRCC activities focus on workshops, education, and festivities. 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 collaborated. 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.