Gaia University NAPC Presentations – Taking place in the Gaia U tent
Sessions 1-5 anchored by Andrew Langford with participation and discussion by Gaia U community members and Convergence participants! Session 6 led by Kirsten Liegmann, Jennifer English, Ava Klinger and Kate Marnul. Attendance is open to all. Read more…
Seed Exchange at the Info Hub
Please bring seeds from your garden to share at the North American Permaculture Convergence! The diverse community at the NAPC represents unique microclimates from all over the country. As permaculturalists, we cherish heirloom seed varieties and grow them in our gardens year after year. We have an affinity for useful and rare plants that can thrive and offer multiple functions to our home habitats. The seed exchange is an opportunity for us to share and expand the surplus from our gardens. We expect to have a diversity of varieties from permaculture gardens and farms around the country. Don’t miss your chance to share your seed and your stories of its reliability and remarkable nature. Please label all seed with the name, variety, and location harvested. May the seed be exhaustless…. For more information, contact Marisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designer’s Showcase at the Info Hub
Do you have a permaculture design you’d like to show off? Looking for feedback on a design in progress? Bring copies of your designs to display at the Designer’s Showcase throughout the weekend!
Sunday Night Movie – “Adventures in Permaculture”
“Adventures in Permaculture” is a 45-minute documentary filmed in Australia last fall and features interviews with seasoned permies including David Holmgren. The purpose of the video is to help spread the word about permaculture, especially among environmentalists who may have heard about it but don’t really know what it is. The video starts in Australia, permaculture’s Ground Zero. The film makers interviewed and observed several successful farms there, including Melliodora, the home of permaculture co-founder David Holmgren. Trailer: http://youtu.be/6HIi_-d0CNM Website: http://the4thwave.net/
PermaQuests! A New Paradigm Educational Mass Cooperative Game for Kids
We are very excited to Present to you the opportunity to participate in a new paradigm educational mass cooperative Game! PermaQuests!! It will be a year long adventure quest which will start August 28th and will run until the closing ceremony of next year’s NAPC. Arriving at the Hive (children’s area), participants will connect to their Animal and Plant Totem, which will be their guiding energy and focus throughout the weekend. Activities in the Hive will Include: Seed Bomb creations! Cob Castle Building, Habitat Construction (mason bees, Bird houses, Bat houses), Mask Making Workshop, Living Permaculture Everyday! Discovering Your Spirit Totems, Natural Face Paint Experimentation And Play Time! We will also be facilitating a Council of all Beings which will be a collective connection and reflection activity bringing youth and adults together through costumes and play time! Culminating the weekend will be a mass collaborative Permaculture Mandala Creation where we will harvest the collective creativity for a once in a lifetime Experience! Bring your kids and Come play with us! Peace Love and Permaculture!
Does all the talk about dynamic accumulators make your kids roll their eyes? Not to worry! The Kiddie Village tent will have age-appropriate, permaculture-themed activities for youth of all ages for the duration of the NAPC.
Embody Permaculture: Morning Movement
Nurture health, awareness, and learn internal balance while gaining understanding of how to harmoniously integrate seemingly opposing forces externally and internally using gentle movements from various internal and martial arts, including Tai Chi, Ba Qua, and Yoga. All abilities welcome. Bring what you know to share!
A Whole Lot of Something: Permaculture Puppetry and Masks
A hands-on presentation through the use of storytelling w. puppets and masks, in a classroom-garden inspiring the integration of permaculture education into our everyday lives as everyday people, of all ages, from any background.