Our Gratitude Pours Out to the Following Generous Sponsors:

Please show your support for them in return.

Convergence Champions $2,000

Lee's Dowsing320Lee Barnes – Land Stewardship Consulting Land Stewardship Consulting (Lee Barnes, Ph.D. Environmental Horticulture, PDC Graduate 1991) is centered in the high Southern Appalachian Mountains near Asheville, NC. They walk small to large properties and offer Permaculture Design observations, then develop informative mapping packets and unique 3-D aerial photo models, and offer environmentally sensitive development suggestions. They are highly experienced dowsers with high success rates locating superior water well sites and evaluating development site Subtle Energies. Land Stewardship Consulting is a long term promoter of Southeast regional Permaculture and Southern Appalachian Katuah Bioregion education. Contact Info: PO Box 1303, Waynesville, NC 28786 Ph: (828) 646-1593 Send an Email: lbarnes2@earthlink.net
OV_LogoOrganic Valley | CROPP Cooperative, a mission-driven cooperative owned by family farmers, is the number one source of organic milk in the US. Their philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. Their mission is to promote regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products. Organic Valley maintains integrity through their commitment to consumer education and delivering the highest quality, strictly organic products to consumers, schools, and a variety of manufacturers looking for organic ingredients. Website: http://www.organicvalley.coop Contact Info: Organic Valley | Cropp Cooperative, One Organic Way, La Farge, WI 54639 Ph: 888-444-6455 Send an Email: organic@organicvalley.coop

Convergence Allies $1000

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Convergence Activators $500

AdvInPerm logo“Adventures in Permaculture” is a new 45 minute documentary produced by the 4th Wave, that illustrates how permaculture is being used to solve critical social and environmental problems all around the world. It will be shown at NAPC on Sunday night! 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. In 1980, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote “The Third Wave”. The 1st Wave had been the Agricultural Revolution and the 2nd Wave, the Industrial Revolution. The 3rd was the Information Revolution, an era in which we still find ourselves 30 years later. The 4th Wave is the future, what’s coming next, for better or worse. Hopefully, the future is a world for the better, a Moral Revolution of sorts where the human family moves beyond tribalism and the short-sighted squandering of Earth’s resources that is taking us all to the brink of extinction. The people at the 4th Wave are committed to doing their part, offering the skills they have worked hard to develop over the past four decades – writing, collaborating, designing and connecting. Thus, the 4th Wave. Website: http://the4thwave.net/ Contact Info: Box 2542, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Send an Email: info@the4thwave.net Twitter: @fourthwavenet
ARC_logoThe Association for Regenerative Culture (ARC) is a charitable initiative supporting transition to an ethical culture of place. ARC promotes an informed understanding of the value and responsibility for personal and planetary transformation at culture’s edge in eastern North America. ARC trains and grounds individuals with appropriate tools, skills, and practices; promotes resourceful and self-reliant communities and the bioregional organization of society. Website: http://www.arculture.org/ Contact Info: Post Office Box 1303, Waynesville, North Carolina, USA 28786 Ph: 828-452-5716 Send an Email: Lee Barnes, President, lbarnes2@earthlink.net
Gaia UniversityGaia University is an un/learning community for liberating intelligences and knowledge-making systems for the benefit of life on Earth. Participants access edge-accredited degrees and diplomas arising from self, ecosocial & economic transformation. Gaia University is a university without walls, a university across borders, an un-institution intent on fostering a zestful, purposeful, global community of thoughtful learners and unlearners focused on ecological regeneration and social justice. Website: http://www.gaiauniversity.org/ Contact Info: Gaia University PO Box 3102, Boulder CO, 80307 USA Ph: 888-316-2092 Send an Email: info@gaiauniversity.org
INPClogo-squarel-150The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is a network of permaculture practitioners who inhabit a region of the Northwestern U.S. between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountain Range. They host annual gatherings and operate an interactive website that facilitates communication among Guild members and between the Guild and the greater community to inform others about the promise of permaculture. Website: http://www.inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com/ Contact Info: Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild PO Box 165 Hot Springs, MT 59845 Ph: 406-741-5809 Send an Email: zone1@inlandnorthwestpermaculture.com
kinstoneKinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture is a working permaculture site and education center for learning advanced, applied permaculture. It is a welcoming place for anyone, of any skill level or background, to come to learn new skills based on the ethics and principles of Permaculture and to reinforce the learning with engaged interaction with the land. It is a working example of living and learning with the intention of regenerating the self while regenerating the earth. Focus is placed on the following: Engaged, Critical Thinking Holistic Systems Design Applied Learning in Actual Projects Diverse Approaches Immersion in the Landscape Website: www.kinstoneacademy.com Contact Info: S3439 Cole Bluff Lane Fountain City, WI 54629 Ph: (608) 687-3332 Send an Email: http://kinstonecircle.com/contact-us/
round finalMidwest Permaculture is a family business that offers PDC courses, Advanced Training in Teaching Permaculture, workshops and webinars. In collaboration with Center for Sustainable Community, we are developing a local land demonstration site that includes the transition of an apple orchard into a food forest, natural building project, hugelkultured swales and community gardens . Long term relationships have lead to ongoing courses with Cal Earth and the Sivananda Yoga Farm. Consultations, design work and implementation rounds out our time leading us to dedicated folks who are doing restoration work in inspiring ways. We love this work as it inherently feeds the soul through relationships with people and the land. Website: http://www.midwestpermaculture.com/ Contact Info: Becky Wilson, 125 Crescent Lane, Stelle, IL 60919 Ph: 815 256 2215 Send an Email: becky@midwestpermaculture.com
moonwiseMoonwise Herbs offers handcrafted herbal wares, handmade brooms and earth centered herbal education. Their educational programs are skill based, teaching about food preparation, plant identification, wild foraging for food as well as medicine, promoting health, gardening, permaculture, community, empowerment, wise woman ways, communication and more. The majority of their programs are offered in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area. A limited number of programs are offered in Seattle, WA and other areas by special arrangement. Programs also take place in the the Driftless Region of Western Wisconsin on or around a glorious 20 acres of land the community is blessed to steward. Website: www.moonwiseherbs.com/ Contact Info: Moonwise Herbs, Po Box 166 Sheboygan, WI 53081 Ph: 920-452-4372 (452-HERB)  Send an Email: rosemarygoddess@moonwiseherbs.com or littlejohn@moonwiseherbs.com
newforestNew Forest Farm In 1995, Mark Shepard and his family moved to the hills of Southwest Wisconsin to start a new kind of farm. Instead of just growing annual grains, vegetables, or livestock, they wanted to establish a perennial farm, modelled on native ecosystems, to produce abundant food, fiber, and fuel while restoring critical ecosystem services. New Forest Farm is now one of the most developed and productive perennial farms in North America – growing abundant crops and livestock, while sequestering carbon, building soil, recharging groundwater, and enhancing wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Their main crops are chestnuts and hazelnuts as well as walnut, hickory, pine nut, apple, pear, and cherry trees, asparagus and winter squash. They operate a hard cider winery, fermenting perennial fruits into the superb Shepard’s Hard Cyder. They offer farm tours, cyder tastings, and Permaculture Design Courses. Website: http://www.newforestfarm.net/
logo_ns_homepage_newNew Society Publishers has been publishing books to build a new society for over 30 years. They are an activist, solutions-oriented publisher focused on bringing you tools for a world of change helping you to know the talk, and walk the talk. New Society Publishers’ mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision. Website: http://www.newsociety.com/ Contact: Sara Reeves. Address: PO Box 189, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0 Ph: 250-247-9737 x 110 Send an Email: sara@newsociety.com
cropped-Organic-CompoundOrganic Compound is a group of inspired individuals practicing sustainability through organic gardening, creation of art, and community events who believe that what we put in our bodies has a direct effect on what we give to the world. By practicing sustainable farming techniques they hope to create a healthier world for many generations to come. They believe that artisitc expression is the path to empowerment. By providing a local venue for the creation and display of art in its various forms, Organic Compound hopes to broaden the horizon of the community and individual as a whole. Website: http://organiccompoundmn.org/ Contact Info: Wil Crombie, 18125 Eiler Ave., Faribault, MN, 55021 Ph: 507 210 9490 Send an Email: wtcrombie@gmail.com
palousePalouse Permaculture is centered in Moscow, Idaho, in the heart of the Palouse Bioregion, bordered by the rivers and canyon country to the south, mountain forests to the east and north, and the Columbia Basin desert to the west. The Palouse Bioregion is an area of southeastern Washington and northern Idaho which is characterized by deep, fertile soils and rolling grasslands, and is now dominated by dryland wheat farming. It was a traditional camas gathering area for several First Nations, including the Nez Perce and Coeur d’Alene peoples. It is home to the Palouse Prairie, a unique prairie ecosystem of which less than one percent remains and which is one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world. Palouse Permaculture is dedicated to bringing together academic, traditional, and indigenous knowledge and experience to create healthy and resilient human settlements and communities that are in harmony with the world around us. Website: http://palousepermaculture.com/ Contact Info: PO Box 8665, Moscow, Idaho 83843 Send an Email: palousepermaculture@gmail.com
PCUThe Permaculture Credit Union (PCU) is the first and only credit union in the United States that operates exclusively within permaculture values. Established in 2000, the PCU pools the financial resources of people who believe in the ethics of permaculture: care of the earth, care of people, and reinvestment of surplus for the betterment of both. The Credit Union applies its resources to earth-friendly and socially responsible loans and investments as well as providing educational opportunities to learn more about sustainable practices being developed around the country and the world. Website: http://www.permaculturecu.org/ Contact Info: P.O. Box 29300, Santa Fe, NM 87592-9300 Ph: 866-954-3479 (toll free).
PINAlogoThe Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) is a grass roots organization founded by permaculture professionals who have worked in the field for over two decades, and who support maintaining the ethics and integrity of permaculture principles. PINA is being developed to help create and maintain quality standards for professional development in the field of permaculture. They do this with the help and involvement of the experienced permaculture professionals in the USA, Canada and Mexico to maintain the integrity and elevate the credibility of the permaculture design field. Website: http://permaculturenorthamerica.org/ Contact Info: admin@permaculturenorthamerica.org
PIUSAThe Permaculture Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promotion of permaculture through education, and by establishing professional practice standards for the permaculture movement. Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work focuses on education and alliances. The Permaculture Institute promotes permaculture by offering free permaculture resources, Permaculture Design Certificate courses and Permaculture Teacher Training retreats; through demonstration of applied permaculture in practice via its demonstration site, and through professional development by offering Permaculture Practitioner in Training support, and Permaculture Diploma awards. Website: http://www.permaculture.org/ Contact Info: 11a Camino Ancon, Santa Fe New Mexico Ph: 505-455-0514 Send an Email: http://www.permaculture.org/contact/
Resiliency Logo650wThe Resiliency Institute The Resiliency Institute is a non-profit educational organization transforming the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social and environmental change. We are using permaculture education and design to grow food security, build the local economy, increase biodiversity, and foster community. With more than half of the U.S. population living in the suburbs and an abundance of land, the suburbs can become productive self-sustaining communities rich in social capital, with economic and environmental resilience able to fortify neighboring urban and rural communities. Website: http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/ Contact Info: 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville, IL 60565 Ph: 630-886-5159 Send an Email: contact@theresiliencyinstitute.net
southwoodsDaniel Halsey is a certified permaculture designer, author and teacher. His organization, Southwoods Center for Permaculture Design, offers Agro-ecosystem design services as well as classes and resources including Introduction to Permacultue, Homestead Design Series, Adobe Illustrator for Permaculture, Permaculture Designer Certification, Professional Permaculture Design and Orchard Design, Polycultures, and Guilds.
In the SouthWoods Organic Design Process we observe, through a tour of the built environment, the differences between learned beauty, cultural defaults, and an appreciation for functional beauty, which appears when nature’s patterns are valued as the primary guide to beauty.” Websitehttp://www.southwoodscenter.com/ Contact Info: SouthWoods Permaculture, HCS Inc., 17766 Langford Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372 Ph: 612-720-5001 Send an Email: dhalsey (at) integra.net
smfSpirit Mountain Farm After the glacial melt, a sacred place emerged called Spirit Mountain. In an area known formerly as the Place Where Spirits Dwell to the Anishinaabeg and also considered a spirit mountain to people there long before them. Peoples like the Cheyenne and from many areas as far away as Montana and the far reaches of Canada would also visit here. This “place where the food grows on the water” had a natural abundance of fish, game, wild food, and undeniable spirit. The intention at Spirit Mountain Farm is to bring back a more natural lifestyle, “the food that grows on the water,” the brook trout, the wild edible biome, and the spirit of reverence for nature and all that can be provided by working with those forces. Website: http://www.spiritmountainfarm.org Send an Email: DancesOnStillWater@gmail.com

Grassroots Sponsors $340

flpciCOLOR55x450Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) was founded by Michael Burns, Steve Gabriel and Karryn Olson Ramanujan in 2005. We offer opportunities to learn sustainable, ecological design methods including workshops, study groups, apprentice programs, and the intensive Permaculture Design Certification Course in upstate New York, USA. Website: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/ Contact Info: P.O. Box 64, Mecklenburg, NY 14863. Ph: (607) 527-0607 Send an Email: info@fingerlakespermaculture.org
SAN KPI LogoThe Kansas Permaculture Institute is one of several programs of the Sustainability Action Network. The mission of the Kansas Permaculture Institute is to provide oversight in the development of permaculture course curriculum, to issue Permaculture Design Certificates, plan community educational events, and conduct research and provide maintenance of Kansas regional permaculture demonstration sites for experimentation and training. The primary purpose of the program is to set standards for Permaculture Design Certification Courses, maintain a record of those who have completed the courses with certificates and to coordinate on-going training in permaculture. The institute also engages in theoretical and field research in temperate climate permaculture. Website: www.sustainabilityaction.net/kansas-permaculture-institute Contact Info: Sustainability Action, P.O. Box 1064 Lawrence, KS 66044-1064 Ph: 785-691-7305 Send an Email: moringse@gmail.com
sop-logoNicholas Burtner is a Permaculture practitioner, advocate, consultant, educator and speaker. After a greater calling in 2011, Permaculture found Nicholas and since has filled him with an endless passion that has led him to many travels, learning, spreading, and practicing Permaculture and natural living ever since. Nicholas has attended internships at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia under the leadership of Geoff and Nadia Lawton. He also obtained a Permaculture Design Certification from Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison. Nicholas has also attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building construction in Toas, NM under the guidance of Michael Reynolds. Nicholas founded Working With Nature Permaculture in late 2012 which has since re-branded to School of Permaculture offering both an urban and rural demonstration / education, hands-on experience and class room learning. School of Permaculture’s website offers Permaculture related tips, videos, and articles on a mostly daily basis. Websitehttp://schoolofpermaculture.com/ Contact Info: Please call or email for location addresses. Ph: 214-856-8477 Send an Email: Learn@WorkingWithNature.org
PINEPermaculture Institute of the Northeast The Northeast Permaculture Network is a decentralized body of people — farmers, teachers, designers, organizers, authors, researchers, extension agents and other permaculture enthusiasts — who in a diversity of ways are working toward advancing permaculture design principles and ethics as a new cultural paradigm. We apply and integrate permaculture-aligned skills and principles at home, in our communities, towns and cities; in our businesses, livelihoods and relationships. Website: http://northeastpermaculture.org/ Contact Info: P.I.N.E., P.O. Box 3461, Amherst, MA 01004-3461 Send an Email: the.pine.email (at) gmail.com
PRI-USAPermaculture Research Institute USA PRI/USA is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to the promotion of Permaculture practices and professional designers & instructors. Affiliated with the Australia-based Permaculture Research Institute, PRI/USA assists local and regional permaculture organizations to develop their educational sites and teaching experience to host accredited and certified permaculture courses. Master Plan Sites and Certified Instructors work to deliver high standards and expand availability of permaculture education. PRI/USA also acts as a fiscal agent for non-profit organizations prior to their obtaining their own federal non-profit status. Website: PRI/USA does not have its own website, but they do populate the websites of their certified teachers and sites with content as in the case of the South Woods Center: http://southwoodscenter.com/PRIUSA.html. PRI/USA Contact Info: Dan Halsey Ph: 612-720-5001 Send an Email: dhalsey@integra.net

In Kind Donors

kickapoo-coffee-logoKickapoo Coffee Roasters sources benchmark quality coffees through socially just means. Their farmer partnerships are founded on direct relationships with small-scale coffee growers who use organic and sustainable production methods. Located in Wisconsin’s Driftless bioregion, they are a family-owned, community-focused company that has been recognized nationally for sustainability and quality. Kickapoo Coffee was named Roastery of the Year by Roast Magazine in 2010 and is co-owned by Caleb Nicholes, and TJ & Denise Semanchin. Website: http://kickapoocoffee.com/ Contact Info: 1201 N. Main St., Suite 10, Viroqua, WI 54665 Ph: 608-637-2022 Send an Email: orders@kickapoocoffee.com
PRIlogoPermaculture Research Institute Cold Climate provides leadership and hope by enthusiastically tackling the problems of today and directing their organizational energy towards creating an abundant future. Permaculture ethics and design principles guide their decision-making. Website: http://www.pricoldclimate.org/ Contact Info: 3957 42nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55406 Ph: 612-227-8407 Send an Email: libby@pricoldclimate.org

  10 comments for “Our Gratitude Pours Out to the Following Generous Sponsors:

  1. June 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    The Kansas Permaculture Institute and its parent organization, The Sustainability Action Network. Inc. is interested in sponsoring this event. As a sponsor we are hoping to have a booth to present our programs and educational events in the Kansas City area.
    Please contact us to discuss what is involved in the sponsorship and our opportunities for involvement.

    • Monica Ibacache
      June 16, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Thank you for your interest! Look for an email with link to the information and application.

  2. Lee Barnes
    July 8, 2014 at 12:39 am

    I Lee Barnes (Land Stewardship Consulting) would like to be one of many Convergence Champions. To Whom and where should I mail a check or PayPal, etc. ? Thanks for all you are doing, and Happy Trails, Lee 828-646-1593

    • Monica Ibacache
      July 29, 2014 at 4:53 am

      Hello Lee!

      Thank you so much for your support as sponsor and speaker at the NAPC.
      We are excited to have and look forward to meeting you!

  3. Lee Barnes
    August 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Friends,
    I am bringing 3 Permaculture teachers with me under my sponsorship- is there anything else I need to do with their registration. Here are their names and email contacts: Kimchi Rylander (registrar@southeasternpermaculture.org); Keri Evjy (khevjy@gmail.com; and Dylan-Ryals-Hamilton (livingvision@yahoo.com). Is there any other info you need from me- we are traveling together and will arrive early Thursday afternoon. Thanks and Happy Trails, Lee

  4. Lee Barnes
    August 23, 2014 at 1:01 am

    I’m looking for ARC-Associate for Regenerative Clture $500 sponsorship… mailed check and logo/info last week- Thanks, Lee

    • Monica Ibacache
      August 26, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Hi Lee,

      I am not seeing this comment sent through our website and not any of the other emails.
      Skeeter got your check last week. Did he confirm with you?

    • Monica Ibacache
      August 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Skeeter received it. thanks!

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