Permaculture and Art

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How can "art" be used to communicate permaculture and ecological principles? How can "art" incite curiosity and delight that opens people to new ideas and optional new behaviors? This will be a quick survey of artworks that either demonstrate and embody permaculture solutions or point to issues and suggest possible approaches. Artworks will include those of the presenter and of artists from the greater eco-art "world". Presented by: Christina Bertea Thursday September 15th | 4:15 PM – 4:35 PM | Solar Panel: La Luna

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Permaculture Projects with Villagers in a Drought Affected Area of India

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This workshop will talk about the permaculture work Living Ecology and Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, hosts of the next International Permaculture Convergence are doing in Telangana, India. They work with the state’s poorest farmers to bring a drought resilient alternative to the GMO crops the villagers are growing. The work they do combats farmer suicides, nutritional deficiencies, monoculture systems and severe water insecurity. It will describe how to integrate and work successfully with rural people in another country. Presented By: Raya Cole  Sunday, September 18th | 2:20 - 2:40 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Connecting Across Partisan Divide

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Left-right political divisions that should be irrelevant are getting in the way of movement building. We'll quickly review recent cognitive research on why liberals and conservatives divide, and then workshop through our own problematic conversations. These workshops focus on making political conversations more alive and connected; bring and share your favorite communications techniques.   Presented By: Stephen Cataldo Saturday, September 17th | 2:40 - 3:00 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Building Resilient Neighborhoods

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] How do we increase our own resilience and strengthen our communities in the midst of instability? How do we support local community projects, leaders and organizations, strengthening collaboration across differences? What do we do when our own lives are busy and full, yet our community is not responding fast enough? Come share and learn ways of catalyzing community-building and greater action – how to be an effective part of growing local resilience. We’ll share ways of engaging people in a wide range of projects, and ways to bring people together for positive, creative action. Presented by: Tina Clarke Saturday September 17th | 11:00 – 11:20 AM | Solar…

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Dragon Dreaming the Future

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ivan-dragon-dreaming.jpeg[/image_frame] Dragon Dreaming is a methodology based upon the principles of personal and group empowerment. Drawing upon the insights and experience of Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Transpersonal Psychology, group dynamics, and organizational development, and from indigenous Third and Fourth World cultures and applying them to community enterprises, local or personal projects, activists and for non-profit organizations. Presented By: Ivan Sawyer Sunday, September 18th | 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Building a Movement for Permaculture to Cool the Planet

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Global.jpeg[/image_frame] It's possible, we can reverse climate change through permaculture/ regenerative agriculture. And the "we" is everyone on the planet. There is a movement building globally and we need your participation. This workshop will give you skills to add your voice and talents to building the global movement. We'll go over messaging, social media, storytelling, and how your unique skills, no matter what they are, can help spread the word. Presented By: Lauren Tucker Sunday, September 18th | 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Herbal Intelligence

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Is it possible that herbs are not only conscious but also intelligent? Singing Bear will share some stories about herbs that may astound you. An awareness probably awoke in you the moment that you first encountered an exotic flower or the first time you had a strong tea. From the most powerful medicinal herbs to the foods we eat every day, there is herbal intelligence all around us. We just have to listen. Presented By: Singing Bear Saturday, September 17th | 3:30 - 3:50 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol 

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Peepeeponics

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/peepeeponics-1.jpg[/image_frame] In biology there is no free lunch. Since the beginnings of plant and animal life the gift of urine has been a cornerstone of abundance synergy. Come and learn how the eco-san movement is reviving this ancient relationship. We will look at home-scale, humanitarian relief, city-scale and animal husbandry applications. Peepeeponics: How restoring ancient nutrient cycling relationships with modern technologies can heal the world. Presented By: Nik Bertulis Sunday September 18th | 11:20 – 11:40 AM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Community Food Forestry Initiative

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Mario will introduce the Community Food Forestry Initiative (CFFI), a national initiative funded by USDA Forest Service Community & Urban Forestry grant. The initiative takes a unique and innovative approach to address the challenge of urban and community tree canopy loss due to re/development by providing planners, developers, policy-makers, designers and practitioners a comprehensive set of resources that integrate food-producing trees and plants into the urban landscape. In addition, it will help raise public and professional awareness around the issue of using urban places to grow food. Presented By: Mario Yanez Sunday, September 18th | 4:10 - 4:30 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Collaborative Economy

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] What are the ways in which we can cooperate and collaborate to make a stronger, more resilient economy? How can we ensure that we are integrating economics within the greater context of life and what is important? Koreen is a businesswoman and farm owner who has collaborated with investors, activists, seekers, suburbanites and many others to create cooperative economics that at its core, focuses on caring for the earth, people, and our future and will share some of the most successful actions she is aware of, and how this can be expanded. The workshop will focus on building bridges between people with money, and people without…

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Gaia U: 10 Years of Supporting EcoSocial Designers. What’s Next?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] In 2006 Gaia U opened its (virtual) doors to 40 intrepid actionists--ready to self-design and direct their learning and unlearning pathways through documented hands-on local projects while creating regenerative livelihoods. A "revolution disguised as a university" was how one of our pioneers put it. Liora Adler, co-founder of Gaia U with other Gaia U team members have created an informative, engaging and fun presentation to share our achievements and answer the question, "what's next?" Presented By: Liora Adler  Saturday September 17th | 2 – 2:20 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Taking Permaculture to The Mainstream – Allies and Assets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Allies and Assets is about making use of existing social, community and built infrastructure for taking permaculture further to the mainstream. The presentation will describe a variety of city programs, community entities, built infrastructure found in almost any town or city, that can be used to advance the ideals of permaculture. The presenter will explain real life examples from the Pacific Northwest for building bridges - neighborhood associations, mapping your neighborhood, bike tours, front yard gardens, suburban permaculture convergence, faith communities, place making and more. Presenter Jan Spencer, has had extensive experience with this subject. Presented By: Jan Spencer Saturday, September 17th | 11:40 AM -…

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How To Intergrate Permaculture Into Every Day Life

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Permaculture Magazine, North America publisher Hannah Apricot will share ideas about how to take permaculture from the field and integrate it into everyday life. Insight will be given about how to apply the principles into home, school, work, relationships, and other aspects of daily living. A gift for you: 50% off digital subscriptions to the new Permaculture Magazine, North America at www.PermacultureMag.org with discount code: NAPC2016 Presented By: Hannah Apricot Saturday, September 17th | 11:20 - 11:40 AM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution
Fresh Vegetables, Fruits and other foodstuffs. Isolated.

Invisible Structures: A Cooperative Model for Local Food Production & Distribution

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"] [/image_frame] Harrison Quigley, Founder of Onchenda Open Global Food Cooperative, will present the Onchenda cooperative social enterprise business model, and how it is intended to regenerate healthy local communities, economies and ecosystems once launched. He will be seeking participation from workshop attendees on perfecting the model in a manner that would motivate them to collaborate with Onchenda long-term in their respective areas of expertise. Presented By: Harrison Quigley and Colleen Dick Friday, September 16th | 11:50 AM - 12:10 PM | Solar Panel: El Sol

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FairShare Permaculture

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/fairshare-permaculturejpg.jpg[/image_frame] Town and City Permaculture will put on an interactive workshop. About how diversity helps permaculture truly realize it's expressed ethics. We will delve into, how can we design. For inclusivity within the permaculture movement. Our workshop will be interactive. It is relevant to Building Resilient Communities and permaculture. In the way that we will be focusing. On how to bring POC, food workers, migrant workers, and other under represented folks. To the permaculture table for a much needed pow wow. Presented By: Troy Horton and Sasha Shankar

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What is Adaptive Agriculture?

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/What-is-Adaptive-Agriculture-1.jpg[/image_frame] With so many categories, ideologies, philosophies, styles of growing food sustainably, it is challenging for beginning farmers to enter the local food system with their own identity. Adaptive Agriculture is the concept that the science, art, and business of growing food is going to be entirely unique to the individual or group managing the system, and it MUST be flexible enough to change. Defining your context requires: identification of your values and intentions, placing yourself consciously in your surrounding ecology, and understanding the markets and communities of which you are a participant. Our contexts are constantly in flux, and adaptive agriculture necessitates an awareness and openness…

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Networking the Transformational Ecosystem

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Networking-the-Transformational-Ecosystem.jpg[/image_frame] Networking the Transformational Ecosystem consists of a number of social enterprises and non-profits (generally 15) giving 3-minute presentations in front of the participants, and then connecting with the participants directly at tables. The organizations present on who they are, what they do, what their needs are, and how you can get involved. Each round of presentations consists of 5 organizations, and rounds are broken up with "tabling/networking" rounds, where each of the presenting organizations tables for 10-15 minutes and receives interested participants who can connect directly with them about engagement opportunities with their organization. NuMundo has presented this interactive networking event at Bioneers (USA), Lucidity Festival…

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Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets
Transition streets Marissa Mommaerts

Building Resilient Neighborhoods with Transition Streets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/transition-streets.jpg[/image_frame] Transition Streets is a neighbor-led project to reduce household energy and water use, build resilient local food systems, and build community resilience and increase social cohesion on your street. It takes the systemic thinking of Transition & Permaculture and breaks it down into a simple curriculum with actionable steps that add up to real change. If you’ve been looking for ways to engage your neighbors and launch resilience-building on your street, you will want to take in this workshop! Transition Streets is a relatively new and very successful project of Transition US which has been used in dozens of communities across the country. It combines a…

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SpiritShield: An Integrated Permaculture & Transition Vision

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Image-SpiritShield-An-Integrated-Permaculture-Transition-Vision.png[/image_frame] Raising consciousness is hard work, like transforming the war shield (hate) into a peaceful place (love); we need resilience-centric tools, bottom-up community processes to achieve new rituals and traditions. We seek a spiritual permaculture. The alchemic sequence: War Shield > SpiritShield > New Myth is an artistic, participatory process; a timeline, story board, psychic protector and archetypical projection in the future. As a two-way conduit between the conscious and sub-conscious, the process of creating a new shield is one strategy to design and test new myths, rituals and traditions. Questions for participants: 1. How do you compare and contrast the two shields? 2. Which of the…

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