Hello permaculture interested
The Washington State Permaculture
Convergence is open to the following people:
Permaculture teachers, practitioners,
consultants who live or work in Washington State.
* The 500 + permaculture design course
graduates who live in Washington State.
5,000 + people in Washington state who are
strongly interested in permaculture.
50,000 + people in Washington state who know a
little about permaculture and think it is a good
idea to learn more.
* Permaculturists who live
in surrounding states and provinces as well as
from other parts of the North America and the
world are warmly invited.
With 3 weeks to
20 go before the convergence we would like to ask all
of you to help spread the word.
interested in permaculture can attend. Please
pre-register, especially if you would like indoor
accommodations. We have unlimited camping space
and can accept everyone who shows up at the last
minute. If you plan on coming and want to pay at
the door, at least send registration information
to our registrar.
more info on the Convergence
To strengthen information
flow and cooperation between permaculturists in
Washington; and create a vision of how
20 permaculture can better serve the people and land
of Washington state. (How can more permaculturists
make their living doing consulting, installation,
This convergence will have
some aspects of an organizational meeting for the
permaculture community as well as be an
Workshops on gardening,
water catchments, forest gardens, terra preta
soil, wildcrafting, bio-diesel and other topics of
interest for seasoned permaculturists and
interested members of the general public will be
The final format of the event
will evolve depending on who shows up. We expect
0 that there will be advanced as well as basic level
The convergence is for
professional permaculturists, permaculture design
course graduates and people newly involved.
The weekend's offerings will be diverse
and will include:
* Workshops by
* Panel discussions
* Plenary sessions
* Round-table discussions
* Regional caucuses
* Informal networking
and friendship making.
* Music and
entertainment. Bring your musical instruments
songs and dancing shoes. Self-reliance in
are held at international, national and regional
levels. Convergences have been held in Washington
in the past, but this is the first one in more
than a decade.
$60 to $100 sliding scale.
All weekend activities and meals.
day: $30 to $50 sliding scale.
+ $50 for
private room (weekend)
or $25 for a bed in a
dorm room (4 to 6 people)
No extra fee for
tenting or staying in your
Sahale Learning Center is a
beautiful venue specializing in transformational
education and green events.
* A remote, rural
location on the lower Tahuya River on the
southwest tip of the Kitsap Peninsula.
* 26 beds in dormitory rooms.
* Commercial kitchen, dining room and outside
* Big 40 x 60' circus tent with plywood
floor for large plenary meetings.
small meeting rooms.
* Unlimited camping
* A building with 4 hot showers in the
0 camping area.
* 1 large and 1 small hot tub.
* River with pools and sweat lodge.
Sahale is into permaculture! They hosted
permaculture design courses in 2004 and 2005. They
are incorporating permaculture into their land
* Sahale is exploring setting up
an ecovillage on the site.
* Sahale seeks site
input from convergence participants.
Located just 25 minutes from Belfair,
Washington, Sahale is an easy drive from Seattle,
Tacoma, and the Olympic Peninsula. You can get to
Sahale from Olympia; from the Fauntleroy ferry
terminal in west Seattle, by going over the
Narrows Bridge in Tacoma or by driving south from
the Hood Canal Bridge.
Visit the Sahale
Thursday, September 11: 5:00
pm to 11:00 pm.
Participants may arrive early to help set-up
and familiarize themselves with the site.
Friday. Registration open all day.
Saturday. Registration open all day.
Sunday. Registration open till noon.
Sunday 5:00 pm. Closing circle.
may stay over on Sunday evening if they are
helping with clean-up.
We would like to offer a
number of scholarships to interested people
representing disadvantaged communities, peoples or
Send us an email or write us a letter
if you would like to apply or represent someone.
Growing food is one of
permaculture's biggest features, so we are going
to rely on the participants to donate the food
that will feed us. This is one of the ways we are
able to keep the convergence fees affordable.
September is peak harvest month in Washington
State. What familiar or exotic food can you bring
from your garden or your wildcrafting? We expect
to see a wide range of vegetables, fruits,
berries, grains, nuts, and all manner of food
products and beverages. Bring your best to impress
the rest. Please let the registrar know what you
plan on bringing so she can relay the information
20 to the head cook. We are asking everyone to take a
shift in the kitchen to help keep convergence fees
Please help us spread the
word through wo
rd-of-mouth, flyers, emails or
mentions on websites or in print. The WSPC seeks
someone to manage a website, chatroom, listserve,
etc to enable communication between Washington
permaculturists for WSPC and beyond.
Calling all permaculturists in Washington
This convergence is an opportunity
interested in permaculture to
expand their knowledge.
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