12:00 - 12:10 WELCOME! by event organizer Peter Turkow, Co-Founder of Rochester Green Living.com
12:20 - 12:50 “Introduction to Permaculture” - Michael Burns, a Co-Founder and Education Director of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Insititute (FLPCI), will be giving an introduction to the ideas of permaculture design, including a brief review of FLPCI's programs.
1:00 - 1:30 "What's happening in Rochester Permaculture?" - Patty Love, owner of Barefoot Edible Landscape and Permaculture and Founder and Program Director of Rochester Permaculture Institute will talk about permaculture initiatives and opportunities happening in Rochester.
1:40 – 2:00 "Community Permaculture Design Open "Best Design" Award Announced" Frank Cetera, Director of The Alchemical Nursery and a panel of Permaculture experts will announce the winner of this ANYONE-can-enter event. For more info: AlchemicalNursery.org
2:00 – 3:00 BREAK - Take a walk through the 30+ vendors and enjoy LIVE music from Serge & Friends
3:00 - 3:30 “Financial Permaculture” - Andrew Leslie Phillips, Founder of Hancock Permaculture Center (.org) and Permaculture Design Solutions (.com) will be educating on his ideals of systems thinking approaches, keeping it local, financial ecology and how money can be seen as a resource like water.
3:40 - 4:10 “Update from the Region" - Steve Gabriel, Program Director for FLPCI and PINE Board Member will share overview of projects, groups, and permaculture developments in New York state and the Northeast region.
4:20 - 5:00 “Eco-Villages a.k.a Intentional Communities” - Dr. Nancy Eos (Family & Holistic Medicine) AND author, natural builder & self-reliance expert Jim Juczak (the Juczak Family live on their own eco-village, “Woodhenge” in Adams Center, NY) and will present on how to join or start an Eco-Village and the self reliant living strategies involved.
5:00 - 6:00 “Questions & Answers” with workshop presenters, open networking & idea sharing.
subject: 2011 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering April 9 in Rochester