I am so very thankful for all the awesome people who came and gave their time, knowledge and energy at the 2011 INPC!
Many thanks to Skeeter, Paul Wheaton, Jan Spencer, BZ Isreal, Robert Swanson, Gabe Gaul, and a multitude of others for their unbridled enthusiasm for permaculture. Thanks for lighting a permaculture fire under my ass!!
I'm looking forward to throwing myself wholeheartedly into the practice of it and helping transform the Inland Northwest.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the INWP Conference.
Special thanks to Skeeter for spearheading it all as well as everyone else who helped to organize and execute such a great conference.
Paul, it was great to meet you in person there. Next time I will plan ahead and put in an order for a Huckleberry pie from the Amish bakery here in Libby--it is always best to keep your pantry prepared
My wife (Chaya) and I are very new to Permaculture, but I can say that we went from a 2ish on the Permaculture 1-100 scale to a solid double digit rating. There was so much to learn, so many book titles to take note of, lots of great speakers--we loved all of it and are now hooked.
Hi Folks, Is anyone going to the convergence who will be in Seattle and could bring some fliers for Seattle Tilth? We're offering a Permaculture Teacher Training in Sept. 2012 and would like to get the word out.
Here is the evolving scoop for INPC people coming in from out of town on thursday.
6:30-7:30 is potluck at the Salem Lutheran church followed by Jan Spencer's pc talk.
We probably will have a registration table set up at the church.
We will open lodging at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute dormitories at 7:30 pm. Maureen Takogawa will be there to take payment for lodging and get people settled. Look for the Stowe House sign and our permaculture sign. There is a kitchen at each of the dormitory buildings and so people can prepare food there if they want. We may have a volunteer cook up some soup so it is available, but at least we will have some food to cook with there. Mukogawa is less than a mile from SFCC. google it for directions. We have to get that on the website yet.
And where is the exact point for the evening stuff?
I believe you're speaking of the Thursday evening "stuff"?
If so, then:
Jan Spencer, Suburban Permaculture, Eugene, Oregon will host a Thursday Night Pre-conference Special Event at the Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 West Broadway, Spokane 6:30 PM, potluck (out-of-towners do the best you can) 7:30 Presentation - "Neighborhoods, Uplift, Permaculture and the Economy." Free and open to the public. The presentation will describe several key elements for transforming ourselves, culture and economy.
Afterwards, I'm sure everyone can form a caravan to the lodging site. I'll leave Googling for the map to you-all as my network connection tonight is slower than dial-up
You caught me with my pants down. I have not gotten a paypal button(s) set up to accept payment for lodging.
We have got some nifty and comfy accomodations lined up at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute which is a hop, skip and a jump from Spokane Falls Community college. it will only cost $30 for one night, $55 for 2 nights, $80 for 3 nights and $110 for 4 nights.
People anxious to get their beds secured can send payment to: Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild PO Box 826 Tonasket, WA 98855
but no worries, you can pay at the door. I have 80 beds secured (2 beds to a room) and I expect that will accomodate our out-of-towners that want such lodging.
Kelly Ware and her Montana posse should definitely stay with us at the dormitories. more chance for rubbing elbows.
Hi Paul, The registration page really doesn't accommodate "special needs" folks like presenters and I think that the easiest way for you to reserve your space in Whitman Hall and pay is to send a check made out to Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild directly to Michael Pilarski at:
INPC PO Box 826 Tonasket, WA 98855
The email to Maureen above would be for questions related directly to the lodging and to ensure you've a reserved spot. I'll also contact her to ensure you're taken care of.
For the rest of us "normal" folks , the registration page has a number of hot links to PayPal for instant payment, depending on the options you select. Or you can print-out the registration form and send it with your check to the INPC address above!
The coordinator for lodging registration is Maureen and she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about Mukogawa Fort Wright and reserving your place to stay (and payment for presenters, Paul).
Hi Paul, If you filled out the presenter's form, it asked about your lodging preference, but gave no indication of how to pay. I've asked the question to the conference team and we should have a definitive answer shortly. By Whitman, do you mean the lodging quarters at Mukogawa Fort Wright??
In the meantime, you can send any checks you might have directly to me ...
Kellyware, I think the best place to stay, and most likely place to meet up with the Missoula bunch would be at the Mukogawa Fort Wright quarters. Hopefully the folks from Missoula will chime in here with their lodging plans for you.
I have been to the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute and it is a classy joint. It used to be the officer's quarters when it was a military camp and was remodeled to be a school for young Japanese (the future liaisons between our cultures).
I am sure the rooms are much better today then for the military officers. Airy, comfy, well cared for and just around the corner from the Spokane Falls Community College where the Inland Permaculture Conference will be held.
Lots of rooms have been reserved for the conference so anyone who pays for one ahead of time will get a space. No guarantees at the door. People can pay for rooms via paypal on the INPC website or via checks by mail. pdf registration form on website.
Whitman Hall has 36 beds Carlson House sleeps 26 and Stowe House 18. Mostly two beds per room. We rent entire buildings which each have a kitchen and meeting room(s), so they will be ideal from the standpoint of conviviality and continued chance for exchange. We expect many of our out-of-town guests will stay there. The cost for 3 days of lodging is $80. Two days will likely be around $55. We are asking everyone to pay their lodging fees if they stay at Mukogawa.
Several weeks ago I emailed some folks and tried to get more info and I never heard back.
Anybody know about these places?
I'm figuring on showing up on thursday and catching the evening events on thursday night and heading home after the keyline demonstrations on monday.