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Schedule of Workshops and Events at INW Permaculture Convergence Sept. 13-15

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Below and attached is the schedule or workshops, roundtables, and film festival. It will also be on the website.

The INPC is a unique opportunity for all of us who dream of a more sustainable and resilient future to come together from diverse backgrounds and habitats to share, explore and practice strategies to build the capacity and interconnection of our initiatives and to further empower our common visions becoming a reality.

One participant coming to INPC wrote this about why he was coming:
“This many stellar people passionate about these lifeways generates a critical mass that forges connections critical to society's reprogramming. I want to be there to take part, and nurture still young friendships. Will be great to hear what other permaculture things are happening in our biosphere!”

Bring musical instruments. Localization of entertainment.

The field trip visits we were working on in the Couer d’Alene area didn’t work out. Sorry, no field trips this year.

Latest Presenter information

Kelly Ware
Workshop: Permaculture and the Kingdom. How to present to Christian organizations and to create heaven on Earth and assist missions. Crossroads Christian Fellowship permaculture food forest project installation in Bigfork, Montana, year one, and its Rwandan significance.
Bio: Urban permaculture systems in Polson Mt, 12 yrs old, Blue roof ranch system year 3, and Crossroads 2013, a ministry in progress. Permaculture Montana on Facebook and working to educate farmers internationally with permaculture with United Needs, a transparent and security-backed economic facilitator. Fluent in Spanish, Kelly seeks to educate in South America, and get out of cloudy Flathead Valley winters.

See you soon. Make your lists of what to bring and check your list before leaving. Don’t forget swim suit, food for kitchen, bedding etc.

The INPC Team,
2013 INPC Workshop Schedule

Please note: There will be additions and changes to this schedule.

We will run permaculture films during lunch and dinner periods as well as the evenings. Another educational option for those who wish.


FRIDAY AFTERNOON, Film Festival and ad hoc scheduling.

FRIDAY EVENING, Film Festival and ad hoc scheduling.
Film: United Natures - earth rights, wild law, permaculture and environmental philosophy.


SESSION A: 10:15 to 11:45

Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse presentation. Mike Oehler.

Getting started with aquaponics --everything you need to know to set up a system. Deborah Berman,

Wild foods and weeds as super-food sources. Michael Pilarski.

Forest management from a permaculture perspective. Rick Sherman.

Vermiculture, raising worms. Stan Wilson.

Food Sovereignty: issues and movements. Bezleel Israel.

Impressions and lessons from Sepp Holzer's 2013 US tour. Richard Kuhnel. Richard was the primary translator for Sepp's 2013 workshops in California, Minnesota and Montana.

Lunch period. 12:00 – 1:30
Film Festival showing:
* Farming with Nature: A Case Study of Successful Termperate Permaculture. A visit to the farm of Sepp and Veronika Holzer: The Krameterhof in Lungau. 37 minutes.
* Aquaculture. The Synergy of land and water. Sepp Holzer’s Krameterhof: An example of sustainable water management. Great flick from one of Europe’s most famous permaculturists. Situated on steep, mountain slopes in a conifer forest zone. 30 minutes.

SESSION B: 1:30 to 3:00

Natural Building with Permaculture Principles: Recyle, Reuse, Restore, Regenerate. David Kirchhof.

Food Forest project in Helena. Jessica Peterson and Caroline Wallace.

Plant Walk to look for wild edibles and useful plants. On site. Kyle Chamberlain.

Holistic Resource Management and HM grazing practices. Maurice Robinette

Using Permaculture in an Urban Environment to Create Radical System Shift. Margaret Ruhl and Daniel Bruce.

Permaculture design exercize using Camp MiVoden as an example of reading the landscape, zone and sector analysis, and design. Group process with a short presentation at the closing circle. Session 1. Joseph Willging

Permaculture outside the garden. Bryan Krueger.

Biochar workshop/roundtable. Gloria Flora.

SESSION C: 3:15 to 4:45

Fungi in permaculture. Gabe Gaul and Kevin Blue.

Round-Table discussion for people working with children/teens in permaculture arena: School gardens, Farm to Table grant; deep nature connection work/Jon Young activities; etc. Terry DuBeau.

Community or Technology: Building local Permaculture communities with the currently available technology tools such as Facebook, MeetUp, Twitter, Google Email Lists and Websites. Mike Hagar

Seed growing, cleaning and storage with seed cleaning hands-on. Bezleel Israel.

Polycultures and Practices of a Bioregional Lifeway: A Report on Sepp Holzer's American Pilot Project in Dayton, Montana. Michael Billington

Spokane Oasis Market Garden presentation. Self-sustainable rooftop garden and secondary economic programs created for its implementation. SSUASG Model (Self Sustainable Urban Agrarian Skyline Gardenscape Model). Margaret Ruhl and Daniel Bruce.

How permaculture influenced the gezi movement 2013 in Turkey, which is related to the current uprising. Emet Degirmenci.

Permaculture and science --the role of science in Permanent Culture. 3. Round table discussion. Deborah Berman.

SylvanCulture: Becoming Sylvani (protectors of the forest) by integrating additional food/medicine/ecosystem support/restoration/spirit and sustainable human culture into an existing forest. Marc Flora.

Dinner period 5:00 – 6:30
Film Festival showing:
* Akamai Backyard. Transforming a yard in the town of Kilauea on the island of Kauai. Great introduction for permaculture at the yard scale. It involves a small alternative school held on the land. Great for kids and adults. Highlights the wisdom of the Hawaiians and the beauty of Kauai. 15 minutes.
* The Growing Edge. A documentary by Donna Read & Starhawk
Exploring real solutions to our grave ecological crisis. 45 minutes. The main focus is on permaculture examples in the Pacific Northwest. www.belili.org

Keynote Presentation: 7:00 to 8:15 pm
TOBY HEMENWAY, "Redesigning Civilization" What a horticultural/permacultural society would look like and how we can get there.

* Reggae Dance with “The Real Life Rockas”,
* Fireside Song Circle,
* Ad hoc scheduling.
* Film Festival: Global Gardener. Permaculture with Bill Mollison. The most widely watched permaculture film in the world. Four half-hour segments. Tropics, Arid Lands, Cool Climates and Urban.


SESSION D: 10:00 to 11:15

Food Sovereignty Movement. Chrys Ostrander.

Native plants for permaculture. Round Table Discussion.

Get an Abundance of Sunshine, Air, light and Great Views From a Totally Underground House (13 methods). Mike Oehler.

Wilderness skills in permaculture, or other topic to be announced. Tim Corcoran.

Permaculture and the Kingdom. How to present to Christian organizations and to create heaven on Earth and assist missions. Crossroads Christian Fellowship permaculture food forest project installation in Bigfork, Montana, year one, and its Rwandan significance. Kelly Ware.

The Power of Observation: Quietude and it's fundamental place in Permaculture. Will Kearns and Sheila Grace.

Knowledge exchange with home gardeners in Guatemala. Report from a participant. Exchanging gardening knowledge with indigenous people. Round table discussion.

Permaculture design exercize of Camp MiVoden. Group process with a short presentation at the closing circle. Session 2. Joseph Willging

Permaculture consulting. Round table discussion.

SESSION E: 11:30 to 12:45

Two years of study and practice of Holzer Permaculture. Zachary Weiss. Zachary hosted Sepp Holzer’s 2013 US tour.

Spokane Food Forest Initiative. Phil Small.

Film "The Economics of Happiness", A documentary that showcases global economics, the environment, and the health of the human spirit. This film clearly explains the problem of globalization and the solution of localization, with powerful interviews and 'in-the-field' footage from many continents.

Buying land in the Inland NW. People looking and people selling. Possible collaboration. Round table discussion.

Making medicines with wild plants. June Holliday.

Humanure. Stan Wilson.

Self-watering containers and wicking beds --how to make them and how to use them. Deborah Berman

Water efficient permaculture. Round table

The "Hopi Prophecies" perspectives from John Kimmey and Grandfather David Monongye. Glenn Josund.

Lunch period. 1:00 – 2:00
Film Festival showing:
* Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution. Short film on the 8th International Permaculture Convergence, which was held in Brazil in May, 2007.
* The Synergistic Garden. By Emilia Hazelip. Long time French permaculturist explains her gardening systems for temperate regions. 30 minutes.

SESSION F: 2:15 to 3:15

Growing and marketing medicinal herbs. Round table discussion.

Teaching permaculture. Round table discussion.

Internships: Who needs interns? Who wants to do it? How to make the connections? Round table discussion.

Fruits and berries for the Inland Northwest. Round table discussion.

Film Festival:

Couer d’Alene, North Idaho regional meeting.

Spokane regional meeting.

Montana regional meeting.

Columbia Basin regional meeting.

Northeast Washington regional meeting.

Plenary Reports. 3:30 to 4:00

Closing Circle. 4:00 to 4:30
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No special appearance from the duke this year eh?

note your dates all fall on sept 14 somehow
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