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northwest permaculture convergence

 
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Is coming in september.

I'm figuring on giving two presentations.  Which two should I give?

A) raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run

B) wofati eco building

C) grow tomatoes without fertilizer or irrigation

D) bringing a creek to a dry gully

other?

 
                                            
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I like the sound of B and D personally

 
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I agree with Bert, B & D sound most interesting to me
 
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uhm... why do C and D not have articles like A and B? 
 
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I'd show up for A & C.
 
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C & D have threads in the forums.  Maybe when I put together the presentation, I'll whip up an article too.

Mark your calendar for sep 17, 18 and 19.  That is currently the tentative date.  And it will probably be in seattle.



 
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I now also have presentations for

E) make the big bucks with permaculture farming

F) rocket mass heaters

G) what is permaculture?



 
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The NW Permaculture Convergence is definitely happening in Seattle on Spt 17 - 19.  Paul will be presenting.  From a recent e-mail I sent out:

Save the date for the 2010 Northwest Permaculture Convergence, Spt 17-19!  This year we are forging an exciting new pathway in an urban setting by converging at South Seattle Community College.  Camping and home stays will be available.  With an 87 acre campus and cabins at nearby Camp Long, this will be an experience of an oasis in the city.  Not only are the SSCC gardens and meadows waiting for us, you will find warm and fuzzy interior spaces as well.

Mark Lakeman, activist architect and urban placemaking guru, will be our keynote speaker this year!  Many of you already know that Mark has been an ongoing and early instigator of Portland's City Repair and the annual Village Building Convergence there.  Of course we will host a wide array of fabulous regional presenters, and opportunities to present your own work.  In addition, look for collaboration with the Cascadia region's Transition Towns initiatives.  They will be integrating their own summit into the Convergence.  Also look for Seattle's own SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities ALL Over Puget Sound) to be a presence as well.  We are very pleased to be making this year's NW Convergence a truly regional event!

We welcome with open arms all those interested in permaculture, as well as those working in permaculture.  Tickets for the 2010 Convergence are $65 through August 1, $85 August 2 through Sept 15, and $100 at the door.  Please keep checking back to the nwpermaculture.org website for registration and other details.  More will be posted shortly.

Convergence info: http://www.nwpermaculture.org

Mark Lakeman:

 
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Hi,
I was just wondering how we go about registering for the permaculture convergence. I visited the WA state website, but the registration page doesn't seem to be up yet.
Also, I would love to hear about rocket stoves, bringing water to a dry creek and just about everything else permi that is offered!
Thanks!
 
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Glad you asked!  Check the site again this weekend:  http://www.washingtonstatepermaculture.org/wordpress/?page_id=20.  There should be a registration form posted up there as soon as our web master gets to it.  If you just can't wait, you can send a check with your name, e-mail and phone number clearly printed, to NW Permaculture Convergence, PO Box 31903, Seattle, WA 98103. 

We've actually been doing quite a bit of work on this, but it's not complete yet and that doesn't help you right now.  We're also slogging through a paypal method, so you can wait for that if you like.  As long as you pay $65 before Aug 2nd you get the lowest rate, including meals.  Also, if you're interested in a bed in a shared cabin at nearby Camp Long, add $20 for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) to your payment.  Tent camping at Camp Long is NOT an option.  Home stays are also possible.

And Paul will be there talking about all sorts of groovy stuff!  What a deal!
 
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Just a quick correction to Pennie's wonderful preview above: the early bird discount of $65 for ALL THREE DAYS (that's all workshops, meals, fun and frolic) ends August 15th.  On Aug. 16th, it will cost you only $85 for the whole shebang, and on Sept. 13 it goes up to its final price of $100.  Such a deal!

Also, if you send register by snail mail and send a check when you register, please make it out to "Northwest Permaculture Convergence", spelling everything out.  The bank likes it best that way. 
 
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Thanks Laura and Pennie,
I will look at the web site again!
 
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REGISTRATION IS NOW UP AND RUNNING on the website:  http://www.washingtonstatepermaculture.org/wordpress/?page_id=20.  Paypal is functional.  And take a look at the fabulous -- and still growing -- cast of presenters while you're at it!

Pre-registration CLOSES on the 12th of Sept.  Then it's $100 to be paid "at the door" of the convergence.

 
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The two presentations I will be giving are:

1)  wofati  eco building

2)  bring a creek to a dry gully; replace irrigation with permaculture

Do other presenters know what they will be presenting on?

 
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We've got presenters loaded onto the website: www.nwpermaculture.org  Some of them are simply listed by name, but the ones that have identified their topics are listed by topic and brief description.  We are also planning to add website links as they come in - this is a great reason to check back regularly and see how the offerings are updated.
 
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The web page has been updated a lot.  See northwest permaculture convergence
 
                          
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wofati home building! That's my vote for what you could bring to the Convergence! Looking forward to it at it's new location!

See y'all soon!

Linda
 
                          
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Oops! And my other vote would be "bringing a creek to a dry gully". I'll bet you have experinece with THIS in Montana, yes?

peace, Linda
 
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Oops! And my other vote would be "bringing a creek to a dry gully". I'll bet you have experinece with THIS in Montana, yes?

peace, Linda



I have experience speaking at great length about it.  And I have experience implementing several techniques that can play a part. 

If you think about it, it's pretty easy.  In fact, there are lots of ways you can do it.

 
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I think we are closing in on the date to get tickets for cheap.  If you are thinking of going, now is a good time to get your ticket.
 
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Last day for the Early Bird rates is August 15th!!  After that, you can still register, of course.  It will go from $65 to $85 on August 16th, including meals.  All sorts of presentations are in the works: http://www.washingtonstatepermaculture.org/wordpress/?page_id=120

Those coming from out of town are welcome.  We encourage you to remember your fond memories of summer camp.  We have reserved rustic cabins in the woods at Camp Long in Seattle -- hard to believe it's in the heart of the city!  You can see for yourself here:  http://www.washingtonstatepermaculture.org/wordpress/?page_id=205. ; And only $20 total for both nights!
 
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We need materials for signs!  As usual, decent signage is needed, but one of the last things to get talked about.  I'm planning for rain, and hoping someone reading this has access to some extra outdoor-quality signage materials: rigid plastic campaign or real estate signs?  Metal or wood posts?  Anyone?  Call me if yes: 206-three six nine 7590.
 
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That was a packed weekend.

Officially I did the wofati presentation and the "replacing irrigation with permaculture" presentation.  I also added the presentation about "making the big bucks with permaculture".  On friday evening I did my chicken presentation and on saturday night I showed sepp holzer movies.

I had about 50 people at most of my presentations.

I heard there were about 380 people at the event.

I think that for $65 it was a screaming deal.  Especially since that comes with eight meals.  And considering that I know it was held together with duct tape and baling wire on the inside, I think it ended up running really smooth.

I got some video footage of some neat stuff. 

I like the lounging space that was created.

Overall, it seemed like three days of nonstop permaculture discussion.  All really meaty stuff. 

I'm beat!



 
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