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2014 North American Permaculture Convergence, MN 8/29 – 8/31

Join us for the first annual North American Permaculture Convergence that brings together the entire continent of permies! We are planning a monster road trip from the Boulder/Denver area to this event at Harmony Park in Clark’s Grove, MN so email us if you want to be part of that. It’s going to be way too much fun to miss!

Here’s the link to buy tickets. Here’s the link to the facebook page.

Some of us are also planning to attend the pre-Convergence events! Here is a list of what is available (subject to change, check their website!)

Patterns and Permaculture with Toby Hemenway – Aug. 27 & 28

Restoration Agriculture with Mark Shepard – Aug. 26, 27, 28

THURSDAY
12:00 Noon  Registration opens.
Participants can set up camp on Thursday.
6:00 – 7:30 pm  DINNER
Evening: Open Scheduling. Entertainment.

FRIDAY
6:30 – 7:30 am  Early period. Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Qong, plant walks, hands-on. Open scheduling.
7:30 – 8:30 am  BREAKFAST
9:00 – 10:00 am    Opening ceremony & Introductions
10:30 – 12:00 am   Plenary. Introduction to NAPC, what will happen, and intros to North American  permaculture organizations such as Permaculture Institute USA, PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America), Permaculture Research Institute, USA and other broad area organizations with representatives present.
12:00 – 1:30 pm  LUNCH
2:00 – 3:30 pm  Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period A
3:45 – 5:15 pm  Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period B
5:30 – 6:00 pm  Circle
6:00 – 7:30 pm  DINNER
8:00 – 9:30 pm  Open programming

SATURDAY
6:30 – 7:30 am  Early period. Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Qong, plant walks, hands-on. Open scheduling.
7:30 – 8:30 am  BREAKFAST
9:00 – 10:00 am   Plenary
10:30 – 12:00 am Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period C
12:00 – 1:30 pm  LUNCH
2:00 – 3:30 pm  Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period D
3:45 – 5:15 pm  Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period E
5:30 – 6:00 pm  Circle
6:00 – 7:30 pm  DINNER
8:00 – 9:00 pm  Plenary. What can help build the permaculture movement in North America? How can permaculture have more impact?
9:00 pm on.  Socializing, music, fun. Open scheduling for caucuses or discussions.

SUNDAY
6:30 – 7:30 am  Early period. Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Qong, plant walks, hands-on. Open scheduling.
7:30 – 8:30 am  BREAKFAST
9:00 – 10:00 am   Plenary
10:30 – 12:00 am Concurrent Workshops & Round Tables. Period F
12:00 – 1:30 pm  LUNCH
2:00 – 2:30  Plenary to plan break out session.
2:30 – 3:30 pm  Breakout sessions.
3:30 – 5:00 pm  Plenary.  (suggestion by Michael Pilarksi) Where do we go from here… Proposals for action.
5:30 – 6:00 pm  Closing Circle
6:30 – 7:30 pm  DINNER
8:00 – 9:30 pm  Evening program. Open scheduling. Socializing.

People can stay overnight, Sunday night.

MONDAY: Pack up and departure. Everyone is welcome to stick around on Monday and help us clean up and take down the temporary infrastructure. 

7:30 – 8:30 am  BREAKFAST (leftovers may be provided to the degree we have them)
9:00 – 9:30 am   Work party meeting
9:30 – 12:00 am   Clean-up, Take-down.  Continue breakout meetings.
12:00 – 1:30 pm  LUNCH (not provided by NAPC)
1:30 – 5:00 pm  Clean-up, Take-down.