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SCHEDULE:

Saturday May 23 2015
9:00am Registration Opens
10:00 Opening Address: The “Aha Moment” by Bob and Kathy Curry
11:00 Opening Keynote: Katrina Blair of Turtle Lake Refuge
Noon Lunch with Katrina signing copies of her new Chelsea Green Book. Also the first screening of Adventures in Permaculture: Australia.
1:00 Concurrent Classes: Introduction to Permaculture, Intro to Drip Irrigation, Intro to Grafting, Intro to Rocket Mass Heaters
2:00 Concurrent Classes: Alternative Community, Intro to Humanure, Intro to Sketchup
2:30 Break
3:00 Concurrent Classes: Orchard Polyculture, What is a Seed, Marijuana Cultivation in Colorado, Climate Change Adaptation though Drought Proofing, Tiny Home Construction
4:00 Concurrent Classes: Compost Tea, Tiny Home Construction
4:30 Concurrent Classes: General Wealth & Sustainability, Bee Inspired Community Gardens
5:00 Roundtable with Instructors and Friends
6:00 Dinner Music and Dancing under the crescent moon.

Sunday May 24 2015
7am Wild Weed Walk with Katrina Blair, The Native Plant Society and Jeremiah Kidd
8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Concurrent Classes:Intro to Grafting, Permaculture+, Earthworks: Backhoe Anyone?
10:00 Break: Swale Planting
10:30 Natural Building, High Desert Permaculture, Earthworks: Backhoe Anyone?
11:30 Pueblo Food Experience, Herbacide Remediation with Mushrooms
Noon Lunch with Katrina signing copies of her new Chelsea Green Book. Also the first screening of Adventures in Permaculture: Australia.
1:00 Concurrent Classes: Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, GAIA U: 21st Century Ecosocial Education, Permaculture is not Gardening, Tiny Home Construction
2:00 Concurrent Classes: Intro to Humanure, Intro to Mushroom Cultivation, Silvaculture
2:30 Break
3:00 Closing Keynotes:

  • Joel Glanzberg – The Permaculture Mind…The Pattern of Regeneration
  • Ken Surritte – Worldwide Water Crisis
  • Neil Bertrando – Large Scale Land Restoration

5:00 The Last “Aha”

Have you had your “Aha Moment” with Permaculture? Come to The Four Corners and experience your next Epiphany that will change your perspective and energize everything you do!

In the process experience 2 days of workshops/seminars/demonstrations/roundtables that will have you well on your way to homesteading (urban or otherwise) bliss. Enjoy great company, exotic food, and classic rock and roll while marveling at the prospect that some of the world’s foremost Permaculture experts are making plans to turn the biggest brown spot on the map of the US (The Four Corners Region) into an oasis of abundance.

…and then realize that you can start the same process right in your backyard!

THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE PERMACULTURE PROVISION PROJECT
Find out more about them at:
Permaculture Provisions Facebook page

REASONS TO ATTEND:

  • Meet people ahead of you on the path of abundance and sustainability and benefit from their experience and mistakes.
  • Learn how you can get involved in what could become the largest land restoration project in North America.
  • Develop local and regional relationships to become more linked to food producers and increase your personal food security quotient.
  • Connect with others who may help you launch a sustainable business.

FOOD:
Saturday nights dinner will be provided by Turtle Lake Refuge. Come enjoy a fantastic meal consiting of: Wild Green Juice, Locally Grown Salad with Dressing, Homemade Flat Bread, Coconut Carrot Curry Soup, Veggie Quiche, Quinoa Amaranth Side and Local Fruit Cobbler.

MAP: USE THIS INSTEAD OF GOOGLE!
Convergence Map

SITE DESCRIPTION:
Off the grid in the High Desert of Southwest Colorado, USA on 80 rural, south facing acres at an altitude of 6,500 feet and latitude 37.37. USDA Zone 5-6 with annual rainfall ~13″. Vegetation: 50% Pinon/Juniper 50% Sagebrush. Soils: Wetherill Loam as designated by USDA

DIRECTIONS:
From Cortez, CO
1) Rte 491 ~4 miles North to Road N (John Deere Dealership) and turn Left (West)
2) Road N ~3 miles West to Road 20 (you come to “T” in the road) turn Left (South)
3) Road 20 ~2 miles South to the last power pole (on your left) and look to right for the sign for Hananiah’s Rest Ranch and green mailbox

PARKING:
If camping, drive in to the Tiny Home at the gate to pick up your passes and proceed to the camp site designated.

If not camping, park along the West side of Road 20. If this fills up then park on the east side. Make sure to pull off the road sufficiently to allow traffic flow along the length of road 20.

WATER & SANITATION:

  • Water for cooking and bathing will be available at the main lodge.
  • Bottled drinking water will be available at the welcome wagon for a nominal fee.
  • There will be a passive solar outhouse utilizing wag bags. While we would like to have utilized humanure facilites our county will not permit it. Hand wash stations will be available at the outhouse as well.

OTHER FEES:
There will be a nominal cover charge for the bands playing on the sound stage Saturday evening.

BOOK SIGNING:
At least one New York Time reviewed Chelsea Green Author will be in attendance for a book signing. Details pending

DOCUMENTARY FILM:
John D. Liu, producer of the film “Green Gold” as well as many other great permaculture documentaries, may have film crew in attendance at the convergence. Most filming will be taking place on the third day when the local tribe members doing Permaculture on the regional reservations will be holding a small summit to get to know one another and inform eachother of their progress and network to determine ways to leverage their strengths. At this point, it will be assumed that anyone attending the convergence is expressing their consent for filming unless you submit contrary wishes via email to grant@permacultureprovision.org

HOTELS & B&Bs:

Sophia Retreat and Event Center
19581 Road 31
Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-4920
WebsiteKelly Place B&B
14537 Road G
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3125
WebsiteBest Western Turquoise Inn & Suites
535 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-3778
Website

Super 8 Cortez/Mesa Verde Area
505 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-8888
WebsiteHoliday Inn Express Mesa Verde-Cortez
2121 East Main Street
Cortez, CO 81321
(970) 565-6000
Website

LIABILITY ISSUES:
No Dogs
No Fires except at the Outdoor Kitchen

SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT TO BRING:

  • Flashlights
  • Sunhats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Clothing
  • Chairs