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Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence

Get your tickets today for this inspiring day of connection, conversation, and collaboration featuring hands-on workshops, informative presentations, and powerful community-building.

Highlights include...

  • A keynote address from Michael Judd exploring his personal journey and his perspectives on professional practices in permaculture. 

  • A live recording of a round-table conversation for an episode of The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann.

  • An introduction to fermentation with food preservation instructor Diane Blust of Chicory Hill Farm.

  • Exploring the role of animals in permaculture with Nicole Luttrell of Deeply Rooted Design & Wild Song Farm. Nicole says, "In permaculture we aim to create agricultural systems that mimic natural ecosystems. With all the amazing plants out there, it can be easy to forget another huge player in ecosystem function: animals! In this presentation you'll learn how to integrate animals into any scale permaculture site and start reaping the benefits of faster nutrient cycling, building the soil microbial community, pest control, free tilling labor, free mowing, nuisance species control, and of course, high quality eggs, meat, milk, and endless entertainment."

  • A look at broad acre agriculture for permaculture practitioners with Ethan Strickler. In this talk, Ethan will explore what is possible with regards to applying the principles of permaculture to beginning and existing farms of a larger scale. This material comes from his experiences in whole farm planning, agroforestry, and integrated tree crops with livestock on his family's farm in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

  • An exploration of what it means to "Live in the Gift" with Seppi Garret of Seppi's Place. In this talk Seppi will share his experiences of opening one's self to the gift economy, as expressed by Charles Eisenstein in Sacred Economics, and how we can collaborate to reduce our reliance on the capital economy. His work comes directly from living in community and operating Seppi's Place, a cooperative education and outreach organization based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

  • Tree identification walks with Shawn Walker of Trees 101

  • Diving in to whole system design learning with Jen Mendez of PERMIE KIDs. Jen says, "In this presentation we'll explore how as children, youth, parents, educators, business owners, permaculture activists and community organizers we can play and work together to bring design learning into our communities through opportunities like the global Cardboard Challenge. Learn why and how to creatively and actively build on permaculture learning in the physical landscape to holistically enrich children's "learning landscapes" and nourish community relationships." 

Tickets available here


Earlier Event: June 7
Riverside Summer STEAM Series
Later Event: September 21
Riverside Nature Club