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INLAND NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
September 10-13, 2015
At Heartsong in Tumtum, WA
On the Spokane River/Long Lake just north of Spokane.
The 2nd year in a row that INPC will be held at Heartsong.
Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild
Field trips on Thursday and Friday morning.
PIG ROAST & HARVEST FESTIVAL
Farm Dinner. Local Food. Live Music!
This year’s theme is PERMACULTURE'S ANSWERS TO DROUGHT.
What are all the tricks we can think of to maintain production while conserving resources in drought years? Water harvesting, water conservation, wicking beds, deep rooted perennials, swales, broad-based terraces, mulch, sunken hugelkulturs, drought tolerant crops, and more will be discussed. Let’s share our tips and techniques.
This year’s goals include:
Education galore, presentations, round-table discussions, plant walks;
A regional reunion of people in the permaculture movement;
Building alliances with a wider diversity of people and groups;
Building the movement;
Local to international scale;
Permaculture techniques for drought years;
Good food, good company, stimulating conversations, useful connections, great workshops;
Swimming in Red Lake (adjacent to Heartsong);
Have a fun time!
Field trips on Thursday and Friday morning. (to be confirmed)
Visit interesting properties on your way to the main convergence site.
Spokane: Phil small’s yard on the South Hill. Ed Bryant’s yard. Janice’s Urban Farm, Whitworth College’s terraced gardens, Thom and Torie Foote’s homestead;
Stevens County (north of Spokane): Estella Farm, Deer Park; Joe Petrucelli’s cooperative garden and Gabe Gaul's permaculture garden; Glora and Marc Flora’s Terra Flora Gardens.
Lincoln County (west of Spokane): Tolstoy Farm, the longest-lived, non-religious intentional community in the U.S., home of the very well-known Tolstoy Farms organic market garden;
Sandpoint Idaho, Biodynamic farm.
Admission is by donation. You select what feels right to you. $70 is the suggested donation for the whole event and $30 for single days. You can pay ahead of time via paypal on the website (coming soon), or pledge with your registration and pay at the door. Please, please pre-register even if you don’t pay now.
The initial organizing crew includes Kelsey Crane, Gabe Gaul, Ryan Herring, Grant Modderman, Chrys Ostrander, Michael Pilarski, and Phil Small. Who else wants to take on some coordination role or organizer role? Fill out the coordinator form on the website (coming soon).
If you are interested in participating in any way, please email Michael Pilarski at email@example.com
INPG has an illustrious History...
The Permaculture Design Course May 23 to June 7 2015 near Spokane, WA was a success.
See Some Photos Taken During the Course
More historical information on the 2015 PDC is HERE.
The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild's
Download a version of our Heartsong Convergence Poster to print and put up in your neighborhood!
Thanks to everyone who came to the 2013 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence. See you at Heartsong!
The 2nd Annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Conference (INPC2) in Missoula, Montana, has come and gone. It's hard to believe. It was a great success with nearly 50 presenters, oodles of workshops, field trips, panel discussions, shared meals, a conta dance and friendships renewed and initiated.
Many thanks to our conference organizing team for the countless hours put in, and to our conference sponsors, our work trade crew, our slate of presenters, our trade show tablers, the University of Montana, the University Center Kitchen Crew, the Celtic Knots string band and anyone else who helped make it all happen.
You can see the presenters and their workshops, plus other information from both the 2011 and the 2012 conferences under the "Past Conferences" tab in the menu bar.
There are also some conference photos in the galleries. You can add you own photos of the conference, photos of your Permaculture projects and the like. Click "Share Photos" under the Galleries tab.
The 2011 Spokane Permaculture Conference:
The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild Kicks it Off
Right with a Gem of a Gathering at Spokane Falls Community College.
See more pictures HERE
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