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The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild is a network of permaculture practitioners who inhabit a region of the northwestern U.S. between the Cascade Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountain Range. We host annual gatherings and operate this interactive website to facilitate communication among Guild members and between the Guild and the greater community to inform ourselves and others about the promise of permaculture.

The 6th Annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence is scheduled for Sept. 9 - 11, 2016 at Heartsong in Tumtum, WA.

Download our Beautiful 2016 Poster:

8.5" x 11"
11" x 17"
Print it and put it up in your town. It helps a lot!

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

Children under 10 not enrolled in the Twin Eagles Program will need to be closely supervised as there hazards, including drowning and rattle snakes, that need to be avoided.

The Convergence will go on rain or shine.

Each person over 12 yrs.-old attending is expected to perform at least 1 hour volunteer labor during the Convergence.

Everyone will need to sign a liability waiver (provided by Heartsong). This will be done at the registration desk prior to admission.

No alcohol.

No dogs (no exceptions except registered service dogs).

No individual fires. Folks should bring firewood for the community fire circle and the sauna.

Please bring food to share!

Please bring (wash and keep track of) your own table settings for your group.

Smoking of cigarettes will be strictly confined to a designated smoking area off the property.

Washington cannabis laws are to be observed and respected.

Potable water is available on site but everyone should bring as much drinking water as possible for their own use. DO NOT BRING DISPOSBLE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES.

Pack it in, pack it out (your trash and recyclables).

Do you want to be a presenter?
Do you want to have vending space in the Trading Circle?

Go HERE to apply.

Do you want to help organize it? If so, please contact us!

Would you like to be a Convergence Sponsor?
If so, apply HERE.

Event runs from 9:30am Friday 9/9 to 9:30pm Sunday 9/11.
 
Permaculture is a design science with practical solutions.

Our 2016 Theme is:
"Building ECO Community - Joyful Pathways to a Healthier Planet"
 
Workshops, panels, discussion groups
Skill-Share Village
Hands-on activities
Vendors, Booths
Networking, Children's Program
Fun, Circles, Music, Singing
Camping
 
The public is invited
Come by to share your knowledge and learn more about permaculture and the practical solutions it offers.

Confirmed Presenters (so far):

Bezleel Israel
Bob Algers
Carol Wilburn
Casimir Holeski
Chrys Ostrander
Cindy Santi
Deborah Berman
Debra Williams
Diana Duke
Diane Bruce Miller
Gabe Gaul
Gloria Flora
Indigo Sutra
Jeannine Tidwell
Jessica Peterson
Joanna Castro
Jordan Fink
Kathleen Callum
Karie Lee Knoke
Kelly Ware
Kevin Blue
Kyle Chamberlain
Marc Flora
Mark Gauthier
Michael Billington
Michael Blend
Michael Pilarski
Phil Small
Rick Sherman
Rob Lyman
Robert Merrill
Ryan Herring
Suvia Judd
Tawnya Rourke Kelly
Teri McKenzie
Thom & Torie Foote
Three Apples & Mike Sullivan
William Aal
and more to come.
 
Great news! Jessica Peterson of Inside Edge Design based in Helena, Montana is going to be one of INPC’s keynote speakers.  Jessica, along with Caroline Wallace, has been developing a public forest garden in Helena,  6th Ward Garden Park, since 2011. They have been assisted by David Jacke who taught a 10-day course there in 2015.  Inside Edge Design just hosted Penny Livingston-Stark for a recent workshop and are holding their first pdc (permaculture design course) in 2016.  They are on a roll and Jessica is coming to INPC to give us a taste of what they have learned.

http://www.insideedgedesign.com/

Affordable Admission: $75 per person suggested for all 3 days, children 12 and under are FREE, teens suggested 3-day admission $37.50. $40 per person suggested single day rate. Meals included. No one turned away for lack of funds. For kids 6 - 13, check out the optional Children's Program (Children under 10 not enrolled in the Twin Eagles Program must be  closely supervised by parents or guardian.  We don't want young children running around unsupervised).

Register Now!
 
Children’s Program run by the Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Last year the Twin Eagles Children's program was a highlight of the the Convergence, so we're doing it again. There will be a fee for children who participate in this program: $30 per child for one day; $55 per child for both days if paid in full by Saturday morning. More information about the Children's Program is HERE.

Skill-share Village: We are building a community village to share homesteading, ancestral and/or primitive skills, such as, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, fiber craft, skills, flint-napping, fire making, tanning, buckskin sewing, pottery, bow and arrow making, etc., that can be demonstrated or be hands-on. You are invited to have a booth, tent or station to do your activities, show your stuff, and do education.  Outreach and sales are encouraged. Go HERE for full details.

Heart-felt thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!!


Download our Beautiful 2016 Poster:
8.5" x 11"
11" x 17"
Print it and put it up in your town. It helps a lot!

Friday Night Movie
INHABIT - A Permaculture Perspective


Learn more about this movie

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All-original acoustic folk ensemble Scotia Road Saturday night, Sept. 10th at 6pm during the Convergence's harvest dinner.


Visit Scotia Road's Website
 

Register Now!


INPG has an illustrious History...


 

5th Annual

INLAND NORTHWEST PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE

September 10-13, 2015

The theme was

"PERMACULTURE'S ANSWERS TO DROUGHT"

It happened. It was great. We'll do it again soon. Stay tuned.

See the Archive that has the workshops and presenters from this event.


The Permaculture Design Course May 23 to June 7 2015 near Spokane, WA was a success.

See Some Photos Taken During the Course
on Simple Unhooked Living's Facebook Page.

...and on the INPG Facebook Page.

Here's what was covered: Schedule


 

Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild 2015 Permaculture Design Course with a special emphasis on Earth Restoration. A two-week, residential intensive course in Tumtum, WA. May 23 to June 7.

More historical information on the 2015 PDC is HERE.

The Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild's
2014 Convergence:
"Back to the Roots"

at the Beautiful Heartsong Retreat Center
was a resounding success!

More than 150 dedicated permaculturists attended 40-plus workshops, shared beautifully prepared meals, sang around the fire and went home enriched by the amazing skill-sharing and comraderie. We strengthened our network; we proved we could pull off a largely do-it-yourself, donation-based convergence; we established a lasting tie with Heartsong. We are gratified that we were able to gather so many participants from our small Inland Northwest region (our total number of attendees equaled 38% of the total number who attended the national convergence just two weeks prior).

We could not have enjoyed such a success without the many contributions of the folks who came-- whether in the form of cash donations, donated food, volunteer labor or positive vibes. The organizers helped create the space but it was the people who came to the convergence who created the experience. A very big Thank You to each of you.

Four days of Fun, Interconnection and Love of the Earth!
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2014.

Read all about it >>>

 


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!


NEW! Videos from Michael Pilarski's 2013 Missoula Permaculture Design Course


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

The 2011 INPG Conference at-a-glance
 

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