Do you identify as a permaculture teacher, permaculture educator or designer of permaculture educational experiences?
This fall, the OMEGA Institute in Rhinebeck NY is once again generously offering their space in service to our regional network. PAN (Permaculture Association of the Northeast; formerly PINE), is organizing this event at OMEGA.
The overall goal of this professional development retreat is to continue to be a learning community that innovates and improves the entire field of permaculture together, collaboratively, in service to our whole region!
This is what we know so far:
- This will be a professional development retreat for permaculture teachers and persons who identify as earning some portion of their livelihood from permaculture education.
- DATES: Arrival at OMEGA will be afternoon of Sunday, October 16 (Opening Circle that night). Departure will be Wednesday, October 19 after lunch.
- There will be a limited number of spaces available due to the logistics of the site, etc.
- There will be a sliding-scale cost to attend to cover some of the costs of lodging and food. The balance is being donated by OMEGA.
- There will a request for your online feedback published in the next couple of weeks to determine your top priorities for the content of our professional development retreat.
- We will open up registration in August.
- In addition to what we hear from you, the retreat will very likely include topics such as 1) social justice and anti-oppression work in permaculture education, 2) peer-to-peer cross training on best practices for designing and delivering specific permaculture modules (content and pedagogy)** and 3) furthering the work of creating voluntary community-based standards of quality for permaculture work in our region. There will be pre-work on this last point prior to the retreat.
So please save the date and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!
** An example of this can be found in the “Permaculture Teachers’ Guide” assembled from the work of many European teachers sharing modules with one another.