Ever wanted to do something unlawnful? We sure do! We’ve imposed a human idea of lawns that has smothered Mother Earth and we hope you will join us in unlawning so Mother Earth can breathe again. We are planting the seeds of these ideas in this year-long campaign. Learn more. Toolkit available soon! Come back to download it.
Ecologically, socially, and politically, we are faced with increasing upheaval. As designers, community organizers, and leaders, part of our work is to use this unraveling to bring about meaningful change.
PAN is pleased to announce our new Virtual Engagement Series 2021-2022 on the theme of “Uprooting and Unearthing.” Read more about our upcoming events and register now!
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PAN is so excited to collaborate with Bonita Eloise Ford. She has been an active member of the permaculture community and is our new board coordinator.
Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos.
“With open-hearted generosity, Bonita Eloise Ford weaves a pathway with permaculture, energy healing, the Indigenous wisdom of her teachers, and her own life experience, and then guides the reader through a series of exercises to enable us all to face the challenges of a world in ecological collapse and climate chaos with clarity and meaning. That is how, as the fire dies, we find the Embers of Hope.” —Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine and author of Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope
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PAN will not be organizing a 2021 Northeast Permaculture Convergence. Although it seems that positive strides are occurring as we work to emerge from the pandemic, until recently, uncertainty about the viability of large gatherings has pushed too far into the timeframe needed to organize a worthwhile and dynamic event. With most people having had more than their share of “screen time” over the last months, we’ve opted to hold off on a virtual event as well. However, optimism is high for 2022 and we welcome any input from our community as to what would contribute to a meaningful gathering next year.
In the meantime, we wanted to offer some resources to help you stay connected. While the following list is NOT exhaustive, we hope it can help you find some permaculture community in your area (which is a significant component of PAN’s mission). Additionally, if you are part of or know of any permaculture groups or events that aren’t listed here, please share that information with PAN and we can update this article.
Regular Meetup Groups
- Boston Food Forest Coalition (weekly meetups, summer workshops)
- Greater Boston Permaculture Guild
- Brooklyn Permaculture Meetup
- Cape Cod Permaculture Meetup
- Connecticut Permaculture Guild
- Genesee Valley/Rochester Permaculture and Resilience Network
- Western Massachusetts Permaculture (permablitz series from May to October)
- Montreal Permaculture Guild
- Permaculture Network of New Jersey
- New York Permaculture Meetup
- North Shore Permaculture Collaborative
- Permaculture in Ontario
- Seacoast Permaculture Meetup
Conferences, Tours, and Other Events This Summer
- North American Agroforestry Conference (June 28 to July 1, online)
- Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference (July 30 to August 6, online)
- Sacred Circle Gathering, Recovering Resilience (August 13 to 15, Vermont)
- Sowing Solutions (tours and workshops in Western Massachusetts)
- Edgewood Nursery (worktrade workshops in Portland, Maine)
Are you tired of getting sucked into Facebook? Us too. That’s why we host an email list where you can connect with your neighboring permaculturalists and tune into regional permie talk.
Here are some topics that have come up recently on the Northeastern Permaculture Listserv:
- How to Tackle Fast Spreading Plants
- Boar, Compost, Woodchips, and Worm Castings For Sale
- Coppicing Willow
- Scythe and Broadfork Recommendations
- Grant Funds Available for Agroforestry Projects
- Pollinator Population Decline
- Invasive Earthworms
- Permablitz Postings
- Job Listings
Join our regional listservs.