What is the status of women’s leadership in permaculture in the northeast?
The article “Permaculture or Spermaculture: Confronting Patriarchy in Permaculture and Alternative Food Movements” by Trina Moyles in BriarPatch Magazine has sparked debate and discussion over online forums in recent weeks.
In 2013, the article “A ‘Pattern Language’ for Women in Permaculture” by Karryn Olson-Ramanjuan in Permaculture Activist also sparked discussion, and is featured on this podcast.
PINE is taking action to support women’s leadership in northeast permaculture by supporting the “Women in Permaculture” seed team in holding two gatherings this year:
1. Women Serving Women Summit at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, May 27-29 2015
18 womyn will attend to discuss organizational development of the growing group Northeast Women In Permaculture, and network w/ other groups dedicated to women’s support and leadership.
2. 3rd Annual Northeast Women in Permaculture Gathering at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, September 20-23 2015
This gathering is open to all women — those assigned female at birth and gender-variant individuals — who are actively engaged as permaculture educators, organizers, and/or designer/practitioners in the Northeast to gather for exchange and renewal. Attendance is currently capped at 40 attendees. More information can be found at the gathering website.
To become more connected to the Northeast Women in Permaculture group,
Find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NortheastWomenInPermaculture
To join the mailing list, email: email@example.com
hand spiral from the 2013 NE Women in Permaculture Gathering