The Northeast Permaculture Convergence has deep roots in our region as a place where permaculture practitioners (and our friends from Transition groups, herbalists, primitive skills/earth awareness circles, food systems advocates, and other affinity groups) come together to build capacity, gain new skills, celebrate, and knit together our amazing regional permaculture network further. The last convergence was held in 2014 in Unity, Maine and the PAN board is thinking the time is RIPE to plan for a 2020 event. This event takes a community to prepare for it, requiring many hands and hearts coming together in cooperation. Whether your passion is around organizing and planning for local, organically grown meals, live music, vendors, speakers, infrastructure, art, kids activities, marketing, etc. we need it all! JOIN US for our first planning weekend in New Hampshire that will lay the groundwork for the following year in anticipation of a summery 2020 convergence! If you’re enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, and committed to making this an amazing event, we encourage you to fill out an application form!
Here are the basics 2019 Northeast Permaculture Convergence Planning Retreat
ATTENDANCE WILL BE LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS!
What: Networking, Co-Creation, Hands On Project, and Fun
Date/Time: Friday, October 4th after 2 pm to Sunday, October 6, 2019
Where: D Acres of New Hampshire Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead, Dorchester, NH
Part 1. $25 non-refundable application/event fee. If you are not selected to attend, your $25 will be promptly refunded via PayPal. Why are we charging this? Two reasons really. We will have some additional staff time expenses to handle organizing this event and run a pretty tight ship budget wise. Also, we find that free events come with a lot of no-shows. Since space is limited, we need to make sure that everyone who is selected is committed and shows up. If the $25 event fee is a hardship, please include a note in the comment section.
We want all NE Permie voices to be represented at this event and at the convergence so, if you have indicated that the cost of the registration fee is a hardship, PAN is willing to waive the fee, with priority given to POC/LGBTQ+ Permies to ensure we are as representative of the diversity that exists in our region and wider community.
Part 2. We estimate your expenses at the following amounts, depending on the choices you make for meals and housing. You can visit the D Acres website (www.dacres.org) for details on accommodations and cost. We recommend you hold off on reserving your housing until your application has been accepted.
Housing: $10/night+ depending on your choice for housing
Meals: $69 – 76 (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners)
Contra dance: $5-10 suggested donation
You will need to pay D Acres directly for housing, meals, and any other charges (e.g. internet). We’ll send you instructions for that with an acceptance letter.
Application – (Note: There will be a few steps): I want to apply!
We will begin reviewing/accepting applications on approximately May 15th, 2019 until we reach 30 permies! We will let you know if your application is accepted. Then we’ll direct you to next steps of reserving your housing, etc.
Note: Child care is not available. Babies in arms are welcome to attend with parent(s).
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