13th Annual NorCal Permaculture Convergence

Solar Living Institute
13771 South Highway 101
Hopland, CA 95449
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00am - Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:00pm
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8 Stages • 5 Zones • 100+ Speakers & Workshops 
Live Music • Delicious Food • Visionary Art Installations 
On-site Camping • Family Friendly • Sustainable Living Demos Collaborative Councils with Courageous Conversations
Welcome to the 13th Annual NorCal Permaculture Convergence, which is proud to be the world’s largest permaculture event.
We provide stellar hands-on educational experiences which lead people “back to nature” and more coherent ways of living, in a fun and community oriented environment which helps us all thrive.
Diversity and equal opportunity for education are two important principles we guide our organization by. Our scholarships program helps make this possible.
Please feel our heartwarming welcome to The Convergence. We hope to see you in person in September!
Please visit www.PermacultureConvergence.org for more information.
Topic Areas: Natural Building, Renewable Energy, Leadership, Food Forest Gardening, Permaculture Classes, Ecological Stewardship, Regenerative Design, New Economy, Social Permaculture, Health and Well-Being, Organizational Development, Social Justice, Herbal Medicine, Food Systems, and More!
About the Venue: We are thrilled to be hosting the Convergence again at the Solar Living Center, only 2 hours north of San Francisco, a 12-acre green technology and sustainable living demonstration site.

Transition US Workshops

Transition to Permaculture"Transition to Permaculture: Scaling Up for Community Resilience" with Transition US Co-Director, Don Hall
Saturday, September 22nd from 2:00-3:00pm at The Yurt
Learn how to effectively apply Permaculture ethics, strategies, and principles to build a thriving movement for community resilience right where you live.
The international Transition Towns Movement was founded in 2005 by UK-based Permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins in order to engage entire communities in implementing Permaculture solutions for a more resilient future. Since that time, the Transition Movement has spread to over 1,200 communities in 50 countries, including 163 official Transition Initiatives located throughout the US. These initiatives have been successfully revitalizing local food systems, strengthening local economies, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and reweaving the torn fabric of community for more than a decade now. Come learn from Transition US Co-Director and certified Permaculture Designer, Don Hall, about how to effectively apply Permaculture ethics, strategies, and principles to build a thriving movement for community resilience right where you live.
Wildfire"Emergency Preparedness = Community Resilience" with Transition US Communications Director Nils Palsson and Lesley Moore of Transition Berkeley
Sunday, September 23rd from 11:00am-12:00pm under the Solar Panels
Is your community ready for anything? Join this workshop to explore the dynamic intersection between transition, permaculture, and emergency preparedness. Let’s get resilient!
How resilient is your community? How ready are you for the natural and man-made disasters and disruptions that inevitably accompany climate change? Did you know that our work in permaculture, homesteading, and building resilient community is also disaster preparedness work? Join this vibrant discussion about these overlapping fields, and explore ways of leveraging ‘crisis consciousness’ to enhance your efforts to build truly resilient community. Learn how to assemble your own “go bag,” receive great practical resilience and emergency-prep tips that could save lives, and share your wisdom and experience in this interactive workshop, hosted by experienced certified First Responders Nils Palsson of Transition US and Lesley Moore of Transition Berkeley.

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