Northwest Permaculture Convergence "Greening Our Neighborhoods With Permaculture." The weekend of August 28, 29 and 30, 2015.
This year's Convergence will be in the River Road Neighborhood, 3 miles northwest of downtown Eugene, Oregon.
We are excited to be planning the first Convergence ever to be held in a residential suburban neighborhood.
We also call attention to ways people can help with the Convergence. There are coordinator positions, volunteer opportunities, work trade and task teams. Helping with the Convergence is a great skill building experience. There are many ways to help no matter where you live. Several important
positions to fill include Registrar and Food Coordinator. You can find how-to-help info here
Many people know River Road has an unusual number of property transformation projects. Grass to garden, solar design, edible landscaping, rain water catchment, reclaimed automobile space, green building and more. There are several dozen projects within a 5 to 20 minute bike ride of the River Road Recreation Center- Convergence Central. Literally thousands of people have attended tours and permaculture events in the neighborhood. You can find many of the places we will be visiting on tours here <http://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/fotos.html>.
Plus, there are "invisible social structures" of friends and neighbors engaged in various mutual assistance networks and outreach to the public.
The Convergence will feature a variety of site tours, plenary sessions, panels and presentations from urban to rural, an educational expo along with hands on projects around the neighborhood. You can find early schedule info here <http://northwestpermaculture.org/content/convergence-schedule>.
New this year will be a “Green Neighborhood Summit.” We will be inviting neighborhood leaders from around the Northwest to meet at the Convergence so they can compare notes about what they are doing to green their neighborhoods. The City of Eugene Neighborhood Services Program will be assisting the Convergence on this “embedded” summit. You can find Green Neighborhood Summit info here
You can link here for FAQ <http://northwestpermaculture.org/content/frequently-asked-question>.
Please contact us <http://northwestpermaculture.org/contact> about any of the items above.
Northwest Permaculture Convergence
645 SE Alexander Ave
Corvallis, OR 97333