Little Artshram is pleased to announce to all Michigan-area permaculture friends:
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED! We are working toward the objective of hosting the first Michigan-area Permaculture Convergence. We invite your participation in this initial brainstorming and planning to define this event. An introduction and agenda follows:
Michigan/Mid West Permaculture Convergence: The idea of this convergence is to offer a new community-building/community-training vision, We will select a site and invite the permaculture designers in the area to create a space for the event to showcase permaculture elements.
When the convergence is over the infrastructure will be left behind for the community to use. This also creates a low impact event on the land being used for the site. It will also serve as an example for the community of a large event with a very small footprint.
Next year, the convergence will move to a new Michigan/Mid West community and repeat the process.
Join us for the upcoming meeting on Jan. 14th in Traverse City, @ 514 Second St., in the Alley 6 pm—-just behind Salon Verve and to the east off the corner of Oak/Second/Randolph Sts. Parking available behind the empty chiropractors’ office.
UPDATED NOTES & AGENDA:
Michigan Permaculture Convergence 2013
Planning Meeting, Monday, January 14, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Little Artshram in Traverse City, Michigan
& via Skype
We are working toward the objective of hosting the first Michigan-area Permaculture Convergence. We want & need your participation to do the initial brainstorming and planning to define this event. Please join us!
This is an enormous opportunity to fuse and highlight the incredible permaculture activity throughout Michigan and possibly the multi-state region.
AGENDA TOPICS SOME CONSIDERATIONS:
Introductions Who are you? Why are you here? What
do you want to see come out of this?
What are the goals & objectives of the Convergence?
Showcase? Inform? Teach? Convert ?
What should the format be?
Meet & greet? Project showcase? TEDlike?
Attract newbies? Exhibition?
Vendors? Training? All of the above?
How long should the Convergence be?
Weekend or week-days?
Who is our target audience?
What attendance might we anticipate?
What region should we cover? State-wide? Regional (e.g. MI, IN, OH, WI, MN…)
Where should this be held? NW Michigan? Central to state or
region? Where there are lots of permaculture sites to showcase?
When should it be? Should it be tied to external events
(equinox, planting time, harvest)
Consider also recurring timing of annual event.
Identify marketing, funding & participation ideas
How do we draw a large group?
Anticipated cost and factors?
Who wants to help plan this?
Who will project manage?
What are next steps, critical paths and timing?
Meeting Facilitator: tba
Little Artshram is honored to participate and act as Convergence fiduciary.
Thanks to all for your enthusiastic response to this idea. Please continue to share and invite others…
NOTE: If you would like to connect via Skype contact:
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Artshram to help craft a plan for a 2013 Michigan Permaculture Convergence