Make a Local, Regional and State-wide Difference:
Inaugural MICHIGAN PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE,
November 1-3, 2013
November 1st-3rd, marks the dates of the Inaugural Michigan Permaculture Convergence, with an invitation to people of all ages and interest levels are invited to come together in a weekend gathering that will take place at Camp Talahi, in South Eastern Michigan.
The convergence is seeking healthy, organic food donations or financial sponsorship to contribute to expenses and scholarship for those in need. We have 60+ registrations and the numbers are climbing with support requests and need for us to nourish ALL who are in attendance for this weekend event. We would love to include perennial fruit, nuts and vegetables in our menu and sharing of food.
As you may know, Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.
Permaculture is also a vision of consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature. It is a positivist response to a shared perception that we are reaching a fossil fuel-supported energy peak and will soon descend into a low energy future (if we haven’t already begun the descent).
“Positivist” means permaculture is “about what we want to do and can do, rather than what we oppose and want others to change. This response is both ethical and pragmatic, philosophical and technical.
Permaculture is an integrated and integrative design science which applies the use of systems thinking and design principles that provide the organizing framework for implementing the above vision. It draws together the diverse ideas, skills, and ways of living which need to be rediscovered and developed…to empower us to move from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible and productive citizens. Permaculture is holistic, not reductionist science. It aims to reintegrate us into the natural world, not separate us from it further.
In this inaugural year, sponsorship of the convergence will create a stable platform for a permaculturally designed annual event to bring together people from Michigan and Great Lakes bio-region who are interested in sharing knowledge and information about permaculture design, principles, and practice. The outreach of the convergence is indeed far-reaching. Michigan “officially” joins a worldwide permaculture network of individuals and groups working in both rich and poor countries on all continents to develop, demonstrate and spread permaculture design solutions.
Little Artshram is pleased to be among the inaugural sponsors of this event!
Here is the 2013 MPC Sponsor and Donation letter/form: http://www.littleartshram.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/MPC-SponsorDonation-2013.pdf
Here is the 2013 MPC press/media kit: http://www.littleartshram.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/MI-Permaculture-Convergence-Press-KitRelease-2013.pdf
Thank you very much for your consideration and contribution to this first-time event!