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2013 Southern California Permaculture Convergence

Closing the Loop Farm

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM (PST)

Escondido, CA

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Child ticket- Sunday only Ended $10.00 $1.54
Full event. Last chance. All sold out! Ended $99.00 $6.44
Sunday only. Act fast. Last chance! Ended $53.00 $3.91

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 2013 Southern California Permaculture Convergence March 9th and 10th, 2013 





Featuring Keynote Speaker Paul Wheaton (




We San Diego Permies are excited to be hosting the Southern California Permaculture Convergence in 2013.  This event will draw people from all Southern California and beyond, and it is going to be an amazing, inspirational, mind-bending permaculture event. 


  • Tour of Sky Mountain Institute
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Importance of Including Wildlife Habitat
  • Aquaponics
  • Greywater Reclamation
  • Companion Planting
  • Chickens
  • Edible Natives
  • Beehive building
  • Bee keeping
  • Seed Saving
  • Herbal Remedy Making
  • Lots of hands-on workshops and more!




$75.00! Price will go up if you wait.

An exact transparent accounting of all of our $ transactions prior to this event can be seen by clicking here.

If you are unable to pay there are a limited number of work-exchange opportunities, so please contact us with your situation and we'll see what we can do. 

Cancellation Policy:  A full refund can be issued upon written request up to 20 days before the event.  Within 20 days of the event, no refunds will be issued.


We will have food vendors on site for different dietary needs. Vendors will be available both Saturday and Sunday for lunch, and Saturday for dinner.  You will have to take care of other meals yourself, we have provided a list of local grocery store and dining options under the Staying With Us Tab.


Tent camping on site is limited.  To reserve a space at the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association, contact them at either at or by phone at (760) 745-9176.  The fee is $11/tent per day, they are also allowing $11/day for self-contained RVs, as there are no hook ups on site.  No smoking or alcohol allowed.

There is also space at the Questhaven Retreat, but please realize that it is a sacred and spiritual retreat.  More information under the Staying With Us Tab.

No pets are allowed at the Convergence, so please do not bring them with you.  No smoking or alcohol allowed.

Since camping space is limited, we send a special request to all of our San Diego Permies to consider opening their house/yard (rooms, couch, or tent space) for out-of-town permies.  You can charge $ 10-30 and donate part of the income to the Southern California Convergence Funds. Please see under FORUMS for requests/offers of hospitality.


Your organic produce, jams, seeds, cuttings, recipes, clothes, books, anything you want, for free!  You will have plenty of time to mingle with fellow permies!


If you have sustainable/organic items or services in line with permaculture you would like to sell, please contact us at  We support like-minded businesses!


Bring your own plate/silverware, bring your own foldable chair and of course, bring your own brilliant vision please. 


There will be children's tickets available for sale for $10/one day or $15/full event for kids 5+.  We will be holding workshops for children 5+, but they must have an adult companion to help.


We encourage you to carpool. Please use our our Rideshare Program.



Can't wait till the 9th?  Join us on the 6th thru the 8th!

Permaculture Earthworks at Sky Mountain Institute

Increase your knowledge of permaculture earthworks during this hands-on 3 day workshop taught by Paul Wheaton.  You will be able to watch a raw San Diego hillside side go through a permaculture design process, from mapping to final construction to planting out of the installations.  This will all be done during these 3 days.  Currently, an estimated 350,000 gallons of runoff water go down through the property untouched.  Some of the earthworks designed and constructed in this class will be placed and designed to alter this erosive overland flow and to maximize water capture and retention in the landscape.  Earthworks will be constructed to create cool zones, giving plants a reprieve from the hot summer sun and shielding them from the local winds.  The earthworks will be mulched,  and the construction of a food forest will take place with the planting of cover crops, fruit trees, and to support species trees.  Course participants will have the opportunity for hands-on participation and to contribute during the design process and work on all of the earthworks.

For more information and to register go here!


 See you on MARCH 9, 2013!



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Sky Mountain Institute
2855 Cordrey Drive
Escondido, CA 92029

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 5:30 PM (PST)

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:31 PM

San Diego Permaculture Meetup is doing it again!

Join us this November 9-10 for a 2013 Fall SDP Convergence in Harmony Grove, Escondido, CA. The event website is

Register for this event via Eventbrite:

Early bird tickets are $75. Enroll today to get in at the best price.

This fall San Diego Permaculture and Sky Mountain Institute presents the 5th Bi-Annual San Diego Permaculture Convergence at Sky Mountain Institute and neighboring property, 2848 Country Club Road in Harmony Grove, Escondido. Over twenty of the top permaculture specialists in San Diego will gather to lead you through the design and implementation process of home, medium and large scale rainwater harvesting and food forest systems through a number of lectures and hands-on workshops.

We will be using a backhoe to dig two different pond and swale rainwater harvesting systems capable of harvesting over 400,000 and 600,000 gallons of rainwater per year, and there will also be home-scale demonstration projects that can be replicated in your backyard. In addition there will be many other fascinating topics covered including aquaculture, rocket stoves, building a chicken coop, growing shiitake mushrooms on oak logs, awakening the ecological self, the wonderful world of bugs, goat care, children friendly workshops and much, much more! This is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in permaculture for the weekend and network with like- minded people in a beautiful permaculture demonstration garden with the Escondido creek running through it.

The first 50 tickets are available for an incredible low price of $75 (just $32.50 per day), after which the following 50 tickets will sell at $85 and the remaining 25 tickets at $100. Kids 6 - 17 years $10 and 5’s and under are free. The last convergence sold out so we recommend early registration to avoid disappointment.
Please note that you need to book your ticket through the Eventbrite link above to reserve your place!
A vegetarian/vegan sandwich lunch can be pre-ordered when booking your ticket and cabins and overnight camping are available at the Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association (advance booking required).

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