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2017 Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence
Sat, June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Join us for the second annual Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence, an inspiring day of connection, conversation, and collaboration featuring hands-on workshops, informative presentations, and powerful community-building.
This year's theme is "The Holistic Homestead"
Confirmed presentations include...
- Keynote address on the history and tradition of mead with Jereme Zimmerman, author of Make Mead Like A Viking, plus a 21+ mead tasting.
- Permaculture designer and author Michael Judd of Ecologia Design will lead a hands-on learning session on natural plasters, including discussion of his own experience with natural building.
- Herbalist Hillary Banachowski of Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary will present on edible, medicinal, and ecological uses of invasive plants.
- Eric Kelly of Charm City Farms will present on "Raising Small Livestock: Filling the corners and layers of the holistic homestead." This presentation style workshop will go through the pros and cons of raising rabbits, guinea pigs, quail, and pigeons. We will discuss raising each of these animals in different enclosures, in companion with one another, feeding alternatives, and value added products.
- Jen Mendez of PERMIE KIDs will be returning to offer more of her incredible, engaging permaculture-inspired children's programming.
- A panel discussion with local doulas and midwives, featuring Claudia Booker of Birthing Hands Midwifery & Birthing Services, discussing their roles in community health and empowerment, from pre-conception through postpartum care.
Looking for additional permaculture learning opportunities?
Join us at Riverside on the Thursday and Friday before the Convergence (6/15 and 6/16) for:
Seventh Generation Education, a 2-day permaculture training for teachers, mentors and parents run by the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children (IPEC) and Jen Mendez of PERMIE KIDs.
CLICK HERE for more information and registration.
How do I get there?
Riverside is an easy 90 minute drive from both DC and Baltimore and there is plenty of parking available on site.
The property is just 15 minutes from the Harpers Ferry Amtrak Station.
Dulles (IAD) is the closest airport (about 50 minutes), but Reagan (DCA) and BWI are both options as well.
Where can I stay?
Coming from out of town? Not a problem!
The convergence is walking distance from the Moulton Park Campground, where campsites can be reserved for $15/night.
The KOA Campground at Harpers Ferry is just 6 miles from the property.
What else can I do in the area?
Hike a section of the Appalachian Trail and visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Visitor Center.
Walk or bike on the scenic C&O Canal Towpath.
Experience Civil War history at Harpers Ferry National Historic Park.
Eat and shop in picturesque Shepherdstown, WV.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Shoot us an email at email@example.com with any questions.
Please note, all tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, except in the case of event cancellation. If you are unable to attend, your ticket(s) may be transfered to others.