2013 Inland NW Permaculture Convergence
MiVoden Retreat Center - Hayden Lake - Sept 13 - 15
The 2013 INPC will be held at the MiVoden Retreat Center on Hayden Lake, Idaho. The camp is a 35-minute drive north of I-90. MiVoden is a summer camp facility which has many attributes for our event. They have a large commercial kitchen which we can staff and bring in our own food. There is a large, beautiful dining room with a breathtaking view of the lake which can hold everyone at once, plus another huge room adjacent to it for plenary sessions. There is ample space for tenting and for RVs. There are small cabins for people who wish indoor accommodations. There's also a great outdoor stage/ gathering area, a heated indoor pool area, a hot tub, rooms with digital presentation capabilities.
One change is switching from conference to convergence. The first two INPCs were conferences that focused on education, workshops and presentations for permaculturists and the general public. The 3rd INPC will be a convergence of people who are already into permaculture and there will be more information on movement building such as permaculture education, permaculture consulting, networking, how to set up and run local groups, etc. There will also be how-to workshops with practical information. We would love to see people do demonstrations and hands-on activities. The convergence is for people who have completed permaculture design courses as well as people who are excited about permaculture. Permaculture people from around the Inland Northwest are invited. Idaho, Montana, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, and southern interior British Columbia.
Let’s share information, collaborate, synthecize, synergize and have fun!
Our next step is to pull together a team of people to organize this year’s INPC. We will need some on-the-ground people in the Couer d’Alene/Hayden Lake area but team members can be from around the region. Would you like to be on the team?