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RSVP/Info Site now open for 2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering

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2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering
Saturday March 13, 2010 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm - @ The Gear Factory, 200 South Geddes St, Syracuse, NY

The Information and RSVP page for the 2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering is now live at:

You can also see the event details by viewing the flyer at:

Your RSVP would be appreciated to help us with planning for food, childcare, and space layout for this event, as well as to follow up to you with additional information before and after the event (such as info for the afterparty the night of the Gathering when it is available).  If you do not want to register at the Meetup.com site you may call 315.308.1372 or send an email to [email]info@alchemicalnursery.org[/email]

Workshop sessions by Lindsay Speer, Jason Eaton, Scott Kellogg, Andrew Leslie Phillips; Stone Soup lunch, afternoon attendee directed Open Space sessions, childcare, commemorative 'zine, plant and seed swap, and much more.

Cheers, and please share with your networks and interested peeps.


p.s. Want to stay for the whole day, the evening party/show, why not the whole weekend in Syracuse? Or, come to Syracuse early - for the SUNY-ESF Green Building Conference on Friday March 12? - Try [url=http://www.couchsurfing.org]www.couchsurfing.org
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Official press release text:

Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering
First Time Event to Take Place in Syracuse

The Alchemical Nursery is hosting the 2010 Upstate New York Permaculture Gathering on Saturday March 13, 2010.  The Gathering will take place from 9:30am to 5:00pm at the Gear Factory, 200 South Geddes St, Syracuse, NY.  The Gathering is open to the public free of charge, though goodwill donations will be accepted to support the event costs.  A fundraising show with musical entertainment, book fair, and food and drink will follow from 5:00pm to 12 midnight at the same location.

This event will bring together teachers, enthusiasts, students, organizations and other interested parties from across Upstate to foster networking, coordination, and learning among people interested in Permaculture. Last year’s Finger Lakes gathering in Ithaca drew over one hundred participants.

Featured presentations will include: "Green Infrastructure for the Health of Onondaga Creek" -
Lindsay Speer, Permaculture Designer and Syracuse Community Organizer; "Introduction to Permaculture" - Andrew Leslie Phillips, Founder of Hancock Permaculture Center; "Financial Permaculture" - Jason Eaton, Financial Advisor at Social Thread; "Permaculture and Social Justice: Integrated Struggles", Scott Kellogg, Primary Instructor of R.U.S.T. (Radical Urban Sustainability

The Gathering will integrate many innovative features such as open-space meeting facilitation (attendee directed agenda), a stone soup lunch, and a ‘zine created during the Gathering by the attendees themselves to pass on the knowledge learned at the event. There will also be an “Introduction to Permaculture” session at the beginning of the day for people who are new to the subject and movement and want to learn more about it.

The evenings fundraising show will feature performances from Barley Wine, Colleen Kattau, Black Earth, Utility Life, Celebration of Man, Pilot Lies, and The Magnetic Pull.  Music starts at 5:00 pm and suggested donation is $7 at the door.  A used book fair will offer many volumes for sale from a variety of topics.

Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches people how build natural homes, grow their own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more. In addition to food systems, the philosophy and principles are now being applied to a wide range of fields, including social systems, spiritual practices, and most notably the finance, economics and business fields.

To RSVP visit www.alchemicalnursery.org.  For more information about this topic, please contact [Frank Cetera] by calling [315.308.onethreeseventwo], or e-mail [frcetera [at] alchemicalnursery [dot] org]
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