We here at the Center for Sustainable Community
and Midwest Permaculture
have a unique opportunity for outgoing individuals interested in attending the Summer Camp Music and Arts Festival
at Three Sisters Park
in Chillicothe, Illinois. May 20th - 25th. Just north of Peoria. As a vendor we are required to show up a day or two early for set up and to help with some festival logistics.
We will be working with the Cincinnati Permaculture Guild and Earth Village Architecture to bring to the festival "The Permaculture Corner". (in the non-profit section of the festival). The current draft of the description of Permaculture Corner and the activities that we will be collaborating on is as follows:
Permaculture is the science of applied ecological design that explicitly supports the care of the earth, the care of people and redistributes surplus. Through working with, rather than against nature, permaculture allows us to creatively redesign our environment and behaviors in a world of less energy and resource needs by building individual and community sovereignty. And it is really fun! Come join the Permaculture Corner as we demonstrate companion planting, cob building, compost techniques, and host workshops where you can get down and dirty. There will be experts on hand throughout the weekend ready to answer any questions and help you plan your garden space when you get back home! Hosted by Cincinnati Permaculture, Center for Sustainable Community, and Earth Village Education.
We have 3 free tickets to share with individuals who can attend from May 20th to May 25th, 2014 We are looking for individuals who are looking to gain experience in the artistic side of permaculture, working with large crowds in either the area of logistics or on their Green Team
. You would also have an opportunity to help with workshops and help with the running of the Center for Sustainable Community Booth. Applicants should meet the following requirements:
-should be able to answer general questions regarding permaculture design
- a PDC or several years of life/work experiences is desired
- general knowledge of the permaculture work in your local area is desired
- passion in the understanding of the importance of permaculture work to help move us into a post carbon regenerative/sustainable world is a must
- artistic passion is also desired as this is an Art & Music Festival
-some previous experience at other similar festivals (large or small) is helpful
- should have your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping gear, rain gear etc we have cooking gear and booth equipment)
- share in the food expenses ~ 50$ or so for 6 days
- have a "leave no trace" camping ethic
- may need own transportation to area close enough for me to pick you up, either in Kankakee, Chicago, or Peoria. We have some flexible opportunities here.
If this sounds like an interesting opportunity please email Ernest Rando at Lotusdog@hotmail.com
and please provide me with your phone number and a brief description of why you would like to attend? Also let us know what gets you excited about Permaculture? and what other similar festival experiences you have had. If you are part of another non-profit Permaculture/Ethically based Organization (guild, learning center, or other), we can arrange for you to also share information about your organization in our booth. We are in a non-profit section of the festival and we are looking to support non-profit organizations and artists only at this event.
The deadline to submit your application for this opportunity is the Midnight of May 3rd, 2014. Please read all Festival Rules
and regulations before applying and feel free to ask me any questions.
Thanks for your time,
Center for Sustainable Community and Midwest Permaculture