We are excited to welcome permaculture students and practitioners from around the Midwest for a chance to learn from each other, explore permaculture in Bloomington, and develop plans for more permaculture development in our area! Bloomington is blessed with a strong permaculture presence, including nationally respected instructors and writers Peter Bane and Keith Johnson. We have several special sessions and activities planned:
- There will be an opening session on Friday evening after the local foods dinner, hosted by Rhonda Baird of the Bloomington Permaculture Guild (First United Methodist Church).
- Saturday there will be several crowd-sourced workshop sessions throughout the day based on input from Friday’s session (pick up a schedule from the hospitality room).
- Saturday there will also be hospitality rooms set up at the Bloomington Eco-Center to accommodate spontaneous discussions and also provide a nearby space for relaxation and breaks.
- On Sunday, Rhonda will host a closing session from 3:00 to 5:00 in Third Street Park (Bloomington Eco-Center in the event of foul weather) with the hope of setting some goals for permaculture in the Midwest.