Transitioning a Bioregion-A New Bioregional Permaculture Guild Meetup is Born

From: Ken B.
Sent on: Friday, December 20, 2013 11:51 PM

I would like to thank Laurie Wind for setting up the first new Meetup group of our renewed initiative of expanding The Global Permaculture Guild Meetup Network.

There are two basic parallel tracks of Meetup Groups being set up by The Permaculture Guild.

The first track is for The Permaculture Guild Meetup groups which reflect the communities represented by existing geopolitical boundaries such as cities, counties, states, or countries as examples. In most cases these geopolitical boundaries do not coincide with natural patterns, but are rather somewhat arbitrary invisible boundaries, which are in many cases, straight lines with zero correlation to geographical features. This track represents where we are starting from, like it or not.

The second track of The Permaculture Guild Global Meetup Network reflects the communities represented by existing watershed based bioregional footprints. This design defines our end game or final objective as an organization. This is what we are heading toward, and is an expression of our final design and design implementation phase. The borders of these geographical footprints are aligned with natural patterns of water sheds, river basins and other geographical patterns, depending on we choose to define our geographical focus for the design.

This new Meetup group started by Laurie is to support the second track and is called:

"The Peace River Bioregional Permaculture Guild" and the Meetup url for this Meetup is:

The city of record for the Peace River Basin is Port Charlotte as this city lies at the mouth of the Peace River where it dumps into the Gulf of Mexico via Charlotte Harbor. Starting at the north end of this river basin and working towards the mouth of the river basin, this watershed intersects the following Counties:

1. Polk County

2. Manatee County

3. Sarasota County

4. Charlotte County

And small portions of:

5. DeSoto County

6. Hardee County

Information on this river basin can be found here:

If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in getting involved designing and implementing the design for a regenerative Peace River Basin, please come and join this Meetup and help us make it happen.

Your input on this process is welcomed and encouraged, especially since this is the first, fully focused watershed bioregional design of the bioregional network. Your input into this process could help set the basic template for many more watersheds and bioregions to follow.

And thanks again Laurie Wind, for making this important milestone in the process happen.


Ken Benway



















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