Monthly Meetup: Kids and Permaculture

  • June 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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In keeping with the spirit of spring blooms and gardening adventures, our Monthly Meeting for June will focus on the next generation of Earth caretakers: our youth. Let’s brainstorm some ideas together about how to get youth, ages 5-18, involved in permaculture. 

• What can we do to get kids interested in nature, healthy food, and community? 

• How do we help kids to understand the permaculture ethics?

• How do we teach practical skills like plant identification, medicine-making, gardening, beekeeping, design, natural building techniques, conflict-resolution, and teamwork?

• How can we make existing programs for kids more sustainable and help them to expand to reach more youth?

The format of the meeting will be as follows:

Meet and Greet

Introduction by Permaculture Organizers

Guest Speakers

Breakout Groups

Group Summaries/Action Plans

More Mingling

Meeting Time: Tuesday, June 3rd, 7pm-9pm

Meeting Place: We Work Empire State, 34th and 5th Ave.

(It’s across the street from the Empire State Building, next to the Chase Bank.)

Bring something to take notes and small snack or drink to share if you’d like.

**If you are a youth environmental/permaculture educator and you have a program you’d like to present for 5-10 minutes, please let me know by Monday 5pm so I can put you on the list of guest speakers.**

Maybe we can even create plan some meetups specifically for children and high school students in the future!


This meetup is held the first Tuesday of each month and has two purposes.

First, it serves as a general networking opportunity for Permies in the area to meet each other and to provide mutual aid. What are you working on and where? What kind of collaborators and skills sets do you want to add to your team? Do you have an idea that you'd like to share just for feedback and exploration?

Second, this is an information session to increase knowledge about the numerous ways that permaculture can be applied in the world, from gardening/farming practices and land stewardship, to regenerative economic systems, community building, and nature connection.

*A $5 donation will be optional for our meetups. Proceeds help sponsor PDC students, establish and maintain demonstration sites, purchase land for a land trust network, and other sustainable culture educational projects in the Northeast. The PayPal link sends a donation to Green Phoenix Permaculture, a 501c3 organization.*

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  • Balam C.

    so if I understand correctly, this group meets only once a month, and the September meeting was a week and a half ago (?).

    September 12

  • Wenting

    cannot make it today :/

    June 10, 2014

  • eboni c.

    Hey there! I am available and planned to attend, but I'd rather not if it's only two people. Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. Sounds like the meeting will be rescheduled, huh?

    June 10, 2014

  • Tiffany

    Are you all still planning to meet again today, or do we need to reschedule?

    June 10, 2014

  • antonia

    Hi guys! Its Antonia from yesterdays meeting - if anyone wants to find me on Facebook, I'm Antonella Chocolatella on there! lets stay connected!

    1 · June 4, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Thanks for checking in, Antonia! I hope to see you next week!

      1 · June 4, 2014

  • Tiffany

    Thanks, again, for coming out everyone! As promised, I've set up another meeting for us next Tuesday to practice making the lesson plans. Please RSVP early to encourage others to come out, too. :) I can't wait to see you all again!

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • Tiffany

    We are actually on the third floor today. Text Marga[masked]

    June 3, 2014

  • Sean

    3rd floor this time. Down hall on left.

    June 3, 2014

  • Tiffany

    If you are arriving late, text[masked] for someone to come down and open the door for you.

    June 3, 2014

  • Alice U.

    Hi everyone! I'm still out of town and back on a red eye tonight. Have fun. Thanks Tiffany for organizing!

    June 3, 2014

    • Alice U.

      Can someone please bring a laptop to take notes?

      June 3, 2014

    • Tiffany

      I will. :)

      June 3, 2014

  • Tiffany

    Don't forget, this room can get quite warm, so dress in layers!
    Also, if you'd like to donate towards the Green Pheonix PDC scholarship fund, bring $5 cash, or donate through paypal using the link on the Meetup event page.

    June 3, 2014

  • Oona

    so sorry to miss this, am out of the country, wish it could be done again!

    June 3, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Too bad! We'll miss you, Oona!

      June 3, 2014

  • Caspar H.

    WHat a beautiful mission this meetings planting.. Thankyou Alice, Adam, Sean, and Tiffany for the continued work~evolution~dedication. Hope to see you all tomorrow!

    2 · June 2, 2014

  • Wenting

    The world's bee population is being decimated by neonicotinoids, the toxic insecticides used by companies like Bayer and Syngenta — and without bees, human would only have four years of life left.

    "No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." That's the consensus on a Harvard report proving the Colony Collapse Disorder that's already wiped out 10 million beehives is almost certainly caused by these man-made poisons. This study doesn't just give us proof. It also comes while we still have time to save our own skins. The European Union has already banned neonicotinoids, but the Environmental Protection Agency has yet to follow suit. Will you push the EPA to do its part to save the bees, and ensure our own survival?

    June 2, 2014

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