NYC Permaculture Meetup in February: regional initiatives and women in permaculture!

From: Alice U.
Sent on: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:00 AM
Hello Everyone,
 
Happy Lunar New Year!

We hope that your year has been going well so far! Maybe you’ve enjoyed the snow days with sledding and ice-skating or catching up on some much needed sleep, or maybe you've been hunkering down with books, movies, and friends to dream up plans for spring and posting feverishly on the meetup to share. :)

There are lots of interesting events happening in February— to accommodate a packed first week, in part, our monthly networking gathering will be moved to the second Thursday of the month, February 13th. We will return to our regular meeting schedule on first Tuesdays on March 4th.

On Thursday Feb 13 - please join us to discuss regional organizing initiatives in the permaculture community and women in permaculture


Tiffany
will start it out with a report back from the Women In Permaculture gathering that took place in October 2013 at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, was supported by Permaculture Institute of the Northeast (P.I.N.E.), and attended by several NYC-based permies. She will show some slides from the event and will also highlight some projects that come from a permaculture ethos and that are led by women. There are many such projects ranging from community gardens and farms, midwifery programs, and homeschool cooperatives to regional planning, agricultural and regenerative businesses. One theme emerging regionally, for example, is to make women's permaculture work and leadership more visible.
 
If you know of a woman-led project that could be included in the discussion—or if you plan to attend and would like a couple of minutes to present your project—please email Tiffany at [address removed].

From there, Uma Lo will go into more depth on the background of the Women in Permacutlure gathering, and a broader view of two regional strategy meetings that have taken place so far, as well as current regional initiatives supported by P.I.N.E., and how you can get involved. Uma was an organizer for the Women in Permaculture gathering and is a board member of P.I.N.E.

We hope you’ll join us! See more details and RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/nycpermaculture/events/160345602/
 
Highlighted events this month
Thursday, February 6th : MOS Collective networking and project sharing event
Saturday, February 8th : 9th Annual Seed Swap at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn
Wednesday, February 12th: the American Herbalist Guild Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 13th: New York Permaculture Monthly Meeting on Regional themes, initiatives, and women in permaculture

Warm wishes! 
Tiffany and Uma

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