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