Permaculture-related­ Conference in Belfast, ME

  • November 10, 2006 · 12:00 PM
  • Hutchinson Center

This event is not put on by our group, but I am posting here since there may be some strong interest in cross-pollination on this topic: Last year some of us attended the 2nd Annual conference by ESTIA (an international eco-peace community) which focused on the role of permaculture in eco-village design. This year the conference looks to be focusing on the components of building an eco-peace village (a sub-category of intentional community). You can bet that alot of permaculture will be discussed, especially with Charles & Julia Yelton on the agenda. Other speakers include Eliot Coleman (Maine's own four-season harvest guru), Richard Graves (of the Maine Chapter of the US Green Building Council), and many more... **NOTE THAT YOU MUST CALL THE NUMBER BELOW TO REGISTER ** We can't technically take RSVPs for their event at this meetup site. I'm pasting their agenda here for your reference - I don't *think* they have a web site for the event. The International EcoPeace Community ESTIA Third Annual Participatory Conference on Building Today?s EcoPeace Village The Hutchinson Center, Belfast, Friday, November 10, 2006, 12.00 ? 5.30 pm 12.00 ? 12.15 pm Opening and Blessing by the Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune, assisted by his wife Jane Neptune ? Introductions by Hugh Curran, Vice Pres. of ESTIA 12.15 ? 1.00 pm What is Sustainability? Julia and Charles Yelton, permaculturists and former residents of Crystal Waters, a Permaculture Eco Village in Queensland, Australia 1.00 ? 1.45 pm Why EcoPeace Villages? Emily Markides, President of ESTIA 1.45 ? 2.00 pm Break 2.00 ? 3.30 Break-up into 7 Discussion Groups in the Atrium where several local artists will be exhibiting their work. · Joline Blais: Community/Communications · Phyllis Brazee: Peace Education · Eliot Coleman: Local Food Production · Hugh Curran: Spirituality and the Arts · Richard Graves & Ayola Greene: LEED · Claudia Lowd & Richard Komp MESEA: Retrofitting and Appropriate Technologies · Deb Soule: Wellness and Medicinal Herbs 3.30 ? 3.40 Move back to the Auditorium 3.40 ? 4.15 Presentations by the 7 Discussion Group Facilitators 4.15 ? 4.50 Question/Answer Session 4.50 ? 5.00 Closing Ceremony and Announcements by Hugh Curran, Vice President of ESTIA Sponsored by the Hutchinson Center and the University of Maine Cost $15 for adults and $10 for students. Pre-registration due by November 3, 2006 Please call The Hutchinson Center at 1-800 ?753-9044

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