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Announcing a new event for The Portland Maine Permaculture Meetup Group!
What: Permaculture-related Conference in Belfast, ME
When: Friday, November 10, 9:00 AM
Event fee: USD15.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Event Description: 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 (and 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...
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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