We will start with a 2 Hour delay, starting at 11. Hopefully this will give enough time to clear roads and take your time to get to Dan Beard. We will keep you posted if we have to cancel. We will be hosting our Second Biennial Permaculture Convergence for the Cincinnati Region to bring our growing community of practitioners together to share and learn from each other. We are excited to welcome Amy Stross, Author of the Best Seller, The Suburban Microfarm and author of TenthAcreFarm.com as our Keynote. We have 6 other exciting guest speakers on various subjects, round table discussions and a video.
9:00-9:30 - Check in
9:30-10:30 - Speaker Session 1:
- Howie Zuefle: Verdure Landscaping LLC: Easy plant guilds, native species & wild nutrition in our region.
- Alan Wight PhD, Food Mapping of Cincinnati & lead on the Giving Trees Project -'Food Mapping & Food Forests around Cincinnati'
- Braden Trauth: Co Founder of CPI, Professor of Permaculture at UC, XU & Abroad -'Introduction to Permaculture'
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10:30-10:45 - Break
10:45 - 11:45 - Speaker Session 2:
- Chris Smyth, former Sustainability Director of Price Hill Will- 'Planting an orchard' (CPI PDC '10) & a tour of the Gorman Heritage Farm Permaculture Orchard next door.
- Linda Matthews, Founder & ED of Lincoln Heights Comprehensive Redevelopment Corporation (CPI PDC '16) - 'Applying Permaculture to Equitable Community Redevelopment'
- Lisa Helm of Dayton Urban Grown- 'Compost Tea and its amazing uses'
11:45-12:00 - Opportunity to visit tabling organizations & Silent Auction
12:00-1:00 - Local Lunch provided by our own Ande Schewe of Wake the Farm Up! and Jeff & Sandra Ashba of the Organic Farm at Bear Creek
1:00-2:00 - Keynote: Join best-selling local author Amy Stross (The Suburban Micro-Farm, 2018 distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing) and graduate of Cincinnati Permaculture Institute’s PDC, in this conversation about designing for the future by meeting the suburbs where they are.
Bringing Resilience to the Suburbs: Planting Seeds for the Future
More than half of all Americans now live in the suburbs and more than half of the world population lives in cities. Meanwhile, sprawl and development are gobbling up farmland and woodlands at an incredible rate. It seems desperately necessary to redesign the places where we live to meet more of our needs with the resources we have available to us. But how do we inspire participation from the residents who live here? How can we, as permaculture designers, provide solutions that are helpful and actionable?
Amy Stross is a permaculture gardener, writer, educator, and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm (winner of the Gold Nonfiction Book Award (2018) and an Amazon Top 10 Urban Gardening Book). She specializes in ecologically regenerative and productive home landscapes.
Her own former 0.10-acre micro-farm was a thriving example, including berry bushes, fruit trees, herbs, flowers, vegetable gardens, and water management systems. Amy’s current adventure is transforming a 3-acre property into a micro-farm with her husband and mischievous farm cat. She reaches hundreds of thousands of people with her adventures in small-scale permaculture gardening on her popular website, TenthAcreFarm.com.
2:00-2:15 - Break
2:15-3:45 - Break out session on bringing permaculture into our lives, facilitated by local practitioners
- Urban Focus Session
- Rural Focus Session
3:45 - 4:00 - Break: Silent Auction Ends
Movie Canceled.We will keep you posted on the reschedule
$65 online & at door. No Lunch after Wed. 9th
For Member/Student Tickets or More Details on Speakers please visit CincinnatiPermaculture.org