Please join us for a special potluck supper as we host PelotonLabs' monthly mixer in September. This will be a great opportunity to connect with permaculture friends old and new as the harvest of the season hits a crescendo, as well as cross-pollinate with the broader community of creative people developing solutions for a resilient future.
Plus, you will see and learn about PelotonLabs (http://pelotonlabs.ning.com/) and the "co-working" concept as part our local economic future. Not to mention, permaculture potlucks tend to be astounding food events!
Special bonus: We are hoping to set up the second floor of PelotonLabs as another Permaculture Designers' Lounge while the mixer is happening! (It was wildly successful the first time around in May). Local permaculture professionals will pin up examples of their work gallery-style and will be available to answer questions about the design methodology at the heart of permaculture.
Extra Special Bonus: Honey & Cider tasting table curtesy of Urban Farm Fermentory (http://www.urbanfarmfermentory.com/) (the only urban permaculture farm/business enterprise in Maine as far as I know:)
Bring a potluck dish to share (a beverage or bread if you're short on prep time) and label ingredients if you can. Bring your own potluck kit (plate/bowl/utensils/drinking cup/napkin) so that we can create a zero-waste event!
Permaculture designers - email LisaF to get on the roster for the concurrent designers' lounge! Local non-profits and permaculture-related businesses - bring literature for the info table! Everyone - we'll be gathering ideas for winter workshops and skill-shares so think about what "resilience-building" skills you'd like to learn! Musicians - Anyone interested in playing a short set or two? _______________________________
Portland Maine Permaculture, founded in 2005, has more than 1000 members and offers over 30 educational and peer-to-peer learning events every year. It is free to join and events range from skillshares, films, work parties and swaps to full-blown design workshops, field trips and guest lectures.
Portland Maine Permaculture is a project of The Resilience Hub, a non-profit that aims to help us all build resilience at personal, household and community levels in the face of peak oil, climate change and economic volatility. We do this by actively cultivating resilience-building projects (like Portland Maine Permaculture, Portland Trading Post, Southern Maine GardenShare and others) and by hosting other projects proposed by our members that need a “home” and are consistent with our mission.
Permaculture is a design system and set of techniques for creating resilient human habitats and healthy ecosystems. It is modeled on ecological principles and covers a wide range of design areas including food production, shelter, energy, water, wellness, community, culture and economics.