PermaCulture Now – OmCulture Tomorrow

Sounds like there’s some sorta eco-permaculture-organic boogaloo going on down at OmCulture (2210 N. Pacific St.) this Saturday, Feb 20th from 3 pm – 11 pm:

Permaculture Now! Party and Dance

You’re invited to a Permaculture, SCALLOPS, EcoBuilder’s Guild, Transition Towns extravaganza!

This is your chance to:

  • Showcase your project
  • Learn about current projects in and around Seattle
  • Connect with potential collaborators
  • Have lots of fun networking
  • Swap seeds
  • Eat a delicious (local, organic) potluck dinner
  • DANCE the night away on the beautiful OmCulture dance floor!

Schedule:
3 – 6 pm: Set up your project tables and start networking and seed swapping
6 – 7:30 pm: Potluck Dinner (bring your own plates, cups, utensils)
7:30 – 11 pm: DANCE!!

$8 – $15 suggested donation at the door, kids free. This is a family-friendly event, and you are welcome to bring guests.

Seeds? Dancing? Networking? We asked Jenny Pell what this was all about:

This is the first Permaculture Now! Party, although in years past the Phinney Neighborhood Association has traditionally had an EcoBuilder’s Guild and permaculture party in December, but didn’t do it this year.  I remember the crowds being pretty big!

I’m hosting this party now as I’ve realized how many amazing and interesting permaculture projects are happening all over Seattle, and it may seem that there is lots of cross-over among the groups, but many people have never met each other or heard any details about new and ongoing projects.  There are edible gardens, community seed-savers, new plant nurseries, food forest projects in the Seattle Parks, school gardens, Transition Town meetings and workshops, permaculture Skills Workshops, many EcoBuilder Guild businesses, and lots more than I could list here, all sprouting up like crazy!  Networking strengthens all our efforts to create a resilient, bio-diverse, and abundant Seattle.  All these groups and individuals are concerned with redefining our urban landscape so it can provide healthy organic local food, other diverse products, increase our skills-base, and create new cottage industries.

We already have a number of groups signed up to have tables in the afternoon – a couple permaculture design companies, an urban community garden group, my permaculture skills workshop series, an urban barter and recycle group, some EcoBuilder’s members, Transition Towns, and we’re also expecting several of the Sustainable Neighborhood groups.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the afternoon section – come to the potluck and dance into the evening!  We have an excellent DJ who will spin tunes until 11pm!  Bring friends, neighbors, colleagues, and the whole family – OmCulture is a very family-friendly place.

Hope to see you there!  Contact me directly if you’d like to set up a table in the afternoon.  [email protected]

Sounds splendid.

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