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Permaculture: Intro and Practice Days (poster at bottom)

Written Nov 16, 2015

WHO & WHAT: A chance for anyone and everyone to come and practice Permaculture on a level that is appropriate for them. Briefly put,Permaculture mimics patterns from nature to design regenerative human habitat. As a toolkit of ideas and skills, Permaculture can be applied to your thoughts and physical behaviours, and to your home, garden, and city.

Anyone (e.g., computer scientist, gardener, teacher, student, parent, etc.) is welcome to join.  If you’ve never heard of it before, we’d love for you to join and I promise you’ll leave with a whole new perspective on the world–one filled with abundance and creativity! If you’ve been practicing for years, we’d love for you to join to share your experiences and to keep learning/practicing with us. Check out the poster below for details.

I would love to see a group of people with mixed passions, professions, skills come together and practice living in a way that is regenerative for ourselves and our greater community. I would love it if multiple generations attended and people with cultures and stories from across the world came to share. That would be great. This series is meant to support resilience and reconciliation and I believe that diversity is a key ingredient for both of those things. So bring your friends and your strangers. Youth are strongly encouraged to join and 18 years and under can attend all sessions for free. I request that anyone 13 and under be accompanied by a parent/guardian, please.

WHEN: Each weekday for two weeks (March 14th – March 24th) from 12noon – 2pm we’ll explore some of the many principles and concepts from this awe-inspiring design practice. You’ll (be invited to) take home new ideas and body-worked skills to continue practicing.

Topics and Dates: in poster below

WHERE: 1330 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, Coast Salish Territories* “Youth Space” in Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (space is physically accessible and has 3 gender-neutral bathrooms).

We live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories*, specifically of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples.* The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen (Songhees), MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh, T’Sou-ke, W_SÁNEC (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), and Xwemalhkwu. (Borrowed from Lifecycle’s Website). We offer respect to those whom have stewarded this land in the past and to those who currently do. We recognize that we are uninvited. We appreciate every gift and work for restoration.

COST: I am attempting to make Permaculture financially accessible while also distributing money (75% of total revenue) to other organizations doing amazing work (e.g., Indigenous Perspectives Society, The Headwaters Collective Youth Program and  The Community Tool Shed) annnnd paying myself a little bit (25% of total revenue). We are making the cost a Pay What You Want/Can with a suggested sliding scale based on income (e.g., If you’re not bringing in enough money to make ends meet, don’t pay a thing, but please still come! However, if you’re pulling in $20,000 – $100,000+ a year and you’re feeling comfy, please consider paying in the range of $10 – $45+ per session. More is always welcome!). “Please remember sliding scale offerings are a tool of social justice to increase accessibility, we know you will examine your socio-economic privilege fairly, which allows us to open the window of cost to multiple budgets”-Crazy Herbalist. Should you need further support in attending, please email  See the revenue breakdown below in the poster for a visual. **Reminder: YOUTH AGES 18 and under CAN ATTEND ALL SESSIONS FOR FREE**

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