I just returned from my first permaculture convergence in Turner Valley in Southern Alberta! A “convergence” is a conference with workshops surrounding different permaculture topics, tours of permaculture sites and other permacultural activities. I find “conference” is too sterile a word to describe a permie gathering. There was an emphasis on the sharing of food, connecting with eachother, building community, and other hippy-dippy things we all need a little bit more of in our fast-paced lives. It was a wonderful experience.
I participated in a workshop about plant propagation and took home a black currant cutting. I went on a wild crafting walk and learned to identify some wild edible and medicinal plants. I got tips on how to take the most intere….