Permies Converge in Southern Alberta! – Starr and Jupiter, Strong and Free

by STARRBRAINARD

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….

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