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Radicle Beets at the 2012 Northwest Permaculture Convergence! by adamthuggins
October 3, 2012, 8:44 pm
Filed under: Events

This weekend we’ll be headin’ on down to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula to present at the 5th annual Northwest Permaculture Convergence.  Details here – get yourself across the sound and camp out with us this weekend!

Here are the two presentations we’ll be throwing down –

Deschooling our Hives: Permaculture and the Purple Thistle Centre

Founded in 2009, the Youth Urban Agriculture Project started as a group of idealistic guerrilla gardeners with a desire to reclaim the industrial margins. Now, this youth-led collective has grown to specialize in urban permaculture while developing a system of free education accessible to all. Based out of the Purple Thistle Centre, an East Vancouver free space for arts & activism, the project includes several intensive permaculture gardens, three beehives, an herbal apothecary, a wetland restoration project, and a young food forest – all on unused industrial land.

Three active members of the YUAP will introduce the project, and facilitate an open conversion focused on public engagement on the margins, permaculture-based social systems, and approaches to collective organizing and de-schooling for a regenerative future.

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Anthotyping: The Plant Speaks
Anthotyping is the long-neglected art of using only plants, paper, and sunlight to create photographic prints.  The images you see are created by collecting plants from the wild and grinding them in a natural ’emulsion’ that is then painted onto paper and exposed to sunlight for anywhere from 5 to 50 hours.  There is no electricity and no synthetic chemicals involved in this process.  The subjects of the portraits themselves are members of our local plant community, ever-present whether we notice or not, bearers of great nutritional, medicinal, and spiritual gifts.  These images are intended to evoke the spirit of these often overlooked beings who have so much to offer us – a collaboration between people and plants for the renewal of our relationship with nature.

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