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PermaFEST 2019 Back to Roots and Gathering

Sep 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Sept 13th-15th  backyardEARTH “Back to Roots” Permafest Gathering
This year we will be gathering at a fantastic new location, Little Pond Arts Retreat, in Nazareth, PA. We hope you can join us as we dive into another weekend of learning, community and collaboration!!

For our 3rd Permaculture Gathering we are getting “Back to Roots”. We want to learn about, talk about and experience what Intentional Community is or could be like, and how permaculture plays a role in our everyday projects and interactions within our communities. We are limiting the numbers in efforts to connect and interact as we get to the core and real birth of a new community, interested in more than just a one time gathering or event.

We will be creating a space together where we can all experience the roles of teacher, student, creator, designer, volunteer, and guest. The main learning tract for the weekend will be interactive conversations each day, digging into the roots, branches and fruits of Permaculture Design. We will be sharing projects with all levels of participants, making connections, solving problems and developing possible solutions. The weekend will also feature hands on demonstrations, giving back to the land we gather on, learning methods for natural building, ( The grounds feature a first for the area, amazing Straw Bale home, built by Artisanal Structures) , diverting water, planning and maintaining tree populations. And to top it all off we will all be sharing a couple meals together, playing music and creating art together as we spend the weekend teaching and learning.

One of the overlying themes is Creating Community so we will have many spaces planned for engaging conversations and meeting one another to form bonds that will grow and last beyond the temporary space we create together. We will be setting up and living within a Permaculture Intentional Village for the weekend.

Permaculture Intentional Village for the weekend.
Friday, September 13 @ 3pm — Sunday, September 15 @ 6pmCost Sharing Contibution (includes camping!)
· $25 a person
· $40 a pair
Parking Cost Sharing Contribution (we encourage ride sharing!)

  • $5 onsite designated parking spot

Overnight Accommodations Available

  • $10 per bunk- Long Barn Hostel (semi-private, screened-in, open air bunks connected to bathroom/kitchen area):
  • Quiet Camping: included in your Cost Sharing Contribution
  • Fireside & Music Camping: included in your Cost Sharing Contribution

Light Dinner at 5pm followed by our first Community Circle with special guest Delvin from Visionary Permaculture at Cosm (Chapel of Sacred Mirrors).
Night ends with open music & fire circle.

Yoga & Breakfast followed by Morning Mingle Circle.
Food Experimentation with Fermentation & Grains with our local experts, plus cob play for children & families.
Lunch followed by our afternoon Guided Earth Work.
A body & spirit Restorative Practice led by musician, yogi, and backyardEARTH brother, Chad Brown, before our Community Dinner at 6pm, followed by music expressions & fire circle by the full moon!

Yoga & Breakfast followed by Morning Mingle Circle.
Forest & Foraging Walk led by Little Pond daughter, Anisa George & Natural Builder/backyardEARTH brother, Nick Bailey.
Lunch, Earth, Restore.
Wisdom Panel with local wise people 🙂 for our last Community Circle at 5pm!


Sep 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sep 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Little Pond Retreat Center
92 S Penn Dixie Rd
Nazareth, PA 18064 United States
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