National Permaculture Convergence – 2013

*Finally, the long-awaited news: confirmed, this year we will have once again the national meeting of permaculture: The National Permaculture Convergence – Comandau, Covasna 2013.
This year our plan is a more ambitious program, where we open a knowledge-sharing space (workshops), spaces for planning and project presentations, screenings, fair and a well deserved moment of celebration and festivity.
We are happy to announce that on the schedule we have: deep ecology and ecological and sustainable building solutions couses, presentations of permaculture projects and transitions communities, workshops for kids, workshops where you will see and learn how to make soap, traditional bread, to build with cob, to do thai massage, capoeira and we will have also a open cinema, hiking and a fair with home-made items and exchange of traditional seeds.

Period: 24 to 28 July 2012
Location: Comandau village, Covasna.
The workshops, projects presentations and the proposals for a possible location for 2014 are organized in a self-organizing dynamic.
If you feel like having the right skills and knowledge for a workshop or you want to make a presentation, please refere it in the inscription questionnaire.
Workshops:
There are two time frames: a prolonged one of 2h and 1/2 and another one of 20 minutes.
Those willing to facilitate a determined time frame, can choose , in accordance with the length of the event, with more flexibility in this regard.
Project Presentation:
Every day there will be individual project presentations or group projects, existing ones or planned. Each project will have 20 minute for the presentation and10 minutes for questions and answers.
Share & Exchange:
On July 27, there will be a space of exchange, interchange,sale and purchase.
Seeds, soap, tools, and more … money or no money, according to everybody’s wish.
Proposals for the 2014 CNP location:
Do you want to bring such an event in a location closer to you? Prepare a presentation and let this years group decide! For more details, contact theorganizing team.
Yoga / Tai Chi / Meditation / Other:
If you want to facilitate a session of Yoga or Tai Chi or just run up the hill, give us a sign and you will be included in the program. The more choices, the better.
Celebration:
On July 27 we will have a celebration. For one year from the last meeting, for what all these months have meant in terms of personal and collective projects. A moment that you all deserve. Bring musical instruments and lots of joy.

Program:
July 24:
Until 18:00: Check-in
18:30 Welcome. Practical aspects. Organization and program.
19:00 Dinner.
20:30 Free time.
22:30 Lights out

July 25 – Subject of the Day: “Earth Care”
7:00 to 8:00 – Yoga / Tai Chi / Meditation / Other.
8:00 to 9:00 – Breakfast.
9:30 to 10:00 – Group dynamics
10:00 to 12:30 – Workshops
12:30 to 13:00 – Free time
13:00 to 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 to 15:00 – Free time
15:00 to 16:30 – Presentations and workshops
17:00 to 18:00 – Project presentation
18:00 to 20:00 – Hiking
20:00 to 21:00 – Dinner
21:00 to 22:30 – Firecamp and music
23:00 – Lights out
July 26 – Subject of the Day: “People Care”
7:00 to 8:00 Yoga / Tai Chi / Meditation / Other.
8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 to 10:00 Group dynamics
10:00 to 12:30 Workshops
12:30 to 13:00 Free time.
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch
14:30 to 15:00 Free time
15:00 to 16:30 Presentations and workshops
17:00 to 18:30 Project presentation
19:00 to 20:30 Dinner.
20:30 to 21:30 Presentation for location proposals for CNP 2014
21:30 to 23:00 Free time
23:00 Lights out
July 27 – Subject of the Day: “Fair Share”
7:00 to 8:00 Yoga / Tai Chi / Meditation / Other.
8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast
09:30 to 12:30 Workshops
12:30 to 13:00 Free time.
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch
14:30 to 15:00 Free time
15:00 to 18:00 Workshops – making soap, bread, capoiera etc.
18:00 – 19:00 Share & Exchange
19:00 to 19:30 Eco-village Movement GEN Europe Presentation
19:30 to 20:30 Dinner
20:30 to 23:30 Celebration
24:00 Lights out :)

July 28
7:00 to 8:00 Yoga / Tai Chi / Meditation / Other.
8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 to 10:00 Group dynamics
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For those interested:
10:30 to 13:00 Time for working on subject: “The Romanian Association of Permaculture”, asociativism, permaculture community, permacultura.ro, future plans, permaculture training in Romanian, etc..
13:00 to 14:30 Lunch
Final Check out.
Accommodation: in tents. The 3 rooms in the cottage are reserved for families with childrens. Bathrooms indoor and outdoor.
Cost: There is no fixed cost of participation or enrollment. There will be a price for food and if you will come by train, will be a cost for transportation from train stration to Comandau village where we will stay.
The food will be under a co-responsibility and a co-organization system. Will will serve 3 meals/day – vegetarian meals, cooked by a chef and volunteers.
Pets: not allowed. For clarification, please contact us.
Important: In order to make a correct management of the necessary food, pre-registration is required via email to catalina.crisan@permacultura.ro and phone number 0722.25.130

The pre-registration is open till day 15 of July.
The check in and the presence in the evening of July 24 is very important.
For more information, contact catalina.crisan@permacultura.ro si tel 0722.25.130

Romanian Permaculture Association Team

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