From August 23-25, 2019, the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, (FLPCI) is hosting its 6th
Annual Permaculture Weekend. Inspired by the Latin American Campesino a Campesino
(farmer to farmer) movement, the weekend is an opportunity to visit permaculture sites and learn firsthand from practitioners.
Permaculture, a contraction of the words “permanent” and “culture,” is a practical system of
ecological design that balances community needs for development with regenerative ecological practices. This year’s theme, ‘The Edge is Where it’s At,’ is a reference to the permaculture principle, The Edge Effect. The hosts have regarded “the edges” as “the places where we have a tremendous opportunity for growth. We, humans, aspire to push edges, and we strive to be on the cutting edge of whatever it is we are passionate about.” This concept of the edge will be explored and celebrated throughout the Weekend as the organization endeavors to deepen and expand the permaculture movement, bringing greater accessibility and relevance to a broader population.
This year’s event will open on Friday evening, August 23rd, with networking receptions held in hubs across New York State and Pennsylvania. The receptions are free and open to the public. If you are practicing Permaculture and are interested in volunteering or hosting a workshop and/or tour you can email email@example.com. FLPCI is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit. Visit fingerlakespermaculture.org for more details on the events.