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Hello Seattle Permaculture Guild!

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  • We now have a wiki-web again!
  • New organization for the guild
  • New ‘seattlepermacultureguild’ tribe on


  • May 13+, Workparty at Marilene’s
  • May 13, Community Coalition for Environmental Justice annual conference
  • May 13, Workparty at PragTri
  • May 14, Eco-building Visioning Potluck
  • May 15, Phinney Ecovillage meeting on Fighting Global Warming
  • May 19-28, Village Building Convergence in Portland
  • May 20, Seattle Permaculture Guild Tech Party/ Meeting
  • May 28, Seattle Permaculture Guild Potluck at SheFarm


  • SheFarm looking for more community members
  • Permaculture Guild is seeking Seward, Magnolia, or Maple Leaf volunteers.
  • Phinney Ridge neighbors looking to hire Landscape Architect
  • Art of Community Northwest seeking program proposals
  • Reminder for upcoming Permaculture classes

WIKI WEB What is a wiki? Its a website that Everyone can edit! It’s a sustainable (easy) way to share info! It’s a great way to help out the guild without leaving home! Add anything you like. 1)Go to the link from 2)Surf the pages 3)Click ‘edit’ in the upper right corner and password is ‘spgedit’ It’s way fun! Let’s get so much info on there it becomes a helpful tool for all of Seattle.

RE-ORGANIZATION OF THE GUILD 1) All newsletter emails can now be sent to ‘’. This is so the task of sending out the emails can be rotated to another person every couple weeks. 2) We’re going to aim for meeting once a month for folks interested in making sure the guild is running smoothly. Please come! This month’s meeting will be on the 20th. 3) Organization of events and volunteers will be headed by whoever cares about the specific task the most! If you have an event idea, etc consider organizing it. If not, perhaps post it on the guild’s wiki and someone else might pick it up.

PERMACULTURE TRIBE For those members who like networking online and are members, search for ‘SeattlePermacultureGuild’. Any myspace, imeem, (etc) members, there’s not one for us yet, you know what to do.....

WORKPARTY AT MARILENE’S When: 13th of May from 12-? Where: Snohomish, WA 98290

CCEJ's Fifth Annual Conference: Community-Based Solutions for Environmental Health & Justice "We are still standing; our movement is strong." Saturday, May 13th 2006 9 am - 5 pm Cost: Sliding Scale-$5-$100 per person (no one turned away for inability to pay). Seattle University 901 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122. More info at

PRAGTRI WORKPARTY May 13. Planting, Mulching, and all that fun stuff, outside Arlington. Also, Bee Workshop will be on May 20, and Herbal Sunday May 21. For more info contact

Eco-Building VISIONING POTLUCK May 14. For those interested in This is an Eco-Building Visioning Potluck (no building required): Alternative Construction Materials and Methods. Bring knowledge and ideas to discuss, open minds to learn, and good food to fuel our creativity. When: Sunday May 14th, 5-9pm. Location: 3447 44th Ave SW, in west seattle, zip 98116. All are welcome. If you have questions feel free to contact me. Love, Morgan Markowitz 206.406.5523

PHINNEY ECO-VILLAGE events New! Phinney/Greenwood Neighbors Fighting Global Warming. Get active in the most devastating problem of our era: Public meeting on Monday, May 15th at the Greenwood Library, 6:30-8:00 pm. Help us plan our campaign. Also: book discussions, natural health group, living lightly group, and weekly coffee/lunch. For more info contact ( or call Cecile at 783-1152.

VILLAGE BUILDING CONVERGENCE May 19-28 Portland. Ten days of permaculture, natural building, and urban renewal... a localization event with evening presentations, delicious food & music, as well as hands-on learning workshops in more than twenty neighborhoods across the Portland! Interested in joining up with other Seattle folks to get down there? Email or

Seattle Permaculture Guild TECH PARTY/ MEETING May 20. At Amy’s. Contact What do all these new-fangled internet things (listserves, wiki, website) have to do with permaculture? Also, how is the guild getting along meeting.

Seattle PERMACULTURE Guild POTLUCK May 28. At SheFarm in Columbia City. 3pm. More details later

Also, SheFarm is looking for women to join the community ie live-in permaculture enthusiasts to bring out her full potential. Email Jokhanah or call 206 721-3306

VOLUNTEER FOR THE SEATTLE PERMACULTURE GUILD If you live in Seward Park, Magnolia, or Maple Leaf contact for a great oppurtunity to work the sustainability edge between City of Seattle and your neighbors.

PHINNEY NEIGHBORS looking for LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT This is a great group of neighbors looking for someone with design skills to help them visualize some really great neighborhood gathering space ideas. The timeline is short so get the word out as fast as you can. Full job listing at:

An exciting conference is coming up this September 8-10 on Communities and Sustainability, sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community, and we're hoping you'll come, consider leading an activity or session, and help spread the word. Here's the details:

Art of Community Northwest: Co-Opportunities for Sustainability When: Friday, Sept. 8 - Sunday Sept. 10, with possible site visits to communities in the area during the day 9/8 Where: Bastyr University in Kenmore (near Seattle) - Why: To promote and support communities that recognize and practice sustainability What: Interactive workshops/playshops, plenary speakers, music, art, fun live auction, networking opportunities, tables available for groups

  • Meet People from Existing and Forming Communities: Ecovillages,

Cohousing, Egalitarian, Housing Cooperatives, Collectives

  • Build Real Community Where You Are: at home, at work, at church, in

other organizations

  • Tools You Can Use: Facilitation, Consensus, Ecological Assessments
  • Be More Sustainable: Green Building, Local Agriculture, Bio-Diesel,


Contribute! Submit a proposal for an inspiring activity or workshop you are willing to lead or perform: practical tools, inspiring stories and energizing activities on all levels, including a children's program. (Proposals due by June 1.) Know someone you think could lead a great session? Tell us about them. See details in the attached Call for Presentations, or contact:

Ma'ikwe Ludwig, Program Coordinator, email:, telephone: (505) 514-8180 or Gretchen Sleicher, Program Team, email:, telephone; (206) 324-1226.

May 31- June 16th Permaculture Design Certificate COURSE O.U.R. Eco-village. Vancouver Island, Canada This is a 17-day, fully residential intensive course that meets the standard requirements of the Permaculture Institute in Australia. The 72-hour PDC course provides a foundation in ecological design science and associated systems. Contact:

10-week Internship in Permaculture & Sustainable Community Design June 19th - August 25th Following the PDC, the program shifts into Module 2: a 10-week internship format which focuses on self-directed learning through full community immersion, guided instruction, hands-on exploration, and individual & group design/build projects that will enhance and build upon the skills learned within the PDC. In addition, this year we are very excited to be including in the internship a five day Eco-village & Sustainable Community Design Course facilitated by the Village Design Institute From August 28th to September 29th, participants are welcome to stay on at the eco-village for a practicum focused on harvesting, food processing and seed saving techniques.

June 26-Aug 18 Lost Valley Ecovillage and Permaculture PROGRAM Integrating Sustainability for the Land, Built Environment, and Human Communities on the Village Scale and Beyond. Near Eugene, OR June 26- August 18, 2006 October 2-October 27, 2006

August 10, 12-13 Co-conspired between Seattle Permaculture Guild and Seattle Tilth. "Creating Garden Harmony: a Permaculture WORKSHOP for the Urban Dweller" Thursday August 10, 6:30-8:30pm and Sat & Sun, August 12-13, 10am-3pm Good Shepherd Center Demonstration Garden, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, This three-day workshop will provide participants with an introduction to permaculture and offer skills for interpreting and applying these principles in an urban setting. Participants will have the opportunity to create hands-on permaculture garden projects that will offer the skills and experience needed to replicate them in their backyard. Specific topics include, garden planning, natural patterns in the garden, inviting wildlife into the garden, and plant and people communities. This course is designed to inspire the city gardener to think and act more permaculturally and provide resources for making further connections related to permaculture in the Seattle community. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Permaculture Guild. This intensive workshop costs $105 per person or $95 for Tilth members. Advance registration and payment is required. Contact Seattle Tilth at (206)633-0451

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