“The Deep Roots of Regeneration”
Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild and The Living Centre are pleased to announce the second annual Forest Gardening Convergence.
Join us for panels, discussions, and networking and new all-ages activities appropriate for children. Meet and connect with forest garden practitioners, permaculture teachers, designers and students from Southwestern Ontario. Buy products related to forest gardening. Learn about local food and plant medicine and the ecological biodiversity of our region.
All-ages programming will take place throughout the Convergence, however, at least one parent or guardian is asked to remain with their children. It is free for children under 14 to attend, though we ask that you include their names at checkout for our planning purposes.
Forest gardening is a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans.
Forest gardening incorporates many streams of thinking, looks for the best avenues in sustainable and regenerative practices in tending to our earth, and strives to value diversity and breed abundance. The members of the Carolinian Canada Forest Garden Guild are people who understand the need to unify and work together to protect and celebrate our bio-region.
The Forest Garden Convergence brings people together to explore the skills, resources and results of those who are working to reform, recreate, and re-imagine our food systems. Some sessions may also focus on how we educate, how we work, and the communities we build.
Update: Our evening activities will include a drumming circle led by Sheila Horrell! We’re excited to have Sheila coming. With her 25 years of drumming experience, she he will create a dynamic drumming experience you won’t want to miss. More information about Sheila can be found on the bio page.
Join us and come away inspired!
Saturday June 6, 2015
9am – 6pm.
After 6pm – Evening Activities – Bonfire, etc.
at The Living Centre, 5871 Bells Rd, London, Ontario
Further details about lunch and dinner options on-site will be available soon.
Full day registration is $85, with a special early bird price of $65 until May 1, 2015.
A special rate of $45 is available for people willing to volunteer for 3-4h during the Convergence. Note: Please contact Jessica Roder-Roberts to volunteer.
The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is sponsoring this year’s Convergence by paying for videos to be recorded of panel discussions.
What to bring: food and drinks, cups, plates, cutlery, cushion/chair/blanket, bugspray, water bottle, layers of clothing (some sessions will be outdoors), rain gear (the Convergence will be on, rain or shine). There will be a networking table, so if you’d like to bring promotional materials about a business or non-profit or event you are involved with, please feel free. Bring musical instruments, poetry, or other talents to share during the evening.
Related Forest Garden Courses at the Living Centre
If you have any questions or problems with registration, please email Rob Read.