Re-villaging the City: Creating New Models for Modern Life (Upcoming Events!)

 In Community, Design, Events

There are some GREAT events happening next weekend in Calgary (March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2017).

Cabin Fever (a party hosted by the Permaculutre Calgary Guild) is always a highlight of the year, and Mark Lakeman, from the Portland City Repair Project is going to be the keynote. We attended Mark Lakeman’s presentation a few years back and absolutely loved it. We highly recommend that you try and make it to either Cabin Fever or one of the other awesome workshops that are being put on by other great organizations (see details below).

Want to pick our brains about any permaculture-related topic, or perhaps a project you are working on?

Rob & I both are going to be part of the “Living Tools” facilitated portion of Cabin Fever. That means that you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and solicit project feedback directly from ourselves as well as a bunch of other great permaculture practitioners (Mark Lakeman, Adrian Buckley, Luke Kimmel, Jeremy Zoltan, and many more!).

We have some tickets to give away!!

We are giving away two sets of two tickets to the gathering & lecture The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life with Mark Lakeman on Thursday, March 2nd, starting at 6 pm and being held at SAIT (Value of $40 per set). For more information see below.

To be eligible for the draw we simply ask that you help us to spread the word about the event. Details on the entry form.

Draw will be made on Monday, February 27th, 2017.

See you there!! (We’ll be there for sure!)

Permaculture Calgary Guild's Cabin Fever Event - pull out your plaid (& your dancing boots)!

Cabin Fever

Keynote Presentation

Permaculture in Action: Inspirational Projects & Keys to Success

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017, Doors at 5:00pm, Potluck at 6:00pm, Presentation at 7:15pm
  • Presentation to be followed by live music and DJ
  • Sunalta Community Centre, 1627 10 Ave SW
  • Tickets: Regular: $30, Permaculture Calgary Guild Members: $20

Join the Permaculture Calgary Guild (PCG) for thier annual winter celebration! Our aim is to inspire our community to pursue their permaculture goals and this year we are providing some tools to help you. Mark Lakeman of The City Repair Project in Portland, Oregon, will be providing us with motivation and practical insight to help us further develop a beneficial vision for human and ecological communities. “Living Tools” will be on hand to help you with your projects, answer questions and help connect you with other members of the community to collaborate with! We will have some awesome permie tools as door prizes and there will be DJ’s to help you dance the night away.

The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life with Mark Lakeman

Gathering & Lecture

The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life with Mark Lakeman

  • Thursday, March 2nd, Doors at 6:00pm, Event 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Orpheus Theatre, SAIT Campus Centre, 1301 16 Ave NW
  • Tickets – Advance: $20, Doors: $25 (Cash Only)

How do we build bridges in the face of adversity and take positive and peaceful action toward creating a just society? Join renowned architect and placemaker Mark Lakeman as well as local guests for a thought-provoking evening focused on reimagining our urban environment as an inclusive, accessible, and unified village.

Mark’s work incorporates broad participation, local ownership, empowering local populations, creative expression in planned and unplanned processes, and social capital as the primary economic engine of change. Many of his projects involve restoring dignity to low income and homeless people in the development of sustainable community solutions, most recently with the work of the Village Coalition.

This dynamic gathering will include a number of local organizations showcasing their solutions-oriented approaches to celebrating culture and valuing diversity.

Building Resilient Communities: Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty

Half-Day Workshop

Building Resilient Communities: Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty
With Mark Lakeman and Friends

  • Saturday March 4th, 11:00am-3:30pm
  • CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12 Avenue SW
  • Investment – Regular: $60, Permaculture Calgary Guild Members: $40

Join Gaiacraft and City Repair Calgary in welcoming Mark Lakeman back to Calgary for a half-day workshop presenting powerful ideas for building resilient communities. Mark will be accompanied by a powerhouse of women who play an active role in building Calgary’s community in diverse ways.

This learning adventure will provide a dazzling spectrum of tools for building participatory culture and establishing lasting change. Add action based techniques to your toolkit that will help you to learn more about where you live, create meaningful relationships, strengthen networks and build resiliency locally, for yourself and your neighbourhood.

How do we move from a culture of fear to the “more beautiful world our hearts know is possible”?

Topics covered will include self-sustaining communities, food security, design for disaster preparedness, planet repair, placemaking, and redesigning civilization through community building.

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