We held the event at Soule Homestead Education Center, a working farm that offers farm-based children's environmental programs, adult workshop, and family cultural events. Frank the director was an incredible host and partner to work with on this event, connecting us with local businesses for tents, food, and provided live local entertainment.
After the convergence, we started a new Eastern MA Google Group to connect regularly over the interwebs, as well as an Eastern MA Guild group on the Northeast Permaculture Ning. We started this month meeting to connect and share ideas, and we're looking forward to seeing what forms moving forward. Contact us if you are interested in hosting or facilitating guild meetings. If you aren't from Eastern MA, many conversations that started at the convergence are continuing online at the Northeast Permaculture Ning and notes are stored in a shared google doc.
This was our first permaculture gathering, and we are interested in what a yearly Eastern MA convergence would look like - a small one day gathering with discussion groups, workshops, food and entertainment. If anyone is interested in helping to plan or organize such an event, please let us know! We look forward to connecting with more folks in our area sharing thoughts and actions. In the meantime check out the photos we took at the event: