What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a theory of designing living environments, and economic and culture systems that thrive within ecologically sustainable limits. Learn more at Permaculture.net

When is the event?
Gates open on Pacific University main campus at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 2nd, 2013 and close at 5:00 pm on August 4th. There is a special Pre-event session "Introduction to Applied Permaculture" for beginners at B Street Permaculture Farm starting at 8:30 am Friday August 2nd. and ending at 2:30 pm. This session is $25 or free to full event attendees. Several shoulder events will also take place at B Street during this time. Check our SCHEDULE page for changes.

Where will the event take place?
Pacific University 2043 College Way Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

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How much does the event cost?
Weekend pass is $75.00 for adults /kids by donation. Daily passes are $40 for adults $40/kids by donation. Friday's special "Introduction to Applied Permaculture" is $25 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Visit the REGISTRATION page for details.

Where can I register?
You can register online by visiting the REGISTERATION page.

Where will I sleep during the weekend?
Camping will be available for $10 per person for the weekend. *NOTICE:If you purchased dorms before 7/23/13 and are unable to arrive to check into your dorm between 2:15 and 5:15 pm on Friday August 2nd, please call the on-call registration number when you arrive in Forest Grove.  If you will be arriving late at night, please call a day ahead of time to let them know your approximate arrival time. # 503 810 9591. Visit the REGISTRATION page to reserve your spot!

Also, HOME SHARES may be available for the weekend. Visit our FORUM page if you are looking for  a HOME SHARE or have a place to offer.

Can I get a lift?

Maybe! Check the FORUMpage often for RIDES SHARES and post there to give someone a lift.

Can I take public transportation to the event?
Yes! And we encourage you to do so!
Visit the TriMet Portland Area web page for instructions. Also note: The Redline train actually goes as far west as Beaverton Transit Center, so you don't necessarily have to wait for the Blueline if you're downtown. You will however need to switch to the Blueline to get from Beaverton to the end of the line in Hillsboro. When you get off the train in Hillsboro, walk one block south (to the opposite side of the big brick building in front of you) and you will find a bus stop where the #57 bus will take you the rest of the way westbound out to Forest Grove. As you get into the downtown part of Forest Grove, you will see the University on your right.

Can I volunteer?
Yes! The Convergence is made possible by volunteers. Email our Worktrade/Volunteer/Scholarship Coordinator Rahmana Karuna at volunteers[at]northwestpermaculture.org for more info.

Can I get locally sourced organic vegetarian, vegan or meat centered meals at the event?
Yes! Make note of your preferences when you purchase your meals tickets.

Can I bring my kids?
Yes! There will be Family Programming at the event, however they are still you responsibility and no unaccompanied minors will be admitted.

Can I bring my dog/pets?
No, sorry. Only service animals will be admitted.

Can I get a witness?
Ahhh yeah.

Can I Like you on Facebook?
Yes! Visit our FACEBOOK page.

Where can I learn more about Permaculture?
Try these sites:

Permaculture.net Permaculture Institute

Seattle Permaculture Guild Meetup

Jan Spencer's Suburban Permaculture.org