This funding has now been allocated. Jona Xhepa will be joining us at the Convergence.
Thanks to those who showed an interest in the funding and I hope that we will still see you at this years Permaculture Scotland Convergence.
Also, once again, thanks to those who contributed to the original campaign. 🙂
A few months back I attempted to raise some money via crowd-funding to cover costs for ten people to participate in a Permaculture Design Course (72hr PDC) here in Scotland. I raised $245 and learned lots. And I was very grateful for the support and encouragement I had for my idea, even if it never got anywhere close to reaching it’s target.
After fees, exchange rates and paypal costs were deducted, the final sum was £95. I asked those who had contributed what they thought I should do with the money, and of those who replied the suggestions were still to use it towards permaculture training.
The amount wouldn’t cover a full Permaculture Design Course, so I held off from making a decision, thinking the right course and/or person would present itself. And then I realised, it could pay for someone to attend the Convergence. After all the convergence will be two days packed full of permaculture learning, sharing & networking, so a good deal for the money I reckon.
So…. there is funding for one person to attend the convergence, courtesy of all those who made contributions to the crowd-funding campaign.
What is on offer (included)?
One place, for one person who is unwaged
camping space (bring your own tent) or indoor accommodation
food, which will cover evening meal from Friday 14th through to lunch on Sunday 16th June
some local travel expenses*
one years membership with the Permaculture Association Britain (UK residents only)
Who can apply?
Anyone who is unwaged and has a keen interest in Permaculture, who is resident in the UK, or who is able to get themselves here and can pay their own transport (if coming from outside of the UK)
What do I have to do to apply?
Send your name, email or other contact details and write a few lines about your present permaculture practices and ideas. And how you would share your learning from the event, with your community, in the future. This need only be a few lines, maximum 100 words.
How will we chose who get’s the place?
The names will be put into a hat, and the universe will decide. This is not a competition, just an opportunity. There will be no judgements made about any applications. Only the ‘luck’ of the draw.
When will you know if you have a place?
The closing date for all applications for this funding is 15th April 2013. You will be contacted via email the next day
Please fill in the contact form on this webpage: http://wp.me/P3hMCU-2B with the above details. No responses will be published or seen publicly.
*travel expenses will be up to £30 w/camping or £10 w/indoor accommodation (due to the difference in costs for the accommodation)
Good luck, and may the Universe be with you!
Now for the weeks heart warming news
This week on Tuesday 2nd April, the programme was updated with details of some workshops to: Relax, re-connect, re-member & rejuvenate our heart & soul: http://wp.me/P3hMCU-2I
That page & the site had the most visits in one day, that it has had since launching.
One hundred and thirteen visits to be precise, the highest before being sixty seven, which was on the day that the very first workshop details were announced.
One hundred and thirteen people logged on to check out workshops which were dedicated to our heart & soul. This certainly heartened me (pun intended), and reminded me why it is such a pleasure and privilege to be involved in organising such an event.
Of course the reason for the amount of traffic to this page could have many explanations, but I prefer to analyse this ‘feedback’ as an illustration that people are moved and motivated by their hearts, and are interested in nurturing and caring for their soul. And whether or not this is the actual case, it is still a positive thing to see so many people checking out the web-page and getting interested in the convergence.
But it would be interesting to find out if the ticket sales have gone up this week, because it has certainly been the busiest week in terms of visits.
The programme really is very exciting, with a great balance of head, heart & hands workshops. More info will be added shortly, so keep coming back to check, and let your contacts, friends & family know about what is happening.
Oh, and please pass on the details to anyone you think may be interested in the funded place.