2024 Permaculture Technology Jamboree
Super Early Bird now available until September 23, 2023 only!
So MANY REASONS TO JOIN!
- Move permaculture technology forward: Collaboration, experimentation and innovation in the field of permaculture!
- This event provides experiences for people new to permaculture technology
- To build homesteading skills
- To gain hands on experience with various technologies
- Community and conversation with people who are bonkers about permaculture!
Our Jamboree Format:
Attendees can wander throughout the labs to see all of the innovative permaculture projects, and participate or observe as much or as little as they like. The instructors will see a project to completion either with or without help.
60+ Permaculture Technology projects
Below are some example projects.
FOOD PREP, PRESERVATION & PROPAGATION:
7:00am – breakfast
8:00am – summary of the day
8:30am – session 1
10:00am – session 2
noon – lunch
1:00pm – session 3
3:00pm – session 4
5:00pm – cleanup
6:00pm – dinner
7:00pm – evening presentations
9:30pm to 6:00am – quiet time
Arrival: Day Zero (the day before the beginning of the event) Register and get settled in.
airport pickups: 10am to 5pm
arrival by car: 1pm to 5pm
Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan) raises free-range, organic children in the wilds of northeast Ohio. Between building things out of mud and junk he writes for Mother Earth News Magazine and teaches simple DIY skills at workshops and fairs.
Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener. He has created hundreds of youtube videos, hundreds of podcasts, multiple DVDs, and written dozens of articles and a book. As the lead mad scientist at Wheaton Labs, he's conducted experiments resulting in rocket stoves and wood ovens, massive earthworks, solar dehydrators and much more.
James is an author/lecturer on topics such as self-reliance, true sustainability, building off-grid energy systems and mortgage-free housing. He has had numerous articles published; his book "The High Art and Subtle Science of Scrounging, 2nd ed." is currently available and he is presently writing several other books. He has been dubbed "The King of Scrounge". Jim has taught energy, solar certification and electronics as an adjunct professor at three colleges. He has also worked as a Community Energy Educator in 10 northern New York counties. He also brought skills to Kandahar, Afghanistan where he worked as a civilian contractor with the US Army's 10th Mountain Brigade teaching appropriate technologies to the US and Afghan armies as well as the local civilian population. Jim lives with his wife, Krista, in their round, cordwood and papercrete home on the property where they have established an off-grid intentional community. He is an EMT and an adjunct professor at SUNY Jefferson where he teaches the NABCEP Solar Installers course.
Austin Durant has been playing with his food his whole life, and fermenting it for over ten years. In 2011, he created Fermenters Club with a mission: To improve people’s lives by teaching them why and how to make and enjoy fermented foods; and to create communities that are connected through their guts. He teaches classes (online courses and hands-on workshops) on many fermented food traditions such as sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kombucha, miso, as well as seasonal specialties. He writes and shares recipes, videos and other fermentation adventures on his blog, fermentersclub.com. An otherwise permie newbie, Austin tends to his small garden in zone 10a, urban/coastal San Diego, California.
Opalyn Rose has been exploring a truly raw-material life while stewarding land and community in south-central Washington. Opalyn tends the sheep and the forest, transforming a fleece or a tree into not only yarn and lumber but clothing and snowmen too. She brings her love of that transformation to the classroom sharing her skills while helping you develop yours.
Beau is an audio engineer and music producer, and natural building contractor and consultant. Currently Beau resides on his multi-generational family farm in South Central Kansas, where he makes innovative, ecologically-contextualized structures, landscapes, and spaces out of the physical materials at hand. Currently they have an ecological research initiative to tend the borderland between philosophy and practice of resource-stewardship, creativity, and whole-living.
Samantha grew up weaving and doing needle work with her mother and grandmother. After high school she bought 60 acres of Washington forest land and built an off grid homestead. She attended Wilderness Awareness School and taught youth programs there for many years. She apprenticed with educator, author, artist Heidi Bohan, learning baskets and medicinal and traditional uses of plants. She likes to make her own clothes and grow her own food, living the permaculture dream on 5000 acres of Washington prairie land where she raises Finn sheep and other animals.
Mike Haasl is a mechanical engineer, woodworker, blacksmith, and permaculture homesteader in northern Wisconsin. He constructed a sweet greenhouse, builds with pallets and upcycled material, and experiments with compost heat. He is developing a demonstration site for permaculture homesteading, and is collaborating to create the SKIP program.
Justin is a metal worker from Michigan with crunchy tendencies. After spending all his money on a welding engineering degree, he pursued his true passion of historic technology as a museum blacksmith. For the last 7 years he has shared his love of hot metal with the public while building and repairing items with 18th century hand tools. Always looking to learn more traditional skills, he has worked on cob, strawbale, and thatching projects at the Strawbale Studio in Michigan.
Michael Otten (Stoic the Dirt Hippy) is a traveling earth builder, sustainable developer and appropriate technologies enthusiast based out of New Mexico. Michael likes to share his work and educate through his Youtube channel "Building With Stoic".
Eliot likes tacos
Clint likes to watch clouds.
JR has had a successful handyman business for 15 years. He's currently working on a chemical-free remodel project, is a permaculture enthusiast, and a certified Garden Master. JR is a graduate of Geoff Lawton's online permaculture design course, a frequent visitor to Wheaton Labs, a Boot Camp ringer, and a lifelong learner with a growing desire to teach.
Tim kills it at the macarena.