The possibility of a gathering of west coast Permaculture women was first discussed at the 2008 Southern California Permaculture Convergence in Quail Springs in Ojai, CA, during a women’s breakout group.
May 1 – 2, 2009
50 Permaculture women gathered at Quail Springs for 2 days of open space, bird walks and fire dancing. The intention for the gathering to travel up and down the coast was voiced.
May 20 – 22, 2011
50 of us gathered at the Black Mountain Retreat Center in Cazadero, CA to listen to a panel of luminaries, including Starhawk, Pandora Thomas, Jenny Pell; Nina Simons, Deborah Eden Tull, Jude Hobbs, Gabriella Maria Perez, discussing the issue of Self Care. There was open space, morning movement class and song, provided by Diane Patterson.
Sept 20 - 23, 2012
90 women gathered at Camp Latgawa near Ashland, OR around a theme of sharing Our Stories, Our Lessons, Our Actions. Speakers included Carmen Gonzales, Vicki Robin and Jacqueline Freeman, Marisha Auerbach and Pandora Thomas. Starhawk led us in a spiral dance. Louise Pare led us in morning movement and the singing was widespread spontaneous and delightful.
Sept 18 - 21, 2014
Over 100 women gathered at Camp Hamilton near Seattle, WA. We spent 3 days in and out of a beautiful lodge along side Lake Hamilton. We organized the program such that only one speaker at a time presented so no one had to choose between for instance,Jessie Bloom or Eaglesong Evans Gardener. We opened the marketplace, modeled after the one at the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, for all to share their goods, services and inspirations.