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Green U-ME, May 1st 1-4PM

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The Permaculture Club is has joined forces with LongGreenHouse and Still Water to bring you “Green U-ME”. Please visit CHARETTE DOCUMENTS to preview  environmental assessment info for the day’s events.

The “Green U-ME” event follows in the footsteps of the York Ecovillage project which was started on Earth Day in 2008 and is now on it’s way to approval in the University community. The event is organized by LongGreen House and Permaculture UMaine, with sponsorship by Stillwater. Green U-ME will take place in the Bangor Room (1-4pm) of the Memorial Union and is free and open to the public.

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Permaculture Symposium

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December 4th marked the first ever Permaculture Symposium at UMaine. The event brought together an interdisciplinary from across Maine and New England to present researched techniques for ecological design. Presenter came from as far as the University of Vermont, but … Continue reading

Deep Craft at ConFlux

CONFLUX SYMPOSIUM

Waterfall Arts held their annual symposium ConFlux Nov. 14 – 15 in Belfast.

The Permaculture UMaine and The Intermedia MFA program sponsored the participation of UMaine students. The event’s keynote address came from Scott and Ene Constable, founders of Wowhaus (www.thewowhaus.com) presented their concept of “Deep Craft” as a creative practice.  With roots in construction and architechture, they are developing a process of interaction between social and ecological realities, with the aim of strengthening each. In this process the community often becomes the stewards of collaborative work. Following the address they facilitated a workshop whee participant were asked to silently create a collaborative sculpture using wood recovered from the transfer station. Four sculptures were erected and symbolically set aflame to conclude the event.

Wowhaus has collaborated with projects such as the Edible Schoolyard (www.edibleschoolyard.org), and have designed and implemented Deep Craft projects as across the country and in their home in Northern California.

For more info on Waterfalls Arts click herewww.waterfallarts.org