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5 May 2024 - 12 May 2024
Through permaculture practice, we are creating resilient ecosystems and designing abundant lifestyles and livelihoods. Permaculture guides us to fulfil our human needs whilst caring for the earth and the people. But which insights, treasures, abundance and bewilderment lie at the intersection of our connection to and with nature – and our queerness? How can we create a dialogue between our individual queer identity and our wider permaculture practice?
Join us at the Quinta Project for a week-long exploration, celebration and community experience at the intersection between nature, queerness and permaculture. We will explore how we can queer permaculture and permaculture queerness. We have space to explore and reflect and create a space full of energising debate and practical learning as a learning community. Let us share what it means for us to be queer people in permaculture. Probe which questions need to be asked. Immerse ourselves in a permaculture-focused community. Find out how we can create a queer life with permaculture principles.
Our gathering will be run using a facilitated open-space model. This means that every participant is invited to offer and request sessions during the gathering. It is expected that everyone will actively and intentionally contribute to the shape, content, environment and outcome of the week.
During the week we will live in community on the Quinta Project. Our days will encompass practice on the land in the group, with sharing and space to explore our connection with each other and permaculture. The week’s aim is to share our permaculture practice and insights, creating a community of practitioners and resources for other queer permaculturists.
Please arrive on Sunday afternoon. If coming by bus from Lisbon, we can collect you from Marvão. We will have a tour of the land and the facilities at 16:00, followed by a dinner together.
Departure is after brunch the next Sunday.
The accommodation will be in shared sleeping spaces in the main house or tents on the land.
All food during the week will be shared (vegan)
Location: The Quinta Project, Marvão, Portugal
Price: All gatherings are free to attend. We ask for a deposit of €100 to secure your space. This deposit will be returned to you when you attend the gathering. If you fail to attend, we will donate the deposit to a queer* charity. You will not be charged for food or accommodation. We cannot cover travel expenses to/from the Quinta.
This is a living, experimental space where we work together to practice and model the kind of interactions we wish to see more of in the world. Before applying, please consider whether or not you are committed to participating in a way that honours and celebrates the multi-faceted mission of the Quinta and that you are willing to co-create the week with your fellow participants.
All events are in English (unless stated otherwise).
All events are FREE.
Live transcript/ closed captions can be enabled upon request. Please let the host in the meeting know.