Sustainable living has been experiencing its own version of a Burning Man gathering since August 4, when the Midwest Permaculture Convergence hit Lawrence. Except, this is a gathering of eco-activists trying to save the planet, not body-painted glow-stick twirlers having a techno orgy. Example: California permaculture educator Warren Brush. Through Sunday, hes leading a series of workshops on sustainable design (meaning the design of agricultural or living systems that imitate nature), in addition to the weekend's other activities including camping, yoga and potlucks at Karlin Family Farms (3033 Kasold Drive, 785-371-4700). Registration for the Karlin events is on a sliding-fee scale from $50-$300 (or $50-$150 if attending Saturday and Sunday only), but organizers are accepting barter based on need.
Aug. 4-7, 2010