Gathering of the Guilds – A Midwest Permaculture Convergence

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Center for Deep Ecology & The Organic Compound present:
4 Days of Permaculture Skill-shares, Workshops and Networking

September 4-7, 2015

At Harmony Park Music Garden – (79503 298th St., Clarks Grove, MN 56016)
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Gates open at Noon on Friday – Come early to set up your camp and help us create the event.


We will provide the infrastructure and logistical planning-YOU provide the knowledge. ALL SKILL LEVELS ENCOURAGED. This gathering will offer local permaculturists, farmers, gardeners, activists, and others a chance to spend a weekend sharing skills, making connections, and learning.

WE NEED YOU to facilitate a workshop or share a skill. Some ideas include:

  • Natural Building
  • Sheet Mulching
  • Animals in Permaculture
  • Hugelkultur
  • Composting
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Backyard Beekeeping
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Vermiculture (Worms eat my garbage)
  • Restoration Agriculture
  • Seed Saving
  • Fruit Tree Grafting and Propagation
  • Humanure
  • Tree Pruning for Tree Health
  • Broadacre Permaculture
  • Wild Edibles Walk
  • Grey Water Systems
  • Rainwater Catchment, Storage and Use
  • Seed and Plant Swap (Bring your extras and bring home some new additions)
  • Your Special Knowledge :)

Let us know what you want to share so we can get you on the schedule. RSVP with your proposal.

This is a family friendly, Drug & Alcohol Free event.

There is onsite tent and RV camping, a Community Kitchen to provide 6 meals, a kids space with ongoing activities.



Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the gate (Cover 3 nights of camping, 8 prepared meals, and site rental.)

A limited amount of RV sites are available for $25 (They are first come first served. Reserve a site here.)

For questions please email:

In order to help us make sure we prepare enough food for everyone and order enough toilets we ask that you please R.S.V.P. (click here)

What people said about past year’s Gathering of the Guilds

“Thank you SO very much for putting on such an inspiring, informative, fun weekend! I learned a ton and had a lovely time discussing, learning and meeting so many wonderful people. I can’t wait until the next get together! THANK YOU!”