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Permaculture Weekend Reception Dinner


Dinner Reception for the 5th Annual Permaculture Weekend!

Saturday, August 25, 6 - 8 PM

All are welcome! No registration needed! (Please leave pets at home)


The Finger Lakes Region of New York is teeming with creative and innovative ecological design. Our culinary and wine tourism, small farm culture, local music scene, and history and geography attract talent from around the world.

Join us for the 5th Annual Permaculture Weekend Reception at the Finger Lakes Cider House, meet permaculture enthusiasts and support our region's movement toward resilient, regenerative communities! Food by Chef Kevin Olmstead with Cider House menu favorites and music by London Mcdaniel. Raffle of Permaculture artifacts from your local farmers! #flxpermaculture

More about the 5th Annual Permaculture Weekend

From Aug 24-26, 2018, The local Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, (FLPCI) is hosting its 5th Annual Permaculture Weekend.

Inspired by the Latin American Campesino a Campesino farmer to farmer movement, the weekend is an opportunity to see permaculture sites and learn firsthand from practitioners.

Permaculture, a contraction of the words “permanent” and “agriculture,” is a practical system of ecological design that balances community needs for development with regenerative ecological practices. “This year’s theme is ‘Obtain A Yield.’ “While yields are often seen as primarily economic considerations, in permaculture, yields include ecosystem services and work that nourishes bioregional cultures with an emphasis on the need for local solutions and self-determination.” says FLPCI president and co-founder Karryn Olson-Ramanujan.


In response to feedback from past participants, this year’s event features 17 sites, offering tours, skillshares, and workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. The map reflects increasing density and diversity of sites in the Finger Lakes, from farms to community gardens. You’ll also find permaculture collectives in the city of Syracuse and one as far north as Clayton.


The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with a facilitated discussion about regenerative economies, hosted at New Roots Charter School from 6-8pm. Saturday and Sunday, regional permaculture enthusiasts are opening up their home gardens, farms, forest gardens, community gardens, businesses, and organizations to showcase their work. Workshop offerings include Introduction to Permaculture, Container Gardening, Converting Lawn to Garden, Mushroom Yard Management, Forest Farm Design and Guild Relationships, and Mediterranean Abundance: Growing Figs and Artichokes in Cold Climates.


The Saturday evening networking reception at the at The Finger Lakes Cider House in Interlaken from 6-8pm is open to the public and doesn’t require registration. FLPCI is honored that Chief Sam George of the Cayuga Nation will give the opening words—please arrive by 6 pm so that our group is settled and ready to listen deeply to the words shared by this esteemed Elder.  Food will be available from the Omniomlette food truck and the Cider House has a wide array of hyper-local beverages for your enjoyment. Live music will be provided by the talented London McDaniel. This year’s raffle is once again featuring permaculture-related products and services. At the Cider House, please park on Hickock Road unless you require ADA parking, and only service dogs are allowed on the premises.


Please note, there are limited slots for all events and pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted at  The weekend is completely volunteer-run, and your donation helps support FLPCI’s future programming. On the event page, you’ll find a google map and schedule of tours, to help you organize your route. There is also a link to self-organize carpools, and FLPCI invites you to coordinate rides for two reasons: as a dedication to reduce your carbon footprint and to get to know each other.


FLPCI would like to extend deep gratitude to the Cayuga Nation for hosting us all, and to its co-sponsors for their support of the weekend: Silver Tree, Cayuta Sun Farm and Seed Sustainability Consulting.


FLPCI is a non-profit, with a 100% volunteer board. Your donations from this event help us continue to grow the Permaculture movement in our bioregion. Visit for more details on all events, and enter your email to receive updates about the Weekend.