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"BUILD THE GUILD" a Dynamic Governance Based Permaculture Convergence

SAVE THE DATE!  More information will be coming soon......

Please join Onsen Farm and Snake River Earth Arts for 5 days of learning, hands on projects, good food, camaraderie and soaks in the natural hot springs baths.

"Inspiring Connection to Nature and Empowering Stewards that Create Healthy Communities"

In Permaculture design synergistic constellations of plants are known as "Guilds".  The "Build the Guild" event expands the idea of a Guild to include the art of assembling Guilds of people that collectively vision and implement change in their communities.

Dynamic, healthy communities are fundamental to human well being.  In community we define and structure our relationships with each other, provide for our basic social and economic needs and define our relationship with the natural world.

*  But how do we actually build a community that values self reliance, stewardship and a healthy relationship with the natural environment?

*  What are the practical skills and tools we need to learn and practice in our day to day lives in order to weave people together into a healthy community?

*  What constitutes inclusive governance and how do we implement it?

*  How do we include local farmers and other craftsman and support their work?

Please join us for five days as we explore these questions together.  In the spirit of encouraging greater self reliance BUILD THE GUILD offers practical workshops in Permaculture Design, Working with local regulations and government, Winter Greenhouse Production, Pond Culture, Composting, Vermiculture and Orcharding - all led by local farmers, craftsmen and horticulturists.  Hands on workshops in basic construction design and an introduction to the tools and skills, including plumbing and electrical, necessary to build safely with a minimum of debt using re-purposed materials.

This workshop will be held at Banbury Hot Springs and neighboring farms in beautiful Hagerman Idaho.  For more information please contact us at

Camping will be available at Banbury Hot Springs.  We will also have a list of local motels and rental houses for those who do not wish to camp.

$600 Early Bird Tuition

$650 After May 1st

$200 Reserves your spot





Earlier Event: July 22