The Convergence is about building village-ness and community through shared experience and having fun. The event hosts dozens of workshops every year on topics from how to ferment cabbage and how to compost, to how to build with waddle and daub. We share skills, learn together, and celebrate with food, music, and performances.
Ben Falk discusses the topic of his new book The Resilient Farm and Homestead.
Thursday, June 20th 7:30 at the Unitarian Church, Main St. Montpelier
Potluck, bonfire and pagentry on the longest day of the year. At AllTogetherNow! on 170 Cherry Tree Hill Road, East Montpelier. Starts at 5pm, goes late.
Reskilling workshops all weekend at AllTogethernow! Camping, food, and celebration! More than 20 workshops and discussions including: permculture design, root cellaring, rotational grazing, fruit & nut trees, a bunch more.
Starts 9am Saturday 22nd and goes until Sunday afternoon.
- Bring food to eat and share (no vendors will be on site).
- Dress for the weather
- Bring a chair or picnic blanket if you'll want those
Bring pizza toppings for Saturday night pizza bake!
Bring your own plate/bowl/cup/spoon!
The VbC is a project of Transition Town Montpelier. Transition Towns provide a forum for people to come together to address issues like climate change and economic instability by developing resilient and sustainable communities.
Not too long ago, most humans had many basic skills that were essential for survival - growing and processing food being primary ones. Yet in coming to rely on modernity's comforts and economic promise many of us no longer have those skills, and this is what the Transition Town notion of reskilling addresses as that promise fails to pan out as we once thought it would. Many skills can be found in the workshops during this year's VbC so stay tuned!
Vermont's Village-building Convergence was start five years ago, modeled after a similar event in Portland, Oregon. For the first couple years we focused on doing projects, such as the garden shed at Barre's community garden. For the last few years we've been putting on a weekend gathering of camping and skill-share workshops. We're always open to new ideas from those who can make things happen, so join us this year, and if you're so inclined bring your big ideas.
5th Annual VbC is on!
All Together Now in East Montpelier is hosting this years skill share extravaganza.
Ben Falk is kicking off the weekend at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier June 20th, 7:30pm
We need You
After 4 years the VbC organizing crew is looking for new blood. We need smart, creative folks who want to join the team to continue building one of the most looked forward to events in Central Vermont. Please get in touch if this sounds like you.