Happy New Year 2021! This time last year we were putting the final touches on our 2020 programming – how all of our lives have changed since then.
So many of you responded to our offerings here at NMP; we were so excited to meet you, create and learn with you – then all of that suddenly seemed impossible. Now, with a year of COVID experience under our collective belts, we’ve come to see the many possibilities that still exist – and reaffirmed the importance of self-sufficiency and community-building.
With some retooling, we are excited to move forward with our 2021 programming. The challenges posed by formal group courses and workshops are still present and will very likely continue well into the year ahead. Taking this into account, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a series of Permaculture internships and artist residency opportunities, beginning March 2021.
We are now accepting applications for seasonal internship positions at NMP. Two positions are available on a seasonal basis throughout the year. Live and train alongside us as we cultivate established forest gardens, rehabilitate clearcut forests, work with earth-sheltered, passive solar, timber frame construction, grow and preserve food and medicines, and become better prepared to produce the essentials to thrive.
We are interested in partnering with artists and arts institutions to develop Arts & Ecology programming.
As part of the remediation of an 80 acre clearcut, artists are invited to weave land-based works into the recovering landscape, create wind, erosion, and habitat interventions, or simply occupy the space in order to inform their work.
We are able to provide studio space, accommodations and installation support for sponsored artists. Basalt and granite stone as well as maple, beech, birch and spruce timber salvage are readily available. Artists are encouraged to utilize these and other natural materials found on site. Contact us to discuss.