What If We Choose Regeneration Over Exploitation?
What if we choose to thrive together, rather than compete against each other?
To provide a safe space for people of all ages, genders, colors and faiths, to discover new & ancient ways of living in harmony with each other & the Earth. In our circle of shared responsibility, we co-create Regenerative Culture AND entrust a thriving web of life to future generations.
What is Culture?
Our culture is OUR story, of who we are and how we got here, what it means to be a human being. It is our story of why we are here, and what we are going to do.
Culture is THE VERY THING THAT drives our behavior.
We all contribute to this story everyday. From the things we talk about and share with our networks, what we consume, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the way we treat each other and the planet is all creating modern culture.
We Are Part of an Interconnected and Interdependent Web of Life.
By consciously co-creating a re-generative culture with the following values, we are weaving ourselves back into this web in a beautiful way.
Our events are by invitation only,
In this way our community is responsible for the people who attend, this ensures that people are on their best behavior and this creates a safe atmosphere of LOVE, respect & trust.
NO drugs or Alcohol are allowed at our events.
We tell everyone at PermaJam to be present and aware.
Be awake, be alert, LOOK after one another, always watching. Keep an eye on the little ones.
We are all the security guards at PermaJam. We take care of each other and we do not tolerate violence or harassment of any kind.
People of all ages, genders, colors and faiths:
We believe in equality for all.
PermaJam is an intergenerational experience with reverence for all life.
We treat men, women as well as non-binary equally. We respect people of all ethnicities and cultural/spiritual backgrounds.
Our community is a circle, and in our circle we are all united by the simple fact that we all come from the same Mother Earth.
New and Ancient Ways of living in harmony:
The word Permaculture was created by Bill Mollison in the 1970’s.
We feel it is most important to understand that the indigenous people of the Earth have been doing Permaculture for thousands and thousands of years.
In order to unite and move forward as people, we must recognize this history and commit to transforming its legacy,—
therefore we must Decolonize Permaculture.
Circle of Shared Responsibility:
At PermaJam one of our goals is to leave the land cleaner and healthier then when we arrived.
Everyone is responsible to clean up after themselves—to put food waste in compost bins, plastic, paper and glass in recycling bins and hopefully as little trash as possible in the appropriate bins.
We ask people to bring YOUR OWN plates and utensils, we do not use disposables.
We ask everyone to volunteer, help and contribute in some way.
We feel this is the way we should live our life everyday.
Co-create Regenerative Culture:
Eco-conscious Music and Art; Awareness and Mindfulness; Youth Empowerment; Bio-diversity; Microbiology; Minimal waste; Permaculture; Symbiotic Relationships; Indigenous Wisdom; Natural Building; Meditation and Yoga; Foraging; Tending the Wild; Plant Medicines and Herbalism; The Earth is Sacred; The Earth is Our Mother; We Are All Related; Water Protectors; 7 Generations; Soil Health; Air and Water Quality; Growing Food; Composting; Non-Violent Communication; Gender Equality; Racial Equality; Reconciliation; Restorative justice; Social Justice; Healing; Web of Life; Interdependence; Reclaiming; Decolonizing; Be the Change; Conservation and Preservation; Liberation from Fossil Fuels, Crypto Currencies; Alternative Currencies; Community; Act Locally Think Globally; Primitive Skills; Intergenerational; Non-GMO; Organic; Barter; Gift Economy and More!
PermaJam and Blossom Dell are aligned by our missions and values:
Blossom Dell Sanctuary is organized for the expression of indigenous spirituality and to provide diversified religious, spiritual and educational services for all peoples of all beliefs willing to live in harmony with the earth and all inhabitants in a sacred manner.
Blossom Dell is 125 acres with a clean sacred river running through 3/4 of a mile on the land in Bloomingburg, NY.
It is a beautiful forest sanctuary for an incredible biodiversity of plants and wild animals, as well as several horses which also play a pivotal role in the ecosystem.
Blossom Dell is home to Hawk’s Nest community led by Taino Chief Roman Guaraquaorix “Red Hawk” Perez. Hawk’s Nest hosts spiritual and cultural events on a regular basis while contributing to the ongoing work on the land.
Read more about Blossom Dell, how to get involved, ways to support and become a member:
In 2018 PermaJam began a 4 year Land Blessing Ceremony at Blossom Dell Sanctuary.
This ceremony is a Permaculture prayer, and it is the only one of its kind.
It is a prayer for the future generations. A way that human beings can gather while leaving the land healthier and more abundant than when we arrived.
PermaJam Land Blessing Ceremony:
Everyone who comes is participating in creating a Permaculture (permanent culture) - and thus by attending this event you are leaving something beautiful for future generations.
The annual ceremony is held for 4 days. We offer a wide array of workshops, music, activities for children, yoga, meditation, hiking, foraging and we have indigenous elders sharing beautiful teachings. PermaJam is a bridge for many people to return to ancestral ways of living in harmony with nature.
Each year is another phase of the ceremony:
-Year 1: Observation
-Year 2: Design
-Year 3 & 4: Implementation.
Before we can create a design of this ecosystem we have to understand what Mother Nature and the elements are already doing there.
We have to observe and ask a lot of questions like:
Where is the water flowing?
What plant and animal species are living here?
How can we increase biodiversity and strengthen resilience?
How can we assist this ecosystem to grow and thrive, while providing maximum abundance for the human beings and all the other species?
We also must observe the community’s strengths and weaknesses. How can we improve and design our Social Permaculture?
-So Year 1 is all about learning and understanding how to integrate human beings into the ecosystem rather than imposing our system on top of it.
-Year 2 is about using that understanding to create a Permaculture Design of the whole 125 acres.
-Year 3 & 4 is implementation, so we are starting to do the work of creating the vision that we’ve designed. We are starting to build those structures, gardens, orchards, water catchment systems, etc. The people who are attending are participating in transforming Blossom Dell Sanctuary into a thriving EcoSystem!
We invite the entire community into the creative process to come up with the best way to live and work on the land. We have to find a way to meet the human needs and wants with the minimum amount of disturbance to the ecosystem. We have to design stages to carry this vision forward over a number of years. We have to think ahead!
Those who attend this 4 year ceremony are getting a great Permaculture education from observation to design to implementation.
Our philosophy is that the problems we see in our world are a reflection of the problems within the human psyche.
As we do this work together, of transforming the landscape we are also returning our inner landscape to its wholeness and integrity.
Our 4 year model is healing for the land and the people!
Want to join us co-create the next Land Blessing Ceremony at Blossom Dell Sanctuary?
Find out more or Write to us with an Introduction to Request an Invitation!