Urban Permaculture for a Fear Free Future
Sunday March 25, 9:30am-4:30pm
John Braithwaite Community Centre, North Vancouver
How can we create resilient, regenerative cities and suburbs? Permaculture, an ecological approach to design, shows us how. This workshop will show us how to read the pattern langague of our city and how to find, harvest, and integrate our rich social capital and other resources. Together we will explore specific techniques for food, energy and community security. Permaculture offers tools for working with social systems to create a context for abundance. Challenging the paradigm of scarcity, we can work with human cultures and resources to support the earth and her peoples, and to share the surplus.
Toby Hemenway is the author of “Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture,” which for the last 8 years has been the world’s best-selling book on the ecological-design approach known as permaculture. The expanded 2nd edition of the book was named one the top 10 gardening books of 2010 by the Washington Post, and it won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award. Toby has been on the faculty of Portland State University and was a scholar-in-residence at Pacific University, and teaches permaculture all over the world. He has presented at conferences and universities across the continent, and lives in Sebastopol, California, where he is tending a two-acre food forest amid 7 acres of redwoods and bay laurels.
Join us for an evening presentation with Toby Hemenway on Monday March 26th too – click here for more information.
Space is limited, and this will sell out
Brought to you by the Edible Garden Project
and the North Shore Recycling Program