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Redesigning Civilization: How Permaculture Can Help Us Envision a Truly Just & Sustainable World

 Monday March 26, 7:00pm-9:30pm

Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver

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How does Permaculture offer solutions to the fundamental problems of our culture? What is Permaculture? Join us for an evening talk with Toby Hemenway to explore how Permaculture can help save humanity and the earth, but not civilization.

This event will inspire and engage urban planners, designers, parents, gardeners, educators, farmers and permaculturists alike! Plus everyone in-between.


It’s no secret that our society has become unsustainable. Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess? And, more importantly, what can we do to help our culture get back on track? The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative, fair ways to provide food, energy, livelihood, and other needs while letting humans share the planet with the rest of nature. This presentation will give you insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and offers ecologically based solutions that can help create a just and sustainable society.


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 a full day workshop on urban permaculture with Toby Hemenway on Sunday March 25th too – click here for more information.

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Seating is limited, and this will sell out 

Tickets only $10!

Brought to you by the Edible Garden Project

and the North Shore Recycling Program