Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 25, 2012 all day
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre
Street: 141 West 1st Street
City/Town: North Vancouver
Website or Map: http://www.jbcc.ca
Phone: 604-987-8138 ext 231
Event Neighbourhood and Type: north, vancouver, presentation, permaculture
Organized By: Heather Johnstone
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2012
Brought to you by the Edible Garden Project www.ediblegardenproject.com
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. This session will appeal to permaculture experts and newbies alike!
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.
Check out our evening presentation "Redesigning Civilization: How Permaculture Can Help Us Envision a Truly Just & Sustainable World" with Toby on Monday March 26th - http://redesigningcivilization.eventbrite.ca/
Harbourview Room, John Braithwaite Community Centre
141 West 1st Street, North Vancouver - Parking can be tricky at this location, please leave plenty of time, or consider alternative modes of transportation.
Coffee, Tea and morning snacks will be provided. **Please bring your lunch!**
The John Braithwaite Community Centre is just a 3 minute walk from the Sea Bus terminal at the Lonsdale Quay, and is located just off the North Shore Spirit Trail cycling and pedestrian route. Take the #228, 229, 230, 231, 236, 239, 242, and 246 bus to Lonsdale Quay.
Parking is limited, so please consider alternative transportation.