POSTPONED: The Permaculture City with Toby Hemenway

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:15pm
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This event has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have already registered for the call, we will send you an email to let you know when the call is rescheduled.

Join us for this teleseminar to learn about inspirational examples of ecological design in cities and towns across the continent as award-winning author Toby Hemenway introduces his new book, The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience. Be a part of a lively discussion on ways to apply nature’s wisdom to urban, suburban and town life. Permaculture’s approach to understanding natural systems can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, earn a secure livelihood, and arrive at good solutions. See how you can be part of applying these ground-breaking practices in your hometown and start building alliances to make it happen!  

Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories at Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was associate editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Whole Earth Review, Natural Home, and Kitchen Gardener. He is available for workshops, lectures, and consulting in ecological design.

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