When: Tuesday, May 18th, 6:30 pm
Where: Orange East Senior Center*, 176 Waits River Road (Rt 25), Bradford, VT
The Talk: “A framework for greater food and energy security in a low energy future”, will be given by Steve Whitman, a professional planner and certified Permaculture Designer, who has been teaching field study courses in sustainability and ecovillage design internationally.
Topics covered will include:
- An introduction to Permaculture ethics and principles
- The Permaculture Design Process
- Site Analysis and assessment
- Food and Energy Security
- Natural Systems and biodiversity
- Examples from a range of projects
- Additional resources for your backyard or community!
Permaculture is a framework for working toward greater sustainability that uses ecological principles to integrate food and energy production, structures, and community. Its aim is the creation of sustainable human settlements that are harmoniously woven into the environment and that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
Come and learn what Permaculture is all about, and why it is important to you! What could it mean to your community? How does Permaculture differ from other approaches to sustainability? This session is especially useful for homeowners, community organizers, design professionals, farmers, and gardeners. If you are working toward a sustainable future and want practical tools and applicable methodologies, then this session is for you!
The talk is free.
*Orange East Senior Center is at the rear of the building that houses Stonecliff Animal Clinic.
Find out a bit more about the permaculture concept here.Sponsored by Bradford Conservation Commission and Energy committee.