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Thursday, February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join the Jamaica Plain Forum in welcoming world reknowned permaculture and ecology expert Toby Hemenway.  

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.

Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition (JP NET) and Boston Nature Center are hosting Toby Hemeway for a day long workshop titled “Urban Permaculture for a Fear-Free Future” on Saturday, February 7th, from 9:30-4:30pm.  For registration info please click here. RSVP for the workshop on Facebook here

Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world. Toby has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware and many other educational venues. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural HomeWhole Earth Review, and American Gardener.  Toby and his wife, Kiel, spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. They then moved to Portland, Oregon in 2004, where Toby spent six years developing urban sustainability resources. Toby and his wife now live in Sebastopol, California. His new book on urban permaculture, The Permaculture City, will be coming out in mid-2015.



Thursday 5 February 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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