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Urban Permaculture 101
Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
How can our urban areas become sustainable in their use of food, energy and water?
What kinds of fruits and vegetables grow best in Colorado’s climate?
How can we set up our social institutions in ways that mimic the diversity and resilience of natural systems?
These are just some of
the questions posed by permaculture, a holistic system of design
grounded in a mix of indigenous wisdom and ecological science. In this
full-day intensive, led by urban permaculturist and
GrowHaus Director of Operations Adam Brock, will provide a comprehensive
overview of the permaculture paradigm as it applies to urban areas.
Through an engaging mix of lecture, group work, and hands-on activities,
we’ll explore the following topics:
- The ethics, principles and design process that form the heart of Permaculture
- Recognizing patterns of sunlight, water, wind and soil and how they affect the landscape
- Unusual edible plant species that are well-adapted to growing conditions in the Front Range
- Specific techniques for incorporating permaculture principles into your home and garden
- Permaculture’s application to urban social and economic systems
- Permaculture-related resources and activities happening along the Front Range
Please bring a sack lunch or potluck dish to share.