Dan Hemenway Introduction to Permaculture Design
Friday, January 31, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
Are you interested in sustainable living?
Would you like to create more abundance in your life?
Would you like to find out more about permaculture design and how it can be applied in your own backyard?
We are pleased to present a rare opportunity to attend a lecture about permaculture design by Dan Hemenway, veteran permaculturist with more than 30 years of experience teaching and applying permaculture in Florida and around the world. He will speak about using permaculture to reduce costs, grow food, build community and take care of the environment, all in your own backyard.
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Dan Hemenway is the principal instructor and developer of the workshop. He received permaculture training from Bill Mollison in 1981. As a homesteader, he previously developed systems similar to permaculture. He taught food-production to disadvantaged teenagers from 1978-81. During three years teaching permaculture and sustainable horticulture to prison inmates (1981-1983), he founded what became The International Permaculture Solutions Journal (1983). From 1978-83 he was a leader in the Massachusetts food self-reliance movement. In 1983. Mollison named him one of three North Americans then certified to teach the full Permaculture Design Course. In 1984, Dan taught the first such course given in Mexico.
Since then, he has conducted hundreds of permaculture programs worldwide, often introducing permaculture to new regions. In 1983, he received the Conservation Award from Friends of Nature and in 1984, the Community Service Award from International Permaculture Institute, which awarded him five advanced diplomas the next year. In 1987, he founded the Permaculture Education Project and taught permaculture around the world. In 1991, Dan accepted an invitation to the Roots of the Future NGO conference in Paris, that contributed suggestions to the Earth Summit later held in Brazil. In 1996, Permaculture Foundation/Network Kenya, named him honorary chairman. And, in 1996, he was listed in the 1996-97 edition ofWho’s Who in America. Dan has also founded the Forest Ecosystem Rescue Network, published dozens of permaculture publications, authored many permaculture articles, served on boards of several related groups, and given talks, courses, and keynote addresses worldwide. At present, he teaches a permaculture course on the Internet, is implementing his designfor his home, is studying chinampas by building some, and working with collaborators in far flung regions.
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Grow Permaculture is a permaculture design and education company. Permaculture is a set of practical design tools and principles that work in harmony with the abundant energies of the natural world to grow abundant organic food, regenerative ecosystems, reduce energy needs and use renewable energy, build sustainably, create stronger local economies and communities, and more. Anyone can use and apply these tools to increase abundance and improve the quality of their life.