The Center for Urban Agriculture at FAIRVIEW GARDENS Presents:
Permaculture's Vision for a Just and Sustainable World
With Toby Hemenway Picture
Friday April 13, 2012
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
$10-$20 suggested donation
~This lecture in memory of long time Fairview Garden supporter & Board Member Selma Rubin ~
I t'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 this way, and what can we do to help our culture get back on track?
Join internationally known author, permaculture teacher, and designer Toby Hemenway, for an evening talk on Friday, April 13, 7-9:30pm, that will give insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and how the ecological design approach called permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative systems, with fair ways to provide food, energy, and human livelihoods, while sharing the planet with the rest of nature.
Toby Hemenway is a permaculture designer and teacher who has taught permaculture courses around the globe. He is the author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which for the last eight years has been the worlds best selling book on the ecological-design approach known as permaculture. The expanded 2nd edition of the book was named one of the top ten gardeningbooks of 2010 by the Washington Post, and won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award. Hemenway has been on the faculty of the Portland State University, and was a scholar-in-residence at Pacific University. He has presented at conferences and universities across the continent. Hemenway lives in Sebastopol, California, where he is tending a two-acre food forest amid seven acres of redwoods and bay laurels.
Beginning in May, 2012, Toby Hemenway will be teaching a 6 weekend series permaculture design course at Fairview Gardens, an urban educational farm in the heartland of Goleta Valley. He will be joined by guest permaculture teachers throughout the course, which will focus on holistic tools for creating food, water, and energy security, building healthy communities and economies. Participants can chose to attend the entire series and earn a Permaculture design certificate or take part in specific lectures from the series.
The evening talk takes place on Friday, April 13, 7pm-9:30pm, 2012, at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, SB, 93101. $10-$20 suggested donation. No reservations required. More info: (805)967-7369, Sharon@fairviewgardens.org .
Permaculture Teachers teaching with Toby Hemenway:
Brock Dolman, Director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's Water Institute http://oaec.org/brockdolmanbio; Warren Brush, Executive Director, Quail Springs Permaculture http://www.quailsprings.org; John Valenzuela, Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens; Larry Santoyo, Director of EarthFlow Design, www.earthflow.com ; and Michael Becker, award-winning educator, Hood River, Oregon.
UPCOMING FAIRVIEW EVENTS:
TOBY HEMENWAY talk – April 13
Introduction to Bee Keeping – April 15
Eating as a Vegetarian - April 19
Plant Your Spring Garden – April 28
Wild Fermenting – April 29
Spring CSA AND Spring AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM!
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization that was established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Gardens, the historic farm where our products are grown. Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is considered by some to be the oldest organic farm in southern California, and is now preserved in perpetuity through an agricultural conservation easement.
Fairview Gardens is situated in the midst of a growing suburban community in coastal southern California, surrounded on all sides by tract homes, shopping malls, and suburban thoroughfares. As a highly visible agricultural parcel in a dense suburban environment, Fairview Gardens plays a unique role in the community, providing its neighbors with food, educational and cultural events, open space and a connection to the land. The farm also demonstrates the economic viability of small farm operations, and the potential of small, regional farms to feed their communities.