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Jan 18 2013 Intro to Permaculture: Perspectives from Aspiring Permaculturists

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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents
Intro to Permaculture: Perspectives from Aspiring Permaculturists
Daniel Parra Hensel and Alex Vincent

Friday, January 18, 2013
7-9:00pm, FREE
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery~West

Are you concerned about the future, but tired of the doom & gloom? Join Daniel Parra Hensel and Alex Vincent, two young aspiring permaculturists as they share stories from their global pursuits to understand Permaculture as a tool for positive and effective change. The evenings banter will address such common questions as:

* What is Permaculture?
* Where did it come from?
* Does it work?
* How can we get involved?

and will highlight inspiring projects from around the world.

Permaculture is a fully integrated and holistic design methodology for establishing regenerative human settlements. Founded by Australian biologist Bill Mollison and his then student and co-originator David Holmgren in the late 1970’s, Permaculture is fast becoming one of the most effective design methodologies for attaining sustainability worldwide. Permaculture is now in 160 countries with an estimated 850,000 grassroots projects on-the-ground, feeding more people than all the world food aid organizations combined.

Daniel Parra Hensel is a rising young Permaculture designer and teacher. Currently the Program Coordinator for the Sustainable Vocations program, a highly acclaimed three week residential Permaculture Design Course for youth at Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, Daniel has also been a teaching assistant for Quail Spring’s Permaculture Design Course, and its three month Apprenticeship Program. He recently assisted with international development and education projects in both Kenya and Uganda. A graduate of the world-renowned internship program offered by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, Daniel is currently an Environmental Horticulture major with an emphasis in Restoration Ecology at Santa Barbara City College where he co-teaches the SBCC Permaculture Design Course. While a student Daniel hopes to contribute to the emerging Permaculture movement in academia.

Alex Vincent just completed his final year of undergraduate architecture studies at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Alex’s design thesis work, titled Polytechnic Permaculture, forged new headway in presenting Permaculture as a model for the natural evolution of American Universities. Alex created the Poly Permaculture Club at Cal Poly and has designed and collaboratively implemented many gardens ranging in scale from urban backyards to rural landscapes in and around San Luis Obispo, CA. Alex’s primary passion lies in collaborative design strategies and Permaculture education. His background includes participating in and mentoring for the Sustainable Vocations program at Quail Springs as well as completing the ten-week internship at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. . He is currently striving towards the establishment of a Permaculture design-consultation business and building his experience as an educator. He will be assisting with the upcoming Spring Semester Permaculture Design Course taught annually at Santa Barbara City College.

The evening talk takes place on Friday, January 18, 7-9:00pm, at the downtown Santa Barbara Public Library (Faulkner Gallery-West), 40 E. Anapamu St, 93101. The talk is free, no reservations required. For more info: (805) 962-2571, margie@sbpermaculture.org.

Sponsored by:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

Event Co-sponsors: SBCC Environmental Horticultural Program, the Permaculture Guild of Santa Barbara,
& the Quail Springs Sustainable Vocations Program.

More Info:
Sustainable Vocations http://www.sustainablevocations.org/home

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
SBCC Spring Schedule of Classes Jan 28-May 25, 2013
Registration starts Dec 17, 2012
Santa Barbara City College Spring Schedule of Classes/Check for more details for registration:
(PDC class description on page 64)

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