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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents:
a fundraiser for proposed Santa Barbara City College Permaculture Garden
Booksigning & Evening Talk with
Christopher Shein
author of
The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture

Saturday, July 13, 6:30pm, $10
Event Location: SBCC Fe Bland/BC Forum, West Campus

All proceeds go to the Indiegogo fundraiser campaign initiated by SBCC Students! ~ Goal $10,000

Any gardener can be a positive asset to the interconnected web of life
~ Christopher Shein
O n Saturday, July 13, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network hosts a book signing event with author Christopher Shein and his newly released book, The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture, as a fundraiser to support Santa Barbara City College students and their online campaign to raise funds for a Permaculture Garden at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC).

Inspired by an event earlier in the year at SBCC with Ryan Harb from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, whose Permaculture Your Campus garden project won national recognition with a Champions of Change Award at the White House in 2012, students attending the workshop decided they wanted to create something similar at SBCC.

The proposed permaculture garden would be located in front of the SBCC Culinary Arts Department. Both the SBCC permaculture design course class & the Projects in Sustainability class have already created designs for the garden, with input from the Culinary Arts program, who will use produce from the garden.

On a statewide booktour organized by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Christopher Shein stops by SBCC to support the students & share experiences of the permaculture garden & food forest at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California, where he teaches.

Prior to creating his book, Christopher spent 20 years in the East Bay as a garden designer applying permaculture design principals to build public and private sustainable gardens and food forests with his landscape business, Wildheart Gardens. With students, he founded the Permaculture Demonstration Garden at Merritt College in Oakland 11 years ago to show ideas for sustainable food gardens as applied in California's dry summer climate. More than 700 students have helped create a wildly productive food forest.

The Vegetable Gardener's Guide to Permaculture is an inspiring, easy-to-follow, information packed guide that is designed to help readers transform their home & community gardens into productive food forests that will feed them for years to come.

Permaculture is an ancient, but cutting edge technology, that employs design strategies that work with nature, instead of relying on back breaking work, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. The permaculture gardener uses methods that build healthy soil, smothers weeds, and promotes plant life, while recycling waste products from the garden.

The evening talk & book signing takes place on Saturday, July 13, 6:30-9pm at the Fe Bland/BC Forum, at the Santa Barbara City College West Campus, in the 800 block of Cliff Drive, SB, 93109. $10, no reservations required. Author signed books available for sale at the event. For more info please visit www.sbpermaculture.org, (805)962-2571, margie@sbpermaculture.org

Event Sponsor:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Co-Sponsors: SBCC Center for Sustainability & SBCC Environmental Horticulture Program


Go here to make a donation to the online Indiegogo "Build a Permaculture Garden At Santa Barbara City College" fundraising campaign:
goal of the indiegogo campaign is $10,000, deadline, Mon July 22, 2013, 11:59pm PT:

UMass Amherst Permaculture Initiative

Merritt Community College:

Wildheart Gardens:

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