What does a sustainable food system for the Denver metropolitan area
look like? How can we ensure food security for all into an uncertain
future? What contributions can the sustainable design and ethical
system of permaculture offer to resolving these issues of justice,
ecology, and economics?
Permaculturing Denver -- a workshop on local food systems -- is designed to
answer some of these questions and identify the opportunities and
challenges of the Denver metropolitan foodshed.
Workshop participants will gain a basic understanding of permaculture and the role it can play in developing more sustainable local food
systems for the densely populated Denver metroplex. They will work
through design issues relating to both an ultimate vision of a
sustainable urban food system, and consider how we get from the present
reality into a better, more resilient future.
The cost of the workshop is $25, and includes lunch on Saturday. Attendance limited to the first 25 people. To
register, contact Tanya Faust at email@example.com
Bob Waldrop is one of the primary founders of the Oklahoma Food
Cooperative, which was the first food coop in the United States to only
sell locally grown food and non-food items. Established in 2003, the
organization has distributed $5.8 million in local food and non-food
items over the last 10 years via an innovative online ordering system
coupled with a volunteer delivery system that operates 52 pickup sites
around the state. He holds diplomas in permaculture design (in the
fields of education, community service, research, media, and finance).
issued by the Permaculture Institute of the United States and received his certificate in
Permaculture Design from Elfin Permaculture in Florida.
He is the author of an ebook on urban permaculture (iPermie; How to
permaculture your urban lifestyle and adapt to the realities of peak
oil, economic irrationality, political criminality, and peak oil). He is
the founder of the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker community, which
works in food security for low income people in the Oklahoma City area,
by delivering food to people in need who don't have transportation, and
promoting gardening, urban agriculture, growing food forests, and
household energy conservation. He moderates firstname.lastname@example.org,
an email conversation group with 7,000+ participants that has been discussing energy
issues since 2001.
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