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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents:

What if… We change
Let’s Fix This Earth!


Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network for an award winning documentary film series featuring John D. Liu
Highlighting Ecosystem-Restoration projects around the world

Sunday, August 19, 4-6:30 pm  2018, FREE
Children Welcome!  Informal potluck in the park following

Location: South Coast Watershed Resource Center
2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park (also known as Hendry’s Beach)



Together, we can help to restore Paradise on Earth - John D. Liu

I t all started in 1995 when John D. Liu, an award winning journalist and cameraman working for CBS News, got an assignment to film the Loess Plateau in China, one of the poorest regions in the country.  He observed how the local Chinese people transformed a massive degraded desert area the size of Belgium, into a verdant and productive green oasis.

Liu was stunned by what he saw and, and with the realization this ecosystem restoration model could be replicated all over the world, he was inspired to become a soil scientist.  
Of course there was a message to be shared, so as a talented storyteller and filmmaker, Liu spent the next 30 years documenting large scale restoration projects around the globe , eventually creating the award winning What if … We Change documentary series.  The series covers large scale restoration projects in Portugal, China, Ethiopia, Sweden, Rwanda, Mongolia, Uganda, Australia and more.

Because Liu considers Global Ecosystem Restoration the great work of our time, with others he helped launch Ecosystem Restoration Camps, a grassroots NGO that engages people of all ages to come and live for an extended time, and help transform damaged landscapes into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems.  The first camp is located in the Spanish Altiplano region, where one of the largest dryland deserts is growing, threatening the health of Europe.

In an era when the world, including our own Santa Barbara community is facing many daunting environmental challenges, including droughts, fire, floods, and an increasingly erratic climate – we know innovative solutions are needed.  Santa Barbara Permaculture Network is excited to have John D. Liu join us online LIVE via ZOOM platform to explore some of these possible solutions.  Please bring your ideas and questions for John, so jointly, with all our hearts and minds,  we can help fix this earth!

John D. Liu is a soil scientist and an American filmmaker who has lived in China for over 30 years.  His early career with CBS News as a producer and cameraman had him covering the major geopolitical events of the time, but after an assignment with the World Bank covering the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project, he became an ecological filmmaker.  Liu is the founder and director of the Environmental Education Media Project.   In addition to the  What if We Changed documentary, Liu’s other films include Hope in a Changing Climate; Rwanda---Forests of Hope; and Emerging in a Changing Climate.  Liu is Senior Research Fellow with IUCN, and Visiting Fellow with the Critical Zone Hydrology Group; Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at the Vrije University Amsterdam.
John D. Liu Chairman of Board of the Advisory Board of Ecosystem Camps Foundation


The event takes place on Sunday August, 19, 4-6:30pm, at the South Coast Watershed Center at the Arroyo Burro County Park, 2981 Cliff Drive, SB, CA 93109, no reservation required.  Bring a brown bag lunch or favorite potluck appetizer or dish for an informal outdoor picnic and time for conversation following the  event.  Children welcome!  For more information, www.sbpermaculture.org, or margie@sbpermaculture.org

A Community Event Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
www.sbpermaculture.org
Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/408730009534426/



Learn more:


Ecosystem Restoration Camps -  a grassroots non-profit organization that is engaging people to transform damaged landscapes into thriving, biodiverse ecosystems. The organization was founded in response to a groundswell of support from people worldwide who see the amazing potential of soil restoration.  http://www.ecosystemrestorationcamps.org
                                                                                                                                                                   
John D Liu Hope & Ecosystem Restoration Camps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3xtok8Xqs







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6 months ago
Sunday, May 6th, 2-5pm
South Coast Watershed Resource Center
Location: 2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park (also known as Hendry’s Beach)


Every year Permaculture organizations from around the world celebrate International Permaculture Day in May with special events and projects.

Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, on May 6th, as we celebrate in our community by sharing our recent experiences at the 2017 International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC) in India.

The International Permaculture Convergences (IPC’s) that take place every two years in different parts of the world, continue to grow in size.  IPC India had over 1000 participants from 63 countries, for an incredible diversity of ideas, from a wide diversity of countries & regions, creating a huge diversity of solutions.  Permaculture projects and work were shared from around the world.

It was the 30th Anniversary of Permaculture in India, and attracted both international, but also local and regional speakers, media, policy makers, and government officials.  Students from local area schools in the region were invited, and came in large numbers.  

The IPC India host organization, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives,  brought attendees & speakers from all parts of India, including hundreds of women farmers, as one of the important themes was Women as Agents of Change.  Vandana Shiva was the keynote speaker.  

Learn about future IPC’s, the next one will take place in Argentina in 2020, near a beautiful UNESCO National Park, in the northern part of Argentina.

The event will be both indoor & outdoors, on Sunday May 6, 2-5pm, at the South Coast Watershed Center at the Arroyo Burro County Park (Hendry’s), 2981 Cliff Drive, SB, CA 93109, no reservation required.  Bring a brown bag lunch or favorite Indian potluck dish/appetizers for an informal picnic following indoor talk.  Children welcome!

For more information, www.sbpermaculture.org, or margie@sbpermaculture.org


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE Please join us for the 2018 International Permaculture Day in Santa Barbara, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/229841490900529/

Learn More:

IPC India, 2017:
http://ipcindia2017.org/


Future International Permaculture Convergence will be in Argentina in 2020, location, near Iguazu Falls National Park, a UNESCO Heritage site
10 months ago
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents:

The Santa Barbara Film Premiere of
Evolution of Organic
with filmmaker Mark Kitchell


How a cultural revolution changed the way we eat food

Thursday, March 8, 7-9 pm
Tickets $20 -$10 (plus Ticket fee)
Location: Marjorie Luke Theatre

Among all the films on food and farming, Evolution of Organic is the first to tell the story of the organic movement.  How it started, who the people were who bravely initiated it, and how it literally changed the way we eat food.

In this funny and engaging film you will learn about the organic agriculture movement, past, present and the future.  Not just a history, Evolution of Organic explores an exciting future and the next generation who are broadening the definition of organic into no-till farming, urban farming, and considering carbon farming as a solution to climate change.  Come share the fascinating and joyous journey…

Mark Kitchell is a filmmaker interested in the social movements of our time and how they change culture.  In addition to Evolution of Organic, his earlier films include the iconic Berkeley in the Sixties, which was nominated for an Academy Award; and Fierce Green Fire, an acclaimed exploration of environmental activism from conservation to present day climate change issues.  Kitchell will be in attendance and available for questions at the event.

Invited as guests to be honored at the film premiere will be organic growers and farmers from the Santa Barbara region, many who were instrumental in launching the organic movement.  After the film will be time for discussion about the future of organics, and who the emerging farmers are in our area, what assistance do they need.  We will also take a moment of gratitude for all those local farmers who kept growing on our behalf, during the fire & flood events in recent weeks.    

The event takes place on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7-9pm, at the Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E. Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.   Tickets  sbindepent ticket .  For more info; www.sbpermaculture.org;  Margie@sbpermacuture.org, 805-962-2571. Facebook event page  https://www.facebook.com/events/1853715608263032/

TICKET WEBSITE  
 http://www.sbindytickets.com/events/52058959/the-santa-barbara-film-premiere-of-evolution-of-organic-with-filmmaker-mark-kitchell

A Community Event Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & the Marjorie Luke Theatre

Event Co-sponsors:   Community Environmental Council (CEC), Island Seed & Feed, Ah Juice, Santa Barbara Independent, Rhodes Family, SB Permaculture Network, the Marjorie Luke Theatre


MORE DETAILS
Evolution of Organics www.evolutionoforganic.com

FILM Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh_9ojGcYoE  and https://vimeo.com/170086849

People in the Film from
Santa Barbara area
Sunburst Community
Michael Ableman formerly Fairview Farms
Also Severine v T Fleming Green horns
Rebecca Burgess Fiber Shed


 http://www.sbindytickets.com/events/52058959/the-santa-barbara-film-premiere-of-evolution-of-organic-with-filmmaker-mark-kitchell

1 year ago
BE PART OF THE CHANGE: INTERNATIONAL PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
Interview with host Jill Cloutier​  of Margie Bushman​ and Wesley Roe
ttp://sustainableworldradio.com/be-part-of-the-change-international-permaculture-convergence/

Episode 142: Have you ever thought of going to the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC)? Held every two years, switching between continents at different locations, the IPC is a gathering of Permaculture designers, teachers, and enthusiasts. This year, the IPC is held in India, which is celebrating 30 years of permaculture!

To learn more I spoke with Margie Bushman & Wes Roe of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network. In this interview, Margie and Wes discuss Permaculture, their involvement with the IPC, and the next one taking place in Hyderabad India, in November and December of 2017.

Hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives NGO, the IPC 2017 will be a unique and possibly transforming experience. The whole Aranya organization, including community members, farmers from nearby villages, a dynamic group of international volunteers, and especially the community’s women and children are all joyfully preparing to welcome the world to the IPC conference & convergence.

Margie & Wes are founding members of the Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) that works to insure there is a diversity of participants at each IPC by providing scholarships for delegates from around the world. Diversity is key here.

Delegates come from a wide variety of regions and contribute toward a diversity of ideas and solutions arrived at each IPC. IPC’s reach into every corner of the world, local to global, to bring forth and share these ideas.

Past host sites have been in Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal, Croatia, Brazil, Malawi, Jordan, Cuba, United Kingdom, and India in 2017, followed by Argentina in 2020.

This year for the first time FIPC launched an ambitious worldwide crowdfund, so all in the global Permaculture community could easily contribute using the powerful energy of money to help shape a better world.

We are a global society, and more than any other time in history, in order to be resilient, we need a diversity of ideas from all regions and cultures to survive. For more than forty years Permaculture has been leading the way with innovative, planet and climate friendly design strategies, that are just now being fully recognized by the rest of the world as the answer to some of our most pressing challenges.

Margie Bushman and  Wesley Roe​ are the co-founders of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, an educational non-profit founded in 2000 that has sponsored hundreds of workshops and events about Permaculture and sustainability. Margie was the Program Coordinator for the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Center for Sustainability from 2009-2013, where she developed a Cities as the Solution series and an Eco-Entrepreneurship pilot program. Together Margie and Wes teach the Invisible Structures component of the Permaculture Design Course, a credited class, that they are proud to have helped initiate at SBCC. Wes served as a board member of the Permaculture Credit Union for nine years, later as Board President. Margie and Wes have been volunteer coordinators for the IPC Support Group since its inception in 2005.

For more information on IPC2017, visit the IPC India website at : http://ipcindia2017.org/
Visit the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network/IPC page for the FIPC and crowdfund information: http://www.sbpermaculture.org/ipc.html
Live Well & Spark A Climate Revolution
Book Signing & Talk

with Author & NASA Climate Scientist
Peter Kalmus
Bicyclist, Backyard Gardener & Beekeeper

Sunday, November, 12, 6:30–8:30pm
FREE Event

Location: Bici Centro, 434 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

These two disparate things---reducing my own fossil fuel use and increasing my ability to love— are actually intimately connected.
 There is no separation between me and the rest of the life on this planet.  Peter Kalmus

Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as we host Peter Kalmus, author of the newly published book Be the Change; Live Well & Spark a Climate Revolution, on Sunday November 12, 2017, at Bici Centro in downtown Santa Barbara.   Special guest Paul Relis,  co-founder of the Community Environmental Council (CEC), that was founded after the devastating 1969 oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel when he was just 22 year old, will introduce Peter, linking two generations of committed and passionate citizen activists.

Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth’s climate systems,  Kalmus,  a climate scientist and suburban father of two,  embarked on a journey to change his life and the world.  He began bicycling, growing his own food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes.  Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average, and became happier in the process.

Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament.  It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.  The core message to his book is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be BETTER.

Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University, and a BA in Physics from Harvard, maintaining clearly in his book and talks he is speaking on his own behalf, not representing any of the scientific agencies he works for, or institutions where he studied.  At home in Altadena, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles, he enjoys orcharding, beekeeping, and backpacking.   Kalmus is a contributing editor and columnist for YES! Magazine.

The event takes place on Sunday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:30pm, and will be held at Bici Centro, 434 Olive Street, in an outdoor courtyard.  Please come early to explore the community bike center.  Books will be available to purchase, author donating profits.  The event is FREE and no reservations are required.  For More Info: margie@sbpermaculure.org; www.sbpermaculture.org;  805-962-2571.


Event sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition (Bici Centro), Community Environmental Council (CEC), & Oasis Design

This event is a part of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Civic 101 for Climate Change educational series -


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com/events/1351132924995557




Additional Resources:

Peter Kalmus website http://becycling.life

Being the Change | New Society Publishers
https://www.newsociety.com/Books/B/Being-the-Change

Paul Relis, author of Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier:  http://www.paulrelis.com/

To My Fellow Climate Scientists: Be Human, Be Brave, Speak Truth YES Magazine
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/to-my-fellow-climate-scientists-be-human-be-brave-tell-the-truth-20170207

Peter Kalmus A Scientist pioneers a low carbon Lifestyle in Altadena CA
http://newyork.thecityatlas.org/people/peter-kalmus/

"Being the Change" is proof that weaning oneself off fossil fuels is not only possible, but also joyful and fun for a young suburban family.
https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/how-one-american-family-has-moved-away-fossil-fuels.html

How California Could Get to 100 Percent Renewable Energy/Peter Kalmus
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/just-transition/how-california-could-get-to-100-percent-renewable-energy-20170928

Climate Change and Be-cycling With Peter Kalmus Interview https://www.rootsimple.com/2015/02/039-climate-change-and-be-cycling-with-peter-kalmus/



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1 year ago
Please join us for a special 15 day fundraiser in honor of Ali Sharif,  one of the original Permaculture “missionaries” who took permaculture out to the world in its earliest days, and convened an International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in Brazil in 2007.
Special Ali Sharif Scholarship Memorial Fund
Honor Permaculture Pioneer Ali Sharif/Donate to Scholarship Fund for Delegates from around the world attend the International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in India  NOV 2017, by donating to FIPC Crowdrise:  

Won’t you help get things started with just $20?   If 1000 people sent in just $20, we would have enough to cover most of the costs of scholarships for delegates from all over the world waiting to hear if they can come to IPC India in November 2017.
Larger donations also welcome, big generosity of heart, super appreciated!

Read more…
We first met Ali Sharif in Croatia in 2005 where we attended our first International Permaculture Convergence (IPC).  In those days, only the bravest stepped forward to take on the task of hosting these enormously complicated international events.
After Croatia,  Ali volunteered to host the next IPC in Brazil, where he had been working for more than 20 years, establishing Permaculture centers in all the regions and ecosystems of Brazil, from the  favelas in huge cities, to remote jungle centers on the Amazon.   He was up to the job.
In addition to organizing the convergence, Ali dedicated time, money, and fundraising to make sure delegates from all over the world could attend IPC Brazil, never constrained by the limitations of money.
And of course, these delegates, who had so much knowledge & skill to share,  often had never traveled outside their own countries, and needed assistance with visas and passports, and the logistics of travel, which Ali provided.
Ali Sharif missed the last IPC in 2015 in London and the UK,  but was happy to hear India would be the next IPC host, and had expressed his strong desire to attend, and, once again, help find funding for delegates get there, when he became ill.  Ali died recently in South Africa, while awaiting a heart transplant.

The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) would like to establish a special Ali Sharif Scholarship Memorial Fund to honor all his years of fundraising efforts for delegates, and continue with his vision of helping both the delegates and the IPC conveners, now and into the future.
Ali Sharif visited Santa Barbara, California in 2016, and we recorded an informal, but very special interview with him  (see below).  Please listen to this remarkable story of a Permaculture “missionary”,  who along with other permaculture pioneers, made permaculture the global movement it is today.

Information About FIPC:
Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC)
 ~Assisting the future by design with support for the International Permaculture Convergences~
The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) is a USA based, fiscally sponsored nonprofit of Inquiring Systems Inc; whose specific mission is to provide scholarships for delegates from around the world attend the International Permaculture Convergences.  All donations are tax deductible.
History of IPC’s: IPC’s take place every two years and switch between continents.  Past host sites have been in Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal, Croatia, Brazil, Malawi, Jordan, Cuba, the United Kingdom, and India 2017, followed by Argentina in 2020.

Have a Listen, Ali in his own words:
Interview with Ali Sharif in Santa Barbara, CA (2016):  
 
Interview with Ali Sharif
Permacultura Latina America
http://www.suesupriano.com/article.php?&id=19


IPC India 2017, celebrating 30 years of Permaculture in India this year.  There is great excitement building with those hosting, women, children, all joining in, as they prepare a convergence village, and grow almost all the organic food that will feed IPC participants, hoping to welcome you soon!  

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Diversity of participants, from a diversity of regions around the world, for a diversity of ideas & solutions
http://ipcindia2017.org


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1 year ago
5 Steps to an Abundant Future
with Matt Powers
author of The Permaculture Student

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10am-Noon, Free

Location: South Coast Watershed Resource Center
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park (Hendry’s Beach)
2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara CA 93109


I’ve focused my energies on translating the information I’ve found into forms that everyone,
especially children, youth, and families, can learn, understand,
and use  permaculture in their daily lives.  Matt Powers



Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Saturday, August 12, as we host a morning talk with ecological designer, educator, and author Matt Powers, as he shares the 5 Steps to An Abundant Future, that he suggests are needed to guarantee an abundant future for humans and the planet.

Seeing permaculture as a powerful tool, Powers wants permaculture to become a household word, that ultimately finds its way into households and communities everywhere.

A design science that uses the patterns and systems of nature to provide sustainably and regeneratively for both humans and the environment, permaculture solves all the insurmountable problems of our modern world.  Loss of topsoil, deforestation, and pollution can all be addressed and reversed, and regeneration can be achieved, as documented in a multitude of permaculture projects around the world.

The  5 Steps to an Abundant Future Matt Powers proposes are:
Building Soil
Growing Forests
Restoring the Oceans & All Waters
Regenerating Biodiversity
Rewilding Human Culture


And the good news, with these 5 steps, we can begin to reverse climate change, sequester excess carbon, clean up gnarly pollution in the air, water and soil, and bring back nature, all with the whole systems thinking of Permaculture.

Matt will also be sharing and speaking about his recently published book The Permaculture Student 2,  that is designed for students, teachers, families, and learners, as a year-long curriculum filled with projects, activities, and formulas combined into one easy-to-understand volume.  With up-to-date information, the book provides a holistic and comprehensive exploration of the philosophy of permaculture.

Matt Powers is an educator and high school teacher with a master’s degree in education.   A true Renaissance man, he is also a professional musician and song writer, a plant breeder, seed saver, and gardener.  He has collaborated with leading global experts on soil, mycology, ecology, permaculture design, landscape restoration and regenerative farming, and alternative energy.  With his books Permaculture Student 1, and The Permaculture Student 2, he created a curriculum for K-12+college students all over the world, with translations available in Spanish, Polish, and Arabic with French and Italian coming soon.

Powers’ own interest in permaculture was inspired by a desire to live a better, healthier life for himself and his family, as a result of his wife’s third bout with cancer.  As he and his family began studying food, healthy living, and organic gardening, in this search, they ultimately discovered the positive, solution oriented philosophy of permaculture.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Brown bag with us!  Stay around to picnic in the park following the talk.  Lemonade and chips provided, bring your own brown bag lunch.  Children welcome.

The FREE event takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 10am – Noon, at the South Coast Watershed Resource Center, located in the Arroyo Burro Beach County Park (Hendry’s), 2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109.  No reservations required.   More info: Margie@sbpermacuture.org, www.sbpermaculture.org; 805-962-2571.


A Community Event Sponsored by
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
www.sbpermaculture.org

Event Co-Sponsors:  Explore Ecology & AMA SeaBeauty

Learn more:

Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/321804888231385/  

The South Coast Watershed Resource Center:  http://www.exploreecology.org/watershed-resource-center-santa-barbara.ph

What is Permaculture - Matt Powers:

In the simplest of terms, permaculture is a way of seeing the world through nature’s eye, a lens through which to view the world based on three ethics Earth Care,  People Care, and Care of the Future. This requires constant observation and adaptation as nature is constantly changing. Permaculture is action-oriented: it provides a framework for ecological and sustainable problem solving and design. It can be applied to anything because everything is sourced in nature, it’s patterns and it’s cycles. The way cites are designed , food is grown, homes are heated and communities interact can all be redesigned using permaculture lens to be sustainable, ethical and regenerative.


The Permaculture Student 2: A Collection of Regenerative Solutions, by Matt Powers
http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/

Article: The Permaculture Student 2: A Guidebook For The Future:
https://permaculturenews.org/2017/03/10/permaculture-student-2-guidebook-future/

Matt Powers online courses:
The Permaculture Student Online and Permaculture Gardening with Matt Powers. Matt is also the host of Permaculture Tonight, an iTunes & SoundCloud podcast, and a resident horticultural and gardening expert at the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company


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1 year ago
TOMORROW – Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future
A Permaculture Inspired Film, premiering in Santa Barbara, CA
Wed, July 26, 2017
Location: The Marjorie Luke Theatre
721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
$10 - General Admission, $7 - Students/Seniors

Tickets available at the door, or online at:  https://www.lobero.org/events/tomorrow/
($2 per ticket Lobero online ticket purchasing fee; other fees may apply)

Event Sponsors: Marjorie Luke Theater, Community Environmental Council (CEC), Santa Barbara Sierra Club, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network


FILM TRAILER :
https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/#trailer-section

“Without question, TOMORROW is absolutely the best and most creative film on the future of humanity and the environment”.
— Paul Hawken, author of the bestselling, recently published book,  Project Drawdown


In 2012, French writer and activist Cyril Dion learned about a study carried out by twenty-two scientists from around the world that forecasts the extinction of multiple forms of life, and possibly a large part of humanity, by the year 2100. This news barely received any media coverage at all. Convinced that spreading catastrophic news is not effective, Dion decided to explore, along with actress and director Mélanie Laurent and a small film crew, what our world could look like if we brought together some of the best solutions to date in agriculture, energy, economics, education, and democracy.  What they found was amazing, and inspired a film…

Directed/Produced  by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent
Tomorrow won the Cesar award for best documentary, has been viewed by over a million people in France, and has been released in over 30 countries,  released in the U.S. April 2017.
Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education.
It offers constructive solutions to act  on a local level to make a difference on a global level  
So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road...  


WHY THIS FILM ?

TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.

TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road...

TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Start small to grow big, and write a new story for the generations to come.

New York Times Critic’s Pick  & Review: Worried About a Sustainable Tomorrow? There’s Hope, by NICOLE HERRINGTONAPRIL 19, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/movies/tomorrow-review.html?nlid=61520911&_r=0

It’s refreshing to see concrete solutions at work, many of them at the grass-roots level. And the optimism of those countering ineffective politicians and big business is infectious. The filmmakers — the French actress Mélanie Laurent and the civic activist Cyril Dion — interview their subjects during an intercontinental expedition that takes them to Detroit and Todmorden, England, where urban gardening initiatives flourish; San Francisco, which has an enviable recycling and composting program; Normandy, France, where intercropping ensures that “each plant plays a role in the ecosystem”; a village near Chennai, India, whose decentralized democracy reflects the residents’ priorities; Copenhagen, with its renewable energy model and biking culture; and many points in between.

Read the companion book: Tomorrow All Over the Globe, Solutions Already Exist by Cyril Dion
http://www.chelseagreen.com/tomorrow
1 year ago
webpage Crowdrise /Scholarships to International Permaculture Convergence - IPC India 2017
THE STORY:
Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC)  is raising donations to support delegates from around the world attend IPC India in 2017, the 13th International Permaculture Convergence./Worldwide Fundraiser  

FIPC is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project of Inquiring Systems, Inc.

Credit Card Donations acepted for  Crowdrise -if you need to make your donation by Bank Transfer

contact Margie Bushman margie@sbpermaculture.org

Have you ever been to an International Permaculture Convergence (IPC)?

They are epic!

An event that draws the best and brightest permaculturists from around the world to help put together visionary solutions for a better world.  For more than 40 years Permaculture has been leading the way with innovative, planet and climate friendly design strategies that are just now being fully recognized by the rest of the world as the answer to some of our most pressing global problems.

Held every two years in different parts of the globe, the next IPC takes place in Hyderabad India, November 2017, hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, where Permaculture will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year!

The theme for IPC India is Towards Healthy Societies, with other subthemes, including Women as Agents of Change.  Founded by permaculture pioneers Narsanna & Padma Koppula, Aranya Agriculture Alternatives has been demonstrating and working on these themes for many years.  

For the Permaculture community, the International Permaculture Convergences are hugely  important with projects and actual working design solutions developed and shared for the  smallest villages to the largest cities.

Diversity of ideas and approaches, by a diversity of participants, with knowledge shared across continents & countries is the goal of every IPC.

In order to insure diversity, donations are need for scholarships to fund some of the most talented & innovative delegates to attend. Many delegates are coming from cash poor but experience rich regions to share their projects and knowledge.

The IPC India conveners will support 400 Indian farmers to attend free, while this Crowdrise campaign,  with your help, will support International delegates from outside India also attend. Forty-two delegates have applied so far.

Please support generously with your dollars, the life & civilization they save may be your own!

Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC)

 ~Assisting the future by design

with support for the International Permaculture Convergences~

The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC) is a USA based, fiscally sponsored nonprofit of Inquiring Systems Inc; whose specific mission is to provide scholarships for delegates from around the world attend the International Permaculture Convergences.
All donations are tax deductible

Permaculture (PERMAnent CULTURE) is a design system based on ecological principles for creating sustainable human environments and is a whole systems approach suggesting positive solutions for a rapidly changing world.

History of IPC’s:  IPC’s take place every two years and switch between continents. Past host sites have been in Australia, USA, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Nepal, Croatia, Brazil, Malawi, Jordan, Cuba, the United Kingdom, and  India 2017, followed by Argentina in 2020.  
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Join us on Saturday, May 6, at 1pm, for a Tree Planting in the SBCC Lifescape garden to honor & celebrate the life of Bill Mollison, founder of the global Permaculture movement.
- ~ Permaculture is a dance with nature - in which nature leads~ Bill Mollison, 1928-2016  

The tree planting will take place on the same day as the SBCC Environmental Horticulture Dept Annual Plant Sale, come enjoy both! Also, on hand will be the instructors for the upcoming summer SBCC Permaculture Design Course, that starts May 19, if you have any questions about it. The SBCC Lifescape Garden is on the SBCC East Campus, 721 Cliff Dr. CA 93109

Trees Eat Us All: A Tribute to Bill Mollison (1928-2016) from Charlie Mgee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN_Texj9CD4

Part of International Permaculture Day 2017 EVENTS
http://permacultureday.org/

More information on the SBCC's annual spring plant sale, located in the lovely Lifescape Garden. Environmental Horticulture students host this event featuring the many plants that have been propagated throughout the semester. All sales will benefit the SBCC Environmental Horticulture program. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, luscious plants, and good company while supporting a scholarly cause.  
SBCC's annual spring plant sale,
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9 AM - 1 PM
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SBCC's annual spring plant sale, located in the lovely Lifescape Garden. Environmental Horticulture students host this event featuring the many plants that have been propagated throughout the semester. All sales will benefit the SBCC Environmental Horticulture program. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, luscious plants, and good company while supporting a scholarly cause. We look forward to seeing you there!!!


Bill" Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016) was an Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. He is referred to as the "father of permaculture” is an integrated system of ecological and environmental design which Mollison co-developed with David Holmgren, and which they together envisioned as a perennial and sustainable form of agriculture.

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