“Permaculture: On Becoming a Garden-Farmer in an Era of Change”—Tuesday, October 4th

Master Gardener Assoc. NW Michigan,
Tuesday, October 4th, 6:30 pm
Boardman Nature Center, Cass Rd., Traverse City

FREE talk, with donations welcomed if you can!

What is Permaculture? Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles. Living systems are designed to constantly rebuild themselves, and sometimes human beings are forgetful of simple nature-based laws in the fast-paced lives we live.

Permaculture is focused on designing and implementing systems for accessing natural resources in ways that benefit both humanity and the environment. Its approach guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we find in nature and can also be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.

As gardeners and farmers, by adopting the ethics and applying a set of 12-13 permaculture principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers and gardeners to becoming more responsible humans w. a deeper relationship to the land we share.

Join us for a brief introduction of permaculture with a discussion about the likenesses and differences of permaculture, traditional horticulture, and even organic gardening.

Presenter: Penny Krebiehl

Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator; Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, Board Member; Bionutrient Food Association, Member/Grower; Little Artshram, Founder and Directress; O’k CSA Cooperative, Founder and Garden-Farmer

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