Time: January 29, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
Type Group: The GrowHaus
Street: 4751 York St
Website or Map: http://www.thegrowhaus.com
Event Type: permaculture, the growhaus, ecological design, holistic design
Organized By: Kenzie Davison
Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2011
Urban Permaculture 101
Saturday, January 29th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online registration: $48.46 (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1164716699/efbevent)
Day-of registration: $55
FREE for residents of Elyria-Swansea!
How can our urban areas become sustainable in their use of food, energy and water? What kinds of fruits and vegetables grow best in Colorado’s climate? How can we set up our social institutions in ways that mimic the diversity and resilience of natural systems?
These are just some of the questions posed by permaculture, a holistic system of design grounded in a mix of indigenous wisdom and ecological science. In this full-day intensive workshop, urban permaculturist and GrowHaus Director of Operations Adam Brock will provide a comprehensive overview of the permaculture paradigm as it applies to urban areas. Through an engaging mix of lecture, group work, and hands-on activities, we’ll explore the following topics:
~ The ethics, principles and design process that form the heart of Permaculture
~ Recognizing patterns of sunlight, water, wind and soil and how they affect the landscape
~ Unusual edible plant species that are well-adapted to growing conditions in the Front Range
~ Specific techniques for incorporating permaculture principles into your home and garden
~ Permaculture’s application to urban social and economic systems
~ Permaculture-related resources and activities happening along the Front Range
Please bring a sack lunch or potluck dish to share.