Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Learn about landscape design, culture design, community building, and future building in this 12-hour short course developed through years of teaching and observing students’ needs. Lessons will draw from experience designing and maintaining public gardens throughout the region, co-building community projects, teaching permaculture design curriculum, practicing holistic horticulture, and participating in social and environmental justice movements. Some topics covered include the creativity involved in ecosystem design, an overview of permaculture ethics and principles, varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that grow well in this climatic zone, interfacing with local government, community organizing, and ways you can prioritize responsible self-care to leave this world a greener, healthier place than you found it. There will be hands-on and lecture-based attributes to this course, and some specific activities may be determined by students once the course starts.