permaculture Doing 3 short workshops in San Diego this weekend – March 6, 7, 8

Dear friends and colleagues in Southern California,

I’m doing three community-related events in San Diego this weekend.

* “Three Aspects of Healthy, Thriving Intentional Community,” Saturday, March 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Community San Diego – Intentional Communities Unconference, San Diego Friends Center. 3850 Westgate Place. The Unconference is a networking and information-sharing event with open-space sessions, although my session will be an actual workshop.
Other participant/presenters include Lois Arkin, founder of Los Angeles Eco-Village, and cohousing coaches Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris. Sponsored by Raines and Betsy’s Cohousing Coaches organization and many local San Diego organizations. http://www.communify.in

* “How Permaculture Design Principles Apply to Social, Legal, and Financial Aspects of Ecovillage Design,” Friday, March 6, 11:30-12:30 pm, as part of Permaculture Voices Conference (March 4-8). Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Conference Center. Conference kkeynote speakers include Maddy Harland, Paul Stamets, Gunter Pauli, and Marcin Jablowski. http://www.permaculturevoices.com/pv2/

* Tour and Intensive on Developing New Cohousing and Ecovillages, Sunday, March 8, 1:30 – 6:00 pm, Emerald Village Permaculture Education Community, Vista, California. Also with Raines Cohen and Betsy Morris and possibly also Lois Arkin. http://www.communify.in/creating_community_workshop

All good wishes,

Diana Leafe Christian

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permaculture Utah Water Harvesting

Hi Rhonda, Scott,

The best part of the video to me is at the last second when the camera shows how much water is running down the street as a missed opportunity. Even in a climate that only gets 9 inches of rain a year urban runoff is massive.

Rhonda, glad to hear you’re up to great things! I’ve been watching the PC Activist campaign and will step in at the end if needed. That’s the edge I usually work when it comes to crowdfunding. Keep up your great work, including wise child-raising!

Scott,
Glad to hear your courses went well in Costa Rica! Arina told me the PDC was hugely successful with some 40 people. Surely you and Durga rocked their world views. Looking forward to catching up soon!

Best,
Jason

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permaculture Utah Water Harvesting

That’s what I mean Jason, your video was a perfect graphic to show the simplicity and wisdom of rain water harvesting!!

I have just finished teaching a two week PDC and a one week Teacher Training course in Costa Rica. Presently I am on the Sat Yoga Ashram where I am being hosted so I can write on my book “The Dharma of Permaculture”. More to come.

Scott

“To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” Buckminster Fuller

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permaculture KICKSTARTER /Permaculture Activist Magazine A Challenge Match! of $500 please support

KICKSTARTER /Permaculture Activist, the world’s longest running permaculture journal, needs your support for a new and vibrant online presence. A Challenge Match!
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permaculture Utah Water Harvesting

Good to hear from you, Jason.

I’m impressed. 9 inches of rain…such a contrast with our southern Indiana average of 47 inches of rain each year.

I’ve been working on coordinating regional permaculture networks and learning opportunities, increasing the number of designs and design implementations locally, and mentoring more students beyond their pdc’s. Supporting the Permaculture Activist transitions through layout and events work (there’s still time to contribute to the kickstarter, and we need your help! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425590312/the-permaculture-activist )

When you add in parenting at teen and homeschooling, my plate is pretty full :)

warm wishes,
Rhonda Baird

On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:18 PM, Jason Gerhardt wrote:

> I’ve been working on water harvesting change in Utah (Moab specifically) > lately and they are getting their first rains since the gardens went in. > Here’s a 60 second video of a section of the demo-gardens at Utah State > University-Moab in a rain storm:
> https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=881100721922076&set=vb.464355046929981&type=3&theater >
> Moab gets 9 inches of rain a year if lucky. Trying to change the paradigm > that water harvesting is good for drought and flood events. Currently have > some Moab City Council members talking to the governor to encourage more > change. Here in Colorado, Adam Brock and I are presenting to the State > Legislature this week to encourage water harvesting legislative changes. > Seeds are being planted.
>
> More info can be found about the Utah projects here:
> https://www.facebook.com/UsuExtensionSustainability/timeline?ref=page_internal > And here: http://realearthdesign.com/projects/usumoab/
>
> The list has been quiet lately, what have people been working on? >
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permaculture April 6-9 -4-Day Permaculture Design Intensive at the Live Oak Campground Before Lucidity Festival

April 6-9 -4-Day Permaculture Design Intensive at the Live Oak Campground Before Lucidity Festival with Erik Hjermstad, Ryan Rising, Ray Cirino, Loren Luyendyk, and /Art Ludwig Attendance is limited to 35 students! Secure your ticket today!
http://2015.lucidityfestival.com/permaculture/?mc_cid=5f91246343&mc_eid=17cfeebb09 Permaculture Action Course

Join us at the Live Oak Campground Before Lucidity Festival for a 4-Day Permaculture Design Intensive
followed by a Permaculture Action Day with The Polish Ambassador, and stay to celebrate your up-leveled earth stewardship at the festival.

The course will include three days of full-on permaculture education and community building, including:

permaculture design process
rainwater harvesting and earthworks (w. Art Ludwig!)
introduction to permaculture
natural building and appropriate technology
regenerative tools and techniques
permaculture gardening and food forestry
applying ecological principles
social permaculture
community organizing methods
soils and composting
COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Erik Hjermstad
Erik Hjermstad is an ecological designer and permaculture practitioner from San Diego. His longtime experience in media and manufacturing now serves his passion for regenerative agriculture here in southern California. He is the creator of Cobfest, a barn-raising turned micro-festival that now serves as a prototype for open-source gathering platforms to effectively regenerate the world around us while having healthy fun with our friends.

Erik understands that to solve the ecological challenges facing our culture, we must cultivate powerful social collaborations to effectively aggregate our human resources into regenerative solutions.

Ryan Rising
Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who most recently organized and facilitated the Permaculture Action Tour with music producer The Polish Ambassador in the fall of 2014. Ryan focuses on creating community access to land for local food growing and regenerative living – connecting people to take action and transition to a resilient way of life.

Ryan has taught numerous courses and workshops, including the Elemental Alchemy Permaculture Intensive before Symbiosis Gathering in 2013 and a month-long Gaia Education certified Eco-Village Design training this past winter in Nicaragua. A certified permaculture designer with a degree in Peace and Social Justice Studies, he also co-founded a regenerative, productive urban farm in the east bay and now organizes with the Omni Commons – a community organizing space and education center in Oakland, CA.

Ray Cirino
Ray Cirino is a natural builder and permaculture artisan who was awarded in 2012 with the City of Los Angeles Certificate of Commendation for his creative contributions and community organizations. Especially interested in the patterns of nature and architecture, he holds an architectural degree at Miami-Dade Architecture school and a diploma from the North American School of Natural Building.

Ray founded two Water Woman festivals based on permaculture techniques and sustainable art and has been studying and practicing permaculture for 15 years. His 20’ Water Woman sculpture was featured in Smithsonian Magazine in 1999. He continues as a top innovator in energy, agriculture, water, and shelter systems, turning the great challenges we now face as a species into opportunities for Ecological, Psychological, and Spiritual Sustainability.

Loren Luyendyk
Loren Luyendyk is a Certified Teacher of Permaculture, with over 15 years of practical experience in Permaculture Design, ecological farming, sustainability, and horticulture. He has a degree in Botany from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener. He has experience with Keyline Design, Holistic Management, Natural Building, Biodynamic Farming, and The Soil Foodweb. His teaching has taken him across the globe, where he has spent extensive amounts of time sharing and learning with local cultures in the United States, Central America, New Zealand, and Australia.

He is the owner of Santa Barbara Organics (www.sborganics.com), a permaculture design and land management business through which he designs and installs permaculture systems for residential and farm lands. Loren, also started the Global Permaculture Design Group (www.globalpermaculture.com), and is the founder of the non-profit organization Surfers Without Borders (www.surferswithoutborders.org). Loren is inspired by nature, and works to regenerate the earth while providing for our needs and creating community.

Art Ludwig
Art Ludwig is the author of Water Storage and Create an Oasis with Greywater, two books that can be found on most any permaculture designer’s bookshelf. Art Ludwig is an ecological systems designer with 28 years full-time experience in water, wastewater systems, energy, shelter and human powered transport. His specialty is complex, integrated “systems of systems.” Art has studied and worked in 22 different countries, consulted for the states of New York and New Mexico on water reuse policy, and given dozens of lectures and workshops.

He designed his own education in Ecological Systems Design, graduating from UC Berkeley. At Berkeley, he developed the first cleaners specifically designed to be biocompatible with plants and soil, and founded a successful business to manufacture and distribute them.

Art currently lives with his family near Santa Barbara, surrounded by over 20 different kinds of fruit trees.

PACKAGE DEAL!
Attendance is limited to 35 students! Secure your ticket today!

OPTION 1 ) Ticket includes:

A three day permaculture intensive course followed by a Permaculture Action Day in the community of Santa Barbara Festival Early Arrival Access (with first choice of camping for the whole week) Lucidity Festival Ticket
Three organic meals per day Monday through Thursday with option to opt in for Friday-Sunday (additional $75 for fri-sun meals) On-site camping
$624 Package Price

Limited tickets available

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permaculture Utah Water Harvesting

I’ve been working on water harvesting change in Utah (Moab specifically) lately and they are getting their first rains since the gardens went in. Here’s a 60 second video of a section of the demo-gardens at Utah State University-Moab in a rain storm:
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=881100721922076&set=vb.464355046929981&type=3&theater

Moab gets 9 inches of rain a year if lucky. Trying to change the paradigm that water harvesting is good for drought and flood events. Currently have some Moab City Council members talking to the governor to encourage more change. Here in Colorado, Adam Brock and I are presenting to the State Legislature this week to encourage water harvesting legislative changes. Seeds are being planted.

More info can be found about the Utah projects here:
https://www.facebook.com/UsuExtensionSustainability/timeline?ref=page_internal And here: http://realearthdesign.com/projects/usumoab/

The list has been quiet lately, what have people been working on?

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