[permaculture] [Fwd: lecture by one of the originators of permaculture]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Fri Jun 24 12:56:42 EDT 2005


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Subject: 	lecture by one of the originators of permaculture
Date: 	Fri, 24 Jun 2005 12:28:23 -0400
From: 	Debbie Roos <debbie_roos at ncsu.edu>
Reply-To: 	Debbie Roos <debbie_roos at ncsu.edu>
To: 	sustagchatham <sustagchatham at lists.ncsu.edu>


July 21, 2005: Beyond Sustainability Lecture at the University of North

Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC - David Holmgren, the Australian co-originator of the
concept and practice of "Permaculture," will give a free public lecture
at the North Carolina Botanical Garden's Totten Center in Chapel Hill on
Thursday, July 21st, starting at 7 pm.  A short reception featuring
locally produced foods will follow.  Space is limited; participants are
asked to call in advance to reserve a seat for the lecture:
919-962-0522.

In the early 1970s, David Holmgren wrote a sophomore term thesis that,
when turned into a book, launched the advent of Permaculture, a
sustainable living methodology.  He has been teaching, writing about,
and living this philosophy ever since.  He is currently on a four-month,
around-the-world teaching tour.  His lecture will answer the question,
"What is permaculture?"  He will link this with potential solutions to
pressing concerns about our current high-energy lifestyles, which are
dependent on a continuing supply of cheap petroleum-something that many
believe is a rapidly disappearing reality. 

While visiting the area, Holmgren will also be touring some of Orange
and Chatham Counties' farms and developments that are working with
permaculture principles.

For more about David Holmgren's work, visit his website:
http://www.holmgren.com.au

Contacts: 

Information about lecture or the N.C. Botanical Garden:  Andrew Bell,
919-962-0522  
Information about Holmgren's visit to North Carolina:  Will Hooker, 919-
515-1194


Debbie Roos
Agricultural Extension Agent, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture 
North Carolina State University 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center 
Growing Small Farms Website:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/index.html 
Post Office Box 279  
Pittsboro, NC  27312
E-mail:  debbie_roos at ncsu.edu
Phone:  919.542.8202  FAX:  919.542.8246

 












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