[permaculture] All The World's Problems Can Be Solved in A Garden with Australian Permaculturist Geoff Lawton Thurs. Aug. 28/08, 7:30 pm Santa Barbara CA

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Aug 28 09:30:07 EDT 2008


SANTA BARBARA PERMACULTURE NETWORK  &
SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Presents:

“All The World's Problems Can Be Solved in A Garden”

   with International Permaculture Teacher & Designer

Australian Geoff Lawton

Thursday, August 28, 2008,7:30 pm
Santa Barbara City College, East Campus, Rm EBS 309

         Geoff Lawton, International Permaculture
teacher and designer from Australia will speak on
Thursday, August 28, presenting a broad look at
applying permaculture to engage the world's
challenges of peaking fossil fuels, global
warming, and a fragile global food system---and
comes to the conclusion "All the worlds problems can be solved in a Garden".


         From working with the aboriginals in the
Australian outback to Greening the Desert in the
Dead Sea of Jordan (see video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohI6vnWZmk )  to
providing post tsunami reconstruction. Geoff has
just about done it all; thinking and acting both
locally and globally. Geoff takes you on an
adventure you will never forget. Hear about his
life and times in permaculture, his journey,
work, challenges, threats and opportunities.
Whatever you do this year don’t miss this mind
blowing presentation that will leave you in awe.

         Geoff Lawton is one of the world's
foremost experts in permaculture, providing
consulting, designing, teaching and project
implementation for clients that include private
individuals, groups, communities, governments,
aid organizations, non-government organizations
and multi-national companies. Lawton has served
clients in 17 different countries, including
Jordan , Iraq , Egypt , USA , Mexico , Macedonia
, Vietnam , Costa Rica , Brazil , Ecuador , Peru
, England , Denmark , Australia and the South
Pacific. Permaculture Research Institute (
www.permaculture.org.au ). Geoff is the managing
director of The Permaculture Research Institute
from which he teaches regular Permaculture Design
Courses at Diversity Farm ­ The Channon, Northern NSW.


         Geoff takes permaculture where angels
fear to tread. His famous expression is “if
you're not living on the edge you're taking up
too much space;” and working on the edge he
pushes the boundaries and takes permaculture to new heights.

         Geoff’s career in permaculture started
when he graduated with his Permaculture Design
Certificate in 1983. He started by developing his
own suburban backyard before venturing to large
scale properties and overseas projects. He also
developed ”Permaculture Noosa” on Queensland’s
Sunshine Coast as a thriving, active community
group with over 300 members. In 1995 Geoff
achieved his Permaculture Diploma in areas of
Education, Design, Implementation, System
Establishment, Administration and Community
Development. Geoff is renowned for his earthworks designs and projects.

         In October 1997 Bill Mollison,
co-originator of Permaculture, upon his
retirement, asked Geoff to establish and direct a
new Permaculture Research Institute on the Bill's
147 acre Tagari Farm. Geoff developed the site
over three years and established  The
Permaculture Research Institute as a registered
charity and global Networking center for
permaculture projects/centers.  Quailsprings
Permaculture Farm & Learning Oasis in New Cuyama,
Santa Barbara, California. has joined Geoff
global network of centers www.quailsprings.org


         The evening lecture takes place
Thursday, August 28, 2008, 7:30 pm at Santa
Barbara City College, East Campus, Rm EBS 309 No
reservations are required. Sponsors for the event
are The  Santa Barbara City College Center for
Sustainability <http://sustainability.sbcc.edu>http://sustainability.sbcc.edu,
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and Santa
Barbara Adult Education Program  For more
information, please call (805) 962-2571,
margie at sbpermaculture.org or www.sbpermaculture.org.








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