[permaculture] Oregon Ecological Housing and Permaculture Conference: May 10-12

Andrew Millison amillison at gmail.com
Wed May 4 00:40:52 EDT 2011


The Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University in collaboration
with the State of Oregon Housing and Community Services are hosting a
Permaculture conference in Portland, Oregon on May 10-11-12 aimed at State
developers of low income housing. All are welcome to attend, and *scholarships
are available. *A direct link to conference information and registration can
be found here:

Presenters: Toby Hemenway, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Mark Lakeman, Andrew
Millison, Eli Spevak, Rick Crager, Leonard Barrett. Tours of local
Permaculture inspired multi-family residential developments are included.

For more information and to register you may visit the OHCS 2011 Ecological
Housing Solutions Permaculture Conference page at:

http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/Permaculture_Conference.shtml



And you may register on-line at OSU:

http://hort.oregonstate.edu/2011OHCSPermacultureConference .

Oregon has a long tradition of being a self-sustaining state that provides
its residents with the opportunity to build the communities, homes and lives
we desire. Yet, sky-rocketing energy costs, low-quality and inadequate food,
and housing instability is threatening this tradition in every town, school
and home. Oregon is experiencing poverty, hunger and homelessness at
alarming rates, as more and more hard-working people fall on difficult
times.



Fortunately, Oregon also has a long tradition of tackling tough problems and
finding creative solutions. Permaculture systems maximize existing resources
and offer self-sustaining ways for communities to meet their needs. The
permaculture design system is a practical approach to helping families
reduce energy costs, improve nutrition and access to healthy food, and live
in adequate housing.



We invite you to participate in this groundbreaking conference that will
bring together developers, community action agencies and other affordable
housing and hunger advocates with permaculture experts to create a new
vision for sustainability in Oregon.



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