[permaculture] April 13/Evening Talk/Redesigning Civilization:Permaculture's Vision for a Just and Sustainable World with Author Toby Hemenway/Santa Barbara

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Thu Mar 29 02:13:20 EDT 2012

/*Contact: Sharon Tollefson
Coordinator; The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
(805) 967-7369, **Sharon at fairviewgardens.org

<mailto:Sharon at fairviewgardens.org>*/
/*The Center for Urban Agriculture at FAIRVIEW GARDENS Presents:

*/Redesigning Civilization:
Permaculture's Vision for a Just and Sustainable World
With Toby Hemenway

Friday April 13, 2012
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
$10-$20 suggested donation

/~This lecture in memory of long time Fairview Garden supporter & Board 
Member Selma Rubin ~

/ I/ t's no secret that our society has become unsustainable.  Modern 
agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, 
and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get this way, 
and what can we do to help our culture get back on track?

Join internationally known author, permaculture teacher, and designer 
*Toby Hemenway, *for an evening talk on *Friday, April 13, 7-9:30pm,* 
that will give insight into why our culture has become fundamentally 
unsustainable, and how the ecological design approach called 
permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative 
systems, with fair ways to provide food, energy, and human livelihoods, 
while sharing the planet with the rest of nature.

Toby Hemenway is a permaculture designer and teacher who has taught 
permaculture courses around the globe. He is the author of /Gaia's 
Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture/, which for the last eight 
years has been the worlds best selling book on the ecological-design 
approach known as permaculture. The expanded 2nd edition of the book was 
named one of the top ten gardening books of 2010 by the Washington Post, 
and won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award.  Hemenway has been on the 
faculty of the Portland State University, and was a scholar-in-residence 
at Pacific University.  He has presented at conferences and universities 
across the continent. Hemenway lives in Sebastopol, California, where he 
is tending a two-acre food forest amid seven acres of redwoods and bay 

Beginning in May, 2012,  Toby Hemenway will be teaching a 6 weekend 
series permaculture design course at Fairview Gardens, an urban 
educational farm in the heartland of Goleta Valley. He will be joined by 
other guest permaculture teachers throughout the course, which will 
focus on holistic tools for creating food, water, and energy security, 
building healthy communities and economies. Participants can chose to 
attend the entire series and earn a Permaculture design certificate or 
take part in specific lectures from the series.

The evening talk takes place on *Friday, April 13, 7pm-9:30pm, 2012, at 
the Faulkner Gallery* at the Santa Barbara Central Library, 40 East 
Anapamu Street, SB, 93101. $10-$20 suggested donation. No reservations 
required. More info: (805)967-7369, Sharon at fairviewgardens.org 
<mailto:Sharon at fairviewgardens.org> .

Sponsored by:
*The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
** http://www.fairviewgardens.org/
*Event co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

More Info:

Toby Hemenway website:

Six weekend Permaculture design course: May 26-27, June 23-24, July 
28-29, August 25-26, September 22-23, October 27-28. For more info:

Permaculture Teachers teaching with Toby Hemenway:
Brock Dolman, Director of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's Water 
Institute http://oaec.org/brockdolmanbio, Warren Brush, Executive 
Director, Quail Springs Permaculture http://www.quailsprings.org, John 
Valenzuela, principal, Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens, and Larry 
Santoyo, Director, www.EarthflowDesignWorks.com 
<http://www.EarthflowDesignWorks.com>,and Michael Becker, award-winning 
educator, Hood River, Oregon

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

    The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California
    non-profit organization that was established in 1997 to preserve and
    operate Fairview Gardens, the historic farm where our products are
    grown. Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is considered by some to be
    the oldest organic farm in southern California, and is now preserved
    in perpetuity through an agricultural conservation easement.

    Fairview Gardens is situated in the midst of a growing suburban
    community in coastal southern California, surrounded on all sides by
    tract homes, shopping malls, and suburban thoroughfares. As a highly
    visible agricultural parcel in a dense suburban environment,
    Fairview Gardens plays a unique role in the community, providing its
    neighbors with food, educational and cultural events, open space and
    a connection to the land. The farm also demonstrates the economic
    viability of small farm operations, and the potential of small,
    regional farms to feed their communities.


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