Sunday, August 25, 5:30-8pm
Sacramento Food Bank Community Room, 3333 3rd Ave.
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The event will feature a video presentation and talk by internationally recognized permaculture designer and teacher, Geoff Lawton, with special focus upon the opportunities and challenges of life in California's Great Central Valley and Foothills. Following Geoff's presentation there will be time for audience Q & A and an opportunity for the audience to explore together their response to Geoff's presentation, and it's relevance to ongoing local and regional efforts to transform the food system.
Hosted by Sol Collective's "Liberation Permaculture" and Harvest Sacramento, a project of Soil Born Farms
Who is Geoff Lawton?
Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture designer, teacher and consultant who has worked in over 35 different countries. He is continually invited to teach and consult on the design science of permaculture for government agencies, UN agencies, aid organisations, major development companies and private individuals.
Geoff’s work includes consultancy work in the environmentally green, Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates. From the Greening the Desert projects in Jordan to rehydration strategies in in the deserts of Hydramaut, Yemen. Geoff has also consulted for the US army corp of engineers on decommission army ammunition manufacturing plant as a re-design to an eco industrial park. Geoff has also directed and built Housing projects for the Kurds in Iraq after the war and rebuilt a whole village with 53 straw bale houses. Geoff has established permaculture demonstration sites that function as education centres in all the worlds major climates, information on the success of these systems is network through www.permacultureglobal.com. Geoff established the Permaculture research Institute and www.permaculturenews.org website to network mainframe information worldwide.
Global Permaculture Networks
Geoff is also an inspiring educator, producing thousands of active Permaculture designers around the world. He has been responsible for the establishment of a network of global education centres and demonstration sites linked by some of the largest permaculture websites in the world.
He has also produced a series of educational DVDs on Permaculture that continue to grow and inspire and be translated into many languages.
Permaculture's Online Future
Geoff’s latest endeavour has been the launch of the largest online interactive Permaculture course on the planet which has reinvigorated Permaculture for a whole new audience. This has engaged people from all over the world including experienced Permaculture teachers seeking to build on Geoff’s vast experience.
Geoff says “Permaculture is design science and evolutionary solution that will take humanity into a positive future and recreate the natural abundance on earth that we know is possible with true wealth, now everyone can be part of the solution."
Share in this vision.
Come and see him discuss the future of permaculture design, where it’s going and where it can take you into the future.