The Potential of Permaculture Series

  • October 29, 2020
  • November 19, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • October 29, 2020, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • November 19, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual Event

Organization: Lloyd Library and Museum

A virtual program in two parts

Part 1: October 29, 7 p.m.

Part 2: November 19, 7 p.m.

Registration required (Register by clicking on the date you'd like to attend)

Permaculture holds great promise and potential as one of the main solutions to a more resilient and ecologically sustainable human–Earth relationship. As a design science, permaculture can help us transition our cities, suburbs, farms and forests to capture and store greenhouse gasses, while generating energy, food, and ecological services. Join us for our two-part series, moderated by Alan Wight, as we dive into the revolution already underway in our region.

In part 1, Cities and Suburbs, learn from experts Amy Stross and Braden Trauth as they discuss the theory, networks, and permaculture practices happening in Cincinnati and our surrounding suburbs. Participants will see suburban lawns transformed and gain a sense of the local educational offerings, the nursery and plant resources available, and the online forums that support this important work.

In part 2, Common Orchards & Regenerative Farms, meet two permaculture practitioners, Chris Smyth and Doug Crouch, as they explain the Common Orchards Project and take us on a tour of a new chestnut farm, and a regenerative agriculture education center called Treasure Lake. Participants will learn how permaculture is applied to a wide variety of settings, from vacant city lots to forest management, to agricultural restoration projects.

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