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From: Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network <lakinroe-XLVZXwFpN43QT0dZR+AlfA <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: Home Scale Permaculture: Interview with Toby Hemenway VIMEO /Also Toby will be in SB on April 13
Newsgroups: gmane.technology.permaculture.sdpg
Date: Wednesday 4th April 2012 13:16:48 UTC (over 6 years ago)
Home Scale Permaculture: Interview with Toby Hemenway


In this interview we discuss permaculture, industrial agriculture, and 
the reality of the current food system.
-Home scale permaculture
-The open loop of industrial agriculture
-The toxic BT Gene which is heavily used in Industrial Agriculture
-Urban Agriculture
-How to work with nature instead of against it
-The future of food production
-Much more!

/*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 
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-H+B1fhQ+Cpc/[email protected] 

Sponsored by:
*The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
*Event co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

More Info:

Toby Hemenway website:

*Six weekend Permaculture design course at Fairview Gardens*: 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, Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens; Larry Santoyo, Director of 
EarthFlow Design, www.earthflow.com <http://www.earthflow.com/> ; and 
Michael Becker, award-winning educator, Hood River, Oregon.


*TOBY HEMENWAY talk -- April 13
Introduction to Bee Keeping -- April 15
Eating as a Vegetarian  - April 19
Plant Your Spring Garden -- April 28
Wild Fermenting -- April 29

*The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeCSIpnAXwM

    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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