On Friday, October 2 at 7pm, Zanja Madre will host best selling permaculture author Toby Hemenway presenting from his latest book, The Permaculture City. The Permaculture City demonstrates that the same nature-based approach that works to grow food—connecting pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—also applies perfectly to our need for water, shelter, energy, livelihood, and community. The book provides readers with practical tips and new information on how people are using permaculture principles to live in more sustainable, and deeply connected, ways to each other and community.
Permaculture principles can lead to ecologically and socially sound decisions that enhance diversity, resilience, productivity, and interconnectedness. Permaculture is solution-based, encourages the lean use of resources, and provides hope and opportunity for our cities, towns, and suburbs.
Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked as a researcher in genetics and immunology, and with his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country.
About Zanje Madre
Headquartered in former commercial auto mechanic shop, Zanja Madre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization based in Northwest Pasadena that aims to impart how the built environment directly impacts the quality of our lives. We provide classes, workshops, installations centered around the landscape including watershed, food-shed, land, earth and street art an ecologically friendly and inspirational community space. To learn more, please visit: www.zanjamadre.org
Free street parking all around venue. Be sure to read street signs.
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1355 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
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