Event Detail

Permaculture in the Classroom: An evening talk with Michael Becker

February

15, 2013

Friday

From 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
Event: Homegrown
Status: Closed


Discover what happens when you re-pattern education using permaculture. Michael Becker teaches sixth grade in Hood River, Oregon. He directs the Permaculture Classroom Project, a hands-on approach to teaching math and science using Permaculture and sustainability science concepts. With his students, they have developed extensive habitat gardens and food systems on the schoolyard. Partnered with the Gorge Grown Food Network, a local organization seeking independent local food systems in the Columbia River Gorge, a farmers market has been developed at the school further involving students into the economics of food production. Having worked in construction, been a mountaineering guide, taught outdoor school, and traveled the world, Michael uses all his past experiences to blend into a well-rounded "Permaculturist".

Michael is visiting Petaluma to present to the Daily Acts' Permaculture Design Course. We are excited to host this event to share his inspiring work with the wider community. Michael will explore how permaculture is a valuable tool for transforming not only education and educators, but community on all scales. 

Learn more about Michael and his work at Hood River Middle School:
http://www.clearingmagazine.org/archives/881
http://www.clearingmagazine.org/archives/1403

Pre-registration requested. $5 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.  

Daily Acts
P.O. Box 293, Petaluma, CA 94953
707.789.9664