Event Detail

Talk & Mixer: From Collapse to Resilience--Permaculture's Local Solutions to Our Global Problems


11, 2013


From 5:00 PM TO 8:30 PM
Event: Homegrown
Status: Closed
Talk & Community Mixer: From Collapse to Resilience--Permaculture's Local Solutions to Our Global Problems with Toby Hemenway

Community Mixer: 5:00-6:30pm; Talk: 6:30-8:30pm

Admission to talk: $10
Admission to talk with dinner: $20 (Tasty and healthful fare provided by Lydia's Organics)

Online ticketing is currently closed, but there will be tickets available at the door, so please join us!

Peak oil, climate change, economic turmoil—the problems our society faces are immense and structural, and they aren't going away. Conventional approaches aren't working, but growing numbers of communities are finding solutions by applying permaculture design on the local scale. This inspiring presentation looks at some of the biggest problems facing our culture, and shows, with on-the-ground examples, how permaculturists are creating resilient, regenerative solutions that empower individuals,rejuvenate neighborhoods and offer a path to a fear-free future.

This lecture will be the third installment of a 3-part series. Watch the first two: 
  1. How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Planet, but not Civilization
  2. Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture
(This presentation will be enjoyable and relevant even if you haven't seen the first two)

Dinner from Lydia's Organics will include one cooked item such as the Kale Seaweed Rice Bowl, Roasted Roots, Curry Bowl, Sauteed Greens & Shitake Mushrooms, OR Mediterranean Medley. All are served with a side Super Salad. 

Arrive early to enjoy dinner, meet Toby and connect with the local community of solution seekers. Copies of Gaia's Garden will be available for purchase. 

About the Instructor: 
Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which for the last seven years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world. He has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University and is currently a field director at the Permaculture Institute (USA). Having led over 50 Permaculture Design Courses, Toby is one of the world’s premier permaculture educators. 

Visit Toby's website: http://www.patternliteracy.com


Come meet the good folks from TransitionUS and the local Transition Initiatives. The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected.

The Sunflower Center is the culmination of Lydia Kindheart's decades of devotion to the wellness of the planet and its people.  Through her brands of food, festival catering, restaurants, and community work Lydia has become a forerunner in the Organic, Vegan,  and Raw foods industry.  It is the fulfillment of Lydia's vision to create a gathering space to share food, knowledge, and creativity.

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P.O. Box 293, Petaluma, CA 94953