Transition Berkeley Presents: Permaculture Inspiration & Gardening Opportunities Event, 5/22/13

20130517sunflowerHave you wondered who is behind some of the most exciting community garden projects sprouting up in the East Bay? What about how to get involved with them? Our friends from Transition Berkeley are hosting an evening next Wednesday that will provide an introduction. The film “Permaculture: the Growing Edge” will be shown and local gardening representatives and experts will help you tap into local opportunities for growing food.

The lineup includes Victory Lee, organizer of People’s Victory Garden Program and 4th year of the Victory Garden Challenge; Lotta Chan and Alisa Rose, co-chairs of the Land-Use and Community Garden Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action CoalitionAlexa Hauser and Catherine Sutton from Transition Albany, stewards of the Memorial Park Permaculture Landscape project; and Joy Moore, co-founder of Farm Fresh Choice and Garden Coordinator for Berkeley Technology Academy.

Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms.
For more details about this event, click here.

<span>[Photo by ToOb on Flickr]</span>


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