September 25, 2014
Through pictures and discussion Jonathan will inspire attendees to experiment with permaculture as an ethical and practical way to transition from climate destruction to climate regeneration. Starting with basic principles of permaculture, he’ll discuss the finer points about perennial polycultures of multipurpose plants, as well as how to build new healthy soil, and the techniques he uses in his garden. He will address where we are now with climate change, and how we can start to solve multiple environmental issues by growing nutrient dense, diverse, gardens and farms… using his 1/10 acre as a case study.
Jonathan Bates is the contributing author of the book Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks and 1/10th of an acre, and owner of FoodForestFarm.com. His edible forest garden, located in Holyoke, MA, is recognized around the world. Copies of Paradise Lot will be available for purchase at the presentation.
Jonathan will also be featured at these events:
9/24 Paradise Lot Book Talk, 6:30 pm at Pollinate Farm and Garden, Oakland
9/28 Grow Your Soil Intensive, 2:00 pm at Food Forest Farm West, El Sobrante
September 26, 2014
Come welcome the Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show to the Bay Area!
The show features storytelling and video from the land of the buffalo with campaign co-founder Mike Mease, and the amazing Native Music of Goodshield Aguilar and Mignon Geli.
The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo. Founded in 1997, the group uses video documentation, non-violent direct action, education and lobbying to change archaic laws targeting buffalo. Volunteers from around the world spend every day, from sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis, snowshoes and cars to defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection.