TRANSFORMING SUBURBIA: A NEW FRONTIER IN PERMACULTURE ¤ TWO TALKS & A WORKSHOP BY JAN SPENCER
24, 25, & 27 September 2014
The Kansas Permaculture Collaborative, a program of Sustainability Action Network, is pleased to bring to Lawrence, Jan Spencer, to give two presentations on “Transforming Suburbia: A New Frontier in Permaculture”. As part of the early wave of permaculturists, Jan has transformed his quarter acre suburban property in Eugene OR into a highly sustainable and productive permaculture and solar homestead. The grass and concrete have been replaced with garden, the modest mid-1950′s house has been redesigned with passive solar, irrigation is by a 6500 gallon rain water system, and edible landscaping is everywhere.
Jan has been organizing and promoting permaculture for 15 years, and is currently a hub of activity among his neighbors and the greater Eugene community. Dozens of friends and neighbors are making similar changes, and are creating a variety of mutual assistance networks and projects for providing more of their social, energy, and food needs closer to home.
The presentations and workshop will touch on how and why to make these changes. Some topics to be covered are: food not lawns, rainwater catchment, permaculture, community allies and assets, conservation and renewable energy, repurposing, and multiple benefits. The KU presentation will be more oriented towards land use, including: a description of several kindred citizen initiatives in the Pacific Northwest, and notable urban models in the Boston South West Corridor and in Stuyvesant Town of Manhattan.
evening talk: – FREE
Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 6:00-9:00pm, Presentation for the Public. Free, open to the public. Donations accepted.
Douglas County Co-op Extension, Dreher Building North Room, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence 66046
noon talk: – FREE
Thursday, 25 September 2014, Noon hour. Presentation to Student Planning Association. Free, open to the public.
308 Marvin Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045
day workshop: – $$
Saturday, 27 September 2014, Noon to 5:00pm. In-Depth Workshop. $27 suggested fee, sliding scale.
Jayhawk Room, Fire Station Administration Building, 1911 Stewart Ave., Lawrence 66046. Overview of workshop and presentation content at http://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/calendar.html. Potluck and social to follow in a nearby park, TBA.
To register for the workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org , or (785)832-1300.
For many before and now fotos, blog, galleries, writings, and workshops, visit Jan’s website – http://www.suburbanpermaculture.org/