[Ccpg] South Coast Permaculture Guild Events Listing for MARCH 2001.

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What is permaculture?
"Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally 
productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of 
natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and 
people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other materials and non 
material needs in a sustainable way. Permaculture design is a system of 
assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which 
functions to benefit life in all its forms.
         The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather 
than against nature, of looking at systems in all their functions, rather 
asking only one yield of them, and allowing systems to demonstrate their 
own evolutions"  words I think are Bill Mollison's one of the founders of 
         Taken from the Permaculture Research Institute pamphlet 

South Coast Permaculture Guild Contacts and other Organizations of Interest

South Coast Permaculture Guild  Margie Bushman sbpcnet at silcom.com 805-962-2571
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network:  Margie Bushman sbpcnet at silcom.com 
Ojai Permaculture Guild: Dave White        artdetour at mac.com   805-646-9809
Central Coast Permaculture Guild: Rob Kimmel  zigge at aol.com  805-438-5745
San Diego Permaculture Center: San Diego Economic Conversion Council 
sdecc at igc.org (619) 298-8879
Cal Poly Student Farm in SLO:Alexis Pouillon   alexis at value.net
                                 Hunter Francis    wfrancis at calpoly.edu
Long Beach Organics: David 
Krieger-DeWitt        dakd at earthlink.net  562-438-9000
Southern East Sierra: Tom 
Drummond                                       760-377-5011
Pc Institute of Southern Cal: Bill 
Roley                DrRoley at aol.com       949-494-5843
Santoyo&Associates                         santoyo at earthflow.com 
LA EcoVillage: Lois 
Arkin                       crsp at igc.org             213/738-1254
Permaculture Activist Magazine Website  <http://www.permacultureactivist.net>
PERMACULTURE CREDIT UNION               http://www.pcuonline.org

Hi everyone

March 2001 Newsletter Content:
1) List of March 2001 Events, Ojai "Seeds, Trees, and Mulch", 
EcoVarietyNight, Energy Saving Design
2) List of Future Events, Intro to Permaculture,Mushrooms and Permaculture, 
Earthaven Perm. Courses
3) Perma News  International Permaculture Gatherings, Meetings in Santa 
Barbara starting in April
4) List of interesting Websites -Earthflows of SLO, A Beginner Guide to 
Permaculture, Mycorrhizal
5) Subscribe to South Coast, Central Coast, San Diego Permaculture Guild 
6)Please send listings and events for next email news by March 28 to 
lakinroe at silcom.com


March 17-19 "Seeds, Trees, and Mulch"  in Ojai Ca
With eco-educator Akiva Werbalowsky and guest presenters.
The "Seeds, Trees, and Mulch" workshop on will explore
permaculture design, biointensive gardening, biodynamics, and leading
edge approaches for bringing delicious food to the table all year. We
will share practical seed saving and growing techniques best suited for 
California bioregions.
Special attention is given to fruit trees.
Comfortable overnight guest accommodation Saturday and Sunday nights is 
available for up to 12 people, with creek access, yoga space, and hot 
tubbing freely available. Bring good footwear and seasonal clothing for 
hands-on threshing, winnowing, planting, mulching, and touring in a vibrant 
Event Fees are $90 for locals sleeping and having breakfasts elsewhere; 
$160 for full accommodations. Barter-exchange is available if completed 
prior to event. A favorite feature at these events is the FIVE gourmet 
vegetarian organic meals known as "Temple Cuisine" by Andrea Rolston.

Participants may register by sending a check to
Ecospirit, PO Box 1766,Ojai, CA, 93024
For more information please see the
website at www.ecojai.org, or contact Andrea Rolston
[mudgoddess at usa.net] or phone (805)646-1136.
More experiential workshops will be held March 31- April 2, "Earthwork, 
Stone, and Water" and April 27- 30 "Riparian EcoManagement and Arundo Donax."

Saturday March 17, March 31, and April 28 EcoVariety Nights  in Ojai ,Ca
EcoVariety Nights are three community celebrations of art, music,
words, dance and food which begin each workshop. EcoVariety Nights are
presented from 7-10 pm on Saturday March 17, March 31, and April 28 at
a new organic food store and café "The Farmer and the Cook," 339 W. El
Roblar, in Meiners Oaks near Ojai. Performers are invited to call Eric
for a time slot (805) 652-1142 or email ewerb at aol.com. There will be
dessert goodies and surplus crafts, fruits and garden goods are often
shared. Requested donation is $3.

March 17-18 (sat&sun). Medicinal Herb Conference and Organic Farm Day
Medicinal herb conference Sat March 17 at Quai Botanical Gardens in 
Encinitas, California this event is a premier national event with over a 
dozen top teachers coming in from all over the country to offer a day of 
For more information please call Greg and Gail Smith at 760/726-1204 e-mail 
them at eorganic at znet.com.

Second day event, Organic farm day, is scheduled for Sunday March 18 from 
10:00 - 3:00pm. The cost is $10. The event is located in Carlsbad at the 
Buena Vista herbal sanctuary. to get there take highway 78 and exit at 
College Blvd. proceed south on college and turn right at the first light 
onto haymar drive. continue on haymar until it ends in a cul de sac.
Classes include: organic farming practices, seed saving and propagation, 
compost and mulching workshops, environmental stewardship, culinary and 
medicinal herb harvesting and processing, yoga garden, native and
cultivated herb walks
Presenters include: Greg Smith of Vista Organic, Scott Murray of Murray 
Farms, Richard Taylor of  C.C.O.F., Stephanie Caughlin of Sea Breeze Farm, 
Gabriel Howearth - Founder of Seeds of Change, James Greeen - CA School of 
Herbal Studies, Robert Nanninga - Environmental Provocateur. A gourmet 
organic lunch will be available or you are invited to bring your own picnic.
For more information please call Greg and Gail Smith at 760/726-1204 e-mail 
them at eorganic at znet.com.

March 23-25 Permaculture Workshop at on "Energy Saving Design"
Cost $85.00 per person, which includes lodging in 6-person rooms, with 
shared bath, and six meals.
The San Diego Permaculture Center and the Permaculture
Institute of Southern California are cosponsoring this weekend workshop at
Camp Stevens, Julian CA.

With energy prices skyrocketing and local utilities on the verge of
bankruptcy, now is the time to act to save yourself lots of money in the
coming months and years. This workshop will cover a variety of strategies
to redesign your home, work and church environments to cut your electric
and gas bills dramatically.
Using the designs for the new 3-bedroom staff home and the staff common
room at Camp Stevens as a model, we'll explore changes you can make to many
facets of your living, worship and work spaces. From lighting and
appliances to space and water heating to production of your own electricity
from sunlight, we'll cover all aspects of energy consumption and
Architects and experts in energy conservation will provide presentations on
the latest advances in new energy-saving lighting and appliances and
practices, as well as passive and active solar water and space heating
strategies and equipment. They will also explain how you can install a
photovoltaic array on your house to have the sun provide much of your
electricity and sell any excess each day back to your utility at the market
Considering remodeling or building? This workshop will also address new,
energy efficient ways of construction and of choosing your building
location. We'll look at the design considerations for optimal natural
heating and cooling at the sites for Camp Stevens' new buildings, and learn
about how these structures will be constructed from bales of straw covered
with plaster for maximum insulation and energy efficiency.
The weekend will begin
with supper from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and conclude with
lunch on Sunday, March 25. To reserve a space send a non-refundable
deposit of $25.00 per person with your name, address, and phone. For more
information call Camp Stevens at 760/765-0028 or email:
info at campstevens.org.

Ongoing Permaculture Workshops organized by the San Diego Permaculture Center
For more info contact  SDECC and SDPC 619 298-8879 sdecc at igc.org website 


Permaculture Design Certificate Courses April 1-14 2001 and Sept 30- Oct 13 
Permaculture On Ground Training April 16-27 and Oct 15 -26
These course supports efforts to develop a North American demonstration
of sustainable agriculture and commerce at the deactivated Louisiana
Army Ammunition Plant, where plans are under way to renovate the area
using Permaculture practices. It is amazing place to learn permaculture.
Contact for more info
Northwest Louisiana Commerce Center
2618 York Ave
Minden, Louisiana 71055
877 459-5120 and 318-459-5185

April 28-29 Introduction to Permaculture  Instructors: Penny
Livingston-Stark, James Stark & Friends
Fundamentals of sustainable design Fee: $250.00
Permaculture Institute of Northern California 2001 Courses
PO Box 341 Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-9090

June 9 & 10Mushrooms & Permaculture Seminar
Davis Bynum Winery 8075 Westside Road Healdsburg, CA 95446
Cost $275 for both days,Sat. only - $175, Sun. only - $125.
Checks payable to: Davis Bynum Winery
Learn how to integrate mushroom cultivation into Permaculture gardens
and land restoration projects within the surroundings of a three acre
Mediterranean Food Forest. Hosted by Davis Bynum winery and Sonoma
Permaculture, this knowledge-filled weekend course will introduce
participants to highly talented mushroom authorities, permaculturists, and
Saturday will feature Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti, author of
*Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms*. Paul will discuss both the
integration of edible & medicinal mushrooms into Permaculture gardens, and
the applications of mushroom cultivation to habitat restoration
On Sunday, Tom Alexander of Bemushroomed, and Charmoon Richardson of
the Wild About Mushrooms Co., will discuss how to build and operate a small
scale mushroom cultivation laboratory
Register soon. Participation will be limited to allow for individual
contact with the instructors.
For info Charmoon Richardson - seminar coordinator
phone: 707-887-1888
e-mail: charmoon at sonic.net

June 22-28 Building a Rural Off-the-Grid
Ecological Base Camp Fee: $350.00
Tom Watson, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark
An advanced permaculture workshop where you will learn to
Install a water tank and solar pump, Selectively harvest Douglas Fir trees
in a way that enhances the forest and build simple structures, Build a camp
kitchen, Install solar showers, Create a Biological treatment system for 
sewage &
grey water.
It is recommended that participants have taken an Introduction to
Permaculture Course or the Permaculture Design Course.
Permaculture Institute of Northern California 2001 Courses
PO Box 341 Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-9090

Oct. 27-28 Plaster and Cob Workshop
Penny Livingston-Stark
Come Explore the Magic of Mud. Learn how to buiild garden walls and benches
with cob. During this workshop you will also learn to make your own interior
paints and plasters using all non-toxic ingredients. These finishes surpass
most commercially available paints and plasters in quality and asthetics.
Fee: $250.00

Nov. 11-12 Pattern and Design
Richard Feather Anderson & Penny Livingston-Stark
Our world surrounds us with patterns indicating the many processes that
created them. By applying natural patterning to design, we create
environments that are harmonious within the natural systems surrounding us.
In this course discover the many functions of patterns and learn how to
enhance or eliminate, diffuse or concentrate various energies through
pattern application. Fee: $300
How to Start a Successful Permaculture Design Business Nov. 17-18
Instructors - To be Announced
This course is primarily for graduates of the Permaculture Design Course who
want to develop a business as a permaculture designer. You will receive
advise and guidelines from experienced permaculture designers as well as
architects, business consultants, accountants and other professionals. We
will explore how to present a professional design proposal and contract,
develop a business plan and learn professional protocol working with clients
as well as working in interdisciplinary teams. Fee: $300
Permaculture Institute of Northern California 2001 Courses
PO Box 341 Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-9090

Learn how to create the world you want to live in.

A permaculture design course for visionary activists: Learn the skills
to transform a piece of land, a community, and our political and economic
systems. The tools we need to envision and design a just, free and
sustainable culture are the same ones we need challenge the vested interests
that keep destructive systems in place.
Permaculture is a system of ecological design. Spend two weeks in the
coastal California hills learning:
Nature and wilderness awareness.
Diversity in ecosystems and in our movement.
Pattern thinking in design, strategy, and movement building.
Solutions that exist: alternative energy, organic farming, natural
building, bioremediation and restoration.
Soil and forest ecology and ecological economics.
How to collect, conserve, and clean water.
Movement building, strategy and direct action principles and practices.
Consensus process, facilitation and conflict transformation.
How to transform fear, rage, grief and frustration into creative action.
How to stay grounded and centered in tough and challenging situations.
How to create ritual and weave magic into action.
ŠŠand more!
This program leads to a certificate in permaculture design.
Core facilitators:
Starhawk is a lifelong activist, direct action trainer, ecofeminist and
author of many books that link earth-based spirituality with political
struggle, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Twelve
Wild Swans: A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing and Action.
Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent
permaculture teacher and designer. Penny specializes in creating resource
rich landscapes, non-toxic natural building materials, site planning &
design, using ecologically sound principals and methods.
May 4-18, Western Sonoma County, California
Cost: We are actively fundraising to provide this on a pay-what-you-can
basis to activists. Work trades, payment plans and scholarships available.
For those who can pay, we estimate the real cost of providing this program
to be $1200 per person‹if you can pay more, that will help subsidize someone
who can¹t. Please don¹t let money keep you away‹we¹ll work it out!

To apply, or for more information, contact:
Madrone Productions
PO Box 410187
SF CA 94141-0187
email: vetiwitch at hotmail.com

Permaculture Courses at Earth Haven Ecovillage in North Carolina
Contact: Culture's Edge, 1025 Camp Elliott Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711, 
Courses in Permaculture Training , Design Courses ,Permaculture Residency 
Programs, Village Design, Sustainable Forestry, Natural Building and more 
starting March 17


Hopedance Magazine Pathways to Sustainable Living and Positive solutions
A magazine that comes out every two months is a great source of information 
on activities for the Permaculture Community in Southern Ca and our 
activities we Santa Barbara Permaculture Network are involved as editors 
and distributors latest issue March/April is working with Energy
Please subscribe to support this great regional magazine at $20 per year 6 
P.O. Box 15609
San Luis Obispo Ca 93406
hopedance at aol.com   www.hopedance.org

Permaculture Discussion Group to Cover Permaculture Principles and 
Practises to Start  in April
South Coast Permaculture and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network will be 
holding meetings starting April going in Santa Barbara CA hopefully at the 
Community Environmental Center .
         This will be an interactive meeting showing video covering many 
parts of a lecture series on Permaculture Design by Bill Mollison one of 
the founders of Permaculture , audio tapes, other Permaculture Videos, 
slides and discussion each month. First series will last 4 months and cover 
Design, Water, Natural Building etc
         For more info contact Margie Bushman 962-2571 or email 
sbpcnet at silcom.com

Latinamerican Permaculture Congress for end-September of this year 2001.

Marsha Hanzi here from Brazil. We are organizing the Latinamerican
Permaculture Congress in a beautiful mountain valley in the state of Bahia
here in Brazil for end-September of this year. As you are in Southern
California, you may have contact with Spanish-speaking people who would be
interested in participating. It would be very good to have some
Spanish-speaking USA representatives present..."Marsha Hanzi" 
<hanzibra at svn.com.br>
You can see the Congress homepage at www.ecolinkvillage.net/permacultura
The homepage of the Bahian Permaculture Institute:

Plans for International Permaculture Conference 7
         A web based discussion group to plan for the International 
Permaculture Conference 7  has been formed, and can be subscribed to at 
http://www.egroups.com/group/IPC7 this conference is tentatively scheduled 
for March 2002 at Raglan, New Zealand. Anyone interested in helping build 
support for this event is invited to subscribe . Plans are afoot to 
collaboratively construct a web page for the event. For more info email 
IPC7 at groups.com

The Natural Builders Network listserv
For those folks who are interested in a listserv that is primarily about
networking natural builders, please see the following:

The Natural Builders Network listserv was birthed after a half-day workshop
with Gary Duncan from smartshelter.com (on November 11, 2000). The listserv
is a way to keep the energy flowing and the communications moving regarding
creating a Network of Natural Builders in the area from San Luis Obispo to
San Diego. The idea is to create a network of engineers, builders,
architects, insurance agents, lenders, contractors, strawbale construction
folks and attorneys "to compete with the non-renewable toxic and
environmentally destructive aspects of conventional building." (Gary Duncan)
If you are interested in joining, simply send a message to
majordomo at omnipost.com and type in subscribe NBN.
bob banner
temporary coordinator of the NBN listserv

SDECC San Diego Permaculture Center Newsletter and Fund raiser
The SD Permaculture Center is supported primary by membership dues and 
contributions. this year the center hopes to raise $12,000 to sustain the 
Permaculture Center. they are asking folks to become members of San Diego 
Economic Conversion Council which is the umbrella organization of the 
Permaculture Center. Become a member and get there great newsletter.
Memberships are $35 individual, $50 family, $100 sponsor, $500 retainer, 
$20 student/fixed income
Checks payable to SDECC mail to 4452 Park Blvd Suite 205 San Diego CA 92116
Permaculture Center (619) 298-8879 fax (619) 298-2298 sdecc at igc.org 

Announcing the Opening of The Permaculture Credit Union
The Permaculture Credit Union is a reality. A new kind of environmentally 
responsive financial institution has been created and chartered. It is 
possibly the first credit union founded upon the Earth Care principles of 
Permaculture ethics, namely respect for natural systems, respect for 
people, and no waste ( which in banking will mean the reinvestment and 
recycling of surplus back into the community being served). Our mission is 
to pool the financial resources of people who subscribe to these ethical 
principles and provide a financial vehicle that will allow these resources 
to be put to work creating a sound sustainable, environmentally responsible 
future. We believe we have targeted a market that is severely unserved by 
existing financial institutions- those people who are committed to a 
cleaner environment, healthy food and water, sustainable energy use, and a 
more conscious lifestyle. It will create the opportunity for members to 
control the use of money in the community and contribute to the 
revitalization of local well-being.
Permaculture Credit Union
4250 Cerrillo Road
Santa Fe , NM 87505 (505) 954-3479 fax (505) 424-1624  perma at pcuonline.org


The Permaculture Learning Center, Los Osos, Ca.
Surrounded by hundreds of acres of open space, extinct volcanos and coastal 
bluffs, this
ten acre retreat features ancient oaks, coastal chaparral and riparian 
habitats. Mild winters
coddle a collection of rare food crops and sub-tropical fruits. Nearby 
activities include
hiking, biking, kayaking, birding, whale watching, wine tasting and more.
Non-residential education and apprenticeship opportunities include one, two 
and three
month-long programs in landscape design and construction, small-scale 
market gardening
and certificate courses in Permaculture Design. Contact 
santoyo at earthflow.com for more information or visit the website at 
http://www.earthflow.com Permaculture Designer and Teachers Larry And 
Kathryn Santoyo

A Beginner Guide to Permaculture  web page designed by Graham Burnett South 
East Essex Permaculture England
This is a beautiful web page that uses visual drawings and explanations to 
convey all the parts of what is Permaculture to the ethics thru to the 
principles in Permaculture Design. The visual is so strong a learning tool. 
Thru over 25 beautiful drawings and explanations Graham captures with his 
drawings the heart and spirit of Permaculture. It is like taking a mini 
permaculture design course.
The website is extracts from his book 'Permaculture A Beginner's Guide' 
which is at the printers at this very moment and to find out about the book 
contact below
Graham Burnett
35 Rayleigh Avenue
Westcliff On Sea
Essex  SS0 7DS UK
"Graham Burnett" <gb0063551 at cableinet.co.uk>

Check out SCPG Member and Permaculture Designer Pierre Constans website, he 
has a business selling Mycorrhal Root and soil Inoculate for your garden 
and farm plants


To get Up to Date Permaculture Ongoing Announcements for courses , events 
and posting of articles of interest try subscribing to our local 
Permaculture Listserves ccpg serves San Lois Obispo ,scpg serves Santa 
Barbara down and including Los Angeles, and sdpg serves San Diego area. 
Below are the instructions how to sign up
thanks to John Howe for setting them up
this works the same for each separate list:
central coast list(ccpg at arashi.com), south coast(scpg at arashi,com), and the 
san diego
list (sdpg at arashi.com)

TO SUBSCRIBE to this mailing listserve

Basically, the info is more web based now so log on the each website you 
want to subscribe to
SoCal PCG subscription
SanDiego PCG subsciption
CentralCoast Cal PCG subscription

Please send listings and events for next email news by March 28 to 
lakinroe at silcom.com

Mail Address    South Coast Permaculture Guild and Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network
                 224E Figueroa ST #C
                 Santa Barbara CA 93101

"What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity that any
group is doing on the planet. We don't know what details of a truly
sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need
people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of
the critical gangs that are doing that."
Dr David Suzuki geneticist, broadcaster
and international environmental advocate

Permaculture education includes principles and practices of
sustainable soil, water, crop, forest, architectural, business, and
finance systems ­ ethical investment, community loan support and small
business management.

Permaculture, from PERMAnent agriCULTURE, is an integrated system of
design including not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and
ecology but also land access strategies and economic systems for small
businesses and communities.

Taken from the Latin, permanens, to endure or persist through time and
cultura, cultures - permaculture is an interdisciplinary design
science focused on sustainable system design. Sustainable systems are
defined as those that, over their lifetime, produce energy equivalent
to or in excess of what they consume.

Permaculture operates on three ethics: care of the earth, care of the
species and return of excess to the first two.

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