[Sdpg] NEW PERMACULTURE BOOK : Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community Fall 2006
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Sun May 28 21:06:34 PDT 2006
NEW PERMACULTURE BOOK : Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden
and Your Neighborhood into a Community Fall 2006
Latest breaking news from Cascadia Food Not Lawns! (please forward far and
Hello and thank you for your continued interest and support of Food Not
Lawns. Heres what weve been up to:
Coming in September:
Food Not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood
into a Community. Visit www.foodnotlawns.com for more information and to
place preorders for signed 1st Editions of the new book by FNL co-founder
Heather Coburn Flores. With a foreword by Toby Hemenway and over 400 pages
of text, enhanced by almost a hundred drawings by Northwest artist Jackie
Holmstrom, Food Not Lawns offers a theoretical and practical handbook for
ecological community transformation.
Order first-edition signed copies now of Food Not Lawns: How to Turn
Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community by Cascadia
Food Not Lawns co-founder Heather Coburn Flores. Hitting the stores this
Fall! (see below for details)
AND NOW THE DETAILS
Chelsea Green Publishing presents:
Food Not Lawns:
How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community
By Heather C. Flores; Foreword by Toby Hemenway
Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment, connection,
revolutionit all begins when we get our hands in the dirt. Order a
first-edition signed copy of the book by Cascadia Food Not Lawns
co-founder, Heather Flores! Contact Heather at proactiveecology
@yahoo.com Read more about the book by visiting
Starting June 1st, 2006 in Portland, Oregon
Learn how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into a
The Academy for Proactive Ecologys
Urban Permaculture Certification Program
Stay updated to the latest news and class offerings by subscribing to the
proactive ecology group at proactiveecology at yahoogroups.com
o Gain Better Access to Land and Support for Ecological Living
o Grow Organic Food and Medicine
o Participate in Community Projects
o Use Art to Provoke Action
o Make best use of available resources with minimal cash input.
o Organize your home, garden, and neighborhood toward optimum
o Find appropriate options for meeting technology and
o Build healthy community relationships through shared resources
and mutual aid.
This course will cover the traditional permaculture design curriculum, with
added emphasis on urban applications. Participants will work together and
as individuals, to design and implement actual community projects that
enhance the ecological integrity of their neighborhoods. We will identify
the tools and techniques we need to transform our homes, gardens, and
communities, now, with what we have available. May include hands-on
experiments in organic gardening and food production, eco-building,
appropriate technology, healing, or the arts; specific projects and
locations will be chosen by the participants. Includes permaculture design
certificate through A.P.E.
Course structure includes both indoor and outdoor activities, including
lecture, discussion, games, and actual work on feasible design projects.
Certification requires a combination of classroom and field hours;
successful candidates will receive certificates of completion from the
Academy for Proactive Ecology (APE). See below for details.
Entire course repeats each month. Students can complete certification in as
little as 3.5 weeks or accumulate hours throughout the summer. Drop-ins are
welcome and encouraged at any time. If you plan to get certified, please
contact us as soon as possible so we can help you design your curriculum.
APE Drop-in Tuition:
Hands-on Garden Workshops $18
Design workshops $11
Field Trips $16
Certification package: includes entire lecture series, design workshops,
and field hours required for certification. $360-$500 sliding scale, paid
in advance by your third class. Limited scholarships may be available.
Sorry, no work trade.
It may be possible for you to meet certification requirements through prior
experience and independent study. Please contact APE for more information.
Class locations TBA, please call 541-914-0486 or check back here for details.
June through September, 2006.
Explore Ecological Gardens and Other Community Projects. $16.
TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY
PERMACULTURE AND PROACTIVE ECOLOGY CLASSES
Lecture and Interaction. $22. See www.proactiveecology.com for this
ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOPS
Learn Companion Planting, Seed Saving, Soil Building, Integrated Pest
Management, and Much More. $18.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS
Learn Valuable Tools and Receive Personalized Help for Your Project. $11.
APE certification not only meets the international standard for a
certifiable permaculture design course, it also includes and requires an
additional 12 hours of applicable proactive community work. These projects
will continue after the course has finished, and will be included in the
first phase of each students personalized plan of action, from their own
garden to the wilderness and beyond.
The APE curriculum in updated for each new course, and reviewed by a panel
of experts. Certificates are signed by these experts, and by the
instructors of the course. College credits may be available through your
schools independent study program, please contact us if you need help
Save the date! Benefit Variety Show for A.P.E.
Thursday, June 22, 8:30 pm
Mississippi Studios, N. Mississippi Avenue at Shaver Street, Portland Oregon
A benefit variety show for Academy of Proactive Ecology (A.P.E.)
Oz Street Fossils -ragged old-time music and surrealist swing with
founding members of the Kitchen Syncopators Huck and Felix.
Dave Clay-juggling comedic feats of wonder!
Erik Stern- solo vocals, accordion, and piano with Vagabond Operas front man.
Flamenco dancing- a special performance by students of the Flamenco Arts
Free Seeds and Plants for everyone!
$10 presale contact proactiveecology (at) yahoo
$15 day of show at Mississippi Studios
More information about the San-Diego-Permaculture