[Sdpg] NEW PERMACULTURE BOOK : Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community Fall 2006

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
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. Here’s what we’ve 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)


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, 
revolution—it 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 
community with
The Academy for Proactive Ecology’s
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 
ecological sustainability.
   o        Find appropriate options for meeting technology and 
transportation needs.
   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:
Lectures                        $22
   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.

Class Schedule
June through September, 2006.

   Explore Ecological Gardens and Other Community Projects. $16.

   Lecture and Interaction. $22. See www.proactiveecology.com for this 
week’s topics.

   Learn Companion Planting, Seed Saving, Soil Building, Integrated Pest 
Management, and Much More. $18.

   Learn Valuable Tools and Receive Personalized Help for Your Project. $11.

About Certification:
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 
school’s independent study program, please contact us if you need help 
finding options.

•    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 Opera’s 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


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