[San Diego, CA Permaculture] TONIGHT/TOMORROW/Earth Repair Event/FRI & SAT Feb 22 & 23/Antioch

Margie Bushman, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network sbpcnet at silcom.com
Fri Feb 22 11:17:31 PST 2019

 this topic so relevant for our times! lots to learn even if you can't join
us.we realize San Diego a long way away.

Earth Repair! Ecological Restoration & Bio-Remediation to Heal the Planet


with Leila Darwish and Tom Duncan



Evening Talk - Friday, February 22, 2019


joined by a panel of community members

Moderator - Paul Relis


Admission $10 (students with i.d. free)


Two Workshops, Saturday, February 23

$30 each (two for $40) -limited space! reserve on Eventbrite


Leila Darwish 9:30am - 12:30pm

Bioremediation 101: Empowering Communities to Deal with the Legacy of Our
Toxic World


Tom Duncan - 1:30 - 4:30pm

Restoring Waterways with Floating Islands & Wetlands


All Events: Antioch University

Community Auditorium, first floor

602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101


Friday Talk, pay at the door, No reservations required

Saturday workshop, reserve and pay on
ion-bio-remediation-to-heal-the-planet-tickets-56363874867> Eventbrite


Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as we host Leila Darwish and Tom
Duncan as they share their international work and expertise with ecological
restoration using bio-remediation, the process of detoxifying, restoring and
revitalizing the land and water by working with nature.  


A Community Event Hosted by

 <http://www.sbpermaculture.org;/> Santa Barbara Permaculture Network


Part of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Civics 101 for Climate Change


Co-sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Antioch University,
Community Environmental Council (CEC), Blue Sky Biochar, & the Santa Barbara





Learn More:  



Millions of acres of land have been contaminated by pesticides, improperly
handled chemicals, dirty energy projects, toxic waste, and other pollutants
in the United States and Canada.


Technology has provided humans with an unparalleled standard of living,  but
in the process has left a severely degraded and contaminated environment in
need of recovery.  With the health of our land, waterways, oceans, and human
health at risk, how do we navigate out of these toxic times, both our past
legacy, and what we will face in the future.


Friday Talk, Saturday Workshops & Speaker Bios:


Friday Evening Talk & Community Panel - 6:30-9pm


Leila Darwish & Tom Duncan, Keynote Speakers


Panel moderated by Paul Relis, cofounder of the Santa Barbara
<https://www.cecsb.org/> Community Environmental Council (CEC), & Senior
Vice President,
<http://crrwasteservices.com/sustainability/anaerobic-digestion/> CR&R
Environmental Services, leaders in Anaerobic Digestion (AD), converting
organic waste to 100% Renewable Natural Gas.


Workshops Saturday, February 23: Antioch University Campus: Reserve and Pay
ion-bio-remediation-to-heal-the-planet-tickets-56363874867> Eventbrite 



MORNING WORKSHOP with Leila Darwish: 9:30-12:30pm


Bioremediation 101: Empowering Communities to Deal with the Legacy of our
Toxic World:


>From supporting communities recovering from environmental disasters such as
oil spills, to transforming urban lots to grow healthy local and accessible
food, how can we work with the power of living systems to bring healing and
regeneration to the sometimes toxic and often damaged lands and waters that
sustain us?


This workshop is an introduction to the wild and regenerative world of
bioremediation, diving into both toxic realities and radical remedies. It
will explore ways to work with the many micro-organisms, fungi, and plants
that are some of the planets finest and oldest disaster responders,
alchemists, and healers. 


The workshop will cover the how to's for microbial remediation (bacteria),
phytoremediation (plants) and mycoremediation (fungi). It will also share
important self-care practices (both herbal supports and protective gear) for
earth repair practitioners working and living in contaminated environments.
Finally, we will brainstorm ways to use bioremediation rooted in earth care
and solid community organizing to support frontline communities responding
to natural and environmental disasters, from the aftermath of wildfires to
oil spills. 



AFTERNOON WORKSHOP with Tom Duncan: 1:30 - 4:30pm 


Restoring Our Waterways with Floating Island & Wetlands Bioremediation


What are manmade floating wetlands and islands used for? How are they
constructed, and with what materials?  Are they good for both small home and
urban gardens, but also large scale farming?  What developments are taking
place around the world with floating island and wetlands technologies that
might help Climate Change?  Can we bio-mimic nature's wetlands to
effectively clean up our environment?


Join Tom Duncan, founder of   <http://www.aquabiofilter.com/>
AquaBiofilterTM Floating Wetlands & Island technology, as he shares his
years of experience and expertise designing wetlands systems large and
small, for cleaning up toxicity, growing food, and providing enhanced
wildlife habitat, both above and below the waterline. 


We will explore case studies, technology, and share ideas on wetland project
implementation in catchments.  Also conversation about new ways for raising
funds to restore the commons.  An amazing opportunity to learn from one of
the most experienced people in this field, please bring your questions!


Speaker Bios:


Leila Darwish:


 Leila Darwish is a community organizer, author, bioremediation educator,
permaculture designer, and disaster recovery worker with a deep commitment
to providing accessible and transformative tools for communities dealing
with the toxic contamination of their lands and waters, and responding to
natural and environmental disasters. Her work is rooted in environmental and
social justice, inspired by the power of community action and regenerative
earth repair. Leila published her first book
<https://www.newsociety.com/Books/E/Earth-Repair> Earth Repair: A Grassroots
Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes (New Society Publishers) in
2013, and has taught numerous bioremediation and oil spill response courses
in communities across North America. She has a Master's of Disaster
Resilience Leadership from Tulane University in New Orleans. Learn more:
<http://earthrepair.ca/> http://earthrepair.ca/. 


Tom Duncan:


Since 2000 Tom Duncan has been building aquaponics systems in small and
large scale aquaculture systems in Australia and China.  His projects
include the
inas-third-largest-aquaculture-lake/> largest aquaponics systems in the
world, covering in some cases, many acres of aquaculture pond and lake with
edible plants. In 2004 Duncan and a team of scientists demonstrated that
polluted lakes across Asia could be completely restored, while also
preventing future toxic algal blooms.

Tom Duncan invented the  <http://www.aquabiofilter.com/> AquaBiofilterTM
Floating Wetlands & Floating Island technology to clean up polluted lakes,
water bodies, rivers and estuaries. Tom proved in the field and through
quantitative modeling, that dedicating just 1% of farm and urban catchments
to floating wetland ponds, would eliminate toxic algae blooms in lakes,
rivers and estuaries. This protects the marine waters, gulfs and bays that
receive run-off.  Floating wetlands remove nutrients, suspended solids and
pollutants, mopping up impurities and releasing clean water to rivers and
oceans. Duncan served as Chairman of the Green Building Council of Australia
for two years, helping to develop the new Green Building Rating Tool.   

In addition to  AquaBiofilterTM  Tom is also the founder of Liquid Token, a
fintech platform for impact assets and natural capital. He has experience
across sectors including environmental technology and large scale
restoration, investment and finance, technology and policy.    Learn more
about Tom Duncan's work and projects:  <http://www.ecoplan.net.au/about/>








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