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Community Event: Transforming Our Homes, Culture, and Economy

Come spend time with likeminded people and hear permaculture and community-building stories from the West Coast! Jan Spencer, a permaculturalist from Eugene, Oregon, will present "Transforming Where We Live - Our Homes, Culture and Economy." Spencer sees a common denominator to virtually all the social/political/economic/environmental downward trends of our times.

Spencer has been transforming his own economy, culture, and quarter-acre suburban property for over 13 years. The grass and driveway are gone, there is edible landscaping all over, passive solar redesign, a 6,500 gallon rain water system, and much more. His presentation discusses suburban permaculture and highlights creative green projects between friends and neighbors where he lives in the River Road Neighborhood of Eugene. He will explain allies and assets in almost any community and include a look at other green initiatives in the Northwest. All for revitalizing civic culture for transforming homes, culture and economy.

There will be a half hour mix and mingle time before the presentation with community groups tabling.

Two events on both sides of the river!
November 2, Saturday, 6:30, Cambridge/Boston,
The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. Harvard Square, Cambridge

Nov 4, Monday, 6:30, Jamaica Plain/Boston
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain

The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, see

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  • Joshua M.

    What were some highlights from this??

    November 5, 2013

  • polly

    Where exactly is this being held

    November 1, 2013

    • Allison M.

      Hi Polly, this event is in Jamaica Plain at Spontaneous Celebrations. It is on 45 Danforth Street, about two blocks from the Orange Line Stonybrook stop.

      November 1, 2013

    • Allison M.

      Oh, I saw your other comment. The JP event is on Monday. The Cambridge event at The Democracy Center is still on for Saturday night. See you there, I'll be at both!

      November 1, 2013

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