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Seeing the Edges and Flows in a Suburban Habitat

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 1pm to 4pm

Living systems Institute

14020 W. 32nd Ave.

Golden, CO  80401

In natural systems the edges, such as the edge between a woodland and a grassland, or a wetland, are the most biologically productive.  This is because species adapted to each community have the opportunity to interact, increasing the diversity of interactions, and the variety of nutrients flowing through the system.  Learn to recognize the edges and you can use that to influence increases in the flows.  You can facilitate a habitat for insect predators next to your vegetable garden.  You can make your flower garden habitat for pollinators.  You can direct the flow of organic matter into soil building . . . Its just a matter of knowing what each species needs.

This class is a part of a series of classes designed to expose you to the intricacies of natural systems.  The full series is 11 classes over a year, each appropriate to the season, that demonstrate how humans can participate in the cycles of the natural world and enhance the habitat for humans and other living things.  The class is free because the people who could be most powerful in building these new systems cannot afford to pay a fee to attend classes.  If you can afford to pay a fee, there is no better investment in the future of this planet than supporting the work of the Living Systems Institute.  See the full course list.

As the saying goes, there is no bad weather, only insufficient clothing.  We will hold this event unless there is a blizzard or something and we may modify the schedule of activities if necessary for safety or comfort.  We have placed no limit on attendance but, if you RSVP and then cannot come, please change your RSVP so that we can have an idea of what actual attendance might be.

Thank you for improving our habitat,

David Braden

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  • Mackenzie

    I learned a lot from this group, and really enjoyed the conversation it created.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • David B.

    Thank you all for the positive feedback. I hope you will be seeing the edges and flows now everywhere.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • GM01

    Sorry I had to cancel today, got scheduling conflict.

    June 21, 2014

  • David B.

    Do you see your world as a set of competing objects or as a pattern of interactions? If the first, we would like to expose you to a different way of understanding how natural systems work. If the second, we will share our observations on how to facilitate an increase in the number and complexity of interactions taking place in our habitat.

    1 · May 26, 2014

    • Bran

      David, I RSVPed and just realized Oz has a +1...fairly certain I'm it. Fyi: So you'll have a more accurate attendance count ;)

      1 · June 18, 2014

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