In honor of this year's theme of Local Food, we will be hosting local knowledge. Orlando come and represent!
The official open house for the Orlando Center for Urban Permaculture will be on this most excellent of days! If you have yet to come by and see our budding project we welcome you warmly to our grounds. This day-long family friendly event will include, but is not limited to:
- talks and classes by local experts on a variety of subjects (schedule and names forthcoming)
- a garden tour and explanatio...n of permaculture systems on the property,
- plant swap,
- pot luck
- live music
- and more to be announced!
10am - 11:00am - Introduction - Richard G. Powell - "Permaculture and the City Beautiful"
11:15 - 12:15 - Marabou Thomas - "The Garden as a Super-Organism"
12:15 - 1:15 - Potluck Lunch - Bring a dish to share using as many local ingredients as possible!
1:15 - 2:15 - John Rogers - Biochar & Japanese Cone Kiln Demonstration
2:30 - 3:30 - Round Table Discussion: Julie Norris - Co-Owner/Co-Founder of Dandelion Communitea Cafe, Host of Front Porch Radio - Topic: Homesteading - Classical and Modern feat. special guests!
3:45 - 4:45 - Round Table Discussion: Emily Sarah Rankin - Owner of Local Roots: Farm to Restaurant Local Food Distribution. Topic: Local Food feat. special guests!
The Orlando Center for Urban Permaculture is a young and growing permaculture education center and intentional community in Downtown Orlando, FL. It exists to disseminate the knowledge of permaculture as it applies specifically to the surrounding urban environment of Central Florida. Additionally, the center seeks to work with the local government to encourage a supporting legal stance of permaculture systems within the city.