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An Urban Permaculture Oasis - Principles to Practice - July 2012 Lecture Series

July lecture of the Living With the Sun - Az. Style series.  This is a continuation of the May lecture on Water Harvesting by Don Titmus.

Solar and sustainability is more than those pieces of equipment on the roof. The site, landscaping, and resource smart usage are a critical part of the equation in living in a desert condition.

This presentation will be a detailed look at the Bee Oasis, a Permacultured homesite in Mesa, AZ. Don will share his conscious, natural living practice, by walking the talk and inspiring others to do likewise. Topics include growing food, harvesting rain, reducing energy, integrating livestock, teaching children, and much more.

Don Titmus, a horticulturalist for 37 years and a Valley Permaculturalist for 8 years, brings his experience and recognized expertise to this talk. He has designed and implemented a Permaculture homesite in Mesa, Arizona, with extensive water harvesting and distribution applications. Don's knowledge has been shared through numerous tours and educational workshops and classes in extensive water, storage, and applications, as the primary teacher of the East Valley Permaculture Guild and of the 72 hr. Permaculture Design Course.

The program is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed.

Scottsdale Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd. (NW corner of McDowell and Granite Reef, behind the convenience store)

Dan Aiello - Arizona Solar Center, Inc. / Arizona Solar Energy Association
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The Living With the Sun - Az. Style 2012 lecture series is put on by the Az. solar Center an Az. nonprofit collaborative ( and the Az. Solar Energy association (State Chapter of ASES - the American Solar Energy Society) under the auspices of the Scottsdale Green Building Program.

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  • Lane G.

    Well done! Great Info. I wish more had come to pack out the facility.

    July 20, 2012

  • Jon F.

    Need reasons to use less grid energy & utilize sustainable, nonpolluting, solar energy?
    Come join us for an ACC Workshop on Climate Change:

    Friday, 7/13/[masked] am - 4 pm
    Arizona Corporation Commission
    1st Floor Conf Room
    1200 W. Washington

    Focus on Climate Change; will cover basics of climate change and climate science, role of fossil fuels and GHGs, scientific realities of myths about GCC, and predicted regional impacts of climate
    change for Arizona.

    July 12, 2012

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