From Backyards to Bioregions: Scaling Up Permaculture Design with Lisa DePiano

Join us as we welcome Lisa DePiano for her talk about the need to scale permaculture design up to meet the needs and design challenges of our bioregions and beyond!

From Backyard to Bioregions: Scaling Up Permaculture Design

As we face the continued effects of peak oil, climate change, and growing social and economic inequality, permaculture offers us: skills, tools, solutions & strategies for healing social & ecological systems. In this presentation and discussion we will explore techniques for scaling up permaculture from backyards and farms to whole cities and bioregions.

Permaculture is vision, design system, and global network that draws on patterns and principles found in nature to meet human needs, while regenerating the natural world.

Lisa DePiano is a certified permaculture designer, teacher and faculty member for the Yestermorrow Design/Build School and the University of Massachusetts. She is co-founder of the Montview Neighborhood Farm, a human powered urban-farm and edible forest garden in the Connecticut River Valley. She currently runs the Mobile Design Lab which focuses on participatory design and education and installed the OWS greywater system.

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  • julie

    the talk was great and the share dialogue during and after the talk was very inspiring

    April 8, 2013

  • Tiffany

    For those interested in the graphic Lisa presented on creating a local food system, it can be found here:­

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Mike Hollis

    Last minute change of schedule won't let me make this event, but hope to get out with the Permie crowd soon!

    April 5, 2013

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