We are happy to annouce ,due to the great response and multiple requests(thank you! New York) we received from our May workshop,this Sept 19 and 20, we will be bringing back veteran permaculture lecturer Larry Santoyo for a repeat performance:
"Eco Urbanism and the Future of Sustainability,NYC".
Larry is the vice president of the Permaculture Institute (USA) and one of the most experienced permaculture instructors in the US. He is also a world renown lecturer in the World Wide Sustainability Movement.
Larry's website: http://www.earthflow.com/feedback.php
Larry's you tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDuCUVpK_dk
In this workshop we will be turning our art farm here in Brooklyn into an urban permaculture test site and think tank in real time. We will be applying permaculture design principles to food,water,energy systems as well as community and integrate them relative to our environment here or any densely populated areas.
This workshop is suitable for artists,activists,city gardeners as well as anyone interested in permaculture but have a hard time finding time and space, a precious resource here in NYC.
We will learn how to turn any urban backyard into a food forest,water harvest,solar energy and learn how to container garden in any urban setting. Most important, you will walk away with very useful life skills to apply to any material or non material needs and will provide real insight if you are planning to start an intentional community of your own.
"The future of sustainability is in our cities and towns.Urban neighborhoods are ideal for the promise and potentials of permaculture design.Our cities embody the greatest concentration of the social,intellectual and physical resources needed to create a sustainable future" Larry Santoyo
Reviews of our May workshop:
"This rocked!Larry was great-very accessible and elegant presentation of complex imformation..."Rupert P, New York Restoration Project
"Obliterates objections" Ina B, New York
"Larry opened my eyes to a whole new world of permaculture,gardening being only one aspect of it" Jeeyun H,fine artist, New York
"Thank you for sharing uncle Larry with NYC....powerful...inspiring....compost for the brain!" Mariel B, New York
"...I was highly impressed. It is nice to come into something new to your thoughts that actually exceeds your expectations. I'm now a convert..." K Book,New York
"..Passionate and Brilliant teacher...utopian brooklyn location...deliciously prepared food,material above and beyond my expectations"A. Meierding, environmantal artist, New York
"Instructor Larry Santoyo was a wealth of imformation, I cant say enough about him" K Jackson,New York
"I am so very thankful for this workshop...This just makes sense...feels right"C.Browne,New York
"Larry Santoyo is one badass ---------(something we cant print)! Larry is an extraordinary teacher who brings his strong personality to the table to get the message across, and he delivers!" Kimberly,PDC graduate,Boston
"Just good stuff!"...J.Perne,New York
"Grrreat!!!Encore Please" B.Eastmond,New York
The schedule is as follows:
Sat 10am to 4/5pm with lunch break with intro to urban permaculture
Sun 10am to 4/5pm with lunch break
$125 for the weekend
We gently ask that you RSVP and registration is not complete until full tuition is received.
Details/ RSVP : [address removed]
**If you have already taken this class and are ready for the next, we invite you to sign up for our advance level workshop,the one and only"Critical Thinking and Application,Beyond Cob and Compost" with Larry Santoyo the following week. (Sept 26 &27).Returning students will get a preferential rate**
"Let us act now not out of fear for the future, but out of love for the things we love about the present..." Larry Santoyo ,Permaculture for Humanity.