Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying these gorgeous late summer days. Urban Homesteaders has been in August mode, but we're about to ramp up with a lot of great events, so keep checking the site.
We're kicking off the season with an amazing two-day Urban Permaculture workshop with Andrew Faust. Charlotte Dion, of North Shore Permaculture, and I have organized this and it's the first Permaculture workshop in the Boston area in quite a long time.
For those of you unfamilliar with permaculture, it's a deep philosophical (and very practical) approach to designing and building sustainable communities by creating abundance, health and regional self-sufficiency through cooperating with nature.
We're bringing Andrew in from NYC and his expertise very much focuses on using permaculture in an urban environment. I've heard only great things about him, and he's a very experienced teacher and designer. (Check out his website here: http://www.homebiome.com/
PLUS, we're offering this completely at cost, which means that the two day workshop is $75, which is HALF what Andrew usually charges for this workshop.
You'll find all the info below.
Have a wonderful weekend!
2-Day Urban Permaculture Workshop w/Andrew Faust
Regenerating Urban Centers: Bringing in Nature
Sponsored by Urban Homesteaders and North Shore Permaculture
Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13th
The Democracy Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge
10am--5pm (with a break for lunch)
To register, visit: http://urbanpermaculture.eventsbot.com/
Questions? Contact Lisa Gross: Lisa.Gross<at>gmail.com
Ecological Ways to bring clean air, water and healthy soil back into city centers and urban landscapes. Healing the city and healing ourselves.
This workshop will focus on providing individuals with practical tools for creating positive social change, inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening, making fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural wastewater treatment, biogas generators, ecological niche market and value added business ideas, passive integrated water systems, rain gardens that alleviate flooding while addressing sewage treatment plant overflows and clean water, living roofs, rooftop gardens and regional energy systems.
Andrew Faust, founder of The Center for Bioregional Living, has been teaching ecological design and Permaculture for over 17 years. Nearly two years ago he moved to NYC, after homesteading off the grid for 8 years in rural W.V., and hit the ground running teaching numerous classes, speaking on various panels, designing edible gardens, consulting urban and rural clients and volunteering in his local community garden. He is currently working on creating ecological training centers in North America and abroad and inspiring the next wave of students in his 4th full Permaculture Design Certification in NYC. Andrew has taught the PDC course over 13 times since 2003 at Yestermorrow Design/Build school in Warren,VT. For more info, visit: For more info, visit: http://www.homebiome.com/index.php