“Within a Permaculture designed system, wastes become resources, productivity and yields increase, work is minimized, and the environment is restored.” — Bill Mollison, Founder of permaculture
The theory of permaculture bring together some of my favorite things in life: science, art, agriculture, nature, design, and conservation. First developed in the mid-70s in Tasmania in response to the rapid increase in industrial agriculture, permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature, and emphasizes the importance of connections, relationships, and working together.
In action, permaculture looks something like Radical Roots Farm. A five-acre vegetable farm in Keezletown, Va, Radical Roots employs methods like cover crops, crop rotation, beneficial insects, and compost to create healthy soil and beautiful food.
If you’d like to learn more about permaculture and how you can integrate these methods into your own farm, garden, or homestead, then join us for this Permaculture Workshop on June 24, 2012!
Taught by none other than Dave O’Neill of Radical Roots Farm, the workshop will cover:
- What is Permaculture? — Ecological Design
- How to live More Sustainable & Abundantly? — Integration
- Radical Roots Farm Tour
Permaculture for Homestead and Farm
Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Radical Roots Farm, Keezletown VA
Cost: $40 for general public (free for Local Food Hub partner producers)
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (434) 286-2176