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Toby Hemenway Lecture and Book Signing at The Ecology Center

Join us for a special talk on urban permaculture with Toby Hemenway, author of the bestselling permaculture book, Gaia's Garden.

We all need and want a healthy, abundant and sustainable environment that provides for our basic needs, fostered and shared with a peaceful, diverse and collaborative community. Permaculture, as design science and ecological lifestyle, provides the most viable framework for this path to individual, environmental and social sustainability! Join Us to learn how to you can apply permaculture in your own life and local community from the author of the bestselling book on permaculture in the world, Toby Hemenway! In this talk, Mr. Hemenway will provide insights from his new 2015 book The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban and Town Resilience. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help town dwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. The evening will include: An inspiring talk and presentation on urban permaculture Q & A with Toby Hemenway Signing of Toby Hemenway's new book, The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience. Seats are limited. Reserve your spot in advance. Speaker: Toby Hemenway Speaker Bio: Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and is the best-selling permaculture book in the world. Toby has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses. He has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of Delaware and many other educational venues. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review, and American Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on ecological design. More at

Date & Time

October 5, 2015

6:00PM - 8:00PM