City Repair has helped folks in urban neighborhoods reclaim public spaces with art and celebration. Social Forestry brings human communities back into reciprocity with the natural gifts of forested landscapes. The workshop will begin with an overview of these two philosophies. Then attendees will take part in a lively conversation about how City Repair and Social Forestry can complement each other. Participants will come away with an appreciation of each system, how the two can benefit each other, and how to implement these models in their own communities. This workshop offers a fractal condensed version of Wednesday’s pre-conference.
Permaculture, Gardening, Education
A | 8:30 am
Visionary architect Mark Lakeman of Communitecture and City Repair, based in Portland, is a thought leader and innovator who has used creative strategies to change civic policy for urban placemaking in Portland and other locales. He presents in the States and internationally, and is a regular presenter at UCSC’s Common Ground Institute.
Hazel aka Tom Ward
Hazel aka Tom Ward is a legendary permaculture teacher who runs Siskiyou Permaculture in the Southern Oregon / Mount Shasta Bioregion. She also teaches and designs nationally and internationally. She helped Bill Mollison teach the first U.S. Permaculture Design Course at Evergreen State College back in 1982, and she has taught and mentored many of the permaculture teachers who are famous here in California today. Many Californians studying permaculture have been traveling North to study with her—it’s a trend!