The second Permaculture Movie Screening and Potluck will be Monday, January 5th from 7-9PM at the Repair the World Office at 4029 Market St. Philadelphia, Pa. We’ll be screening a lecture given by Toby Hemenway, the author of Gaia’s Garden. The lectue is titled, “How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and The Planet, but not Civilization.”
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.
This lecture is a great background on how our society came to be what it is, from a historical perspective that looks thousands of years into the past, before capitalism, imperialism, or agriculture. I think this is a great video for anyone who wants to understand why permaculture is necessary, and how it can help transform our society. We’ll follow up the movie with a short open discussion. Join us, it’s going to be a great time!