We are fortunate to live in an area with an abundance of amazing and inspiring permaculture projects, it is time to for all the people behind those projects, and anyone interested in permaculture, to come together and find new ways to connect, collaborate, discuss and share resources.
Note: While this is not a cohousing-specific gathering, we know lots of EBCOHO members are interested in co-creating natural environments for living that include sustainable food production, and you can find many allies for building community at gatherings like this. And while permaculture is stereotypically about plants and animals, don't forget that it ultimately includes energy and social layers, and cohousing can be a key building block in sustainable community living.
Join area permies at our regional community-organizing center, EBCOHO partner a PLACE for Sustainable Living in North Oakland on the second Monday of the month for an East Bay Permaculture Guild monthly meeting. Please bring your questions, announcements, ideas, stories, and visions of how permaculture can help us bridge through the transition as we co-create a more permanent culture based on Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.
If possible please bring a dish for the potluck, produce or seeds to share.
Please forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested in attending.
Donations to help support PLACE are always appreciated.
About PLACE (People Linking Art, Community and Ecology): We foster sustainable living practices through art, community and ecology. We do this by way of educational workshops and exhibits, outreach programs, partnerships, events and public placemaking.
Let’s talk trees with local heroes John Valenzuela, Jeremy Watts, Claire Brown, Max Brottman, myself and the rest of us tree growers. Join local experts as we talk about how to select, grow, graft, propagate and harvest fruit Since the scion exchange is coming up, we are all about the trees.
We will look at fruit trees and growing them in the Bay Area with a flurry of local leaders in the field; John Valenzuela will be showing us how to select varieties and grow them, drawing on his extensive experience and work with the California Rare Fruit Growers of California. We will be going over scions, how to prepare them, trade them and graft them in preparation for the California Rare Fruit Grower (http://www.crfg.org) annual Scion exchange coming up later this month, Jan 16, at Ashby Bart. Jeremy, Claire, Max and Seth will fill out the discussion answering questions about starting a micro tree nursery, tree guilds, pruning, and fungi that are beneficial to trees.