Time: April 9, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: North Seattle Friends Church- Fellowship Hall
Street: 2415 NE 80th St- there is parking near the fellowship hall off of 25th just south of NE 80th
City/Town: Seattle, WA 98115
Website or Map: http://www.timberpress.com/bo…
Event Type: informational, meeting
Organized By: Susan Gregory
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2015
Local authors and permaculturalists Dave Boehnlein and Jessi Bloom will join us to share ideas from their new book- Practical Permaculture. We'll have our general meeting from 7-8 and Dave and Jessi will speak from 8-9. Copies of their book will be available so bring some cash or your checkbook. You're going to want to take home a copy!
Here's what they will address in their talk:
Making Permaculture Landscapes Understandable for All: Integrating Aesthetics & Education Into All Your Designs Dave & Jessi will discuss the role of aesthetics and educational design for permaculture landscapes. With many projects, aesthetic considerations are really important. If ignored, practitioners may find that they run into problems with HOAs, neighborhood associations, local government, or unhappy neighbors. The question we intend to answer is: How can we create functional, ecological landscapes that are also appeal to mainstream aesthetics? Creating permaculture projects that educate those who interact with them is also important. If people can see why we make the choices we make in a permaculture landscape, they are more likely to be accepting and implement specific strategies at their own homes. The question we intend to answer is: How can we create landscapes that educate those who pass through? Both of these topics tie into the idea that we need to meet people where they are at if we want permaculture strategies to move from the fringe into the limelight. Aesthetics that people can recognize and education to improve understanding both help with this goal. They not only lead to more successful projects, but also to positive growth of the permaculture movement as a whole.