Latest breaking news from Cascadia Food Not Lawns!
Order first-edition signed copies now of Food Not Lawns: How to
Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community
by Cascadia Food Not Lawns co-founder Heather Coburn Flores. Hitting
the stores this Fall! (see below for details)
Starting June 1, 2006 in Portland, Oregon:
Academy for Proactive Ecology
Urban Permaculture Certification Program
Visit www.proactiveecology.org and see below for details.
Save the date! Thursday, June 22 at Mississippi Studios
Circosemillas! A benefit variety show for Academy of Proactive
Vagabond Opera's Erik Stern, Oz Street Fossils, Juggling comic Dave
Clay, flamenco dancing, raffle prizes, free seeds and more! (see
below for details)
AND NOW THE DETAILS
Chelsea Green Publishing presents:
Food Not Lawns:
How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a
By Heather C. Flores; Foreword by Toby Hemenway
Gardening can be a political act. Creativity, fulfillment,
connection, revolutionit all begins when we get our hands in the
dirt. Order a first-edition signed copy of the book by Cascadia Food
Not Lawns co-founder, Heather Flores! Contact Heather at
proactiveecology (at) yahoo. Read more about the book by visiting
Starting June 1st, 2006 in Portland, Oregon
Learn how to turn your yard into a garden and your neighborhood into
a community with
The Academy for Proactive Ecology's
Urban Permaculture Certification Program
Stay updated to the latest news and class offerings by subscribing to
the proactive ecology group at proactiveecology-subscribe (at)
yahoogroups (dot) com
o Gain Better Access to Land and Support for Ecological Living
o Grow Organic Food and Medicine
o Participate in Community Projects
o Use Art to Provoke Action
o Make best use of available resources with minimal cash input.
o Organize your home, garden, and neighborhood toward optimum
o Find appropriate options for meeting technology and
o Build healthy community relationships through shared
resources and mutual aid.
This course will cover the traditional permaculture design
curriculum, with added emphasis on urban applications. Participants
will work together and as individuals, to design and implement actual
community projects that enhance the ecological integrity of their
neighborhoods. We will identify the tools and techniques we need to
transform our homes, gardens, and communities, now, with what we have
available. May include hands-on experiments in organic gardening and
food production, eco-building, appropriate technology, healing, or
the arts; specific projects and locations will be chosen by the
participants. Includes permaculture design certificate through A.P.E.
Course structure includes both indoor and outdoor activities,
including lecture, discussion, games, and actual work on feasible
design projects. Certification requires a combination of classroom
and field hours; successful candidates will receive certificates of
completion from the Academy for Proactive Ecology (APE). See below
Entire course repeats each month. Students can complete certification
in as little as 3.5 weeks or accumulate hours throughout the summer.
Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged at any time. If you plan to get
certified, please contact us as soon as possible so we can help you
design your curriculum.
APE Drop-in Tuition:
Hands-on Garden Workshops $18
Design workshops $11
Field Trips $16
Certification package: includes entire lecture series, design
workshops, and field hours required for certification. $360-$500
sliding scale, paid in advance by your third class. Limited
scholarships may be available. Sorry, no work trade.
It may be possible for you to meet certification requirements through
prior experience and independent study. Please contact APE for more
Class locations TBA, please call 541-914-0486 or check back here for
June through September, 2006.
Explore Ecological Gardens and Other Community Projects. $16.
TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY
PERMACULTURE AND PROACTIVE ECOLOGY CLASSES
Lecture and Interaction. $22. See www.proactiveecology.com for this
ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOPS
Learn Companion Planting, Seed Saving, Soil Building, Integrated Pest
Management, and Much More. $18.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY EVENINGS
Learn Valuable Tools and Receive Personalized Help for Your Project.
APE certification not only meets the international standard for a
certifiable permaculture design course, it also includes and requires
an additional 12 hours of applicable proactive community work. These
projects will continue after the course has finished, and will be
included in the first phase of each students personalized plan of
action, from their own garden to the wilderness and beyond.
The APE curriculum in updated for each new course, and reviewed by a
panel of experts. Certificates are signed by these experts, and by
the instructors of the course. College credits may be available
through your school's independent study program, please contact us if
you need help finding options.
Save the date! Benefit Variety Show for A.P.E.
Thursday, June 22, 8:30 pm
Mississippi Studios, N. Mississippi Avenue at Shaver Street, Portland
A benefit variety show for Academy of Proactive Ecology (A.P.E.)
Oz Street Fossils -ragged old-time music and surrealist swing with
founding members of the Kitchen Syncopators Huck and Felix.
Dave Clay-juggling comedic feats of wonder!
Erik Stern- solo vocals, accordion, and piano with Vagabond Opera's
Flamenco dancing- a special performance by students of the Flamenco
Free Seeds and Plants for everyone!
$10 presale contact proactiveecology (at) yahoo
$15 day of show at Mississippi Studios