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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28, 2006
      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
      Ecology (A.P.E.)

      Vagabond Opera's Erik Stern, Oz Street Fossils, Juggling comic Dave
      Clay, flamenco dancing, raffle prizes, free seeds and more! (see
      below for 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, revolution—it 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
      ecological sustainability.
      o Find appropriate options for meeting technology and
      transportation needs.
      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
      for details.

      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:
      Lectures $22
      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

      Class Schedule
      June through September, 2006.

      Explore Ecological Gardens and Other Community Projects. $16.

      Lecture and Interaction. $22. See www.proactiveecology.com for this
      week's topics.

      Learn Companion Planting, Seed Saving, Soil Building, Integrated Pest
      Management, and Much More. $18.

      Learn Valuable Tools and Receive Personalized Help for Your Project.

      About Certification:
      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
      front man.

      Flamenco dancing- a special performance by students of the Flamenco
      Arts Academy.

      Free Seeds and Plants for everyone!

      • $10 presale contact proactiveecology (at) yahoo
      $15 day of show at Mississippi Studios
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