Permaculture was originally envisioned for farms and rural properties, but it works at least as well in cities and towns. Urban permaculturists are reforming food policy in cities, developing garden-based comprehensive school curricula, reducing energy and water use, legalizing greywater, providing disaster relief, and leading the food justice movement. They are challenging antiquated anti-farming laws in cities, bringing healthy food to upscale restaurants as well as the urban poor, and helping to convert sterile parks and office grounds into vibrant, food-and-habitat-producing oases. This inspiring presentation will show why permaculture is so well suited to cities and towns.
Kevin Bayuk, Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco, CA;
Toby Hemenway, Center for Pattern Literacy, Sebastopol, CA.