Creating Gaia’s Garden – Toby Hemenway

Creating Gaia’s Garden
Building Food, Energy, and Financial Security in Your Own Yard

In this free webinar, I’ll show you how to use permaculture design to turn your yard into a super-abundant food-producing landscape that can also reduce home energy bills and even help reduce your need to earn money. These landscapes can be great carbon-sequestering wildlife habitat too. This information-packed webinar we’ll cover creating the conditions for abundance to occur in your yard and your life, designing for optimal placement and flow, all-star plants for the urban and suburban yard, managing microclimates to save energy and produce fuel, building rich soil (the foundation of health and growth), and potential income sources from your yard. You’ll also have the chance to sign up at a big discount for our online course that goes into all these subjects in much more how-to detail.


Meet Your Presenter


Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway is the author of the award-winning Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, the best-selling permaculture book in the world, and a new book on creating urban sustainability, The Permaculture City. Toby lectures and teaches about regenerative design and permaculture at universities and conferences all over the world. He has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over 70 permaculture design courses. He and his wife, Kiel, live in Sebastopol.





Resources


Gaia’s Garden is the best-selling permaculture book in the world. The enlarged, updated 2nd edition is the winner of the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award.

The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers.

Gaia’s Garden was named one of the top ten gardening books of 2009 by The Washington Post.

Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns.

The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food—connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways—applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs.

Gaia’s Garden is the best-selling permaculture book in the world. The enlarged, updated 2nd edition is the winner of the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award.


Meet Your Moderator


Partner, Director of Education PermaEthos

Josiah Wallingford started working for Hewlett Packard at the age of 15 as a technical support representative. By age 17 he was a national technical support trainer for HP technical support representative.
When he turned 18, Josiah joined the U.S. Army as an active duty 19D (Cavalry Scout). While in the military he trained army units heading to Iraq and Afghanistan at Fort Irwin, the National Training Center (N.T.C.). He did one 13 month tour in Afghanistan attached to the 101st Airborn Division stationed at Camp Delta in Bagram Airfield where he toured and monitored the Parwan, Bamyan and Panjshir provinces.
After an honorable discharge from the military after eight years of service he became a project manager for what is now SmartTV where he installed high speed internet (HSIA) and video on demand platforms in luxury hotels throughout the United States.
In 2013 Josiah applied for and was awarded an internship with Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast. Josiah and Jack become close friends and formed PermaEthos with three additional business partners in 2014 where he is now the Director of Education.





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