Permaculture and Perennial Agriculture

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”
-Bill Mollison, founder of Permaculture

As a part of our Benicia Sustainable Backyard program, some of the leading permaculture experts visit Benicia to share knowledge and skills with our community.

Presentations:

Toby Hemenway – the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture*

Christopher Shein – permaculture designer and author of The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture

Trathen Heckma – a permaculture advocate, founder and executive director of Daily Acts in Sonoma County, and the Chair of the Board of Transition US

Denise Rushing – a social permaculture activist, Lake County Board supervisor and an author of Tending the Soul’s Garden: Permaculture as a Way Forward in Difficult Times. 

*If you want to begin to learn about permaculture, visit Toby Hemenway’s website. You’ll be inspired!

Additional Resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_crop

Upcoming Events

May
27
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
Jun
6
Tue
6:30 pm Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Sustainable Landscaping Class @ Vallejo Foley Community Center
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Summer is a good time to start dreaming and planning about our garden renewal. This is the perfect class for homeowners who are thinking about replacing a lawn or who would like to make their[...]
Jun
24
Sat
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]
9:00 am Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Community Share Plot Workday @ Avant Garden
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
BCG maintains a Benicia Community Share Plot where we grow food for donation to the community members in need. It’s cared for by volunteers and you are welcome to join in at any of our workdays. Chris[...]