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.
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!