Somerville Garden Club

Urban Permaculture Workshop

This event might be of interest to SGC members – thanks to Susann for bringing this to our attention:

Urban Permaculture with Andrew Faust
Regenerating Urban Centers: Bringing in Nature

Sponsored by Urban Homesteaders and North Shore Permaculture

Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13th
Democracy Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge
10am–5pm (with a break for lunch)
$75 before August 23rd, $85 after (Full and partial scholarships available.)

To register, visit:
Questions? Contact Lisa Gross: Lisa.Gross at

Ecological Ways to bring clean air, water and healthy soil back into city centers and urban landscapes. Healing the city and healing ourselves.

This workshop will focus on providing individuals with practical tools for creating positive social change, inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening, making fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural wastewater treatment, biogas generators, ecological niche market and value added business ideas, passive integrated water systems, rain gardens that alleviate flooding while addressing sewage treatment plant overflows and clean water, living roofs, rooftop gardens and regional energy systems.

Andrew Faust, founder of The Center for Bioregional Living, has been teaching ecological design and Permaculture for over 17 years. Nearly two years ago he moved to NYC, after homesteading off the grid for 8 years in rural W.V., and hit the ground running teaching numerous classes, speaking on various panels, designing edible gardens, consulting urban and rural clients and volunteering in his local community garden. He is currently working on creating ecological training centers in North America and abroad and inspiring the next wave of students in his 4th full Permaculture Design Certification in NYC. Andrew has taught the PDC course over 13 times since 2003 at Yestermorrow Design/Build school in Warren,VT. For more info, visit:

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