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Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Farming

with Darren Doherty of REGRARIANS Ltd.

Date:

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9pm

Location:

downtown Central Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Price:

The event is FREE, no reservations are required.

More Info:

More Info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571
Event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/179961695712271/

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If every farmer in the USA practiced Carbon Farming, in less than 10 years,
we would sequester ALL the CARBON that has been emitted since the Industrial Age
Joel Salatin, POLYFACE Farm

There's too much carbon in the atmosphere causing unruly & disturbing climate problems, but the solution isn't difficult, it's in the soil!

Carbon is a naturally occurring chemical compound vital to life, but since the industrial revolution and the advent of modern farming practices, too much carbon has been released into the atmosphere causing climate disruption. The good news is that with Carbon Farming & good soil practices, nature can do much of the remedial work for us.

Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Thursday, March 10, as we host Darren Doherty of REGRARIANS Ltd, for a talk that suggests we can effectively fight climate change by improving the soil with innovative Carbon Farming techniques & strategies that restore & regenerate landscapes.

Carbon Farming is the process of sequestering carbon into healthy, biologically alive soils, using a variety of agricultural practices like no-till farming, cover crops, holistic range management & agroforestry. America's unique opportunity is it's vast landscapes of degraded agriculture & grazing lands that if restored to health would have the potential to capture billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere annually. Farms that increase carbon in their soils also increase water retention, protect biodiversity, enhance productivity, all while combating Climate Change.

Darren Doherty is a 5th generation Australian farmer and an international expert on regenerative agriculture and permaculture design who has extensive experience across the world in project design, development, management & training. A career-long focus on the profitable & regenerative retrofit of broadacre landscapes has seen Darren Doherty acclaimed as a pioneer in this important field.

Darren Doherty & his wife Lisa Heenan have recently produced POLYFACES, a documentary showcasing the work of Joel Salatin & the renowned Polyface farm in Virginia. Darren will also be in the region teaching a sold out 10 day REGRARIAN workshop at Orella Ranch on the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara.

Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
CIVICS 101 FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, A Community Education Series

Co-Sponsors: Community Environmental Council (CEC), Orella Ranch, & the Santa Barbara Food Alliance

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533723326928002/

Additional Resources: (Check out all these great materials!)

Landscapes, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food Systems (LEAF) Santa Barbara:
The LEAF Initiative was developed through a collaborative effort with community members, nonprofit organizations and donors. The initiative seeks to advance regional strategies to increase land conservation, improve ecosystem health, ensure agricultural viability and improve the local food system. https://www.sbfoundation.org/leaf

Regrarians Ltd: http://www.regrarians.org Our primary responsibility is to the regenerative enhancement of the biosphere’s ecosystem processes. Our secondary responsibility is to provide the potential for people to be informed about the regenerative economy, whether it involves their work in agriculture, land management, corporate life, domestic services, manufacturing or other activities that are within the reasonable domain of humans…

“4 per 1,000” Initiative: The “4 per 1,000” Initiative wants to demonstrate that agriculture can provide practical solutions to the challenge of climate disruption, while also meeting that posed by food security through the use of farming methods that match local conditions: e.g. agroecology, agroforestry, conservation agriculture, landscape management. http://4p1000.org/understand

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN):
A coalition of sustainable agriculture and farmer leaders that advances agricultural solutions to climate change. Agriculture can play a unique role in responding to the climate crisis by producing renewable energy, sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while securing our food system for generations to come. http://calclimateag.org

Climate Chance: A summit dedicated to concrete action is a global summit with the aim to become a regular event for all non-state actors involved in the fight against climate change. http://www.climatechance2016.com/

Articles referring to Carbon Farming:

California’s Grand Plan to Fight Climate Change on the Farm California/ lawmakers move toward paying farmers to adopt climate-smart practices. http://civileats.com/2016/02/02/californias-grand-plan-to-fight-climate-change-on-the-farm-jerry-brown/

Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change: Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there's potential to soak up much more. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change

Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change: Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there's potential to soak up much more. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change

Permaculture RESOURCES:

Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation Inspiring Ecological, Social, Economic and Cultural Responses for Resilience and Transformation ; by By Dr. Thomas Henfrey and Dr. Gil Penha-Lopes https://www.chelseagreen.com/permaculture-subject/permaculture-and-climate-change-adaptation

The Carbon Farming Solution A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security By Eric Toensmeier Foreword by Dr. Hans Herren http://www.chelseagreen.com/the-carbon-farming-solution

Articles referring to Carbon Farming:

California’s Grand Plan to Fight Climate Change on the Farm California/ lawmakers move toward paying farmers to adopt climate-smart practices. http://civileats.com/2016/02/02/californias-grand-plan-to-fight-climate-change-on-the-farm-jerry-brown/

Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change:
Little known climate change fact: Just the first meter of soil contains as much carbon as the entire atmosphere. And there's potential to soak up much more. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3052240/restoring-global-soil-quality-is-one-of-the-best-things-we-can-do-for-climate-change

Resilient Agriculture Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate, by Laura Lengnick:
http://www.newsociety.com/Books/R/Resilient-Agriculture

Radio Interview Episode 16, COP21 Insights from the Paris Climate Conference with Albert Bates:
http://realeyeshomestead.com/permaculture-realized-podcast-episode-16-cop21-insights-from-the-paris-climate-conference-with-albert-bates

POLYFACES FILM trailer: http://www.polyfaces.com
Documentary showcasing the work of Joel Salatin & the renowned Polyface Farm in Virginia.

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POLYFACES A World of Many Choices

A film by REGRARIANS showcasing Joel Salatin

Followed by Q&A with film producers Lisa Heenan & Darren Doherty

Date:

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:30-9pm

Location:

Paseo Nuevo Theaters, in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall, downtown Santa Barbara, 8 West De La Guerra St (off of State St), 93101

Price:

Pre-order tickets are available on Event Brite for $10, or $15 at the door.

More Info:

More Info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571
Event facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/179961695712271/

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On the renowned POLYFACE farm in Virginia a different kind of farming is taking place with Joel Salatin, a farmer who wants us to rekindle our relationship with food.

Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Monday, March 14, at the Paseo Nuevo Theater for the Santa Barbara premiere of POLYFACES, a documentary film about Joel Salatin and the renowned Polyface farm in Virginia that has been demonstrating some of the best regenerative & sustainable agriculture practices for over 40 years.

In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area. Using nature as a pattern, they began the healing and innovation that now supports three generations.

Disregarding conventional wisdom, the Salatins planted trees, built huge compost piles, dug ponds, moved cows daily with portable electric fencing, and invented portable sheltering systems to produce all their animals on perennial prairie polycultures.

In time son Joel Salatin took the helm, teaching and authoring books on all that was learned at Polyface through the years. Eventually the farm became a major demonstration site with hundreds of people visiting annually, sharing knowledge on how to produce food without harmful chemicals, while respecting animals in their care, and ultimately returning the farm to a healthy ecosystem.

A Heinz Award winner, Joel Salatin was called the ‘most innovative farmer in the world’ by Time Magazine. He was featured in both the Oscar-nominated film Food Inc., and Michael Pollan’s best selling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Joel Salatin is an inspiration to many thousands of farmers around the world.

The film's producer Lisa Heenan shared directing duties with daughter Isabella Doherty, chronicling the farm over four years of changing seasons. The film was produced by REGRARIANS Ltd., an Australian nonprofit established with partner Darren Doherty to provide resources for those who want to regenerate depleted landscapes.

Darren Doherty is one of the world's leading regenerative agriculture specialists, who has long advocated for the repair of broadacre landscapes as one of the solutions for climate change by sequestering carbon in biologically alive soils, and will be in Santa Barbara for a sold out workshop he will be teaching on the Gaviota Coast. Both Lisa Heenan & Darren Doherty will be in attendance at the Santa Barbara film premiere. Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.

Event Co-Sponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, SB Independent, Community Environmental Council (CEC), Cultivate Events, LoaTree, Casitas Valley Farm, Quail Springs, Island Seed & Feed, Orella Ranch, permEzone, Sustainable World Radio, & the Santa Barbara Food Alliance

SPECIAL PRE-FILM EVENT! : A very special farm-to-table dinner at Barbareno Restaurant with Film Director Lisa Heenan, Mon March 14, 5-7pm, seating limited, $50/pp, reservations: (805) 963-9591

More Resources:

POLYFACES FILM trailer:

Polyfaces – Early in the Morning from RegrariansMedia on Vimeo.

POLYFACES FILM longer trailer:

Polyfaces English from RegrariansMedia on Vimeo.

POLYFACES FILM website:
http://www.polyfaces.com

Polyface Farms website
http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

"...regenerating soil is what will save the world..." HARVEY WEINSTEIN, Weinstein Company

"...an important contribution to the American food movement..." MICHAEL POLLAN, The Omnivores Dilemma

"...the best way to help us eat (and live) a whole lot better..." NEW YORK TIMES

"...Watch it. Get inspired..." ALEX JAMIESON, Super Size Me

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Reporting from the Paris Climate Conference What does COP21 mean for Santa Barbara & California?

with Ethan Stewart of the Santa Barbara Independent

peace at eiffel tower

While much still to be done, let's take a moment to Celebrate!

Date:

Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Location:

Antioch University Community Hall, 602 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 9310

Price:

Free. No reservations are required.

More Info:

More Info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571


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I am not actually in Paris as a journalist, I am here as a human being ~ Ethan Stewart

Did you follow the Climate Talks in Paris, wonder what they meant to you and your community?

Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network on Thursday, January 28, for an evening with Ethan Stewart of the Santa Barbara Independent, as he shares his experiences attending & reporting on the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris (COP21).

Doing a particularly insightful job covering the Climate talks, Ethan gave a day by day account of all that took place, both at official gatherings and the myriad sidebar gatherings and meetings with NGOs, activists, and concerned citizens from around the world.

What was it like to be at this historic gathering of delegates & negotiators from 195 countries with widely varying agendas while needing to unanimously adopt an agreement that will profoundly affect all of our futures?

What was the process, who inspired, who disappointed, did he come away with euphoria or despair? And ultimately, what are the implications of the Paris Agreement for our city, county and state?

The goal of COP21 was to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. And for the first time in more than 20 years of UN negotiations, although not legally binding, global consensus was reached.

Unlike past conferences, this time cities and local governments were identified as key problem solvers, with more than 400 mayors from around the world attending the Climate Summit for Local Leaders. As the world's eighth largest economy, California has the potential for emerging as a leader for global climate change solutions, with innovative clean technologies for the 21st century that are not only good for the planet, but also job creators and profitable for business.

Come learn more from all Ethan Stewart experienced and join the conversation with a panel of key community members from backgrounds in local government, business, education, faith based organizations, activists and students, exploring what it might be like to transition from a century of an economy based on fossil fuels, to a restoration economy where our energy needs are supplied largely with renewables. What part will we all play?

Ethan Stewart has been on staff at the Santa Barbara Independent since 2004. Currently Editor-at-Large for the Independent, Stewart has been its primary environmental reporter for much of the past decade. A lifelong lover of the great outdoors, Stewart's work has been honored by both state and national organizations for excellence in everything from "Investigative Journalism" and "Sports Writing" to "Environmental Reporting" and "Best Writing" in California in 2014 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

A Public Forum Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1661720367421950/
Co-Sponsors: Santa Barbara Independent, Loa Tree, Antioch University, & the Community Environmental Council (CEC)

Additional Resources:

The Paris Project
Independent reporter Ethan Stewart & photographer Kodiak Greenwood in Paris, covering the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). Here you'll find their daily dispatches and analysis of the historic summit http://www.independent.com/news/COP21/

The Open Letter of Gratitude to All by Christiana Figueres; Executive Secretary UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/an-open-letter-of-gratitude/

ADOPTION OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT Proposal by Laurent Fabius President of COP21 Draft decision -/COP.21 http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/cop21/eng/l09.pdf

Community Environmental Council
Pioneers real life solutions in areas with the biggest impact on climate change – most notably energy, transportation and food systems. http://www.cecsb.org

Cities Prove to Be Vital Voice at Paris Climate Talks by Laura Turner Seidel http://ecowatch.com/2016/01/09/cities-paris-climate-talks/

The activities of cities alone account for more than 70 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Roughly 54 percent of the world’s 7.3 billion people currently live in cities and by 2050, that number is expected to rise to around 70 percent of the world’s population. If the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, we need our cities to continue to lead by developing and implementing concrete initiatives that improve the health, well-being and economic opportunities of citizens.

Permaculture RESOURCES:

Permaculture and Climate Change Adaptation Inspiring Ecological, Social, Economic and Cultural Responses for Resilience and Transformation by By Dr. Thomas Henfrey and Dr. Gil Penha-Lopes https://www.chelseagreen.com/permaculture-subject/permaculture-and-climate-change-adaptation

The Carbon Farming Solution
A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Security By Eric Toensmeier Foreword by Dr. Hans Herren http://www.chelseagreen.com/the-carbon-farming-solution

Videos:

The Paris Climate Negotiations Explained; by Grist online magazine (explained succinctly & with humor) (4min):

Call to Earth - A Message from the World's Astronauts to COP21: (6 min)

Main Talk: (approx. time 90 min)
Public Forum: Reporting from the Paris Climate Talks with Journalist Ethan Stewart of the Santa Barbara Independent What does COP21 mean for Santa Barbara & California?:

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8th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

A celebration to bring seeds & people together

Date:

Sunday, January 31, 2016 11-3pm

Location:

downtown Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, 93101

Price:

Free

More Info:

For more information, (805) 962-2571


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8th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

Septimo Anual Santa Barbara Intercambio de Semillas del Comunitario

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Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as it hosts the 8th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap on Sunday, January 31, from 11am-3pm, at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery.

More than 400 people attended last year, sharing seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers and farmers. Come be a part of this seed saving movement, making sure that locally adapted varieties of seed & plants are passed on to future generations. Special speakers, free seeds, children activities & live music!

Local groups will table, including the Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild who will share valuable seed saving techniques and encourage local gardeners to grow out and harvest some of their best seeds for future gardens and seed swaps, making us a truly food secure community. Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.

Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap.

Don't have these
Then come get seeds.
Seeds to sow.
Seeds to grow.
Seeds to harvest.
Seeds to save and share next year.
Activities for all ages
Music that will have your toes tapping

Special Speakers throughout the day
A gathering of garden friends old and new.

A community program hosted by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-profit

SB Seed Swap Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/

Santa Barbara Annual Community Seed Swap on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/

Octavo Anual Santa Barbara Intercambio de Semillas del Comunitario Domingo, 31 de enero, 2016 11 AM - 3 PM, Gratis FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/

Real Food Hero Award for 2016

Once again we will be honoring a local "Real Food Hero" at the Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap.

This year the award goes to Oscar Carmona of Healing Grounds Nursery, a passionate local food advocate connecting people to the land & their food for over 30 years. Creating innovative programs encouraging people to grow their own healthy food while using beneficial practices good for the planet, Oscar teaches in both institutional settings & backyards.

From 1991 to 2004 Oscar was the Director of Garden Programs for the Community Environmental Council (CEC) in Santa Barbara, CA where he managed the City of Santa Barbara’s community gardens and CEC’s Urban Farm. He started CEC’s Green Schools Gardening Program, Farming Fun Summer Camp, the Santa Barbara Youth Gardening Coalition, taught Green Gardener's Sustainable Practices courses, and served as the President of the Santa Barbara Horticultural Consortium.

One of the first certified organic nurseries on the Central Coast, Healing Grounds Nursery grows Biodynamic vegetable and herb seedlings. Beginning as a horticultural therapy program for the Transitions Mental Health Association, the nursery now sells seedlings both wholesale & to the public at the Santa Barbara Farmers Markets. A key member of the Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild, Oscar saves seed stock for the Santa Barbara Food Bank and other community groups; while participating in local seed exchanges and teaching seed saving workshops. http://healinggroundsnursery.com/

How to help, exhibit, volunteer:

Because the Seed Swap keeps growing, this year we would like to be both inside and outside at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library.

Always inside because of chance of rain (yes please!), but this year would like to have additional space outside for children's activities & music, and to be more visible to the public.

As always we could a little help from the community to pay for the library facility and associated costs. The cost to use the Faulkner Gallery indoor space is $400, for the outdoor space, an additional $200. All tax deductible donations large or small welcome!

If you'd like to support this great community event, checks can be made out to SB Permaculture Network (suggested, $20, $50, $100): Mailing address, P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190, or go online to pay by credit card or PayPal: www.sbpermaculture.org

We will also be offering exhibit table spaces for $10, for those with plant & seed related exhibits. Volunteers also welcome. Please contact Margie if interested: margie@sbpermaculture.org

Many thanks for being a part of this great community event, please share the date with your friends & neighbors -

Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life...

More Info:

Websites about Seed Saving:

Seed Savers Exchange:
www.seedsavers.org

Heirloom Seed Exchange:
www.heirloomseedswap.com

Seed Savers:
www.seedsavers.net

Seed Matters:
www.seedmatters.org

Organic Seed Alliance:
http://www.seedalliance.org/

Safe Seed Pledge & Initiative & list of Seed Companies who have taken the Safe Seed Pledge:
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/viewpage.aspx?pageid=261

Rare Vegetable Seed Consortium:
http://www.growrareseeds.com/

Native Seeds/SEARCH Search:
www.nativeseeds.org

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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & The Community Environmental Council present:

A Conversation with Paul Relis & Pico Iyer
A Benefit for the Community Environmental Council 45th Anniversary

Date:

Monday, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location:

Lobero Theater, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Price:

Tickets $30, $20 & $10, (all ticket sales donated to the Community Environmental Council)

Lobero Ticket Information:
https://www.lobero.com/events/cec-pico-iyerpaul-relis/
or call the Lobero Ticket office: 805.9630761

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Two creative minds honor the Community Environmental Council's 45th Anniversary with a conversational journey exploring the past & future of the environmental movement, including a discussion of Paul Relis' recently published book, Out of the Wasteland - Stories from the Environmental Frontier.

Paul Relis is the founding executive director of the Community Environmental Council, who at the young age of twenty three, following the disastrous oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, helped launch an organization whose impact is still being felt locally & globally today. Pico Iyer, global traveler & sometime Santa Barbara resident, is an internationally acclaimed author & journalist with more than ten best selling books, whose global citizen perspective helps us understand the world we live in.

Join us for a thought provoking evening as Paul & Pico, personal good friends, lead us with infectious abandon into a lively conversation about what the future might hold, as we contemplate our environmental destiny in our Santa Barbara home town and on the planet.

A book signing reception follows the talk.

A Community Event Sponsored by
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & the Community Environmental Council


Paul Relis Bio:

Paul became the founding executive director of the Community Environmental Council (CEC) after the oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969. Paul then became an executive with the state EPA, and lectured for nearly two decades on Environmental Studies at his alma mater, UCSB. Paul feels his current work with CR&R Inc, a company developing a 30 million dollar Anaerobic Digester at a facility in Perris, CA, opening in three months with a carbon free, ultra low emissions biofuels created from organic waste, is the exciting culmination of all his work, fulfilling a dream of making our community and state less reliant on oil for energy.
CR&R http://www.crrwasteservices.com/about/about_main.htm

http://www.paulrelis.com/work/

 

Bio: Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is a celebrated author, journalist, and regular TED Talk lecturer (with multi million-views). Born in England to parents from India and educated at Eton, Oxford, and Harvard, Iyer writes frequently on globalism for Harper’s, on culture & politics for The New York Times, on literature for The New York Review of Books, and on many topics for a wide range of magazines including TIME Magazine, National Geographic, and Tricycle:The Buddhist Review. His numerous books include, Video Night in Kathmandu, Cuba and the Night, The Global Soul, and his most recent book, The Man Within My Head. Having travelled almost everywhere­from Easter Island to Ethiopia to North Korea to Bolivia­ Iyer's lectures captivate audiences with stories about community and culture, and the ways in which technology and movement impact our sense of belonging. http://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/pico-iyer

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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & Orella Ranch Present:

INHABIT Film Screening & Discussion

Date:

Wed, Sept 2, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:30pm

Location:

downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery,40 E. Anapamu St, 93101

Price:

donations gladly accepted

More Info:

No reservations are required. More info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571.

Can our impact on the planet be a positive instead of negative one?

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Join us for an evening of Permaculture inspiration at the Santa Barbara Premiere of INHABIT, a feature length documentary introducing permaculture.

The award winning documentary INHABIT - A Permaculture Perspective showcases permaculture projects and the way they regenerate our world. INHABIT explores the many environmental and agricultural issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'.

Permaculture is a design science based on the observation and replication of patterns and relationships found in nature; it is an approach to designing sustainable systems of agriculture, community, economics, politics, and more. INHABIT looks at practices in rural, suburban, and urban environments to explore the breadth of response to local and global challenges - from issues of food, water, and medicine, to governance, economy, and culture. It is an attempt to illuminate certain societal and planetary ails through the lens of on-ground, Earth-based solutions.

*On hand for the evening will be Guner Tautrim from Orella Ranch where Keyline design & other permaculture strategies have been incorporated into their landscape with positive results. Orella Ranch will host an upcoming 3 day workshop with Mark Shepard, author of Restoration Agriculture, whose work and farm is featured in the INHABIT film.

have all of the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs ­ in your own backyard, farm or ranch

Sponsored by:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
& Orella Ranch

www.sbpermaculture.org

More Info:
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Event Page:
for INHABIT film event: www.facebook.com/events/127721097568292/

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective Official Trailer:

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective from Costa on Vimeo.

For info about Mark Shepard Restoration Agriculture Workshop at Orella Ranch-
please go to Friends of Orella Ranch facebook: www.facebook.com/events/113762295636201/
Spend Friday October 30, 31st and Nov. 1st with Mark Shepard on the Orella Ranch, Gaviota Coast Santa Barbara County.
Family owned and operated for the last 149 years this coastal ranch will serve as the backdrop for learning the ins and outs of Mark Shepard's Restoration Agriculture practices. Camping and food included on site.
$475 Early bird (first 10 sign ups) then $550
website: http://restorationagricultureworkshop.weebly.com

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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Presents

Award-Winning Documentary Film

Rebels with a Cause

How a Battle Over Land Changed the California Landscape Forever

Date:

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Location:

downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery,40 E. Anapamu St, 93101

Price:

Free

More Info:

No reservations are required. More info: margie@sbpermaculture.org, 805-962-2571.

they were unpaid & they were crazy. they were...

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In the first half of the 20th century, California's population increased by 600% and by the 1950's development was consuming coastal open space and farmland to housing development & shopping malls in a way that seemed to have no limits.

A stunningly beautiful film narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels With A Cause is the tale about the dreamers and schemers and activists who - despite reversals, diversions and disappointments - persist in their mission for more than twenty years and foster a national movement beginning in California to preserve open space that ultimately grew into a legacy of National Seashores, National Parks and National Recreation Areas around the nation.

It's the story of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers conservationists, politicians, widows and volunteers, all of whom worked their way through compromise and negotiation with the American public coming up as the winner.

It's a struggle that crosses party lines, unites seemingly antagonistic foes, falters and is nearly extinguished many times along the way, but ultimately is victorious. Beautiful cinematic footage, clever animation, moving interviews and a very compelling story are woven together in story that is especially meaningful for our times.

Award winning filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto of Kelly+Yamamoto Productions capture breathtaking natural landscapes while chronicling the story of an unusual group of individuals who make monumental change to help preserve a landscape for future generations.

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network invites community members, leaders, educators, students, and all who care about land preservation to attend and join the discussion about preservation of not only open space, but also agricultural lands in trust, urban community landtrusts, and how future generations can participate in preserving our own beautiful and unique landscape.

Hosted by: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network & Santa Barbara Food Alliance 

More Info:

Watch the Trailer: http://rebelsdocumentary.org/trailer/

Information on Film and Filmmakers http://rebelsdocumentary.org

Rebels With A Cause onSB Permaculture Network Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/686558494804829/

Santa Barbara Food Alliance Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sbfoodalliance

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12th International Permaculture Convergence

A journey to London, 2015

In September 2015 up to a thousand people from over fifty countries will be converging on London for a unique global gathering of people passionate about permaculture and those exploring its relevance to our pressing challenges. It's going to be an amazing month that draws on our movement's growth. The IPCs were started as a way of growing the network, sharing knowledge and celebrating achievements.

With no formal international body, IPCs have been one of the few opportunities to have discussions in person about strategy, educational standards, research, developments in practice, and regional / global development. They have also been a way to highlight best practice in specific environments, and to increase permaculture in the host country – especially in the early days. At the 10th IPC in Jordan it was agreed to have the 12th IPC in Britain.

IPCUK will bring together leading experts and practitioners from around the world.

We have everything we need to create a sustainable world and future. Together we will create a vision of a near future society that is caring, sustainable and fair, and explore how we can collectively design strategies and pathways to make it happen.

A two day Conference takes place September 8 & 9th for the public and permaculture community, followed by the 5 day (Sept 10-16) International Permaculture Convergence (IPC), the biennial global gathering of over 500 expert permaculture designers and practitioners (Permaculture Design Course required to attend).

  • Conference, https://www.ipcuk.events/conference 8-9 September 2015, The Light, Euston Road, London. Designing the World We Want - two days packed with presentations, workshops, academic papers, exhibitions, music, and art..
  • Convergence, https://www.ipcuk.events/convergence 10-16 September 2015, Gilwell Park, Essex. Designing the network we want - for people from around the world using permaculture in their everyday lives and communities.
  • Edge events, https://www.ipcuk.events/edge throughout the UK and Europe. From tours and courses, to talks and more.

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7th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

 

International Permaculture Convergences

https://ipcuk.events/aboutIPCs

'IPC' stands for International Permaculture Convergence, it is a gathering of practitioners of permaculture from around the world, people who are working with nature to design a better world. IPCs started back in 1984 in Australia, and is the key global meeting point for the international permaculture network. It is fully self-financed, so donations https://www.ipcuk.events/donate and sponsorships if your business is interested in sponsoring any part of the conference or convergence.  
https://www.ipcuk.events/sponsors/becomeasponsor are greatly appreciated!


History of IPCs

IPC1 Rowlands, New South Wales, Australia, 1984

IPC2 Breitenbush Hot Springs & Olympia in the NW of the USA, 1986

IPC3 Christchurch, New Zealand, 1988

IPC4 Nepal, 1991

IPC5 Copenhagen, Denmark and Gerlesborg, Sweden, 1993

IPC6 Perth, Australia, 1996

IPC7 Croatia organized in cooperation with Danish Association/European Permaculture Institute, 2005

IPC8 Brasil, Permacultura America Latina, 2007

IPC9 Malawi, 2009

IPC10 Jordan, 2011

IPC11 Cuba, 2013


Upcoming:

IPC12 UK 2015 https://ipcuk.events/

IPC13 India 2017 https://ipcuk.events/ipc-india-2017

Friends of International Permaculture Convergences (FIPC)

A sponsorship project of Inquiring Systems:
http://www.inquiringsystems.org/portfolio/friends-international-permaculture-convergence/

The Friends of the International Permaculture Convergence (FIPC) nonprofit is an organization working in conjunction with the International Permaculture Convergence Coordinating Committee to support the conveners of the individual International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) event held around the globe every two years.

FIPC’s specific mission is to augment the funds needed for convening the bi-annual IPC event, with a special focus on scholarship funding for delegates traveling from all parts of the world to attend. Ongoing support for the IPC website with its valuable archives is also a part of the FIPC mission.

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7th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

A celebration to bring seeds & people together

Date:

Sunday, January 25, 2015 11-3pm

Location:

downtown Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu St, 93101

Price:

Free

More Info:

For more information, (805) 962-2571


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7th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap

Septimo Anual Santa Barbara Intercambio de Semillas del Comunitario

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Event Description

Join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as it hosts the 7th Annual Santa Barbara Community Seed Swap on Sunday, January 25, from 11am-3pm, at the downtown Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery.

More than 400 people attended last year, sharing seeds and knowledge with other backyard gardeners, plant lovers, beekeepers and farmers. Come be a part of this seed saving movement, making sure that locally adapted varieties of seed & plants are passed on to future generations. Special speakers, children activities & live music!

Local groups will table, including the Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild who will share valuable seed saving techniques and encourage local gardeners to grow out and harvest some of their best seeds for future gardens and seed swaps, making us a truly food secure community. Seed saving is a fun and easy way to connect to the circle of life.

Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, and garden knowledge to swap.

Don't have these
Then come get seeds.
Seeds to sow.
Seeds to grow.
Seeds to harvest.
Seeds to save and share next year.
Activities for all ages
Music that will have your toes tapping

Special Speakers throughout the day
A gathering of garden friends old and new.

A community program hosted by the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-profit

Co-sponsors: Island Seed & Feed, Santa Barbara Seed Saving Guild, & the Santa Barbara Food Alliance

Santa Barbara Annual Community Seed Swap on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/632203483488117/

Séptimo Anual Santa Barbara Intercambio de Semillas del Comunitario Domingo, 25 de enero, 2015 11 AM - 3 PM, Gratis FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/events/894141133952761/

Real Food Hero Award for 2015

Once again will be honoring a local "Real Food Hero" at the Seed Swap. This year the award goes to Matt Buckmaster of Island Seed & Feed. Bringing seeds and people together for more than 25 years, Matt is committed to being the organic & sustainability hub for our region by providing the highest quality seeds & plants and other garden and farm supplies, specializing in propagating organic heirlooms seeds onsite. Matt has been a major supporter of the Santa Barbara Annual Seed Swap since it's beginning days. Island Seed & Feed: http://islandseed.com/

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Dynamic Governance Empowering People & Organizations

Introductory Public Talk
with John Buck & Manfred Friedrich

Date:

Friday, January 9, 2015 7-9pm

Location:

Santa Barbara County Public Health Building, 300 North San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Price:

$5-10 Sliding Scale. No reservations required.

More Info:

Lesley Weinstock: lesleyweinstock@yahoo.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/369751236538965/.

Phone: 805-212-0052


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Dynamic Governance Empowering People & Organizations

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Event Description

Learn how businesses & organizations around the world are "thinking smarter in circles"

Dynamic Governance (aka Sociocracy) is an elegantly simple, innovative new method of governing that creates more inclusive and efficient organizations, while creating better human relationships.

Join long time Dynamic Governance pioneers and experts John Buck and Manfred Friedrich for an introductory talk on Friday, January 9, as they share the ideas and concepts of Dynamic Governance as a way to empower and bring out the best in people working together for a common purpose.

First developed and honed in the Netherlands, Dynamic Governance has spread around the world and is currently used by several thousand organizations with inspiring results. Working in a wide range of settings including families, volunteer groups, community organizations, non-profits, government agencies, schools and universities, small businesses and large corporations, Dynamic Governance rewires the decision-making process to mine the intelligence and creativity that already exist in organizations.

Structured around self-organizing circles that make policy decisions and assign tasks and responsibilities through various group processes that engage the perspectives, skills, sympathies, and inspirations of all the members of a group, Dynamic Governance then strategically connects these individual circles to a wider interlinked organizational network.

John Buck co-authored We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, a book about a new, more inclusive way of governing ourselves using Dynamic Governance; and is the Division Director of The Sociocracy Group in the Netherlands, consulting with businesses, nonprofits, and collaboration councils around the world.

Manfred Friedrich is entrepreneur, organization builder, and mediator who uses Dynamic Governance to support organizations whose intentions are to foster collaboration, equality, personal growth, transparency and better decisions.


Hosted by: Interplay & Santa Barbara Permaculture Network www.sbpermaculture.org

Endorsers:Earth First Construction, Sweetwater Collaborative, Sama Group Santa Barbara, Center for Nonviolent Communication.



A two day Dynamic Governance workshop takes place on Jan 10th & 11th, see below for details.

More Info:

Workshop Details:

Workshop dates, January 10th & 11th, 2015

Empowering People and Organizations Dynamic Governance: A Weekend Workshop with world class presenters, John Buck, Manfred Friedrich & John Schinnerer

Cost: Early bird discount before January 1: $175-285 sliding scale Full price: $210-$335 sliding scale Scholarships and work trades available.

Registration:

http://www.governancealive.com/register/

More info: Lesley Weinstock: lesleyweinstock@yahoo.com, 805-212-0052

Workshop Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/805181679544551/

Learn more:

Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy):

http://sociocracyconsulting.com/resources

Youtube: Intro to Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy)

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Empowering People and Organizations Dynamic Governance: A Weekend Workshop with John Buck, Manfred Friedrich & John Schinnerer.

Saturday, January 10, 10am-6pm Sunday, January 11, 10am-5pm

Workshop Location:

Santa Barbara County Public Health Building, 300 North San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

Start the New Year by setting aside time to empower yourself and your relationships. Learn how organizations and businesses around the world are “thinking smarter with circles.”

Dynamic Governance (aka Sociocracy) is an elegantly simple, innovative change from conventional business methods. We encourage you to bring several people from your organization. Bring your actual work issues. Learn tools to get things done!

In the workshop you will:

:: Use collaborative decision-making, not consensus or win/lose voting.
:: Experience how everyone can have a real voice in decision-making.
:: Design power structures that foster creativity, reduce tension and prevent burnout.
:: Learn to have fewer, shorter, meetings, heighten productivity and increase commitment
:: Engage and empower both paid staff and volunteers.

Cost:

Early bird discount before January 1: $175-285 sliding scale Full price: $210-$335 sliding scale

Scholarships and work trades available. For more info, call or email Lesley Weinstock: lesleyweinstock@yahoo.com, 805-212-0052 - Workshop Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/805181679544551/

Payment: To register please go to: http://www.governancealive.com/register/ Scroll down to find the Santa Barbara workshop.

Your fee includes:

:: Optional teleconference 12:00pm, Tuesday, January 6 with a trainer to identify your needs.
:: Support groups, advice and coaching after the workshop.
:: Snacks, drinks and lunch Saturday and Sunday.

World Class Presenters:

John Buck: co-author of We the People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, Division Director, The Sociocracy Group, Netherlands. Consults with businesses, nonprofits, and collaboration Councils.

Manfred Friedrich: entrepreneur, organization builder, and mediator, offers Sociocracy to support conscious organizations longing to foster collaboration, equality, personal growth, transparency and better decisions.

John Schinnerer: MA Whole Systems Design, develops cultural and ecological systems for clients. His innovative, collaborative methods invite transparency, equivalence and enhance effectiveness and integrity.

Stories from around the world about dynamic governance:

:: The School of Media, Culture, and Design: star performer at Woodbury University, Burbank, CA.
:: The Appalachian Foodshed Project, a three-state system of Collaboration Councils with hundreds of volunteers, agencies, and businesses, is solving hunger and food desert challenges.
::The Permaculture Association of Scotland has adopted dynamic governance (sociocracy) as its governance system because it aligns with permaculture principles.

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