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Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"Permaculture Basics and Home Applications"
Will Hooker, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Thursday, October 4, 2007 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Permaculture is a sustainable living methodology, with the word itself being a contraction of two words, PERMAnent and CULTURE, or agriCULTURE. At its basis, permaculture encourages people to take greater responsibility for meeting many of their own needs, – food, water, waste recycling, energy, shelter, etc. – thereby reducing their ecological and carbon footprints. (To prepare yourself for this talk, you might want to take the two quizzes at http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp and http://www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/carboncalculator/.) The principles of permaculture will be highlighted, and then Will will discuss the work that he, his wife, Jeana Myers, Ph.D., and their son, Eli, have done at their home in Raleigh, known as the Bitty City Farm.

Cost
Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00. Bring your membership card to check in quickly, but as always, we will have a membership list at registration.
Registration
Advance registration is not available.
Location
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Parking
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.

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