Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Two Permaculture Events This Weekend

Come join us this weekend for a film and a talk as well as the opportunity to share and learn more about permaculture.

Friday Night, June 6, will be a film screening of The Global Gardener: PERMACULTURE with Bill Mollison.

Sunday night, June 8, we host "The Permaculture Underground: Getting Deeper Into The Soil Biology Of Our Region" - an evening with Dr. Laura Lengnick.

Film Screening: The Global Gardener: PERMACULTURE with Bill Mollison

Friday, June 6, 7 PM
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC 28806

BILL MOLLISON is a practical visionary. For nearly two decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intimately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that evening the most difficult conditions permaculture empowers people to turn wastelands into food forests. Presented by West Asheville Friends of the Library and the Smith Mill Creek Permaculture School.


"The Permaculture Underground: Getting Deeper Into The Soil Biology Of Our Region" - an evening with Dr. Laura Lengnick

Sunday, June 8th, 7 PM
Firestorm Café, 48 Commerce St in Downtown Asheville
Donations welcome

Topics might include:

* a long-term, soil-centric agricultural vision for the southern Appalachians
* learning the most from your soil test
* intro to the soil food web
* geological origins of our soils
* soil building strategies
* the differences between forest and field, fungal and bacterial soil biologies
* cultivating beneficial microbes
* ethics and sources of mineral amendments and alternatives to those amendments
* Native and imported plants and their different soils

Laura Lengnick is a Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Warren Wilson College. She holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Penn State and a Masters in Soil Science from N.C. State. Some of you might know her from the mean fiddle she plays while you dance.

This event is the first in the Asheville Permaculture Guild 2008 speaker series. The series consists of bi-monthly speakers chosen to deepen our understanding of topics related to the seeding of a resilient, beautiful culture. All of these events are open to the public. The Asheville Permaculture Guild is the new pink. For more info and the calendar of future events, check us out at

For more info pertaining to APG speakers call Gwen at 203.273.4527 or Zev at 828.279.2870