|When:||View in Calendar » May 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
|Where:||PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Categories:||Community Events Talk|
The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem
Book Presentation, Reading, Signing & Celebration with Christopher Shein
The range of content in the book defines what permaculture is, how to apply these ideas in gardens, and ways to connect with community using a permaculture focus. Christopher will share this easy way to grow lots of food in an ecological manner by presenting the book, a reading and book signing opportunity.
“Prior to creating this book I spent 20 years in the East Bay as a garden designer applying permaculture design principals to build public and private sustainable gardens and food forests with Wildheart Gardens. When I founded the Permaculture Demonstration Garden at Merritt College in Oakland 11 years ago I set out to show what happens when ideas for sustainable food gardens are applied in the Bay Area and in our California dry summer climate. Now more than 700 students have created dramatic results using these ideas to develop a wildly productive food forest. And a large thread that runs through the book is how I have applied permaculture principles to my backyard. I have captured my experience in this book to make these methods accessible to anyone wanting a more productive organic garden.”
Christopher Shein is an East Bay California permaculture designer, landscaper, gardener, and author with long roots in the community garden, school garden, and public space food garden movement. His busy schedule includes his landscaping business, Wildheart Gardens, teaching permaculture at Merritt College, speaking about his new book The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem (published by Timber Press in January, 2013), growing food in his backyard garden, and spending time with his wife and two daughters, Gitanjali and Bija Sol, his two most important long-term crops.
|When:||View in Calendar » May 26, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm|
|Where:||View Map » PLACE, 1121 64th Street, Oakland,CA 94608, USA|
|Cost:||$10-20 Suggested Donation- No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds|
|Categories:||Events Featured Music|
Formidable Vegetable Sound System is a uplifting new experiment in ‘ecological edutainment’ mashing together speakeasy electroswing-style wonk and live vocabulous ukulele quirk with the aim of pounding simple solutions of sustainability deep into your consciousness with a decent serving of ‘radish beets’. Cello Joe will also be appearing.
Formidable Vegetable Sound System
By busting out their live show and following it up with a workshop on the principles of permaculture (a sustainable design science) at some later time and place, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has been a raging success on the Australian festival circuit with packed dancefloors and workshops alike at internationally renowned festivals such as Eclipse 2012 Festival, Rainbow Serpent and Woodford Festival.
With music being one of the best tools for getting the word out there, globetrotting permaculture troubadour, Charlie Mgee has dedicated the last couple of years to composing a repertoire of swingin’ tunes on a ukulele addressing the 12 principles of permaculture in various musical styles ranging from ‘energy-descent electroswing’ and ‘climate-change reggae’ to ‘peak-oil polka’, all of which make for an eccentrically entertaining, if not unforgettable dancefloor experience when smashed through the sound system.
Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.
By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.
* classical hiphop * cello & beatboxing
CDs available at: CelloJoe.BandCamp.com