***This Workshop Has Been CANCELED***
Sincere apologies if you were hoping to attend. We just didn’t have enough folks signed up with three days to go.
Wondering how you can participate in land-based solutions to social, economic, and environmental crisis, without owning property? Confused about where to start?
For all of those folks who have thought or said “I want to practice Permaculture, but I don’t have any land,” Permaculture for Renters will provide a packed toolbox of strategies and methods that can be used anywhere: on balconies, while traveling, in tiny sideyards, indoors, on rooftops, and more!
Over the two day workshop, participants will come together with diverse members of their community to engage their heads, hearts, and hands in learning a wide-range of useful concepts and techniques that they can integrate into their lives no matter who they are or where they live.
This is a great opportunity for anyone searching for a way to be more effective in creating a more ecologically and social just world. Students, couchsurfers, renters, travelers, and even landlords will come away from the weekend feeling inspired and empowered.
Some of the topics covered in the course include:
- The Ethics and Principles of Permaculture, and how non-Land-Holders can Live By Them
- How to Create Edible Plant Micro-Nurseries to Pay Your Rent and Food-Forest Your Town
- Food Gardening in Small Spaces
- Mobile Container Gardens
- Plant Propagation
- Small-Space Edible Mushroom Cultivation
- Guerrilla Gardening
- Land Access for Renters: Creating Interdependent Communities of Land-Owners and Non-Land-Owners
Additionally, you will leave with:
- Nursery stock and mushroom spawn to propagate.
- A web-based ‘virtual binder’ of readings and resources for further learning.
About the Instructor
Leonard Barrett is a landscape designer, contractor, educator, and renter based in Portland, OR. Through his firm, Barrett Ecological Services, he has collaborated on land planning projects with some of the regions best and brightest in sustainable design, including Mark Lakeman (Communitecture) and BEAM Development. Most recently he has been a visiting professor in the Environmental Studies department at Pacific University, teaching a 3-credit course entitled “Landscape Master Planning: A Permaculture Perspective.”