Talk on farm-scale permaculture, THIS Sunday

Time: October 23, 2011 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Location: Biodynamic Agricultural College, Emerson
Organized By: Belinda 07957 450 681 or Nir 0781 503 5262

Event Description:
Farming for the Future, Permaculture, Community and Regenerative Agriculture
Public Talk by Darren Doherty
A leading expert in Broadacre Permaculture

VENUE: Biodynamic Agricultural College, Forest Row Park in lower car park and look for Biodynamic Agricultural College sign
Suggested donation: £2

In this time of unprecedented global change, people everywhere are waking up to the need to downsize, recycle, buy local, and eat and grow more fresh, organic produce.To grow nutritious food locally for a whole community requires good seeds, good soil and good farming; and the means to sustain all three. In addition to the use of organic and beyond organic methods, adopting the principles of Regenerative Agriculture can help farmers create ever more regenerative cycles of local production and consumption. In this way, everyone benefits including the planet.

Darren Doherty, a foremost authority in Broadacre [large-scale] Permaculture design, will talk about how farms can become beacons of regeneration, working together with local communities for their joint collective future. He will share techniques for use on farms and by individuals for waste recycling, water-harvesting, rapid soil development, as well as other methods for managing land regeneratively on a broad scale.

About Darren Doherty Darren comes from Australia and has extensive experience in Permaculture project design, development and management. He had taught with Bill Mollison and worked with David Holmgren, both of whom are the originators of Permaculture. He has been involved in the design and development of over 1400, mostly broadacre projects across 5 continents in more than 40 countries. These span 1 million hectare cattle stations in Australia’s Kimberly to 110,000 acre Estancias in Patagonia; EcoVillage developments in Tasmania to Public/Private R&D Agroforestry and Education Projects in Viet Nam. His clients include a range of private, corporate, government and non-profits. He is founder of RegenAg and believes passionately in partnering with nature for the regeneration of land and communities everywhere. His business motto is “We’re doing this for Life.”

Regenerative Agriculture – foreword in his thinking, Darren also draws upon a number of other land management strategies such as Holistic Management, Keyline Design, BioFertilisers and ‘PolyMarketing’ that are complementary to Permaculture. Taken together these form the basis of Regenerative Agriculture, an approach that partners with nature for nature and the regeneration of local communities and economies.

For more information visit: http://regenag.com

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

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