Any gardener can be a positive asset to the interconnected web of life
~ Christopher Shein
On Friday, July 12th, the Center for Regenerative Agriculture, the Ojai Valley Green Coalition and the Ojai Retreat will host a book signing event with author Christopher Shein and his newly released book, The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture.
Christopher will be sharing his experiences of the permaculture garden and food forest at Merritt Community College in Oakland, California, where he teaches. The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture is an inspiring, easy-to-follow, information packed guide that is designed to help readers transform their home and community gardens into productive food forests that will feed them for years to come.
The evening talk and book signing takes place on Friday, July 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai. A reservation is not required, but a $5 donation is suggested. Author-signed books will also be available for sale at the event.
Prior to writing his book, Christopher 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 his landscape business, Wildheart Gardens. With students, he founded the Permaculture Demonstration Garden at Merritt College in Oakland 11 years ago to show ideas for sustainable food gardens as applied in California’s dry summer climate. More than 700 students have helped create a wildly productive food forest.
Permaculture is an ancient, but cutting edge technology, that employs design strategies that work with nature, instead of relying on back-breaking work, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. The permaculture gardener uses methods that build healthy soil, smothers weeds, and promotes plant life, while recycling waste products from the garden.
For more information on the event please contact David White at (805) 390-0747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.