Please join us for two dynamic speaker events filled with valuable information, concepts, and tools to take home.
Thursday, September 11th: Our first event features 5th generation Australian farmer and permaculture teacher,Darren Doherty who will share his knowledge about, “Restoring Nature with Regenerative Agriculture: Creating Resilient Farms, Landscapes and Communities”.
Known internationally, Darren, the originator of the “Regrarian Platform,” will outline how he develops regenerative agricultural systems. An integral part of his process is ‘IntegriPasture,’ an integrated framework providing for multiple species pastoring and localized processing, logistics and marketing.
Darren will be introduced by local organic entrepreneur John Roulac, who will also be presenting on carbon farming.
Thursday, September 25th: Our second event “Urbanism Matters – Why Healthy Urbanism is Essential for Healthy Communities,” features Nick Deitch of Main Street Architects, an award winning Ventura firm specializing in sustainable design.
Nick will let us know the newest concepts for urban planning intended to reverse the negative impacts communities have suffered since the arrival and domination of the automobile. He’ll focus on pedestrian friendly connections versus the promotion of urban sprawl, the separation of homes and services, and distancing that grew following the onset of the car. He will also share concepts for a healthy community taking into account our local Valley concerns and the rural/urban interface.
Please plan to join us. There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for both events and includes a drawing for a Nutiva gift pack.
Thursday, September 11th: ‘Restoring Nature’ presentation followed by a panel discussion with Darren, Supervisor Steve Bennett, Rancher Mary Bergen and permaculture farmer, Connor Jones. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club, 441 E. Ojai Ave.
Thursday, September 25th: ‘Urbanism Matters’ presentation and potluck, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Chaparral Auditorium, 414 E. Ojai Ave. Note: this event begins with our popular community potluck. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share (local and organic ingredients encouraged). Thanks for bringing your own table service, if joining us for the meal.
Our Green Living Series is being made possible by the Nutiva Nourish Foundation.
Watch for further educational and skill-building events to come.