Local permaculturists Avery Ellis and Adam Brock will be speaking at the Permaculture Voices conference in Temecula, CA. The four-day conference, taking place March 13-16, 2014, features permaculture leaders from across the U.S. and as far away as Australia. From Permaculture Voices: “We want big change. We wanted to make an impact. So we have put together over 60 sessions featuring over 40 world reknown speakers including Geoff Lawton, Michael Pollan, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Allan Savory, Joel Salatin, Mark Shepard, Toby Hemenway, Paul Wheaton, and Jack Spirko. Just like you, all are committed and motivated to inspiring and enacting positive change in the world.”
Avery Ellis is a permaculture designer and instructor with several entrepreneurial ventures in Boulder, focused on residential food production, aquaponics, controlled environment greenhouses, and greywater systems. He hopes to bring awareness to appropriate technologies that can bring humanity into a new age of local food production and regenerative infrastructure. His talk is titled, “Designing for Disaster: The Fire/Water Duality”. Read more about the talk at the Permaculture Voices site.
Adam Brock is an urban permaculturist based in Denver, where he was born and raised. Adam is a co-founder and Director of Operations at The GrowHaus, a nonprofit food hub based in a reclaimed 1/2 acre greenhouse in inner-city Denver. Adam’s focus within permaculture is on invisible structures and semi-arid polycultures, and he has collaborated as a facilitator with leading figures including Toby Hemenway, Peter Bane, Jerome Osentowski and Larry Santoyo. Adam’s talks are titled, “Greening the Food Desert: Urban Permaculture in Denver” and “Towards a Pattern Language of Invisible Structures”. Read more about the talk at the Permaculture Voices site.
Thanks to Avery and Adam for preparing talks on these excellent topics and representing permaculture on the Front Range of Colorado!