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Jan. 23, 2010 at 9:53pm

What on Earth is Permaculture?

Introduction to sustainable human habitats in Tacoma

Just wanted to let you all know about this gathering on Thursday this week.  If you like gardens, growing food, living sustainably, saving the Earth and little things like that, come on over and learn about Permaculture!  You can also get information at or at on the Permaculture Design Course being given in Tacoma starting in February.

What on Earth is Permaculture?

An introduction to sustainable human habitats in Tacoma and around the world


When: January 28th, 2010. 6:30-9:00pm

Where: First Methodist Church of Tacoma, 621 Tacoma Ave S

            It will be in lower level of the church. Enter through Court E (Alley between 6th and 7th)

Cost: Free! Donations accepted

    PERMACULTURE IS a solutions-oriented approach to sustainable living. It is a design system for creating ecological human habitats (food, water, housing, energy, etc).  It honors diverse earth-based traditions while nurturing a positive vision of our collective future.

    The evening includes:

*Descriptions & history of the 'Permaculture' concept

*Slideshow of community projects worldwide

*Slideshow and summary of permaculture projects in Tacoma

*Stories from within the local movement

*Envisioning the future of a more sustainable Tacoma

*Seed Exchange


*Information about the upcoming Tacoma Permaculture Design Course, along with introductions to teachers and guest presenters who will be participating in the course.

Contact: Kelda Miller 253-370-9946

or, since this is my blog, contact me Patricia Menzies 253-565-2599

comments [1]  |  posted under community, gardens, local food, sustainability, Tacoma


by Earthdaughter on 1/23/2010 @ 10:35pm
Oops! After I posted this I saw the Events category! Hee hee! So I posted it there too. Better twice than not at all.

I know there's a big Waterfront workshop that day too, but that ends about 5:30 so there's still time to grab a bite and come to our presentation. Heck, bring your food. We'll be in the Fellowship Hall not the Sanctuary so you can munch while the show's on!


I'm trying to find the folks who worked on this garden site in the past. I've met some at various events, but now I can't find them! Or the owner of the property.

As I understood it, the issue that stopped the garden was a broken water pipe. I have a solution to that. What I'd need to make this happen would be permission to do it from the owner, a few people who could help dig some trenches, and someone to agree to take responsibility for the water account. (That wouldn't mean they would have to pay it themselves, necessarily, but TPU will need someone to open the account, probably the owner of the property.)

I have lots of seeds, too, that I'd like to see planted this season since they were generously donated. I am also willing to work some on the garden, but I'm still in the process of purchasing the property on S J St. so won't have a lot of time.

So if you want to be part of this lovely garden site again, or for the first time, and can put me in touch with the owner, etc., please email me at

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