Date: June 11th Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Okanagan College KLO Campus, Room E103 (ROOM CHANGED!)
Enjoy the talk with light snack & tea. See below for more details.
Join Javan K. Bernakevitch founder of Permaculture BC and co-founder of the Southern Vancouver Island Permablitz network for an hour of stories from the permaculture front lines. From a conventional upbringing, fed a steady diet of television and fast food Javan developed a passion of the outdoors and bush skills. Working in environmental education for the Government of Alberta he saw a large disconnect with holding ever more firmly to the "natural" environment creating obstacles for ecological succession. After operating an environmental education company in Edmonton, AB and at the top of his field, his realized that most if not all of his work was REACTIVE versus PROACTIVE. With this realization in mind he moved to Vancouver Island to learn about natural building to begin change where we live and found permaculture, taking the change even deeper to HOW WE LIVE.
Now four years later, dozens of projects and teaching engagements Javan brings his experience and his tutelage as Richard Walker's apprentice, his studies with Sepp Holzer and Geoff Lawton, Jude Hobbs, Michael Nickels and Brandon Bauer to the forefront creating his own unique style of design and education. Javan will regale the audience with stories from the permaculture front line, including new projects such as his work with Sepp and applications in the urban environment, a urban dog park enhanced to include food and a very special Dog Guild for utilizing dogmanure, small scale integrated home design, provincial permaculture hubs and more then a few laughs at what has been called "revolution disguised as organic gardening". It will be a night of fun and laughter at sharing the blunders, failures to learn from and success of following a passion down the rabbit hole. Questions will be held to explain and describe current projects for participants to learn from.
Join us at Okanagan College "Good to Grow" garden. This is our third year to grow in the garden, we are excited to try different methods, variety of vegetables, and more. This is also a great opportunity to exchange garden tips, life tips, etc. Anyone who is interested in sustainable gardening is welcome!
The garden is located in near back parking of KLO campus. It is between KSS daycare and OC facility building. The garden is locked at most of day, and group gardening time will be posted in here soon.
2013 at Glance
February 22- Jesse Lemieux's permaculture talk
March - Earthbag recycling workshop.
April - Starting Seedling Party,
May - Okanagan College "Good to Grow" Garden Opening
Summer - Okanagan College "Good to Grow" Garden
Fall - Food preserving workshops, Movie Night Come Back!
Winter - Soil Building
Followings are ideas came up at the meeting. Not all of them have an organizer to get them going at this point. If you are interested in organizing a working group, please let Haruko know!
- Food saving - Canning workshop.
- Compost Heated Greenhouse Building. (Meeting coming up in January)
- Root Cellar workshop (site visit to Vernon)
- Seed saving, collecting workshop
- Water harvesting, water smart workshop
- Slope application research group
Our new activities, workshops, etc. will be posted in calender and people who is in our e-mailing list will receive event notice via e-mail. If you'd like to be on the e-mail list, please e-mail to email@example.com, subject line "e-mail".
Our Wish List
The following is the list of items that we currently looking for. If you are going around garage sales, or have extra that you can donate to the group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org