RetroSuburbia- Afternoon Talk and Workshop
Ian Lillington & Jo Barker
Sunday 30th September, 1pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
An afternoon Talk and Workshop celebrating and exploring David Holmgren’s new epic Permaculture and Transition handbook.
We believe this book is The Permaculture Pattern Handbook for Resilience Households and Neighbourhoods – working with natural systems to retrofit our communities, homes and lifestyles.
It’s Future proofing for uncertain times and is a good idea anyway. Ian and Jo think this book is so important and brilliant they are doing a little tour promoting it.
The event is in two parts:
1pm to 2.30pm – Introduction to RetroSuburbia- A tour of this amazing book and website resource.
From 3pm the workshop session carries on from the Talk until 6pm – where we will go deeper and use the permaculture patterns in the book to practice retrofitting our own households.
We will explore how to access the book easily (its very big and written in pattern language and multiple layers), and the free online RetroSuburbia resources. Including:
From debt to frugal hedonism – the keys to Resilience
What’s the problem? Household ecoaudit
Retro fitting. Patterns for resilience
Next steps – time to work on ideas and actions to take away with you
Who is this for? Some knowledge of Permaculture would be useful but we will include an overview. This half day session is suitable for designers, urban planners, community cultivators, home retrofitters, change-makers, builders, activists, teachers, public sector workers, gardeners, entrepreneurs, architects, makers and anyone else looking for tools and strategies to effectively transform our households and neighbourhoods into more liveable, resilient places.
Cost: £40/ £25/ £10 depending on income
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