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Newsletter: Upcoming Events

April 2008

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Home and Garden

Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education, Saturday May 3rd, 2008 9 a.m.-5 p.m

This workshop led by ecological designer Art Ludwig will include the following topics: integrated design for water supply, water reuse, runoff management, energy efficiency, food production, materials management, and economic sustainability of home and garden.


Ecological Water Management (Lecture)

Village Building Convergence 2008, Portland, OR, May 28 and 30

Presentation on systems for water and wastewater management, water wisdom.

"The Village Building Convergence is part of The City Repair Project Placemaking Program, fulfilling City Repair’s mission to educate and inspire communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. City Repair’s work is focused on developing strong local relationships, social capital and equity, placemaking, ecological design, supporting our local economy, and developing our city and bioregion as a network of interconnected Village Centers." —VBC web site


Natural Building and Integrated Design (Lecture), Water Master Plan, and Phase 1 Implementation

Art Ludwig, Penny Livingston, Regenerative Design Institute, Point Reyes, CA July 6-11 (Dates not finalized)

Principles of ecological design (lecture), How to live really well on almost nothing (personal finance lecture), Understanding water (nature awareness guided experience +outdoor and indoor lecture), Regenerative Design Institute Water system site assessment, design (hands on project), Natural building structural analysis, materials testing, fire safety, systems design, Integrated movement play (body movement analog to integrated permaculture design incorporating mix of yoga, African dance, rock hopping, trail running, swimming, etc…see Integrated Movement Play).


See our education page for more details.


Cool links

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company

Green Map System promotes inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world, using mapmaking as our medium.

It energizes a diverse global movement of mapmaking teams charting their community's natural, cultural and green living resources with our award-winning universal icons and adaptable multi-lingual resources.


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