After the success of the last EcoScreening – a get together organised by members of the Transition Canterbury group (which is part of the wider Transition Town netowork, read more here: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/ ) – the next EcoScreening will take place on Wednesday the 19th of June, between 6-9pm. The location is Chives café, which is at the top of the St Margaret’s Street Waterstones bookshop.
This time the film will be permacuture delight, highly inspiring documentary ‘The Growing Edge’ (2010), with a chance for some discussion afterwards. This will be led by expert Kent-based permaculturalist Jo Barker.
There will also be plenty of time for socialising and the Chives café will stay open to serve drinks and snacks until the film starts (around 6.45/7pm).
“Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair,
a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film
introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David
Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet
mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an
intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul
Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the
key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny
Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham,
Maddy Harland, and others.
Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many
of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change.
The Permaculture movement, started by Australians Bill Mollison and David
Holmgren in the nineteen seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled
ecological designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental
activists and visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,”
says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.”
Hope to see you there!