Learn about Permaculture at West Penn Recreation Center June 4


According to Wikipedia, permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in the natural ecologies.  It was first developed by Australians Bill Mollison, David Holmgren and their associates during the 1970s in a series of publications. The word permaculture is a combination of permanent agriculture, as well as permanent culture.

As another definition has it, “Permaculture is an ecological, holistic and sustainable design system and philosophy for human living spaces.”

There will be a talk on permaculture gardening/farming this Thursday, June 4 at 6:45 pm in the senior room of West Penn Rec Center.  The speakers are Jeff Jaeger (owner of Octopus Organic Gardening) and Isaac Weigmann (owner of Pittsburgh Permaculture).  This event will serve as an introduction to an ongoing Permaculture Working Group coordinated by Mr. Jaeger.  The talk is free but they will be accepting donations for West Penn Rec Center.

This event was set up as part of Pittsburgh Garden Experiment, which is an online forum for city farmers in Pittsburgh.