Permaculture Lecture and Hands-on Workshop with Dr. Bill Roley (Green Sanctuary and TSBLA event)

When: Sat, May 26, 3pm-6pm Lecture (dinner provided) $20
Sun, May 27, 1pm-6pm Workday – Wear work clothes for hands-on learning $30
(dinner provided at 7pm at 7002 Abbottswood Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Mon, May 28, 9am-6pm+ Workday – Wear work clothes (lunch provided) $30
Cost: Individual charges or $75 for 3 day workshop
Where: Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Join us for one day or for entire weekend workshop. But on Sunday and Monday be sure to wear work clothes and be prepared to learn as you work. The weekend workshop will cover land planning; how to build the design; irrigation; soil fertility management; composting and vermi-composting; mulching; permaculture lasagna; planting annual and perennial herbs, vegetables, fruit and nut trees; and orchard slopes.

This weekend workshop will be led by Dr. Bill Roley, the director of the Permaculture Institute of Southern California. Dr. Roley is an applied ecologist, environmental instructor and consultant. He also designs strategies to improve sustainable resources for homes, organizations, governments and businesses. He heads the Ecological Restoration Certificate Program at Saddleback College and teaches biology at Soka University.

What is Permaculture? David Holmgren, an Australian ecologist, coined the word Permaculture in the mid 1970’s. Dr. Bill Mollison, an environmental psychology professor, popularized the use of this word. It is a contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture." Permaculturalists design ecological human habitats and food production systems. Permaculture is a land use and community building movement, which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. RSVP by email to

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