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Learn practical permaculture at 21 Acres

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Permaculture is becoming increasingly popular in the fields of green building and design — but what is it?

Permaculture offers a set of guidelines and principals to keep in mind as in life and garden design. It focuses on solving problems within the context of ecological, social and economic health, providing for human needs and building resiliency. Learn about the permaculture design process to create more sustainable buildings, landscapes and social systems at two upcoming programs at 21 Acres in Woodinville.

Permaculture’s “applied common sense” approach will help residential and business owners meet their goals while acting as stewards of the earth.

Who Owns the Water on Your Property — Mini-series Part 1. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m. with Fiona Douglas-Hamilton, founder of SEEC LLC (Social, Environmental & Economic Consulting). This presentation and discussion will focus on: the future of water with a decreasing snow pack and an increasing frequency of droughts; how will it affect access and consumption patterns; strategies for dealing with legal and safe access to water resources and how to manage them. This class is free for those who attend in person. The session will also be simulcast from 21 Acres for viewing of-site, fee is $10, with link made available on Nov. 3. (Part 2 in the series will be held on Dec. 1; more information available soon.)

Practical Permaculture Workshop. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein, authors of “Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth.” This class is an introduction to permaculture for professionals, semi-professionals or anyone interested in gaining more understanding of natural systems, permaculture design principles and the ability to apply those principles to their current work. The Early Bird fee (available through Nov. 18) for this day-long workshop is $85.

For more information and to register, visit 21acres.org/school/permaculture-at-21-acres, call 425-481-1500 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is located at 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville, WA. Dedicated to education and advocacy, 21 Acres seeks to accelerate social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating and living to protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life.

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