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Friday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Permaculture and Green Jobs
Erik Ohlsen, a Permaculture designer and teacher, founder of Permaculture Artisans and Executive Director of the Permaculture Skill Center, is a specialist in water harvesting systems, food forest design, community organizing, and vocational education. He will explain how he is successfully using Permaculture as a framework to generate green jobs by creating ecologically regenerative, socially just, and economically viable businesses. Come discover how Permaculture design skills can be directly applied in building, landscaping, urban planning, land use, agriculture, forestry and many other enterprises. Hosted by Arty Mangan, Bioneers Director of Restorative Food Systems.

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Arty Mangan

Arty Mangan, Bioneers' Restorative Food Systems Director, joined Bioneers in 1998 as Project Manager for the Restorative Development Initiative. A former board president of the Ecological Farming Association and member of the Santa Cruz GE Subcommittee, Arty has worked with farmers and agriculture since 1978, first as a partner in Live Juice and later with Odwalla, where he was in charge of fruit sourcing.
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Erik Ohlsen

Erik Ohlsen, Executive Director of the Permaculture Skills Center (offering career-focused education in regenerative land management and agriculture), is also founder/Principal at Permaculture Artisans, a firm specializing in the design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California.

Friday October 21, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Showcase Theater