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What is Permaculture anyway and why should I care?

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Tree Stewards announce that a presentation outlining the permaculture concept will be presented by Valerie DawnStar in the Oswego Library Community Room from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on March 20.

The design system known as permaculture originated in Australia, has become popular in Great Britain and is becoming well known around the world.

The focus of permaculture is not on separate elements, but rather on the relationships created among elements by the way they are placed together; the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts.

Permaculture design therefore seeks to minimize human labor, and energy input as well as eliminate waste by building systems with maximal benefits between design elements to achieve a high level of synergy in the final design.

DawnStar earned a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2007 and went on to train with Dave Jacke (“Edible Forest Gardens”) in his course Teaching Permaculture Creatively, in 2009.

She has also completed a program from Holistic Management International in 2010.

The presentation is free and light refreshments will be available.