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Friday, February 18, 2011

Transition Harrisburg meeting 2-24-11

Hello friends,

Our next general meeting of Transition Harrisburg is this coming Thursday, February 24th, at The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg. We will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. in the Education Room in the gymnasium.

The Boys & Girls Club is on Berryhill Street, near 13th Street. There is ample off-street and on-street parking. Please enter the gym from the parking lot side. The Education Room is downstairs and to your left. People will be there to greet you and give you directions.

Since Transition Harrisburg is working with the Boys & Girls Club and Ngozi Eco-Village to create a permaculture garden there (up to two acres!), and a market, we will be facilitating a "Visioning". This process asks us, as small groups and then as the larger group, to create a vision of what this garden will look like 10 years from now. Once we have that vision (and the roadblocks!), we can start to "backcast" the steps needed to get to that vision! This forms our roadmap to success, which we will check and update periodically. Your participation is essential to making this work.

See you there!

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect and minimise work. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for, using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Within a Permaculture system, work is minimised, "wastes" become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions.
(see the entire entry at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture)


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