Please join us! Permaculture And Creating A Preferred Future
Saturdays, Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 15 all at 11 AM
Jan's presentations will focus on practical information one can apply to their own homes, lives and neighborhoods to help bring about a preferred future.
Sept. 17 - Overview of the series as part of the Northwest Permaculture Convergence presentation lineup
Direct Link to Sept 17 meeting
*Sept. 24 - Permaculture,Economics, Aspects of A Preferred Future
*Oct. 1 - Allies, Assets, Actions
*Oct. 8 - Transformation for the wider world
*Oct 15 - Lessons to be Learned - A Look at Selected European Cities
Groningen, Houten, Vauban, Paris, Barcelona, Toulon, Imperia, Inglesias, Fluminimaggiore, Alghero, Sassari, Isili
The site tour, Sept 18, in Eugene, is an important companion to the presentations. We will see what many of the actions, assets and allies mentioned in the presentation can look like in real life.
Here is more about the site tour.
*Here is zoom info for Saturdays, Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 11 AM
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See fotos below for a quick look at many presentation [and site tour] items of interest.
Here is a link to the website for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence
Here is a short look at the four presentations.
They are all closely related.
Each presentation will include a discussion afterwards.
The presentation on Sept 17 will be an overview of all these topics
Presentation One, Sept 24
Permaculture, Economics, Aspects of a Preferred Future
What might our economy, lives and society look like if they were based on permaculture ideals?
Mythologies of capitalism - Critique
The magic hand
Cars and sprawl - a case study of self serving capitalism
Capitalism is a cargo cult
The American way of life is non negotiable. Along for the ride - hostage, kidnap or by choice?
Aspects of a preferred future
Wisdom of the world's great spiritual traditions
Compare the consumer culture with the preferred future
What might a one earth/sustainable lifestyle look like?
Presentation Two, Oct 1
Allies, Assets and Actions
We have remarkable tools to work with
Real Life examples of creating a preferred future
Transforming a suburban property
Permaculture boot camp
Pushing back on cars
Non profits, more examples
Presentation Three, Oct 8
Transformation For The Wider World
Taking paradigm shift to a wider audience
The common denominator/many on the same team
Permaculture has a huge role to play
Members take initiative
Economic and political democracy
Capitalism - Past time for Truth and reconciliation
Benefits - A preferred future
Presentation Four, Oct 15
Lessons to be Learned - A Look At Selected Cities in Europe
Cities More For People and Less For Cars
Lungomare, places, straten
Groningen, Houten, Strasbourg, Vauban, Paris, Barcelona, Trento, Alghero, Sassari, Fluminimaggiore, Iglesias
Key words and concepts of the presentations – positive human potential is our greatest renewable resource, paradigm shift, the needs of the mainstream economy is at odds with healthy people and healthy planet, humans can do better and a growing number are already pioneers of a preferred future, building civic culture, key leverage point, eco logical footprint, prioritize time and money; allies, assets and actions; place making, block planning, financial permaculture, a repair economy, how to pay for the changes, one of our greatest challenges is to reverse a culture of social engineering, permaculture – diverse applications and diverse benefits
Feel free to contact Jan with inquiries
Short Bio - Jan has been transforming his 1/4 acre suburban property for 22 years. Thousands of people have visited over the years to see what a preferred future can look like at home, one's lifestyle, the neighborhood and community. Jan has presented on system change from Coos Bay and Oakridge to Yale and MIT. He has a syndicated radio program "Creating A Preferred Future," that originates at KEPW, 97.3 in Eugene that is broadcast in many other cities across the country.
Jan was in Europe for 3 months during the summer of 2022 and documented his interest in urban locations that are friendly to people and bikes.
Each foto and short explanation below represents important content for the seminar. These slides are taken from the presentations.