Calendar of Events: Permaculture Design: A systems approach for applied low maintenance landscapes

Event Date: Mar 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us Saturday, March 24, from noon to 2pm and learn more about how to implement permaculture principles to make your garden practices more efficient, and your garden more resilient for these days of climate change.
Meet permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach and learn that it is possible to respond to the current environmental challenges, Marisha Auerbachlower our ecological footprint, and continue to live equally delightful lives through permaculture design.
She will discuss:
Design as based in a context.
To understand the context of the site, one needs to go throiugh a site analysis process.
Ecological design is an imperative due to the current conditions of the world. Landscapes can yield food, flowers, medicine, ecological functions, and more.
Holistic design is based in understanding the relationships between things. By understanding the relationships in our landscapes, we can minimize our work.
Currently, Marisha teaches permaculture at the university level at several institutions including Oregon State University, Portland Community College, and Pacific University. Read more about her work and the focus of her talk at
It's no secret that gardeners everywhere are bound by climate and prevailing weather wherever they till the soil. The days of turning on irrigation systems by remote control or timers is over. Planting perennials and annuals for stunning color palettes must come with caveats: are they invasive or toxic to wildlife, can they attract pollinators, can they survive summer drought? Even the most cavalier of us realize that our dreams for our garden experiences do have ramifications.
The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon sees as its mission the task of informing and education our members to the always satisfying pleasures of the garden. Doing it responsibly is not a mutually exclusive endeavor!

This program is hosted by the HPSO Library Committee. It is free, but seating is limited. Please register here: Library program with Marisha Auerbach

Doors open at noon; presentation begins at 1pm. Free parking available on the ground floor beneath the building and on adjacent side streets.

We invite you to attend this special program at the HPSO office on Saturday, March 24th. Doors open at noon. Presentation is from 1pm to 2pm. This event is free. However, because space is limited to 50 people in our office, you will need to RSVP register if you wish to attend.

HPSO Office
4412 SW Barbur Blvd Suite 260
Portland, OR

Contact Person: Lisa Fuller

Phone: 503-224-5718

Contact E-Mail: [email protected]

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