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Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology, first in academic laboratories at Harvard and the University of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture, a design approach based on ecological principles that creates sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces. A career change followed, and Toby and his wife spent ten years creating a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was associate editor of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Whole Earth Review, Natural Home, and Kitchen Gardener. He is available for workshops, lectures, and consulting in ecological design.

He lives in Sebastopol, California.

Visit his web site at www.patternliteracy.com

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Toby Hemenway Events

September 10th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Toby Hemenway at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Location: 645 Northwest Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, OR, 97330 | Authors: Toby Hemenway

On September 10th, Toby Hemenway will be at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Hemenway will be discussing his new book, "The Permaculture City," and about ways to apply nature’s wisdom to urban, suburban and town life. This event will run from 6:30-9:00PM and is free to the public.

Find more details here.

Category: Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: The Permaculture City - Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience 

September 15th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Toby Hemenway at Phinney Neighborhood Association

Location: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103 | Authors: Toby Hemenway

On September 15th, Toby Hemenway will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. He will be discussing his new book, "The Permaculture City." The evening will begin with a book sale, which will be followed by Hemenway's presentation. A Q&A with Toby and a book signing will close the event, which will be taking place from 6:30-9:00PM. This is a free event, but space is limited - RSVP today!

Find more details here.

Category: Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: The Permaculture City - Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience 

September 24th, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Toby Hemenway at Loma Maana Permaculture

Location: Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 | Authors: Toby Hemenway

On September 24th from 7:00-9:00PM, Toby Hemenway will be discussing his new book, "The Permaculture City," at Loma Maana Permaculture. This is a free event, and copies of Hemenway's book will be for sale.

Find more details here.

Category: Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Lecture 
Book: The Permaculture City - Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience 

September 25th, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Toby Hemenway at Loma Maana Permaculture

Location: Wasatch Commons Cohousing, 1411 Utah Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104 | Authors: Toby Hemenway

From September 25-27, Toby Hemenway will be teaching a workshop titled, "Food, Forests, Gardens, & Ecosystems with Toby Hemenway." Using nature as a guide, participants of this workshop will learn the art of biomimicry to create healthy and thriving ecosystems. The cost of this workshop is $150.

Find more details here.

Category: Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Permaculture City - Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience 

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