Two institutes for the study of permaculture--the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute (GRLCI) and the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) --have agreed to co-sponsor the Soil Carbon Sponge Workshop, to be hosted May 4th and 5th by Community Solutions at Agraria. The workshop, with Australian soil microbiologist and climate scientist Walter Jehne, will explore how we can restore the living, water-holding, cooling, soil carbon sponge that used to cover most of the land around us. Walter will be joined by Permaculture Activist Peter Bane in a participatory discussion about how we can work with other species to regenerate the underground infrastructure that drives our climates and makes life on land possible.
GRLCI is a professional development organization for permaculture practitioners across many fields, and serves as a regional hub for PINA. PINA is a professional association working across North America and Hawaii to:
- Promote permaculture pathways to professional development
- Grant diplomas
- Preserve the integrity and quality of the Permaculture Design Course
- Facilitate networking among permaculturists
Community Solutions is very grateful for the co-sponsorship of these organizations. As a prelude to the workshop, a public discussion will take place on the Soil Carbon Sponge on Wednesday evening, May 3rd at 7 pm at Agraria. To learn more about the workshop and to register, please see our registration page.