Urban Farming Workshop in Detroit Feb. 2

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Little House on the Urban Prairie announced this exciting permaculture workshop (e. e. cummings style):

“urban ecology detroit presents a workshop with eric toensmeier - lessons learned from nuestras raices: permaculture for community and economic redevelopment, february 2nd from 10am to 2pm at the environmental interpretive center located on the campus of the university of michigan dearborn . the cost is 15-50 dollars sliding scale, reservation are required and lunch will be served. there are limited numbers of places so please reserve early.”

Contact Patrick Crouch at the email address listed at the end of his announcement “to register or for questions.”

I highlighted Ed Toensmeier’s book on Perennial Vegetables in a blog post, which also links to his Edible Forest Gardens 2-volume set of books. Preserving a hundred perennial vegetable species in the face of Monsanto’s GMO terminator seeds (or legal harassment equivalent) may be the difference between life and death in a collapsed economy.

A recent Detroit News item, Editorial–Repopulate Detroit with Urban Homesteading also made it onto a section of the BusinessWeek website.

Just as surprising, Whiskey and Gunpowder, one of the ultraconservative libertarian economic blogs I read, nonetheless posted a reprint on Nov 3, “Urban Farming in Detroit and Big Cities Back to Small Towns and Agriculture,” originally appearing in the August, 2009 issue of Guernica magazine online as “Food Among the Ruins.”

So we see that organizations like Urban Farming, which started in Detroit, can get support all across the political spectrum. This YouTube video shows urban farming support all across the U.S.

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