LOTS OF FOOD: Ecological By Design: Honing and Deepening Our Design Processes
Feb
1
9:30am 9:30am

LOTS OF FOOD: Ecological By Design: Honing and Deepening Our Design Processes

One-Day Workshop with Dave Jacke

Our current mainstream culture unjustly damages ecosystems and people, leading to unsustainability.  We humans need to rapidly redesign our lifeways and thinking—our culture.  We all design all the time – whether we know it or not.  By learning to design our cultures consciously and skillfully, we can co-create a resilient future for ourselves, humanity, and the planet.

In this one-day class we will dig deeply into design process theory and practice.  We’ll experience effective observation, awareness, and thinking tools that deepen our design skills and our self-understanding.  Through lectures, discussions, experiential design exercises, and more, we’ll hone, clarify, and deepen our ability to design thriving ecological and cultural systems.  This work can reframe your sense of who and what humans are, what is our ecological role, how humans can inhabit nature, and how nature lives within and through us.

Participants should bring a sketchbook, notepad or other firm drawing surface and paper, some favorite sketching tools (ink or graphite) with at least one fine point and one broad tip pencil or marker, and, if you have it, a copy of Edible Forest Gardens volume 2.

To register or for more information: call Patty Love at (585) 506.6505
Email info@lotsoffood.org or visit: www.lotsoffood.org/events

$60-100 sliding scale fee, some scholarships available upon request.
Pay online, pay at the door or mail a payment to:
ATTN: Patty Love
Lots of Food
PO Box 18212
Rochester, NY 14618

Dave’s Bio: A student of ecology and design since the 1970s, Dave Jacke has designed gardens, homes, farms, and communities throughout the U.S. and overseas since 1984. The primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Garden (www.edibleforestgardens.com), he holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Simon’s Rock College and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. In his teaching and his design work, Dave has always explored the interrelationships between people and land as interpenetrating whole systems, grounding his vision and theory in practical and concrete reality as much as possible.

Patty’s bio: Patty is a permaculture designer, teacher, and emerging author based in the Genesee River Valley (Rochester, NY). She studies and practices regenerative and resilient design, permaculture, and edible forest gardening. Her work is informed from her education, reading, time in nature, parenting, and spiritual pursuits. She holds two Permaculture Design Certificates in addition to traditional BS and MALS Degrees. In addition to her business, Barefoot Edible Landscape and Permaculture, patty is the Program Director for Rochester Permaculture Center and Lots of Food, programs of See(k)ing Common Ground, Inc.

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LOTS OF FOOD: We Are Nature, Working: Lessons from Ecology for Social Structure Design
Jan
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

LOTS OF FOOD: We Are Nature, Working: Lessons from Ecology for Social Structure Design

Evening talk & discussion with Dave Jacke and Patty Love

Nature operates based on a set of foundational laws and principles by which all systems must abide, or they fail. The principles underlying the social structures of natural ecosystems can teach us much about organizing human societies. We can design systems that minimize stress and competition, and maximize cooperation, harmony, productivity, and diversity, while allowing each community member to remain true to their intrinsic nature. Social and economic justice and cooperation are actually more Darwinian than most people think! This evening workshop will begin by getting into some ecological nitty gritty. We’ll then explore together how the design of Rochester’s public food forest project, Lots of Food, a program of Seeking Common Ground, Inc., embodies ecological principles and how it might more fully express them.

To register or for more information: call Patty Love at (585) 506.6505
Email info@lotsoffood.org or visit: www.lotsoffood.org/events

$5-40 suggested contribution, no one will be turned away for lack funds.

Pay online, pay at the door or mail a payment to:
ATTN: Patty Love
Lots of Food
PO Box 18212
Rochester, NY 14618

Dave’s Bio: A student of ecology and design since the 1970s, Dave Jacke has designed gardens, homes, farms, and communities throughout the U.S. and overseas since 1984. The primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Garden (www.edibleforestgardens.com), he holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Simon’s Rock College and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design. In his teaching and his design work, Dave has always explored the interrelationships between people and land as interpenetrating whole systems, grounding his vision and theory in practical and concrete reality as much as possible.

Patty’s bio: Patty is a permaculture designer, teacher, and emerging author based in the Genesee River Valley (Rochester, NY). She studies and practices regenerative and resilient design, permaculture, and edible forest gardening. Her work is informed from her education, reading, time in nature, parenting, and spiritual pursuits. She holds two Permaculture Design Certificates in addition to traditional BS and MALS Degrees. In addition to her business, Barefoot Edible Landscape and Permaculture, patty is the Program Director for Rochester Permaculture Center and Lots of Food, programs of See(k)ing Common Ground, Inc.


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Jan
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

The LFC Presents: The 5th Annual LFC White Elephant in January Veg-Friendly Potluck and Party Epic Event Awesome!

Every holiday season, your friends and loved ones at The Little Flower Community host the epic event that is the White Elephant Party. 

What's a White Elephant Party? It's also known as a Yankee Swap or a Greedy Punter and you can read more about it here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_elephant_gift_exchange

How do you join the fun? Bring your favorite veg'n dish to pass along with a wrapped present or two. If you don't have any wrapping paper laying around, feel free to wrap your wares in newspaper, that way they will blend right in with the "LFC fine gifts."

Arrive anytime after 7, eating begins promptly-ish at 730, the elephant fun begins no later than 815ish. It's bound to be the biggest potluck we've had in 2015 , so if you like sitting, bring a folding chair. If you hate sitting, bring one and leave it here when you go home.

It's slipper season, so please do leave your snowy shoes (and shooeysnows) at the door. =)

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