Reed Burnam: Introduction to Permaculture


Permaculture is an ecological design science aimed at the establishment of truly sustainable human settlements.  Though the term was first coined in the 1970’s, today permaculture is a global movement that has expanded to include a presence in most countries of the world, and is being implemented and spread largely outside of the realm of governments and traditional NGOs.
Join us for a workshop covering basics of the how, what, and why of permaculture.  We’ll talk about lots of stuff, but mostly we’ll discuss the ethics of sustainable living along with techniques and practices that you can apply in your own life to help keep you healthier, save you money, grow your skill-set, and contribute to a better world for everyone.  If you’re interested in environmental issues, social justice, community building, and personal and global health, permaculture might just be for you.

Reed Burnam is a landscape designer, permaculture and sustainability consultant, and freelance writer from Austin, Texas.  Reed received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (2007, 2010) in the areas of History, Philosophy, and South Asian Cultures and Languages, with a focus on Indian religions and the history of yoga.  He currently works with the Austin-based organic landscape design and installation company Fertile Ground Gardens.

Reed received his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in 2012 from Warren Brush, at Quail Springs Permaculture near Santa Barbara, California.  He has spent time working and volunteering on a number of sustainable initiatives in Texas and beyond, from food forestry to earthships, cob housing to dynamic rainwater harvesting.

Along with his wife April Rose, Reed manages Rose Movement Studio in Austin, a dance and yoga space with a strong focus on tribal fusion belly dance.


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