Press Release: Shovel-Ready Sustainability - Permaculture Strategies for Community Resilience


January 18, 2013

 Sandy Bar Ranch & Klamath Knot Permaculture Present:

Shovel-Ready Sustainability, Permaculture Strategies for Community Resilience 

Mark DuPont Sandy Bar Ranch, Klamath Knot Permaculture,, (530) 627-3379

A free slideshow, two Dates:

Tuesday, January 29, 7 PM at Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, HSU Campus.

Wednesday, February 20, 7 PM, Beneficial Living Center, 148 South G St, Arcata.
















What steps can we take, right here and now, to reduce our carbon footprint and prepare our homes and communities for an uncertain future of climate change and dwindling resources? In this engaging slide show, Mark DuPont of Klamath Knot Permaculture will present real life solutions being applied in Northwestern California, including forest farming, edible landscaping, natural building, water conservation via rainwater catchment and recycling, mycoremediation, watershed restoration and more.

Permaculture is the design and creation of sustainable human habitats and food production systems. It is a design method that has been applied worldwide at every level, from homesteading and agriculture to community planning and national policy. Permaculture offers tangible solutions to the many pressing ecological issues of our time, such as how to sustainably meet the basic needs of food, energy and shelter, to how to vitalize our communities, and restore our watersheds.   It is both a land use ethic and community building movement, which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, energy systems, micro-climate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities.

For more information contact Mark DuPont at Sandy Bar Ranch, (530) 627-3379,, or visit