~~ Saturday Evening Featured Speaker ~~
Permaculture for the Masses
8 pm on Saturday Evening
Opportunities in a downsizing empire and
how the “back to the land” movement
has tried to move outside of
the mainstream economy.
Tom is presently managing a Social Forestry experimental station in Little Wolf Gulch near Ruch, OR, where he is demonstrating natural building, fuel hazard materials utilization, multiple products woods-crafting, wildlife enhancement and desert forest water management.
He has taught dozens of permaculture design courses and permaculture teachers training courses in Southern Oregon and Northern California over the last 25 years, as well as occasional jaunts farther afield. He is a frequent guest instructor with Toby Hemenway and other instructors in the Northwest. In conjunction with Siskiyou Permaculture, he teaches a weekend PDC each winter at various locations in Southern Oregon and advanced permaculture courses at his site in the Little Applegate. His “Advanced Skills Permaculture” courses are not to be missed, such as Optical Surveying for Permaculture Earthworks and Social Forestry.
Tom Ward is the author of Greenward Ho! Herbal Home Remedies: An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Health. Tom gives talks on all aspects of Permaculture with recent topics being Social Forestry, Ecological Opportunities and Constraints of the Upper Bear Creek Basin and Permaculture for Transition.