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"‘Permaculture And Organic Land Care," April 11 At Meeting House

The Newtown Horticulture Club invites the public to join them for their next monthly meeting, which will feature a workshop on permaculture and organic land care.

Permaculture is a design system that draws principles and ethics from nature and seeks to design human environments to provide all of our needs by mimicking nature, reducing dependency on fossil fuel, reducing waste and adverse impacts. The workshop on Permaculture and Organic Land Care will lay out the scientific basis for the system we have operated under since the beginning of the fossil fuel era, how we have arrived at the dire place we are at, how we can contribute to healing the earth.

The speaker will be Cynthia Rabinowitz, who is a soil and wetland scientist, horticulturist and ecological landscape designer. Ms Rabinowitz is also a certified Permaculture Design Consultant.

She has been adjunct lecturer at Southern Connecticut State University and is a former County Agricultural and Community Development Agent for New Haven County with the UConn Cooperative Extension Service.

The program will be Thursday, April 11, at 7 pm, at Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main Street South in Newtown.

Reservations are not needed, but additional information is available by contacting club president Henry Hull at 203-426-5675. Additional information is also available at NewtownHorticultureClub.blogspot.com. The club regularly meets on the second Thursday of each month.

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