AIA Committee on the Environment Luncheon

Cooperating with Landscapes in Oklahoma: How the Principles of Permaculture Bring Resilience to Sites

“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature…”  Bill Mollison

Join us to hear from three practitioners speak on the subject of Permaculture, enjoy lunch with locally grown food and earn one hour of HSW credit while considering how you might incorporate more resilient practices in site design. 

Speakers:  

Dave Edwards is the former Division Head of   Agriculture Technologies at Oklahoma State   University / Oklahoma City.  He has worked with  students, educators, business leaders, employees,   homeowners and horticulture enthusiasts –   promoting the field of horticulture and many aspects of the green industry.  He retired from the OSU system in 2013, but continues to teach part-time as a Professor of Practice at the University of Oklahoma in the Landscape Architecture Division in the College of Architecture. 

Dave is a registered Landscape Architect in the state of Oklahoma, and has worked as an administrator, educator, landscape architect, design/build contractor, and other roles in the green industry for over 40 years.

 Paul Mays is currently Director of Permaculture at   SixTwelve, a non-profit organization, in Oklahoma   City’s  Paseo Arts district, that focuses on community   education based on the arts and sustainability. Mays   works with Pre-K and After School students and   teaches and curates monthly workshops focused on   topics including Inviting Water into the Landscape,   Fungi Cultivation, How to Garden, Food Forestry,   Plants  as Medicine Reskilling, and Food Preservation. Mays is also co-founder of the Paseo Farmers Market. At the heart of all his work, is the importance of local food security and creating a diverse community through both ecological and social perspectives.

Brent Wall is a professional landscape architect and   horticulturist living with his family in Oklahoma City.   For more than 15 years, Brent has conceived   meaningful and sustainable landscapes across the   region in a range of scales and complexities. As   Director of LAUD Studio, Brent leads concept   development as well as site and planting design, and   oversees construction documentation.

Register below to attend the AIACOC Committee on the Environment Luncheon on Thursday, April 11th.  The cost to attend is $20.  No refunds after Friday, April 5th.  The deadline to register is Friday, April 5th.  

A big thank you to Nabholz Construction for hosting the us! 

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