By Jenna Dancewicz & Aminah McNulty

Last Thursday, professionals of all backgrounds met at the North Point Park to enjoy the summer sun and learn about Permaculture!

The lively discussions were fueled by the delicious and local food provided by Farmer's Market Kitchen. Nothing goes better with networking and green building than grilled eggplant and haloumi burgers! 

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The evening culminated in a fun DIY self watering planter project. We cut used plastic bottles in half, drilled a hole through the cap and threaded absorbent string through. Using recycled newspaper, we lined the bottle to protect the roots from light exposure and filled the top half of the paper lined bottle with organic potting soil. As we filled, we coiled the string in concentric circles up to the top so that water will absorb from the bottom and soak up through the soil. Less than a week out, Aminah has signs of life in her up-cycled self watering basil planter! 

Thank you to Eva Leung, Co-Founder of Terra Cura Inc., for providing insight on Permaculture and its application in the field of sustainable design. Eva gave us an introduction to Permaculture, articulating the scalability and wide set application of the mindset, framework and ethos of the movement. She was thrilled at the opportunity to engage in a conversation with professionals in the green building industry, as “people capital” and sharing information and knowledge are integral parts to her practice. Please visit their website to learn more!

Thank you to our event sponsor, Brightview Landscape Development!

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