Darrell Fry, regional permaculture leader and owner of Three Sisters Farm in Sandy Lake, will teach a three-hour "Introduction to Permaculture Design" workshop at Slippery Rock University's Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. The Center, begun in 1987, will serve as a model for the program.
Frey has been a permaculture design professional since 1986 and is the author of "Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm."
The center's sustainable systems include gardens, an edible landscape, natural building methods, LED-certified building design and renewable energy systems. The center has used permaculture practices is its guide in the design and development of it facilities as a holistic and organic system.
Participants will learn the principles and practices of permaculture and see firsthand how they have been applied at the center.
9 a.m. to noon at the Macoskey Center (247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057). Cost of the workshop is $25 and pre-registration is required. For details and registration information call 724.738.4050. Fran Bires is the center's director.