Apr 21: Inhabit: permaculture film screening

Discover the world of permaculture design with an exciting new documentary film.  Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture, a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics and governance.  The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.  For those familiar with permaculture, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what kind of projects and solutions are already underway.  For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.
Post-film discussion will be led by Juliette Olshock of Fourth River Workers Guild.  Juliette designs and manages permaculture landscapes in the Pittsburgh area.  She is a permaculture design instructor and has taught Forest Gardening Design Intensive courses with Dave Jacke in locations as far away as Montana and Oregon and as nearby as Bedford County, Pa.  She loves gardening and is creating her own food forest oasis at her home in Hazelwood.  Fourth River Workers Guild is a Pittsburgh based worker-owned design build cooperative focusing on natural building, construction, ecological design and permaculture.  They utilize a dynamic governance as a means to create a more democratic and inclusive working environment for their members and clients.  Their work is guided by the ethos of promoting and improving our local community and ecology. 
7-9 p.m. at Phipps Conservatory's Botany Hall (the small, grand building to the left of the Conservatory as viewed from the road).  

Phipps' Environmental Film Series is an exciting monthly event inviting community members to come together to view environmental films and documentaries. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with film producers, scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Screenings for the Environmental Film Series will take place on the third Friday of every month from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Botany Hall Auditorium at Phipps. Attendance to these screenings is free with regular admission, but tickets are required; please pick up your free tickets in the Welcome Center starting at 5 p.m. on the day of the film.

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