Time: November 18th, 6:30pm
Place: Planet Repair Institute
Suggested Donation: $10
Oliver Kellhammer is a guerilla forest gardener, botanical artist, and one of the great permaculture visionaries of Canada. He has worked as a land artist and permaculture designer for over 25 years in British Columbia, and has trained a generation of permaculturalist at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island BC.
Much of Oliver’s work is “botanical interventions” that transform underutilized or depleted urban spaces into commons space that enhance the relationships between people and nature, and remediate the urban landscape. These works of art become ‘open source’, as they become shaped and sculpted by ecological activity, succession, and human interaction.
More recently, Oliver has been researching permaculture strategies for how we might adapt to climate change. He founded the Climate Change Forest project which re-introduces ‘formerly native’ organisms (i.e.ones that existed in a given locality during past periods of geological time) as an adaptive strategy for managing climate change. Another interest is ecological hybridity – how we can we re-mix native eco-systems by adding a layer of non-native organisms without impairing habitat functionality.
This is the first time that he has visited Oregon in over a decade, and we are very fortunate to be hosting him at the Planet Repair Institute on November 18th. Please join us – this is an event that local Permies won’t want to miss! For more information about Oliver’s projects visit his website: http://www.oliverk.org/
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT VIA THE PORTLAND PERMACULTURE MEETUP GROUP (meetup.com)