Jun 20 2024

June 27th Meeting: Permaculture

Posted at 10:47 am under Meetings

By Ruth Kyme

Our June speaker Thom Skibble, will introduce us to the concept of permaculture.

Thom tells us:

I used to work as an event planner and that industry, along with many others, shut down during the pandemic.  I took advantage of that time off of work to return to college.  I started with a Sustainable Urban Agriculture class at the College of DuPage.  That opened my eyes to many things and I was hooked.

The Permaculture Research Institute defines permaculture as a system that integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies – imitating the no waste, closed loop systems seen in diverse natural systems.  Basically it is a way to grow food by creating healthy ecosystems that solve problems like pest control, fertilizing, and more.  It combines my passion for growing healthy foods, integrating native plants, and helps to sequester carbon to fight global climate change.  I love sharing what I know and helping people grow healthy foods for themselves.  I have also been a member of the Northern Illinois Iris Society for over a decade and have several award winning Irises in my yard.  I am continuing my education and looking forward to continuing to develop a wholistic design style that provides food and looks beautiful.

Meeting Location: St Andrew Lutheran Church (NE Corner of Prince Crossing & Geneva Road.)

Meeting Time:

  • 6:45PM Arrive & Mingle
  • 7:00PM Business Meeting
  • 7:15PM Program

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