We have been so busy doing the rewarding work that we do, and it’s time for an update on exciting developments with Permaculture for Peace!
First of all, our application for a grant from Barilla Pasta is in 3rd place to win $20,000 to start an Heirloom Seed Bank in Fondwa, Haiti. Please vote for us before 11/30/14! Your vote will really make a difference! Thank you Junior Beauvais, Fang Wan, Laura Zanotti, Christina Zawerucha, and Max Stephenson for making this project possible!
Second, Christina Zawerucha will be presenting “Permaculture Publishing: Empowering Immigrant Youth in an International Sustainability Context” at TESOL 2015 in Toronto, Canada. This is the largest applied linguistics conference in the world, and Christina will be bringing permaculture to the pedagogical table. May it make a resounding impact!
Finally, our Life at the Crossroads: Permaculture for Peace course in collaboration with the NGO Permaculture in Ukraine will be drawing to a (temporary) close in December. Please check out our calendar of events to participate in the last few sessions on Aquaponics and Permaculture in Public Education.
As Thanksgiving draws closer, we would like to give a big shout-out of thanks to the amazing people who have made Permaculture for Peace possible. Thank you Junior Beauvais, Fang Wan, Nuri Elmekharam, Parakh Hoon, Pavlo Ardanov, Tetyana Chuchko, Vita Lazorkina, Laura Zenotti, Steven Banks, Maureen McGonagle, Tim Naylor, Dennis Chang, Caroline Montgomery, Ben Wilke, Jesse Olsen, Pace Schneid, Drew Hornbein, Chengen Li, Oumoule Ndiaye, Aissatou Diouf, Mousa Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Al-Saqqan, Tom Martinez, Cullen Hedlesky, Alicia Hedlesky, Crystal Allen-Cook Marshall, Edward Marshall, David Edelstein, KD Jang, Roy Lee, Starflower O’Sullivan Miko O’Sullivan, and all of the many inspiring people who have made this project possible. You are all amazing! THANK YOU!!!!