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Tour the IC PC Garden! Sept 6, 10am-4pm

August 22, 2014

SignPhotoAll are welcome!

The tour at IC is part of the wider “Permaculture Site Tour” day organized by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) to showcase the burgeoning practice of permaculture design in our region of New York.

The Ithaca College Permaculture Garden (ICPC Garden) is one of more than 10 sites that can be toured on during this inaugural event.

The ICPC Garden, located at the southeast corner of Williams Hall, demonstrates a way to integrate permaculture into academic settings. The garden was designed and implemented with students over several years, and is a handicapped accessible outdoor classroom maintained by students in and Environmental Studies course entitled “ENVS10400: Gardens: Ecological Design and Practice,” which helps build interest in the campus-wide Organic Growers student club. The IC PC Garden also serves as a small-scale, manageable demonstration for alternative landscaping on large campuses–ask us about “the business case” for permaculture!

Learn more about the IC PC Garden or view a video via our main page: https://icpermaculture.wordpress.com/

Visitors to site tour on Sept 6 may park in the O-lot (located below the Park School of Communications).

Individuals with handicap permits may park in the handicap spaces in E-lot (located behind Williams near the Chapel).

A map of Ithaca College parking areas is at http://www.ithaca.edu/map/#parking

Please make sure children are accompanied by adults at all times.

For more information about the Finger Lakes Permaculture Site Tours, including directions to the other sites you can visit, go to http://fingerlakespermaculture.org

On the tours, you can:

  • See concrete examples of permaculture theory in practice at farms, homes, businesses and gardens.
  • Learn techniques you can apply at home. Begin your exploration of permaculture methods and principles.
  • Experience the permaculture movement in our region through face-to-face networking.
  • Learn from the hosts’ knowledge and experience.
  • Enjoy a free introduction to the practice of permaculture: an ecological design solution to strengthen our region’s ecological and economic sustainability.

This event is co-sponsored by Sustainable Tompkins, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Greenstar Cooperative Market, and Ithaca Beer.

*RAIN DATE: In case of severe rain or thunderstorms the event will be held on Sunday, September 7th.  Notice will be posted at www.fingerlakespermaculture.org

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