CAMDEN — On Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host Rockland-based permaculture designer, teacher, and builder Jesse Watson for an overview discussion of the permaculture process. He will highlight permaculture design principles and methods by looking at some case studies in Maine.
Watson will explore how people can grow their own food and heal ecosystems at the same time. He will explain ecosystems designed to produce food and other useful products for all species. Participants will learn strategies for growing perennial food crops and adapting to climate change using the landscapes around them.
Watson operates Midcoast Permaculture Design (midcoastpermaculture.com), serving residential, farm, and institutional clients since 2009. He teaches permaculture design certificate (PDC) courses with The Resilience Hub and MOFGA. He has served on the board of directors of the Permaculture Association of the Northeast and was instrumental in passing a locally binding food sovereignty ordinance in Rockland in May 2018.
Watson likes to envision forest gardens in every backyard with reinvigorated and interdependent home economies, according to the Camden Public Library, in a news release.
For more information, visit librarycamden.org.