Permaculture film event draws crowd

Inhabit panelThe June 19th screening of the film “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” and discussion by a panel of leading permaculture experts drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Sebastopol Grange.
(Back) Event organizers: Gary Abreim, Dean LaCoe, Hrieth Anet Pezzi.
(Front) Panel: Emmett Brennan, Penny Livingston-Stark, Brock Dolman, Starhawk. (Not pictured: Erik Ohlsen) Photo by Kerry Brady.

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet?

The documentary film “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective,” presented Friday, June 19, by the Sebastopol Grange, explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that use “permaculture” to help shift our impact from destructive to regenerative. Permaculture is an ecological design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. “Inhabit” provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. Permaculture Magazine calls the new documentary “the best film ever made about permaculture!”

A panel discussion by leading permaculture experts followed the screening, which included: Starhawk, Earth Activist and renowned author; Brock Dolman, Co-Founder, Occidental Arts and Ecology; Penny Livingston-Stark, Visionary Teacher and Designer, Commonweal; Erik Ohlsen, Executive Director, The Permaculture Skills Center and Emmett Brennan, Inhabit Assistant Director & Producer.

“A movement is brewing here in West County and we at the Sebastopol Grange are proud to play host to it! Like a permaculture design, that hall is made of thoughtful channeling of resources—not just of water and nutrients, but of our neighbors. We hope you’ll join us every last Tuesday of the month for our free community potluck and contribute to the regenerative process that is the Grange.”
Evan Wiig, Grange Lecturer.

Inhabit at Sebastopol Grange