Heart of the Valley Speaker and Film Series as part of Valley Arts & Lectures

Thursday, May 24, 2018
6 p.m. Dinner and Music
7 p.m. Presentation

Featuring Juliana Birnbaum discussing the Sustainable (R)evolution

After enjoying a home cooked meal accompanied by lively fiddle music, there will be a presentation of thought provoking, community-based approaches to land use using Permaculture practices that could be duplicated in the San Geronimo Valley.

Whether you are a backyard gardener, lover of healthy foods, or just someone who wants to live sustainability in harmony with nature, you will be stimulated to learn how others have worked within living systems to grow both food and community

Our featured speaker will be Juliana Birnbaum who, along with co-author Louis Fox, wrote the book “Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide.”  They studied 60 inspiring design sites around the globe that show us what the future could look like in our own backyards.

After enjoying a home cooked meal accompanied by lively fiddle music, you will be treated to thought provoking, community-based solutions for growing food using Permaculture practices that could be duplicated in the San Geronimo Valley.

This event is one of a series of events that will be presented monthly at the San Geronimo Community Center.  It is being presented by local Valley residents and sponsored by Sustainable Marin, the Environmental Forum, The Good Earth Natural Foods, and the Backyard Farmer.  For more information contact Wendi Kallins at wkallins@igc.org.

Speaker Bio:

Trained as a cultural anthropologist and skilled in four languages, Juliana has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Nepal, Costa Rica and Brazil.  She is one of the pioneer members of Tacotal, a Costa Rican permaculture-based intentional community, and has been involved in several other co-housing projects.  She has written about permaculture, eco-villages, native rights, and social justice issues in a variety of newspapers, indigenous journals, blogs and anthologies including Zester Daily, E-The Environmental Magazine, Bridges Journal, El Reportero, The Rising Nepal, World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, Quechua Network, and Cultural Survival Quarterly.

Juliana is the co-author of Sustainable [R]evolution, published in 2014 by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House. She is the mother of two daughters and has attended over 100 births as a doula and assistant midwife.  Juliana has been a Valley resident since 2011 and is currently employed as the Volunteer and Community Coordinator at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.