Are you interested in learning how to garden in harmony with our natural landscapes? Then attend this talk on "Recognizing the potential of the land; an introduction to permaculture", with Hopedale native, and Permaculture Design expert, Sam Billings. Free and open to the public.
Sam Billings, A Hopedale native, graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Plant & Soil Sciences and a concentration in Sustainable Food & Farming. During his time there, he was a part of the core group that founded the UMass Permaculture Initiative. He received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2009 after a three week intensive program at Sirius Ecovillage and has since taken a Permaculture Teacher Training Course with Dave Jacke.
For the past three years, Sam has been working for a private estate in Stamford, Connecticut where he has designed and implemented a 2-acre garden using permaculture techniques. Beyond producing food, the garden is used for educational tours, classes and workshops. Sam is driven by a passion to break down the imaginary lines that our culture has drawn between itself and "nature". Through conscious, wholesome food and beautiful outdoor spaces, he aims to be an example of the paradigm shift that our landscaping and agriculture so desperately need.