Monthly Guild Gathering – Permaculture in Practice in Japan

Come to the monthly SF Permaculture Guild gathering Wednesday, December 6th from 6:30 P.M. – 9 P.M. to connect with values aligned allies in mutual support and celebration of our collective permaculture work in our fair city.

Guild Mtg:
On the first Wednesday of every month, the San Francisco Permaculture Guild meets in The Gazebo Room, at CPMC Davies (located at Castro and Duboce).

People will arrive and network from 6:30-7pm, and the meeting goes from 7-9pm. You are invited to bring a potluck dish to share.

We have a special guest presenter from Japan – Riko Hirata joining us.

Riko has many examples of permaculture design in practice in Japan to share, such as self buildings (natural building), fermentation, gardening, farming and rice paddie agriculture using permaculture design and ethics, seed saving,  alternative economy, and more!

Riko has been a board member of Permaculture Center Japan, Permaculture Center in Qshu and is the founder of Permaculture Network In Japan.  Riko has published a seed saver’s handbook, produced videos of Rainbow Valley Farm in NZ and has published a Permaculture Calendar every year since 2001. Some additional info about Riko:

Riko Hiaata
1996 Graduated Agriculture Institute in Hokkaido
1997 Finished Timber Frame Traditional Builder Training run by Ministry of Labor
1998 Rainbow Valley Farm in NZ.
1998 PDC at Permaculture Institue a  Bill Mollison and taught by Geoff Lawton.
1998 Joined Bio Gas Caravan and learned how to build plants in many ways.
We will also find some time to discuss fire ecology preparedness and rebuild in the wake of North Bay fires.

The Gazebo is on the 1st floor of the South Tower. The South Tower is straight ahead as you enter the driveway. The driveway entrance is in the middle of Castro Street between 14th and Duboce Streets. You’ll see the entrance to the campus on your left. It’s the building that has the big lighted EMERGENCY ENTRANCE sign. If you enter on the ground floor, take the elevator UP to the first floor.

If you come by public transportation, take the N Judah to the Duboce Street stop and walk up towards Castro. If you drive, there’s a parking lot at the end of the driveway on your right, or you can try to find someplace on the street before entering the driveway.