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Eat Local Week Keynote - Koreen Brennan

  • Ringling College of Art and Design: Larry L. Thompson Academic Center 2363 Bradenton Road Sarasota, FL 34234 (map)
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Learn about permaculture with keynote speaker Koreen Brennan of Grow Permaculture. Transition Sarasota’s President (a Grow Permaculture graduate) defines permaculture as “leveraging natural synergies to create abundance.” Permaculture evolved as a method of farming that produces food while working with nature to heal the earth. The principles of permaculture, however, are very broad and can be applied to many aspects of our everyday lives. The keynote presentation will give a broad overview of what permaculture is, with examples of successful projects that inspire.

Cost: Suggested donation for general public $5 (online or at the door), students and Transition Sarasota members FREE; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Pre-Registration: Not required, but can be found Here on Eventbrite.

Koreen Brennan has been teaching permaculture design in multiple locations in the U.S. and other countries for over a decade. Her areas of expertise and passion are food forestry, small farms and food security, designing for resiliency, community building, and regenerative economics.

As a designer, her focus is on helping people create abundant edible landscapes, self-sufficient urban or rural homesteads, resilient and high-yield small farms, and successful intentional communities. She deeply appreciates the value of both beauty and utility, and so strives to meld aesthetics and practicality together to create designs that last, that work, that minimize care and expense, that produce abundantly, and are beautiful. 

Find out more about Koreen Brennan, Grow Permaculture, and upcoming classes at

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.