Permaculture & Hygge
Plants and Hygge?
Get cozy with both.
Jenny Perez, education coordinator with the American Botanical Council (ABC) in Austin, demonstrates how to build a better world by creating gardens using permaculture principles. She’ll also introduce fun ideas for themed garden designs.
Her integrative approach to landscape design utilizes ecological and traditional methods to create beautiful, abundant and resilient gardens, landscapes and communities. Permaculture design is site-specific and enhances land/gardens. This approach to gardening conserves energy and resources.
From 2 to 2:45 p.m., the focus shifts to medicinal and edible plants — and to design ideas that can be integrated into every landscape, urban or rural. Attendees will learn about herb spirals, keyhole gardens and mandala gardens. These aesthetic design elements stack functions and yield healing resources that can be used as food or medicine for the whole family.
Afterward, the class turns to Hyggge, a Danish-based feeling of completeness or coziness. Enjoy crafts and refreshments.
“Many of our programs this summer will reflect principles of permaculture, Hygge or both,” says Bethanie Corder, the library’s programs/ outreach manager. “Come learn the meaning of the ideas that will shape our programs throughout the Adult Summer Reading Program.”
To register, click on the link above.
About Jenny Perez:
She’s worked to reconnect plants and people for more than 15 years by sharing her passion for practices of urban horticulture, kitchen medicine and therapeutic nutrition.
Perez managed the Bastyr University’s medicinal herb garden for seven years, served as adjunct faculty for the school’s Botanical Medicine Department, and created and directed the Holistic Landscape Design Certificate Program.
Currently, she directs ABC’s internship program for dietetic and pharmacy students, and assists with member research and community outreach.
Founded in 1988, the non-profit ABC employs science-based and traditional information to promote responsible use of herbs, teas, medicinal plants, essential oils, and other beneficial plant-derived materials.