Women and the Environment

Regenerating Communities with the Power of Permaculture

Learn how urban communities are regenerating with the power of permaculture.

Content Detail

In the North Lawndale neighborhood on Chicago’s west side, a story of regeneration is unfolding. Through the transformation of vacant lots into accessible green spaces that employ the techniques of permaculture, community members are growing food, finding healing, and creating a safer and healthier environment. This remarkable lecture will explore the principles and ethics of permaculture and how they have been applied successfully in North Lawndale and beyond. Ultimately, it is a story about the power of community in the process of regeneration, transforming itself to create permanent culture and permanent agriculture for all its residents.

Attend in person at The Morton Arboretum (Section A) or online (Section B).

Speaker: Annamaria Leon, Homan Grown L3C

Age: 16 and older

Course number: N055


Annamaria Leon, co-owner, Homan Grown L3C

Annamaria Leon lives and works on the west side of Chicago in the neighborhood of North Lawndale. She is the co-owner of Homan Grown L3C and the co-founder of the Permaculture Chicago Teaching Institute (PCTI).

What to Know

To attend in person, register for Section A. To attend online via Zoom, register for Section B.

The online session will be recorded.

Pay What You Can

To ensure that this program is accessible, a variety of pricing options are available.

For $5 tickets: Enter discount code EDWOMEN5 at checkout.

For $10 tickets: Enter discount code EDWOMEN10 at checkout.

Museums for All tickets: Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cardholders can enter discount code EDMFA23OFF at checkout for $1 tickets.

Program Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7:00. to 8:30 p.m.

Section A: Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center

Section B: Online, Zoom


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