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