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The Satoyama Design Factory is hosting a regular meetup called the Awa Gathering for people active in the Boso peninsula to get together for networking and exchanging ideas.
The next gathering will be on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 18:00 with a talk at 18:30.
The venue is the Satoyama Design Factory.
Admission is free, but the party will be potluck, so please bring either a dish or something you’d like to grill on the BBQ, as well as drinks. As a guideline, bring as much as you’d need for you and any guests you bring to eat and drink your fill.
Also, donations for event expenses and for the upkeep of SDF will be accepted.
The format of the meetup is barbecue party and a 20 minute talk by someone active in tech, community development, sustainable agriculture, and many other related fields both inside and outside the area.
This second meetup will feature Hamish Murphy, founder of the Stonebridge permaculture center, as the guest speaker.
Three years ago Hamish Murphy left his job in Tokyo of 25 years to “reboot” his life. The life he had been leading just didn’t make sense. Society itself appeared to be on an unyielding crash-course with a dark destiny and that much of our ecosystem would suffer a similar dark fate as a result. And then Hamish discovered how mankind could live with nature in a symbiotic way. That not only could we avoid our dark fate, but that we also rehabilitate much of the damage that we have done. The tools, or ethical design system, for doing this is called Permaculture. After much study, Hamish put a team together headed by world class Permaculture designer Dion Workman and almost two years ago started creating an integrated Forest Garden project now called Stonebridge, located in Kamogawa near Minnami-no-Sato. Hamish hopes that Stonebridge will become an inspiration for others to follow their own path toward more healthy, ethical living. Hamish will present on the development of Stonebridge, what is a Forest Garden, and his plans for the future.