“Food Not Lawns” at reDesign House May 10

FROM A PRESS RELEASE BY KIMBERLY KNOX

Heather Flores, author of “Food Not Lawns” will be the keynote speaker for the Harvest Pierce County Garden Summit on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School and at Pacific Lutheran University’s reDesign House’s International Permaculture Event on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In her keynote address at the Harvest Pierce County Garden Summit on Saturday, May 2, Flores will be talking from how to recreate your yard into a bountiful harvest for your family, friends and community.  The Summit will be at Lincoln High School, 701 S 37th St, Tacoma.   Hosted by Harvest Pierce County which is a program of the Pierce Conservation District, the Garden Summit is free, but participants are encouraged to register at https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=Vr1llEcQhsvLQC3BJ1mrRw

Flores will be celebrating International Permaculture Day on Sunday, May 3 at Pacific Lutheran University’s reDesign House at 515 S. 125th Street, Parkland.  The event is being sponsored by PLU’s Community Garden and Tacoma Permaculture.  Flores will be presenting “How to Turn Your Garden into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community” from 1 to 2:30 p.m.    Using her skills as an acclaimed artist, Flores will then be presenting an Ephemeral Arts Workshop from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The entire International Permaculture Day event is free, but donations are accepted.  The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a garden work party and a potluck lunch.  Participants are encouraged to RSVP if they plan to spend all or a portion of the day at this event by emailing kelda@riseup.net.

Tacoma will be the first stop on Flores’ Edible Nation tour.  Flores will be using most of the tour to help community members launch local “Food Not Lawns” chapters in communities such as Detroit, MI; Lawrence, KS, and Wilbraham, MA.  She will be also teaching workshops in various communities, including New York City and Kansas City. 

For more information about Heather Flores and her “Food Not Lawns” Edible NationTour, go to  www.foodnotlawns.com or call 240-601-2802.

Matthew Salzano

Class of 2018 Communication and Women's and Gender Studies double-major. Matt Served as the 2016-17 Editor-in-Chief of The Mast and as a writer for PLU.edu. He also previously served as Entertainment Editor and Mast TV General Manager. From Spokane, Washington. Studied away in Oxford January/Spring 2016.

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