A Deeper Focus


The Bioneers are back!

For our friends and followers in Santa Barbara County, Ecologistics is teaming up with the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and Santa Barbara City College Environmental Horticultural Department for a Central Coast Bioneers Film Showcase, Sunday, April 9 from 5-7 pm at the Fe Bland Auditorium/BC Forum at Santa Barbara City College.

“We’ve selected a program that focuses on ocean and climate,” says Margie Bushman of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, “and the exciting idea of a blue-green economy which provides food close to home and creates sustainable livelihoods while helping restore the health of our oceans and mitigating climate change.”

Featured keynotes from the 2016 National Bioneers Conference include Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, Janine Benyus, founder of the Biomimicry Institute and Bioneers newcomer Bren Smith, who will talk about his Buckminster Fuller Challenge award-winning project of 3-dimensional ocean farming.  Also in the program are a short film about eco-artist Louis Masai, whose exquisite murals explore the imminent loss of the world’s coral reefs, and a performance by environmental rappers Earth Guardian.

Special guest speakers joining us will be John Roulac, founder of Nutiva, and Daniel Marquez of Pharmersea, a 25-acre sea farm off the Ellwood Pier in Goleta, that provides sustainably harvested ingredients for skin care products.

The event is co-sponsored by Santa Barbara Independent, Nutiva, Community Environmental Council, Pharmersea, AMA Sea Beauty, Blue Sky Biochar, Teeccino, and the Santa Barbara Food Alliance.  $5 admission, free for students with valid ID.  For more information email Margie@sbpermaculture.org or call (805) 962-2571.

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