Geoff Lawton Presents: Reading the Landscape into Food Forest (August 29, 2014, Carpinteria, CA, USA)

Casitas Valley Farm and Quail Springs Permaculture is honored and excited to offer this evening talk offered by Geoff Lawton, International Permaculture educator and designer and the founder of the Permaculture Research Institute, near to Santa Barbara and Ojai.

We will hear from Geoff about his experiences with establishing and tending to food forest systems often referred to as forest gardens. These diverse, stable, resilient food systems, that mimic the structure of a natural forest, are self-sustaining, land healing, water purifying, carbon-sequestering and are possibly one of the most nutritionally productive systems for the future of food for humanity, especially as we enter into the age of climate instability. Geoff is a leader in the field of food forestry establishment and has an acclaimed video that has made its way around the world titled, "Establishing a Food Forest."

Join us for a tour of Casitas Valley Farm, a demonstration site for financial permaculture and family farming, a potluck and for this very special presentation by Geoff Lawton. A limited number of tickets will be sold and campsites are available for an additional fee.

When & where: Friday, August 29th, 2014, at Casitas Valley Farm, Carpinteria, CA

  • 5:00pm Farm Tour of Casitas Valley Farm
  • 6:00pm Potluck
  • 7:30-9:00pm Talk by Geoff Lawton

Cost: $15-$30 Sliding Scale


$25 (limited number and by RSVP only) and bring a food item for breakfast if you intend to stay for breakfast on the 30th.

Sign up here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 805-649-8179 or email ana (at)

Warren Brush

Warren Brush is a global permaculture design consultant, educator, lecturer and storyteller. He has worked for over 25 years in sustainable systems design for communities, private and public organizations, households, small holder farms, and conservation properties worldwide. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, Regenerative Earth Enterprises, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Casitas Valley Farm and Creamery and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design. He is also an advising founder of the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya. He consults for the USAID’s TOPS (Technical, Operations, Performance Support) program where he trains technical field staff, for their African Food for Peace programs, in a Resilience Design Framework. He works extensively in North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia. He has taught the following courses: Permaculture Design Certification, Earthworks for Resiliency, Resilient Smallholder Farm Design, Permaculture for International Development, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Ferro-Cement Tank Building, Community Design Using Permaculture, Permaculture Investing, Spring Rejuvenation and Watershed Restoration, Compost Toilet Systems, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing Landscapes, and Ecological Restoration. Contact or write: Websites:


  1. hoping to take the desert course in Jordan sometime in 2015. Looking forward to seeing the farm and meeting Geoff.

  2. It is Labor Day weekend (the worst traffic) and our anniversary, not going to make it. Damn. A topic I cannot hear enough about…

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