Doctors offices aren't the only ones converting lawns into food these days. We've been following UMass Amherst students' efforts to turn campus lawns into no-dig gardens for some time now. The innovative initiative even won recognition in the White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge.
Now the UMass Amherst students are trying to spread the word to other campuses, hosting a Permaculture Your Campus Conference from June 20-22nd of this year. Featuring Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé as a kenote speaker, it looks set to be an inspiring event:
At the international Permaculture Your Campus Conference, directors of the award-winning UMass Permaculture Initiative will give an introduction to permaculture in a campus setting and share the value that it has created for the University of Massachusetts system and local community. Participants will learn how to develop a successful permaculture initiative for their campus and will leave with their own individualized action plan for their own campus permaculture initiative.
And here's a little more about the weekend's events: