Help Bring This Permaculture Project To The White House!

The UMass Permaculture Edible Forest Lawn has been selected as a contender for the White House Campus Champions of Change Award, and your vote could help bring national attention to this sustainable project.

Sprout Fun In Zucotti Park w/ Ryan Harb and OWS Sustainability

Cross-posted with permission from our friends at Seismologik Media

TheΒ UMass Permaculture Edible Forest LawnΒ has been selected as a contender for this yearsΒ White House Campus Champions of Change Award.

Quite simply, Permaculture can address the numerous ecological and economic crises we face today by implementing design systems that work inΒ cooperationΒ with nature.

Ryan Harb and his team have spent the past two years converting the lawns of UMass Amherst into permanent edible food scapes. As a result, students attending the University benefit from the abundance of nutrition dense real food grown right under their noses. This is supremely awesome, and we’re extremely proud of Ryan.

Taken in Zucotti Park - October 2011

Please cast your vote for Permaculture today.

They write:

Help bring ecological awareness to those powers in the White House!!!! UMass Amherst Permaculture needs your vote to get to the White House and be featured on MTV~ they have made it to the top 15 finalists for a CAMPUS CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE AWARD!!!!

UMass Amherst Permaculture is a student group that educates the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and the local community about ecological permaculture solutions by demonstrating edible perennial landscapes that are highly productive, low maintenance, environmentally sustainable, and socially responsible!

“Finishing in the top 5 means permaculture and UMass Amherst will get national attention from the media, President Obama and his staff, plus millions and millions of people worldwide! This one has the potential to be a game-changer, everyone! It may very well be the most important Facebook post I will ever share. ” -Ryan Harb

Here is what you can do to help:
1) Simply click the link and vote (all 3 of your votes!) for “UMASS Amherst Permaculture Initiative”!
2) Share this message on your Facebook wall so others in your network will also vote!
3) Post this message on appropriate Facebook groups you belong to! 4) E-mail this link to your friends, family, listservs, etc! Ask them to vote and share it with others as well.
5) Keep checking back, sharing this on Facebook during the next week, and keep the momentum high! Thank you so so much, everyone. We could be at the White House on March 15 with your help!

https://campuschallenge.uservoice.com/forums/148562-campus-champions-of-change-challenge

Written by Beth Buczynski

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