Permaculture Boot Camp
Itching to put a dent in our "hyper-capitalist" society's dominant values of competition, greed, and exploitation? You might be interested in Radical Urban Sustainability Training, or R.U.S.T.
R.U.S.T. is an intensive weekend seminar in urban ecological survival skills organized by the Rhizome Collective, a Texas-based environmentalist nonprofit organization. Its workshops focus on skills related to building autonomous communities in modern cities. Participants engage in hands-on demonstrations of permaculture methods such as low-tech bioremediation, rainwater harvesting, aquaculture, DIY air purificaiton, and various forms of alternative energy. Seminars address topics of social justice ranging from dual anarchism to post-petroleum economics.
The cost of the workshop functions on a sliding scale (pay what you can) falling between $150-$350 and includes camping and meals. Scholarships and work-trades are also available. It's a small price to pay to obtain invaluable skills for navigating the urban economy of tomorrow.
The next weekend workshop will be held from September 27-28 in Albany, NY.
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