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Reverse Climate Change with Marine Permaculture: Strategies for Ocean Regeneration

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Reverse Climate Change with Marine Permaculture: Strategies for Ocean Regeneration

with Dr. Brian von Herzen of the Climate Foundation

Presented by Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Undergraduate Studies Department in conjunction with Santa Barbara Permaculture

Dr. Brian von Herzen, Executive Director of the Climate Foundation, will be discussing Marine Permaculture.    Dr. von Herzen has been studying the decline of ocean ecosystems for more than a decade. Von Herzen wants to change this by restoring marine life with thousands of new kelp forests along the world’s coastlines, with what he calls Marine Permaculture. Recognizing plankton and kelp forests are key to ocean ecosystem von Herzen, along with his Climate Foundation team, invented Marine Permaculture Arrays (MPA’s).  MPA’s are lightweight latticed structures, roughly a half a square mile in size, to which kelp can attach.  Attached buoys rise and fall with the waves, powering pumps that bring up colder, nutrient-rich waters from far below to the surface platforms. Kelp soak up the nutrients and grow. With reforestation of our oceans, Dr. von Herzen and the Climate Foundation feel we can solve global warming in our lifetime.

Friday Talk,
May 31, 2019 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fe Bland/BC Forum
SBCC West Campus
800 Block of Cliff Drive
Admission $5, Students Free


Saturday Workshop
June 1, 2019 – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Antioch University
602 Anacapa Street
Room 343
Admission $20, Students Free

Must pre-register on Eventbrite

The Climate Foundation

View Video Marine Permaculture How it Works!  

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

For further information please contact [email protected] or 805-962-2571.


June 1, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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