Events : January, 2016

Jan 10 - Permaculture Design Certification Course

Mayto, Mexico (West Coast)

January 10 - 23

Beat the winter blues, and join former Seacoast residents Dan Gair & Holly Hunter at Rancho Sol y Mar, their working ranch and Sustainability Education Center in Mexico. This is the course laid out by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1980’s, and which has become the standard bearer for agro-forestry and regenerative systems design worldwide. Participants receive 72-hours of theory and hands-on practical training not possible with online courses, and will learn broad scale land management & design, regenerative food growing practices, renewable energy production, animal care, natural building, and many other inter-related systems, adaptable to any climate. Click here for more information. 

Jan 25 - Nutritional Seminar - THE SCIENCE & DOGMA OF PET NUTRITION with Dr. Richard Patton

The Natural Dog, 155 State Street, Newburyport MA

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Register Today for Free Seminar
Space is limited!

About Dr. Richard S. Patton
Dogs Naturally Magazine wrote, In over 40 years as an
animal nutritionist, Dr. Patton has worked in 25 countries
and formulated diets for nearly every kind of animal.
Formal study was at Penn State, Purdue and Virginia Tech.
He was marketing manager for a company that recycled
human food waste to animal feeds and Director of Research
for Prescription Diet pet foods. As a consultant based in
New Mexico for the past 30 years, Patton has worked for
agriculture enterprises, zoos, foreign governments, Fortune
500 companies and local and regional feed mills and pet
food companies. An adjunct professor at Penn State for 15
years, he has 25 scientic publications, two patents, one
book (pet nutrition) and numerous popular press articles.

Topics covered
I. The essential ingredients and their primordial foundation
II. Basic requirements
III. Wet food vs dry
IV. The drawback and benefits of raw and natural diets
V. The role of behavior-both pet and owner
VI. An insider perspective of the pet food industry
VII. The obesity epidemic

Jan 29 - Real Value Documentary

Portsmouth Music Hall

7:00 p.m.

Real Value is an award-winning economics documentary focusing on how business can look outside of profit and introduces stories from social entrepreneurs working in agriculture, apparel, insurance, and biofuels.The film serves as inspiration for any business owner, entrepreneur, or customer who is looking to better understand what happens when a business puts people, planet, and profit on equal footing. This documantary was a selection of the South African 2015 Eco Film Festival. Check back soon for more details.