Eco villages

Next weekend, hear Professor Declan Kennedy ( define and explore the concept of ecovillages. Kennedy — who is an architect, urban planner, permaculture designer and ecologist, and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of Europe and of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) — has been teaching and practicing ecological urban design since 1972 and permaculture for the past 20 years. He is currently working on the urban design for the first full-fledged eco-settlement in Ireland. Lecture: Sat., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., SBCC’s Fé Bland Auditorium, West Campus. Cost: $10, $5 students; no reservations needed. Workshop: Sun., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., SBCC’s Earth and Biological Science Bldg., Rm. 309, East Campus. Cost: $30, $20 students. For more info, call 962-2571, email, or visit

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