Eugene, OR

2013 May 9 - 6:00pm

Hendricks Hall Hearth Room (1st floor)
1408 University St.
U of O campus
Eugene Oregon

 “Botanical Interventions: Rebuilding Landscapes, Reshaping Communities”

Please join us for this special event.

A Fireside Conversation with:

Oliver Kellhammer, a permaculture artist, writer, and teacher specializing in ecological restoration and land art, and Jennifer Burns Levin, who teaches literature in the UO Clark Honors College.

The two  will talk about Kellhammer’s interest in the shifting power relationships within public urban spaces and his own work on ”botanical interventions,” land art that facilitates the healing processes of damaged landscapes and creates opportunities for more productive, mutually beneficial relationships between people and the environment.

Here’s what Jennifer Burns Levin has to say about this conversation: “Oliver Kellhammer is in town for the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium event with his partner, novelist Ruth Ozeki. He’s a fascinating guy, and I’m pleased to be able to host him in a fireside chat as part of our Food in the Field RIG activities. Oliver is a Canadian land artist, permaculture teacher, activist, and writer. We will talk about his work with shifting power relationships within public urban spaces and communities. He’ll show images of his projects, integrative land art he calls ‘botanical interventions,’ and we’ll discuss his activism with small scale eco-forestry, urban food gardens, and other ways that permaculture and sustainable landscapes can transform us.”