Ithaca & Elmira: Rony Lec, Mesoamerican Permaculture teacher presents Oct 15-17
Guatemalan Permaculture Teacher to Present on Food Sovereignty
Dates: October 15th – 17th, 2012
Ronaldo “Rony” Lec Ajcot will be coming to the Finger Lakes Region discussing his permaculture work to improve food security in Central America.
His trip is sponsored by Cornell University’s Latin American Studies Program, the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations (CUSLAR,) the Ithaca College Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies Departments and the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute.
After Guatemala’s civil war ended in the early nineties, Rony returned to his town, San Lucas Toliman, seeking a project to enrich the land and the community. He found that permaculture allowed him to use his Kaqchikel Maya agricultural traditions with ecological design skills to help build food sovereignty in his coffee-growing community of small farmers. Rony Lec is now considered one of Latin America’s foremost permaculture teachers. He and the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute have been teaching ecological design and permaculture to indigenous communities across the Americas for the past decade.
Permaculture is an ecologically and socially conscious design method to create sustainable, regenerative systems for our homes, farms, and workplaces. Permaculture activists aim to empower people and their communities to design using ecological principles and their own talents to meet basic needs.
Scheduled Public Events:
* Monday, October 15th *
Time: 12:15- 1:15pm
“Biodiversity, food sovereignty and the indigenous people of the Americas” Location: Uris Hall 153
Contact: Rebecca Snyder 607-255-1468 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Tuesday, October 16th *
“Food and Sustainability”
Location: Williams 225
Contact: Karryn Olson Ramanujan <Karryn@FingerLakesPermaculture.org>
* Wednesday, October 17th *
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
“Sustainability and Globalization”
Location: Patterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Contact: Lauren Shaw 607-483-8758
Photos and more information about the sponsors at:
- Permaculture Presentations at Green Buildings Open House 10/13/12 (near Ithaca, NY) (upstatenypermaculture.net)