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Permaculture on the Gaviota Coast

A Volunteer Day at Orella Ranch

Inspired by Jack Johnson and All At Once

Guner Tautrim of Orella Ranch is a sixth generation land steward on the Gaviota Coast. He's always thinking of ways to sustain local farming while strengthing his soil and conserving precious water resources. Orella Ranch continues to develop "permanent culture" techniques in the spirit of multi-generations of healthy farming.

In March of 2013, armed with a squad of good volunteers, Guner and team planted 100 trees in what is called a "contour strip forest". It is now time to take the next step in establishing a multi-species "food forest" beginning with passion fruit and goji berry. With 30 volunteers, Orella could possibly get the next step of their plan realized. With 50 people, they could get even further.

You are invited to help with this project and to see what is possible for the Gaviota Coast.

The work day is Saturday, August 16 and will include a short lecture describing Guner's vision for agricultural lands on the Gaviota coast. This event will start at 10 am going until about 4 pm at which time we will have happy hour at the ranch and will talk about the ways Jack Johnson supports healthy local farming as well as protection of undeveloped landscapes.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET GUNER AND HELP A LOCAL LAND STEWARD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE ON THE GAVIOTA COAST. HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! We will raffle off a pair of Jack Johnson tickets at the end of the work day.

We need an RSVP from all who want to participate. Please email gunerandheidi@yahoo.com

Directions and details will be sent to those who have signed up for this event.