Speaker: Will E. Hooker
Permaculture is a sustainable living methodology that was proposed by two gentlemen from Australia in the late 1970's. The word is a contraction of two words, either Permanent Culture or Permanent Agriculture, and has to do with emulating natural ecosystems by finding ways to meet our needs in ways that can be sustained into the indefinite future. It is a sustainable living methodology that focuses on lowering our ecological footprints through such means as alternative forms of housing, localized food production, energy production from renewable sources, water management, and material resource management.
Will Hooker, a professor in the Department of Horticulture at NCSU is a registered landscape architect and certified permaculture designer/instructor.