Nature-Friendly Design Lecture Slated For Thursday


The Hailey Public Library will host “Introduction to Permaculture, Part 2” via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. with Amy Mattias, a certified permaculture designer and the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience program director. Mattias will share examples of ways to integrate permaculture principles into daily life and answer design questions on participants’ specific projects, including her own home.

Permaculture is a set of design principles aimed at working with nature rather than against it. The library requests that you RSVP to 

As the program director for the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, Mattias launched the 5B Resilience Garden initiative in spring 2020. She also serves as a volunteer board member for the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, FARE Idaho and co-manages the Wood River Seed Library. Mattias recently received a Permaculture Design Certification through Earth Activist Training, a Permaculture Institute of North America certified program. Over years of gardening, she has incorporated many permaculture principles into her personal garden as well as in her life as a whole. Aside from her gardening hobby, Amy is a food system reformist, spending her career building a stronger and resilient regionalized food system in southern Idaho.

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