Aprovecho will be hosting a panel discussion at the PIELC 2018: Local Character, Global Vision Environmental Conference that will take place March 1-4, 2018 at the University of Oregon School of Law. See our talk on Saturday March 3rd at 12:20 in room LAW 282. Reintegrating Humans in Natural Systems: Permaculture, Agroforestry and Natural Building Aprovecho Center for Research and Education in Sustainability presents an exploration into economic and social outcomes of a place-based culture of land care in the Willamette Valley bio-region and beyond. We will discuss the potential for environmental biodiversity, economic production, empowering local community and deepening relationships and culture with historic and present day case studies. Panelists: Abel Kloster, Aprovecho Land Steward and Owner of Resilience Permaculture Design LLC.; Abby Andrus Colehour, Program Coordinator at Aprovecho; Sara Tamler, Aprovecho Alumna, Natural Builder, The Pueblo Project and Mud City Construction; Joe Pongratz, Aprovecho Alumnus, Permaculture and Water & Forestry Systems, Chris Foraker, Director of Natural Building Department at Aprovecho, Owner, Cascadia Vernacular Design/Build LLC. The conference is free to attend, just register at PIELC.org Hope to see you there!