NORTH ADAMS -- The spring 2013 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will continue on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock 218 with a lecture titled "The Agrarian City." This lecture will be presented by Andres Duany, principal at Duany Plater Zyberk and Company, and Jennifer Munoz, director of the Growing Healthy Garden program.
Duany is an architect whose work focuses on the planning of communities.
He is a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and has co-authored three widely distributed books, including "Garden Cities: Theory and Practice of Agrarian Urbanism," which details how agriculture can be intertwined with modern society.
Munoz has more than 25 years of gardening and community health education experience. Over the past seven years, she has developed 14 school and community gardens in North Berkshire County as a way to encourage people to eat more vegetables, and she is involved in a grassroots initiative to preserve and increase farming in Berkshire County.
The public is invited to attend this free event in the "Place-Based Prosperity" series. The aim is to inform both students and community members about creative ways that reducing our environmental impact can be linked with enhancing local financial resilience and the vitality of cities and towns in our region. The series continues on Thursdays through April 25.
For more info: mcla.edu/greenliving, 413-662-5303.