“Inhabit” is a documentary film project that aims to expand the reach and relatability of permaculture. Permaculture is a design science based on the observation and replication of patterns and relationships found in nature; it is an approach to designing sustainable systems of agriculture, community, economics, politics, and more.

We will travel in a solar and veggie-oil-powered bus documenting the people and projects currently giving voice to permaculture in the Northeast. We will look at permaculture practices in rural, suburban, and urban environments to break away from the conception of it being purely agricultural, and we will explore the breadth of its application to current local and global challenges - from issues of food, water, and medicine, to governance, economy, and culture.

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Bring your friends! Bring your co-workers! Bring your mom and dad and whoever else has been wondering what you are up to "with that permaculture thing!"

Please join us for the Maine Premiere of "Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective" which is a beautifully made film focusing on permaculture in our very own region (and with footage of our very own group!). Many of you will remember when the filmmakers Emmett and Costa were in town during the summer of 2013 for filming. 

Consider arriving at 6:30 to share some refreshments in the space outside the Auditorium itself. Film to start at 7:00 followed by Q&A around 8:30.

$3-5 suggested donation at door

About the Film

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on . The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. 

For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what's possible - what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. 

For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces. 

Emmett will be joining us for the screening and will be on hand for Q&A after the event.

Thanks to the generous co-hosting of the USM Art/Sculpture Department, we are holding the screening in the Talbot Auditorium at Luther Bonney Hall (85 Bedford Street) of the USM Portland campus (map). There is free garage parking.