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2008, Living Mandala
creative services by: 360 Degrees

Co-Produced by

Living Mandala

The Venture Greenhouse


Kevin Bayuk


As Permaculture design surges into popular consciousness it is often misconstrued or pigeonholed as a method of landscape design or a set of farming techniques.  While permaculture design will likely continue to be recognized by hallmark strategies like perennial polyculture food forests and natural buildings, all its techniques and strategies emerge from a ethical and principle-based framework and associated methods of design that can be applied to any facet of human settlement - including why and how we do business.  This presentation intends to share examples of how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to innovate how we produce and exchange goods and services with each other.  Kevin will identify the ethics and principles by name, show image examples of how these appear in an urban permaculture setting and then share how these principles can be and are being applied to business.  No prior familiarity with permaculture design is necessary and questions and discussion will be encouraged with the intent to arrive at inspirational ideas for business innovation, empowering actions we can take home with us and a broader sense for how permaculture can be applied in the world.  This is for small business leaders, individual interested in starting their own innovative venture, individuals searching for right-livelihood opportunities and anyone interested in permaculture and the next economy.

Ecological Leadership Series

The Ecological Leadership Series is a monthly networking event held at the Venture Greenhouse featuring an amazing speaker on cutting-edge ecological and social technologies. With a green entrapranuial focus, the series will host renowned leaders, pioneers, and experts in various topics from permaculture, sustainability, ecovillage & community design, watershed restoration, aquaponics, holistic organizational design, and other potent strategies that can transform people and the planet.



Kevin Bayuk

Kevin works at the intersection of ecology and economy where permaculture design meets cooperative organizations intent on meeting human needs while enhancing the conditions conducive to all life.  He is a partner with LIFT ( where he provides strategy and guidance for emergent next economy companies helping them access growth capital and sustainable growth plans.  He also frequently teaches classes, workshops, does public speaking, facilitates meetings, plans events and provides one on one mentoring as a founding partner of the Urban Permaculture Institute San Francisco ( .  He is as fluent with information technology as with perennial polyculture agriforestry. Writing, speaking, researching and mentoring are his strongest skills.  He's help raise millions of dollars of venture capital for companies he's co-founded and he raises ducks in his small urban garden in San Francisco.

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Ecological Leadership Series

Permaculture Business Innovation:

Applying Permaculture Ethics, Principles and Strategies to Business

With Kevin Bayuk

Thursday, Jan 17th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

The Venture Greenhouse

San Rafael, California

Or Watch Live On-Line!

  1. *Please Sign-Up & RSVP for the Event Above & you will be sent an email with the address and info to watch live on-line.

Cost - Pay at the Door

(includes snacks & beverages)

$10 - $20 Sliding Scale

$20 - Standard

$5 - 10 - Students

* No one turned away for lack of funds

  1. *Please RSVP & Register in Advance


6:00 pm - Doors Open

6:30 - Networking, Snacks, Beverages

7:00 - Featured Presenters Begin

8:30 - Questions and More Networking

9:00 pm - Doors Close.

About the Venture Greenhouse

The Venture Greenhouse of Dominican University of California is a pioneering, early-stage business incubator providing an intensive acceleration process for growing companies that have the potential for significant environmental and social benefits. Located in San Rafael, California, the 5,000 sq. ft. “innovation engine” houses up to 12 companies at a time, with the goal of graduating companies within one year.

Inspired by Dominican’ s groundbreaking Green MBA program, the Venture Greenhouse is a growth accelerator for budding social and environmental entrepreneurs, a learning laboratory for the University’s business students, and a community resource for innovators, investors, sustainability advocates and new ventures. The Venture Greenhouse is the leading innovation and venture creation catalyst addressing critical social and environmental issues, to support humanity thriving within the planet’s ecological means.

Their mission is to accelerate the success of environmentally and socially beneficial ventures by providing a broad array of resources to entrepreneurs from Dominican University of California and beyond. The Venture Greenhouse has a globally collaborative network of enterprises, professionals and partners who contribute to vibrant and sustainable economic development for Marin County and the Bay Area.


For questions and more information


Living Mandala phone: 707-634-1461

Venture Greenhouse phone: 415-497-3308