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MDC Homestead Campus to Host 2013 Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit


Miami, January 15, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus will host the 2013 Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit, presented by Earth Learning, a community-based non-profit organization focused on food availability and the development of a life-sustaining culture in South Florida (the Greater Everglades bioregion), to address the convergence of economic and ecological challenges of the 21st century. The Summit will kick off on Monday, Jan. 21, at Camp Owaissa Bauer. Sessions will take place at the Homestead Campus Jan. 22 – 25.  

The Summit is co-presented by MDC, the Financial Permaculture Institute and the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade. Participants from across the country will gather to design successful regenerative business models. Sessions will be led by influential industry thinkers and practitioners in finance, sustainable economic development and business, and Permaculture Design. The presenters include David Rose, Emily Kawano, Jonathan Cloud, Jude Hobbs, Eric Toensmeier and Elizabeth U.

The event will provide an unprecedented networking and partnership-building opportunity for groups, companies, and individuals to benefit from the economic vitality of the local South Florida economy, while developing a model plan for sustainable businesses that can be used throughout the world. Topics will include Creating Money-Cycling Models, The Win-Win Scenario of Local Investments, Innovative Businesses Optimizing the Local Natural Eco-Systems, and Change Agents Implementing Models of Regenerative Business and Local Ecological Resiliency.

“We are honored to host such an important Summit. Particularly this past year, the community interest in our region’s sustainability has grown immensely,” said Earth Learning Founder and Director Mario Yanez. “Everyone is very quickly understanding how important it is to further learn about our relationship with our region, and of course, Earth.”


WHAT:    MDC Homestead Campus to Host Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit  

WHEN:    Tuesday – Friday, Jan. 22 – 25 (various sessions)

                (Kick-off on Monday, Jan. 21, at Camp Owaissa Bauer, 17001 S.W. 264 St.)

WHERE:  MDC Homestead Campus

                 500 College Terrace

                 Homestead, FL 33030


To register for the Summit, please visit the Earth Learning site at 

MDC Homestead Campus to Host Financial Permaculture & Local Business Summit

For more information, please contact Mario Yanez, Earth Learning, at 786-233-2784,

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