A free community talk, “Creating a Safer, More Secure and Greener Neighborhood” will be presented at Pringle Creek Community on June 27th. The speaker, Jan Spencer of Eugene, is an advocate for urban land use, permaculture and concern for the natural environment and will discuss strategies for helping communities “transform suburbia.”

Spencer’s presentation will include information on how he transformed his own property – grass to garden front and back, edible landscaping all over, passive solar design, 6,500-gallon rainwater catchment system and more. It will call attention to existing allies available in any town for like-minded people. Spencer sees permaculture and holistic design as timely, powerful tools for creating healthy communities and a more peaceful world. Other community organizations will also present their current local projects.

The event is hosted by Northeast Lancaster Neighborhood Association and Pringle Creek Community and is open to the public. It will be held Wednesday July 27, Pringle Creek Community, 3911 Village Center Drive SE at Painter’s Hall. A social time will be at 6:30pm and the presentation at 7pm.