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Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Eco Hero Award
Honoring Visionary Mycologist Paul Stamets &
Award-winning Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg
Friday, June 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, 2022
TICKETS $20, $40, & $100
Location: Lobero Theatre
33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tickets on Sale Now: Lobero Ticket Office
Please join Santa Barbara Permaculture Network as we celebrate our second annual Eco Hero Award honoring visionary mycologist Paul Stamets and award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
The Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Eco Hero Award honors those individuals who have committed themselves to work in service of the planet and its inhabitants for more than thirty years, with actual solutions and concrete ways forward that benefit many, often on a global scale, while demonstrating pathways forward for future generations.
Both Paul Stamets and Louie Schwartzberg will join us to receive the award, Paul live via Zoom, with Louie live in theater. They will share their experiences—what inspired them, how they made their projects happen, and what challenges they faced along the way—with time for the audience to ask questions, especially encouraging youth attending to interact.
Film clips from their collaboration on joint projects, including the amazing Fantastic Fungi film will be shown. A special treat for the community following the event will be beautiful time-lapse moving photography of nature’s splendor projected on the outdoor wall of the Lobero Theatre, which Louie Schwartzberg also shared and regaled audiences with at the Vatican in St. Peters Square in Rome in 2015.
aul Stamets is a preeminent mycologist in the United States and an award-winning author, researcher, and renowned speaker, sharing with the public the unusual and profound connection between humans and mushrooms. He is an entrepreneur and founder of Fungi Perfecti, a family-owned, environmentally-friendly company, and has authored many books including, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Heal the World, and Fantastic Fungi, written in collaboration with the Fantastic Fungi film.
Louie Schwartzberg is an American director, producer, and cinematographer, recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography, and visual artist known for breaking down barriers of perception and taking viewers on journeys of time and scale. For more than forty years, with his studio Moving Art his passion has been telling stories through film that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, most recently with the conscious shifting film Fantastic Fungi where once again he makes the invisible visible for his audiences.
The event takes place at the Lobero Theatre on Friday, June 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, tickets on sale at the Lobero Ticket office (fees apply), 805-963-0761; Lobero.com (updated COVID-19 mandates for public theaters are listed on Lobero website)
A Community Event Hosted by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Cosponsors: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Blue Sky Biochar, Bamboo DNA, Teeccino, Community Environmental Council (CEC), SBCC Environmental Horticulture, Explore Ecology, Regenerative Landscape Alliance, Island Seed & Feed, Orella Ranch-Gaviota Givings, Santa Barbara Aquaponics, Sustainable World Radio, World Business Academy, Optimist Daily, Quail Springs Permaculture, Hour Books, Mesa Harmony Garden, Wingnut Mushroom Farm, Rincon-Vitova, CRA Center for Regenerative Agriculture, & the Santa Barbara Independen