Saturday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. – Ecotechnics is an applied science that deals with improving the relationship between humans and our technologies and the biospheres. . It seeks to fulfill human needs based on a deep understanding of natural ecosystems, and minimizing disruption to those ecosystems. Join Dr. Mark Nelson in a lecture at Santa Fe Botanical Garden covering varying topics regarding ecotechnics such as; arid land organic farming, ecological approaches to watershed treatment, gray water irrigation, and air purification using plants and soils. He will also draw on his personal experience of living with a mini biosphere for two years in Biosphere 2 and the insights that ambitious experiment teaches for changing the way we think about and live within our planetary biosphere.