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Northeast Permaculture Convergence in Unity, ME July 4-6!

We are wicked excited to be on the organizing team that will bring the Northeast Permaculture Convergence back to Maine this July 4 (“Independence day”) weekend.  We will be celebrating our “Interdependence” with lots of exciting sessions.  We’ve got presentations, workshops, hands-on skills demos, kids activities, music, entertainments and of course great food lined up for the weekend!  Friday will be field trips, Saturday will be the major day of workshops, and Sunday will be network and movement building.  To register and for more information see:  http://northeastconvergence.wordpress.com/

Intro to Permaculture Spring 2014

As we pour over seed catalogs huddled next to the stove, it is a good time to begin dreaming and scheming for our gardens this coming year.  And the best way to begiTree Guild copy 3smn the garden is with good design.  Of course, sustainability and resilience is on everyone’s mind these days, and so with that in mind we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be teaching an 8 hour Introduction to Permaculture course in Rockland at the UU Church.  We will focus on the subject of goals for the garden, design of the garden, and sustainability in the garden and how that connects to the rest of society.

Permaculture – the Art of Ecological Design

Permaculture is a design system and set of techniques for creating resilient human habitats and healthy ecosystems. It is modeled on ecological principles and takes into account food production, shelter, energy, water, wellness, community, culture and economics. In this 8 hour intro course students will gain a strong foundation for applying permaculture ethics and design principles. We will cover topics including: a permaculture design process, forest gardens & perennial polycultures, water management, earthworks, pattern literacy, and garden management.

Dates for this course are April 2, 16, 23, 30; 6-8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway.  Cost is $60.  Class size is limited so register early!  To register email watson (at) midcoastpermaculture.com

Midcoast permaculture meetup

Title: Midcoast permaculture meetup
Location: our house
Description: Saturday, June 22, 11-2. Midcoast Permaculture meetup in Rockland. Potluck, discussion, site tour. “Animals in the landscape.” We’ll talk about how poultry can work for you as garden helpers and how they can be of special help with site preparation.

Bring a lunch time dish to share, your potluck kit (plate, bowl, utensils), friends, children and enthusiasm! 168 W. Meadow Rd, Rockland. Let me know if you’re planning on attending so we can plan accordingly. Hope you see you there!
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2013-06-22
End Time: 14:00

Midcoast Permaculture meetup – Animals in the Landscape

Saturday, June 22, 11-2. Potluck, discussion, site tour. “Animals in the landscape.” We’ll talk about how poultry can work for you as garden helpers and how they can be of special help with site preparation.

Bring a lunch time dish to share, your potluck kit (plate, bowl, utensils), friends, children and enthusiasm! 168 W. Meadow Rd, Rockland. Let me know if you’re planning on attending so we can plan accordingly. Hope you see you there!

Midcoast permaculture meetup

Title: Midcoast permaculture meetup
Location: rockland
Link out: Click here
Description: Film, potluck and discussion on Perennial Vegetables
The group will view a 30-minute section of Eric Toensmeier’s DVD on Perennial Vegetables (the segment that focuses on species for our climate) to warm up the conversation. Then folks will share info on growing experiences and resource knowledge. We can also swap seeds and plants if you have some to share (no worries if you don’t – bring your enthusiasm!). Consideration of plant trials, seed library and nursery opportunity are some possible action ideas.
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2013-05-26
End Time: 17:00

Introduction to Permaculture @ Camden adult ed

 

Nevermind the snow outside.  Spring is nearly here and you can hear it in the bird song and see it in the leaf and flower buds.  Now is the time to start designing the garden for the coming growing season.  Good garden design that integrates both perennials and annuals is an important part of having long term success.  Of course, sustainability is on everyone’s mind these days, and so with that in mind I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching another Introduction to Permaculture course through Camden Adult Ed.  We will focus on the subjects of goals for the garden, design of the garden, and sustainability in the garden and how that connects to the rest of society.

This description is from the registration website:

Permaculture – the Art of Ecological Design

Permaculture is a design system and set of techniques for creating resilient human habitats and healthy ecosystems. It is modeled on ecological principles and takes into account food production, shelter, energy, water, wellness, community, culture and economics. In this abbreviated course students will gain the knowledge necessary to begin the process of designing their own home-scale permaculture garden systems. They will leave with a strong foundation in ecological literacy for applying permaculture ethics and design principles. The instructor will walk students through a design process applicable to forest gardens, water management, earthworks, pattern literacy, and garden management. Registration $25. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/7 CHRHS Rm 223.  Class size is limited to 12 so register now!

To register, click here.

Permaculture Short course at Camden Adult Ed in May

Spring is here as we start planting out our seedlings and planting our beds.  Good garden design that integrates both perennials and annuals is an important part of having success over the growing season.  Of course, sustainability is on everyone’s mind these days, and so with that in mind I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching another Introduction to Permaculture course through Camden Adult Ed.  We will focus on the subjects of goals for the garden, design of the garden, and sustainability in the garden and how that connects to the rest of society.

This is taken from the registration website:

Permaculture – the Art of Ecological Design

Permaculture is a design system and set of techniques for creating resilient human habitats and healthy ecosystems.  It is modeled on ecological principles and takes into account food production, shelter, energy, water, wellness, community, culture and economics.  In this abbreviated course students will gain familiarity with concepts used to design permaculture garden systems.  They will leave with a strong foundation for applying permaculture ethics, strategies and techniques. The instructor will discuss topics including forest gardens, water management, earthworks, pattern literacy, and garden management.   Registration is $25. 4 weeks on Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 5/2 CHRHS Rm 223 Class size is limited to 12 so register early! To register, click here.