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Intro to Permaculture half day workshop in Deer Isle


September 5th  Permaculture workshop
with Jesse Watson of Midcoast Permaculture Design.

Learn how to design ecological and edible landscapes and resilient home sites using whole system planning and patterns from nature. In this Introduction to Permaculture workshop we will discuss the history, principles and benefits of permaculture design. We will go over a permaculture site design process and introduce some concepts and practices around site analysis and assessment. The day will be part theory, part practice, with an observation exercise around the homestead and a mapping/drawing exercise.

When:  10am-3pm.  September 5th.

Where:  Deer Isle Hostel, Deer Isle Maine.

Cost:  $50.  Lunch included.  Early registration recommended.  Scholarships available. Sponsored by MOFGA. All participants are welcome, and encouraged, to stay at the Hostel the night prior to the workshop. $25 with communal dinner.  To register, contact Anneli at info@deerislehostel.com or call 207-348-2308

What participants should bring:
pad, pencil, clipboard
water bottle
drinking vessel for coffee/tea
weather-appropriate clothing & gear

Jesse Watson operates Midcoast Permaculture Design. He has been doing permaculture land planning and installation for residential and farm clients since 2009. He has been teaching summer Permaculture Design Certification classes at MOFGA since 2012 with the Resilience Hub. 


Orchard concept detail

Orchard concept detail

Midcoast Permaculture Meetup- Landscape analysis

This weekend as part of our monthly series exploring the inner and outer landscapes, we would like to invite you to come talk about landscape analysis.  As part of the permaculture design process we make a habit of observation, analysis and assessment.  In this meetup we will discuss the “Scales of Permanence” as a landscape analysis technique.  We will talk about the many ‘layers’ of data you may collect as part of a landscape analysis, and what some of those map layers might be.  They include climate, water, landform and others.  It seems appropriate now that Spring is finally here!

So please come for a potluck lunch Saturday April 25 from 11-2.  Bring a dish to share (gluten free options encouraged) and we will eat, drink, make merry and dream of perennial gardening.  Donations gratefully accepted.  Call or email us for directions if you need them. Tree Guild copy 3sm

2015 Maine PDC in Unity

2015 Maine Permaculture Design Certification Course – Weekend Format

Permaculture Design Certificate Course Details

(for full details, registration, course outcomes and curriculum overview, click here: http://www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/events/201906492/)

Where: MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity Maine.

When: This course will be held over the course of 5 weekends, April through October 2015. Course dates (mark your calendar now) in 2015 will be:

May 29, 30 & 31 || Jun 26, 27 & 28 ||  Aug 1 & 2 || Aug 29 & 30 || Oct 2, 3 & 4

This works well for those who cannot take extensive time off from work or home responsibilities. Class time generally runs 9am to 5pm with films/speakers during the evenings of each weekend.  Camping is available on-site.

Cost: $1295 ($1195 early registration). Payment plans can be arranged. Course fee includes full course materials and certification, coffee, tea + am/pm snacks and refreshments, handouts, over 30 gigabytes of course reference materials (digital format), access to the 200+ volume physical permaculture library, field trips, guest instructors and camping on-site during course weekends. One evening meal per weekend is provided and lunches potluck/BYO.  $250 Deposit holds your spot in this course.

Home and business in Owl's Head.  Kitchen garden makes use of mandala keyhole geometry.
Home and business in Owl’s Head. Kitchen garden makes use of mandala keyhole geometry.


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/