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Diana Beresford-Kroeger- EARTH DAY in Johnson!

Prospect Rock Permaculture- Vermont’s Permaculture Institute- in collaboration with JSC’s Green Solutions and the Center for Bioregional Living, is pleased to present a talk with Diana Beresford-Kroeger, free and open to the public, THIS WEDNESDAY APRIL 22 at Johnson State College’s Bentley Science Building Auditorium (room 207) at 4 PM.

Diana is a world-reknown Canadian scientist, whose work is grounded in reverence for the natural world and the rich history of tree’s roles in spiritual life.  She is the author of ‘The Global Forest’, ‘The Sweetness of a Simply Life’, ‘Arboretum America’, ‘Arboretum Borealis’, ‘A Garden for Life’, and other works.


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Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a visionary natural scientist and druid with a powerful and intimate understanding of our crucial relationship with the global forest, its flora and fauna and its role in our health and well-being. Beresford-Kroeger conducts her experiments in a garden laboratory outside Ottawa and in the house she and her husband built with their own hands.  Her latest book, The Sweetness of a Simple Life, is a handbook for living more harmoniously with nature, for guarding against illness, ensuring the vitality of our children and our pets—and it tells us how to protect ourselves and our environment from the effects of climate change and global warming. Her comprehension of and compassion for the forest is beyond description. She is truly a living treasure.
A collection of press about Diana and her work- including the New York Times: Beresford-Kroger Press


There is still space in this June’s Permaculture Design Certification Course– June 19-July 2 reserve your space now in the northeast’s longest running FARM-BASED PDC.  Hands-on Training in Ecological Design- immersion in nature and regenerative systems, natural building, and incredible community working to meet human needs and increase ecological health!  Tuition includes on-farm camping and ENTIRELY LOCAL Organic Farm Sourced Meals.  Scholarships available for VT residents, Women Farmers, and people working on the ground in food systems or food justice in communities of need.



We have one of the largest collections of rare fruit and nut trees, medicinal herbs, vines, nitrogen fixing plants, hedgerow and windbreak species, and more!  Plants are only available for a short window in spring- details for pre-order will be announced LATER TODAY!

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In Spring,

Keith and Family

Willow Crossing Farm

Nov. 15- Keynote Presentation in NH and Comments for FSMA!

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Farms for the Future

Ecological Regeneration and Economic Viability for Northeastern Farm Legacy

FRIDAY, November 15, 2013

     6:00 PM    —    Newport, NH

     As the 21 century gets underway, it appears ever more likely that we will face continued challenges and change at an unprecedented rate- likely even greater than experienced during the 20th century.  As we face uncertainty in regards to climate, energy, government, and the global economy- we can fear change, scramble to react, or adapt appropriately and with intention.

Join with professional farm designer Keith Morris to explore how the study of ecology, history, and ecological design can help us act on the tremendous opportunities we have at present to make our farms more resilient, ecologically regenerative, and economically viable with an eye towards healthy communities and a lasting legacy into the future.

We’ll look to a few inspiring examples from here in the northeast and beyond of farms using permaculture to create health and abundance by combining tradition with new crops and techniques- focusing on the intersection of social and ecological health, and caring for future generations.

On Friday, November 15 at 6 pm, you are invited to join us for the 67th Annual Awards Dinner for the Sullivan County Conservation District.  There will be a farm-sourced meal, recognition for stand-out farms and educators, and an opportunity to  weave connections between area veteran farmers, young and new growers/ homesteaders, extension agents, and state and local representatives looking to engage in making a viable agricultural future for the region.

$15 Includes Dinner and Award Ceremony, to make a reservation, please contact Lionel Chute, ASAP

6:00 PM  in the Sugar River Bank Community Room

     10 N. Main St.  in Newport, NH


HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization & Safety Act)!?

Comments are due by NOV. 15!

The rules, as currently proposed, have the potential to be very damaging to many farms – especially those who are focused on veggies and fruits, or concerned about Food Sovereignty.

RURAL VERMONT, NOFA VT, UVM EXTENSION,  New England Farmers’ Union, and the VT Agency of Agriculture have pulled together some of the best analysis of what you need to know and what you CAN DO to add your voice to the protest over how these proposed rules could devastate small scale agriculture in the northeast.



We’ll also be presenting with MARK SHEPARD (whose farm is pictured in the flyer above) during this Winter’s NOFA MASS Conference on January 11.


AND with NOFA VT on February 15


LASTLY- Our internationally recognized, farm-based PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE will be held this summer July 20 – August 1, and is already beginning to fill!  Please reserve your space now, and feel free to share course information with potentially interested friends and networks.

Happy Harvest-

Keith and Family

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