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Herbal Labyrinth Design and Construction
with the GREEN MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF DRUIDRY
at Willow Crossing Farm
May 24 9 am – 5 pm
Join us for a day of hands-on practice in the design and construction of a medicinal herbal labyrinth- and explore and practice the history of their sacred use.
with Ivan McBeth and Fearn Lickfield of the Green Mountain School of Druidry
$60. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
A full day of learning, practice and co creation of a new 7 circuit herbal labyrinth! Participants will learn the history and mythology of this ancient spiritual tool, as well as the principles of sacred space, earth energies, spirit of place, design and dowsing.
Hands on learning will include dowsing practice, and installation with stone, herbs, wood chips, and compost. We will complete the day with a ceremony of blessing for the Labyrinth.
Today- Saturday will be an open work party day. Sunday will be be a classroom presentation and hands-on labyrinth design build learning workshop.
To register contact Kori Gelinas: Kori@WillowCrossing.org
More details and car pools, etc. in the discussion HERE.
NEXT WEEKEND! Join Nick Neddo – author of The Organic Artist – for hands-on wildcrafting your own Paint and Paintbrushes! Details Here
PLANTS FOR SALE! We still have beautiful berries, fruit trees, nut trees, and more! Click HERE
JUNE 6-7! Hands-on Design Build and Classroom/ Studio Study of the GAP MOUNTAIN MOULDERING TOILET with co-designer (and Gap Mountain Permaculutre Co-Founder) DOUG CLAYTON! We’ll study and evaluate a wide array of COMPOST TOILET TECHNOLOGY for regenerative use of waste, and full-circle NUTRIENT CYCLING! More details will be announced very soon. Call or email to reserve your space in this weekend workshop.
There are very few spaces remaining in our JUNE 20 – JULY 2 *or* JULY 10 -31 offerings
FARM-BASED, WILDERNESS IMMERSION, HANDS-ON PRACTICE IN ECOLOGICAL REGENERATION
and FARM SCALE ECOLOGICAL DESIGN!
Develop INDIVIDUAL DESIGNS for your own property or URBAN/ SUBURBAN HOMESTEAD
FOODSHED to APARTMENT PERMACULTURE SCALE
And relish in beautiful RIVERSIDE CAMPING and ALL FARM-SOURCED ORGANIC MEALS
While Learning with NORTH AMERICA’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEACHING TEAM
CALL OR EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS.
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELLIGIBLE VT STATE RESIDENTS.
Hi Friends and Colleagues,
Here is a last minute invitation to any of you who may be interested in joining a small group of students, researchers, and folks with NOFA and UVM Extension for an informal tour of the ‘productive buffers’ and Tree Crops collection at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson, VT.
As our rivers, riverside farms, and riverside towns are increasingly put to the test with erratic weather we look forward to contributing to the conversation about the health of our rivers and agricultural economy with over a decade of experience testing 100s of species of plants suitable for ‘productive buffers’ and productive floodplain reforestation. This event is to prelude a larger event this fall, and a multi-day ‘Tree Crops Symposium’ scheduled for the late spring of 2013 with some of the world’s foremost experts in tree crops, nut production, agroforestry, and non-timber forest products.
Willow Crossing Farm (Prospect Rock Permaculture) has been dedicated to making floodplain reforestation profitable and ecologically regenerative since 2001. Through combinations of native riparian plants with both native and rare nut, fruit, sugar, timber, and firewood producing trees, berries and medicinal herbs, we’ve worked to reforest our river’s corridors and flood prone sections of our farm aiming to prevent erosion; conserve soil and nutrients; shade waterways and improve water quality; create fish, wildlife, and pollinator habitat; and offset atmospheric carbon- all while adding to our long-term bottom line.
We grow many different varieties of plums, apples, cherries, pears, apricots, peaches, berries, paw paws, and over 17 species of nut trees.
Last summer, our systems were put to the test with two 500 year floods within 4 months and largely performed as designed- catching and diverting flotsam and protecting cultivated areas, greenhouses, and other farm infrastructure. Now, we are inviting other farmers, and anyone interested in watershed health and the potential for ecologically regenerative and carbon-negative farming systems to take inspiration from our trials, and share in our mistakes, successes, and other information gained.
Please be in touch with Keith Morris (Keith@ProspectRock.org or (802) 734-1129) if you are interested in attending.
Please feel free to share with students or other potentially interested contacts or networks.