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Screening for FREE at WILLOW CROSSING FARM- This WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the Burlington screening such an overwhelming success! Stay tuned (add your email to the top right of this page) for some other special film events coming in the future.
We are honored and humbled to be included in this stunningly beautiful work of filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmet Brennan. Catch it before its Earth Day release to the public, and enjoy it on a big screen! Join with filmmakers and cast for questions, and a celebration of the film’s completion after the screening.
All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast, and farm-based permaculture research and education.
Read more about the film below. You can also pre-order a digital rental or purchase for Earth Day release HERE!
We’re also excited to announce an Herbal Labyrinth Building Workshop with Ivan McBeth and Fearn Lickfield- more details will be posted here soon, but you can check out the event on Facebook
This summer’s Permaculture Design Certification Courses are filling fast!
Register now to save your space. We continue to deepen our practice at Vermont’s longest running Permaculture Research Farm, and invite you to join with students from all over North America and the world in
farm, nature, and ecological design immersion!
We’ll be offering two courses this year one June 20 – July 2 and another July 19 – 31. Both are optionally available for up to 5 College Credits.
We’re very excited to announce we’ll be joined by author and founder of FOOD Not Lawns HEATHER FLORES and other VERY SPECIAL Guests!
Past special guests in our courses have included Joel Salatin, Dave Jacke, Darren Doherty, Starhawk, Scott Kellogg, and more.
We’ll tour some of the nations most inspiring orchards, vineyards, herb, vegetable, and seed farms, and other ecologically regenerative businesses and develop design for real clients- as well as your own sites!
Plant sale details will be announced very soon! We’ll have thousands of fruits, nuts, berries, vines, nitrogen fixers, medicinal herbs, and other very rare plants available in late April and early May.
Follow this link: http://ykr.be/1efr84hjx5 to watch a preview with the ability to purchase or rent the movie.
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
From the filmmakers:
The World Premiere of INHABIT had an amazing turnout at Permaculture Voices in California, and got lots of cheers and whoops as each new scene began. We’re estimating a crowd of 500. The following day at our booth we spoke with many people eager to setup their own screenings and many wanted to “finally show a film to their families that explains what this is all about!” We are very excited to see how this film can act as an on-ramp for people new to these ideas and allow the permaculture community to setup screenings as a way to begin the conversation.
As most of you know, we’re just beginning a two-week residential intensive ‘Earth Activist Training’ Permaculture Design Certification course with international permaculture designer and best-selling author Starhawk.
We’re happy to announce that a number of evening presentations will be free and open to the public.
While we normally only send our a few emails/ blog posts a year in this format, I’ll be sending a few this week with more details for these opportunities. If you’re not interested, please just delete, or let me know what types of announcements you’d like to receive.
Read below for a list of presentations, and feel free to share with potentially interested friends or networks.
THIS EVENING will be a introduction to permaculture design with Starhawk, Charles WIlliams, Rushelle Frazier, and Keith Morris and a screening of ‘The Growing Edge’.
All presentations (except the open UVM sessions) will be at 7:30 pm here at Willow Crossing Farm.
All-local, organic farm-sourced dinner will be served at 6 pm, and is $12-15 per person, all you can eat.
Dinner guests must RSVP in advance.
Keith and Family
Permaculture: The Growing Edge is an antidote to environmental despair, a hopeful and practical look at a path to a viable, flourishing future. The film introduces us to inspiring examples of projects, and includes a visit to David Holmgren’s own homestead, tracking deer with naturalist Jon Young, sheet mulching an inner-city garden with Hunters Point Family, transforming an intersection into a gathering place with City Repair and joining mycologist Paul Stamets as he cleans up an oil spill with mushrooms. We interview some of the key figures in the Permaculture movement, including David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Paul Stamets, Mark Lakeman, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Maddy Harland, and others.
Permaculture is a sustainable system of earth care that offers solutions to many of our grave environmental problems and a hopeful, proactive vision of change. The Permaculture movement, started by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the nineteen seventies, is now a worldwide network of skilled ecological designers, teachers, food growers, natural builders, environmental activists and visionaries. “Permaculture is the key to a post-carbon future,” says Maddy Harlan, editor of Permaculture Magazine.
All presentations begin at 7:30 pm.
All local organic Farm-sourced dinner is served at 6 pm, $12-15, must RSVP in advance for dinner!
Sunday, Sept. 8
Introduction to Permaculture:
Starhawk, Charles Williams and Keith Morris give an introduction to permaculture and show the documentary Permaculture: The Growing Edge made by Starhawk and Donna Read.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Permaculture Activism with Rushelle Frazier: Inner city permaculture, work with veterans, permaculture for mobilizations and encampments
Wednesday Sept. 11
Permaculture for diverse climates and environments
Starhawk—Drylands permaculture and the International Permaculture Convergence in Jordan
Sunday Sept. 15
Urban permaculture slideshow
Lisa DePiano on Pedal Pushers and an urban CSA
Keith on permaculture for renters
Monday Sept. 16
Charles Williams on passive solar and design for efficiency
Natural building slideshow
Monday Sept. 16 AT UVM in BURLINGTON
Starhawk 5:10- 8:10 pm
Wednesday Sept. 17
Full Moon Ritual
Thursday, Sept. 18 at UVM in BURLINGTON
SCOTT KELLOGG 5:10- 8:10 pm
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