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SEPTEMBER 25-27 WILLOW CROSSING FARM JOHNSON, VT
Sorry its been awhile since we’ve had any updates from here, but things are busy on the farm!
We’re so excited to announce the line up for this fall’s Hoedown- and invite you come and join us for 3 days and 2 nights of music, celebration, and permaCULTURE!
In addition to a diverse collection of some of the best and up and coming bands in playing in Vermont– there will be fire-spinning and breathing performances, comedy, wild-crafting tours, herbal labyrinth walks, permaculture and natural building workshops, yoga classes, sandy beach access and paddle surfing demos, great DJs, and AWESOME LOCAL FOOD!
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate and include camping Friday and Saturday night.
Stay tuned to the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date details, to ask questions, arrange car pools, and for packing lists and special announcements. https://www.facebook.com/events/1609565229323321/
Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band Barika Lucid Cosmic Dust Bunnies Seth Yacovone Dead Sessions Hillside Rounders Tallgrass Getdown Grundefunk The Edd Revibe Right Coast Leftovers Elephant Tar Iguana Binger Canopy Kroma Kode Bravacado Doctor Rick Pabst Blue Rhythm DJs: Katrall Fatty Shay
Cirque de Fuego and special guests and surprises!
Food Vendors and Sponsors Include: Rock Art Brewery Downtown Pizza Northern Fire and Slice Wild Branch Foods Kingdom Creamery Papa’s Gyros Slouvaki Shack Taco Truck All Stars Willow Crossing Healing Arts & Botanicals
FOR TICKETS: Please paypal $40 “send money to friends or family” to Keith@ProspectRock.org. You can also send money free and instantly through Facebook Messenger. Tickets are available at Downtown Pizza in Johnson, The Farm Store in Jeffersonville, and by phone, walk in, or online through the Flynn Theatre Box Office in Burlington:
Can’t wait to have you out! Thank you for your support and SHARING this event with friends and networks.
Keith, Family, and Crew
Rising Appalachia with Barika!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Gates 2:30 pm
We are so excited to announce a day long farm-based mini-festival, with special guests; irie food vendors; labyrinth walks; permaculture, wild-crafting, healing arts, yoga, and herbal workshops; and opportunities to connect with various environmental and social justice campaigns.
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
Thanks- feel free to share.
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop and 2nd Annual Scionwood Exchange
THIS IS LAST YEAR’s EVENT
Willow Crossing Farm, Johnson, VT
Hi Friends and Neighbors,
Please feel free to share this event with potentially interested friends and networks, thanks! Thanks to everyone who came out for the pruning workshop- despite less than ideal weather it was a great success. Hope to see some you!
Fruit Tree Grafting and Propagation:
Saturday, March 30 10 am – 4 pm
“St. Patrick’s Day” Localvore Dinner
Saturday, March 23 4:30 pm
at Willow Crossing Farm, Johnson, VT
Organized by Prospect Rock Permaculture
Join us for a day of hands-on fruit tree grafting. We’ll begin the day in the classroom understanding the science of grafting, and practice bench-grafting apples, pears, plums, and other stone fruits. Everyone will have the opportunity to graft their own tree to take home!
After lunch, we’ll go out and ‘top work’ multiple varieties onto pears, apples, plums, and other stone fruit. We’ll discuss some pruning basics, different grafting strategies for ‘fruit salad trees’, healing damaged trees, reworking new varieties, revitalizing old orchards, enhancing cross-pollination, and space considerations. We’ll look at and evaluate both successful and failed past grafts.
We’ll contextualize our work in briefly telling some history of our farm and touring our incredibly diverse collection of nuts, berries, vines, nitrogen-fixing plants, and regenerative DIY farm infrastructure. We’ll also explore the incredible history of grafting, the range of grafting possibilities, and practice with professional grafting tools which make for more successful grafts by novices and experts alike.
Each attendant will leave with an apple or pear variety of their choosing on semi-dwarf or standard rootstock, or a stone fruit variety of their choosing on native american plum rootstock. $40 suggested donation sliding scale includes cider and tea, and your own grafted fruit tree to take home. No one will be refused for lack of funds, but everyone must pre-register.
We will also be having a St. Patrick’s Day Localvore Dinner and Party afterward, so feel free to stay and enjoy farm-sourced, house-brined corned beef and super local organic vegetables. Details about the dinner are on the website (and will announced here as a separate event).
Due to the popularity of this event, you much pre-register. There is a possibility of another event in April, please send an email to express your interest.
Please RSVP by sending an email to Keith@ProspectRock.org.
We must get an email from you, as the weather will determine where we park cars, and we will also send you some information about how to best collect scion wood if you want to propagate some favorite fruit trees.
The workshop will be taught by:
Zach Leonard is a master horticulturalist and as been the farm manager of Elmore Roots Nursery for more than a decade. He and his family have created High Hopes Farm, a diverse off-grid homestead.
Nicko Rubin is the owner of East Hill Tree Farm, where he has been growing and propagating hardy fruits and nuts in the foothills of the Groton Mountains. He completed the master’s program for sustainable landscape design at the Conway School.
Dave Johnson is a timber framer with a passion for fruit trees. His competence with sharp tools and wood translate readily into many successful grafts and a legacy of multi-grafted old wild apples throughout the hills of Vermont.
Keith Morris has been collecting and experimenting with rare fruits, nuts, and medicinal plants since 1996, and is professor of ecological design at the University of Vermont. He’s slowly built his family’s farm debt-free with sweat-equity and has contributed to creating resilient and diverse food systems on 5 continents.
Willow Crossing Farm
Prospect Rock Permaculture
Design and Education for Ecological Culture
P.O. Box 426
Jeffersonville, VT 05646