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Last Call for Canna Camp & July 1 w Heady Vermont!

Sunday June 24 – July 1 is the first week long, farm-based, application of permaculture principles and ethics to the commercial production of CBD, hemp, and Medical and Recreational Cannabis

July 1 we host Heady Vermont’s

LEGALIZATION CELEBRATION at Willow Crossing FarmCannaCamp

A week-long farm-based residential intensive immersion, which culminates with VIP access to Heady Vermont‘s Legalization Celebration at Willow Crossing Farm on July 1!

A participatory introduction to the industry, economy, and ecology of Herb- and a conscious co-creative contribution to the future of organic, regenerative, and farm-based cannabis eco-social entrepreneurship!*

REGISTER HERE           Facebook Event Page

Evening sessions will be free and open to the public- please subscribe and follow us on social media for updates.

Start: Dinner Sunday night, June 24 at Willow Crossing Farm.

Monday–Friday: Course, Practice, Industry Tours

Abbreviated Course Outline:
An introduction to the plant and its history –
Carbon Farming, Social Entrpreneurship, Regenerative Farm Economies (PermaCannaCulture)
Organic Growing
Outdoor
Indoor
Breeding, seed (fiber, seed oil, industrial hemp, CBD, dispensaries, etc.)
Propagation
Harvest
‘Commercial’ Cultivation
Greenhouses
Light Dep
Beds and Soil Building

Irrigation
Adding Value
Edibles, Oils, Rosin, Extracts
CBD: Maple, candy, chocolate, etc.
Frontiers
Carbon Extraction, Ethanol and more
Testing
Chefs/ Herbalists –
Friday: Course Completes!

Saturday: Optional Tours or day off with meals for cannacampers and crew / prep day for SUNDAY!  Mentor and network behind the scenes with vendors, exhibitors, and assist production crew in preparation for….

Sunday July 1 is ‘Legal Day’ for Vermont

Willow Crossing Farm will host Heady Vermont’s ‘Legalization Celebration‘ with bands, vendors, exhibitions, genetics swap, workshops, guest chef edibles, pizza oven, etc.
Course participants will be intimately familiar with the farm by July 1 and help as ‘inhabitant hosts’ and / or apprentices to business / mentors met during the course (if so desired).

TUITION:
$600 includes all 3 farm-sourced meals per day, camping on the farm, Heady Vermont membership, and VIP / Backstage (Green Room) access to Legalization Celebration at Willow Crossing Farm!

About the Instructors

JT is an organic cannabis farmer in Humboldt County, California, one of the nation’s oldest and largest legal cannabis marketplaces. Orginally from Vermont, he has spent the last decade as a cultivator for medical marijuana patients and consultant for commercial cannabis operations within the Emerald Triangle.

Don Jardon has been a professional grower for over 30 years and has had his flowers featured repeatedly in High Times and celebrated in Cannabis cups around the world.

Keith Morris is an international farm and farm infrastructure designer, and professional educator.

Willow Crossing Farm is Vermont’s longest running permaculture site and tree crops research farm. We presently produce the highest quality state-licensed Organic CBD Hemp Sinsemilla Flowers, and partner with Northern Roots Nursery in producing hemp clones and potted plants, Soil Rebel / Wild Branch Foods in producing Organic CBD oil and other products, and Medicine Womyn Healing Arts in producing a variety of herbal medicines.  (Contact me for fresh CBD Flowers, Starts, Oil, or Tincture!)

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LEGALIZATION CELEBRATION                    at Willow Crossing Farm July 1

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Following the Vermont legislature’s historic bill legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott signing the bill into law, Heady Vermont will host a celebration for members and the general public on July 1 – the day legalization goes into effect – at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson, Vermont.

The event will feature onsite camping and swimming, FREE shuttle transportation from Burlington an exhibition of local Vermont vendors including growers, CBD producers and more, live music, disc golf, yoga, a genetics exchange, food vendors, local beer, free cannabis growing demonstrations, and door prizes.

Paypal  https://www.paypal.me/earthsurfing $35 for subscriber rate!

This event is 21+. All attendees must show ID at the door.

Live music by the Homegrown All Stars, BarikaThe TenderbelliesConscious Roots and Honeytwist.

Thanks to sponsor Phylos Bioscience! For sponsorship info please email ad@headyvermont.com.

ADMISSION: Tickets are $50 for the general public and FREE for Heady Vermont Members.

More info, including vendor signup, is at http://www.headyvermont.com/celebration.

Herbal Labyrinth, Sacred Geometry, and Holy Defecation!

Herbal Labyrinth Design and Construction

with the GREEN MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF DRUIDRY

at Willow Crossing Farm

JOHNSON, VERMONT

May 24  9 am – 5 pm

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Ariadne- Mistress of the Labyrinth

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

and Kori Gelinas of Willow Crossing Healing Arts and Botanicalslabyrinth

$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.

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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.

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The Gap Mountain Mouldering Privy- Designed by Doug Clayton, drawing and design contributions by Dave Jacke

JOIN OUR PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE!

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 

REGISTER HERE

IMG_0016 396714_479598428751020_19998606_n PRP_PDC_13Stay tuned and subscribe for details about SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS- FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC as always!

CALL OR EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS.

FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELLIGIBLE VT STATE RESIDENTS.

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

lchute@sullivancountynh.gov

6:00 PM  in the Sugar River Bank Community Room

     10 N. Main St.  in Newport, NH

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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.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN AWESOME COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON HOW TO LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT EFFECTIVE, INFORMED COMMENTS!

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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.

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AND with NOFA VT on February 15

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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

Darren Doherty FREE LECTURE Friday, Sept. 5. Burlington, VT

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Rebooting Agriculture

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A FREE EVENING LECTURE with

DARREN DOHERTY

6:30 pm     Jeffords Hall   University of Vermont     Burlington, VT

Supported by

Prospect Rock Permaculture

VT Edible Landscapes

University of Vermont Plant and Soil Science Department

Hi Friends-

We are very excited to announce a FREE evening lecture with one of the world’s most renown Regenerative Farm Designers- DARREN DOHERTY and family, this Friday, September 5, 2014 JEFFORDS HALL.

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Australian land designer, developer, teacher and farmer Darren J. Doherty will be presenting on his Regrarian platform, and how agriculture can regenerate soils, watersheds and communities. Darren has been involved in the design and development of nearly 2000 mostly broadacre projects across 5 continents in close to 50 countries. In the toolbox of design and land use Darren is a man of diversity, integrating many different methodologies including: Keyline® Design, Holistic Management®, Permaculture and many others.

 

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darren-designRegrarian, a portmanteau of ‘Regenerative Agrarian’, is a term first coined by HD’s Darren J. Doherty in 2013 to describe those who are actively undertaking the serious & timely process of regenerating, restoring, rehabilitating, rehabitating, rekindling (etc.!) & rebooting production landscapes across this planet.

Regrarianism as a philosophy and methodology per se is ultimately an expansionist and self-determined reflection ofHD’s Charter and is therefore not just about regeneration, but also rehabitation, rehabilitation, restoration, recolonisation (not neocolonialism!), recycling and so on. I purposely took out the ‘A’ in Agrarian, not just because ‘Reagrarian’ doesn’t roll off of the tongue and I wanted to take AG out of it, and for a reason: I believe that Agriculture has been an atrophic exercise and I didn’t want to have it in my word.

You can read more about Darren, his family, The Heenan Doherty Design Firm, and the Regrarian Philospohy

HERE and a feature article about the family HERE

10616158_268258956708905_7527037185687285975_nDarren and Family are in Vermont providing a Regrarians Open Consultancy for Shelburne Farms as arranged by Vermont Edible Landscapes.

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Thanks to the University of Vermont Extension and Plant and Soil Science for their support of regenerative agriculture!extlogo1ImagePSS

Prospect Rock Permaculture is one of the northeast’s oldest Permaculture Design and Education Organizations and runs accredited Permaculture and Ecological Design Education programs based on Willow Crossing Farm, with Sterling College, the University of Vermont, and elsewhere.

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