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Permaculture Design For Yard, Homestead, and Farm

Permaculture Design For Yard, Homestead, and Farm

This Saturday!   Join NOFA VT for a tour and workshop 9 am – 3pm

August 26  –   Jeffersonville and Johnson, VT

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We’ll start the morning with a brief tour of the ‘urban homestead’ and apothecary downtown Jeffersonville, then head to the farm for a permaculture design workshop, wood fired pizza from the earth oven, and tree crop and natural building tour.

Are you interested in learning how to ‘read’ a landscape, map your future, and cooperate with nature to be more productive and resilient?

Join Keith Morris of Prospect Rock Permaculture for a hands-on exploration of whole-system ecological design. In this workshop, Keith will provide a design process that you can apply to your own site (regardless of size) that includes the importance of perennial tree crops and climate resilience. We’ll explore a variety of ‘new’, experimental, and lost, traditional plants; DIY and debt-free infrastructure improvements and potential ‘micro-enterprises’ for the garden or homestead. To see a variety of design scale, we’ll begin at Prospect Rock Permaculture’s downtown homestead and apothecary, and then travel down the street to Willow Crossing Farm- Vermont’s longest running permaculture research and education site. Lunch will be included and prepared in Keith’s onsite pizza oven.

For tickets:
http://www.sevendaystickets.com/events/45273520/permaculture-design-for-your-yard-homestead-amp-farm

Any questions can be directed to me or NOFA VT http://www.NofaVT.org

Best,
Keith and Family

 

Our WEEKEND FORMAT Permaculture Design Certification Course will be announced soon!  Please call or email if you’d like to get on the list or would like more information!

 

Urban Permaculture and Winter Food Production at Antioch in Keene, NH Oct. 30

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Join with Keith Morris, Antioch University Staff, and Keene Community Gardens Connections for a day-long exploration of urban permaculture, food security, ecological regeneration, and year-round food production.

We’ll introduce the concept of permaculture with a focus on its application in urban context, for renters, and food security / resilience support.

$35 fee includes lunch, free spaces for Community Gardens Connections program Participants.

Space is limited!  Register now by contacting Monica Pless at mpless@antioch.edu.

Event Website:  http://www.antiochne.edu/events/urban-gardening-workshop/

Keene Community Gardens Connections:  http://www.antiochne.edu/cgc/

Facebook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/440282019415438/

Keith Morris is a farmer and designer based in northern Vermont who is committed to preserving, advancing, and distributing the collective knowledge of our ecosystems and vibrant agricultural communities to the ends of food justice and right livelihood.  He teaches ecological farm design at the University of Vermont, the Yestermorrow Design Build School, Sterling College, Paul Smiths College, and with other community organizations.  For the past 17 years he has been working with farmers, community organizations, and conservation groups to implement ecological regeneration, food production, and integrated farm infrastructure throughout the northeast.  He regularly works regularly in New York City, and has helped design and implement food security and resilience initiatives in the Freetown Christiania; with the Ibo in Biafra , Nigeria; ‘La Toma’ squat city Santiago, Chile; with the communities displaced by the Newmont Gold Mines in Ghana ; and elsewhere.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the upcoming keynote presentation for the Sullivan County Conservation District’s 67th Annual Awards Dinner- focused on farm-scale permaculture, farm legacy, and connecting older farmers with younger/ newer growers and homesteaders.

We’ll also be presenting at this winter’s NOFA MASS conference Jan. 11 with Mark Shepard, and February 15-16 at the Winter NOFA VT Conference.

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