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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.
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.
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Prospect Rock Permaculture is a growing edible forest garden, ecological homestead, and education center in Johnson along the Lamoille River. We combine reforestation, wildlife refuge, and ecological restoration with food production and community building, while educating about and experimenting with sustainable techniques and ways of building. We grow seed with High Mowing Organic Seeds, keep bees and wild craft medicinal plants for Honey Gardens Apiaries, grow fruits, nuts, and berries with Elmore Roots Nursery, and also work researching and educating about biodiesel. Be in touch for updates about classes, workshops, tours, and internship or apprentice opportunities.