INTRO TO PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP
September 10, 2011
With Andrew & Khaiti French at LTD Farm
Do you want to live a more sustainable life? Have you heard about Permaculture and wondered what it was all about? Are you looking for some practical methods to reduce your ecological footprint and grow delicious food at home?
Come out & learn about the basic principles of Permaculture, a comprehensive design-centered approach to all aspects of sustainable living.
We will discuss fruit and nut tree planting, mushroom production, berms and swales, sheet mulching, pastured poultry, garden siting and design, composting, cover crops, and more. The purpose of this workshop is to give you an understanding of the ethics and principles of permaculture, some techniques and strategies to integrate permaculture into your life right now, and resources to continue your permaculture education. A large portion of the day will be set aside for field work. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and your mind full of new ideas. This is a unique opportunity to learn about this exciting new field on a real working permaculture farm.
We will provide a basic lunch made with on-farm organic ingredients. Please bring gloves, bug spray, water container, hat, work boots, shovels, snacks, and any other gear that will keep you comfortable outside.
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-10 am to 5 pm, $50 per participant-
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Another Double Feature!
We’ll be brewing extract beer and showing you all the steps involved in that process so that you have a good familiarity with it and feel confident in making your own homebrew! Beer and cheese go together like bread and butter, so while we’re boiling the wort, we’ll make some fresh goat cheese curds to go along with the sampling of homebrew after all the work is done. Take a trip out to our farm and enjoy the beauty of rural Wisconsin, while learning essential Wisconsin food skills!
After the class we’ll take a tour of our permaculture farm.
Saturday, June 11th
1:30 to 4ish
$40 per person. Please RSVP.
On May 14 we will be offering an Intro to Permaculture workshop here on the farm, 10 AM to 4ish. Come learn the basic principles of Permaculture, a comprehensive design-centered approach to all aspects of sustainable living. Andrew is a certified permaculturalist and he will teach you the basic design principles and methodologies of this world-wide movement. A large portion of the day will be reserved for field work. We will spend a couple hours in the morning talking about the basic design principles of permaculture, have a delicious farm lunch, then discuss the concept of berms and swales in the landscape. We will then build a berm and swale, discuss how to design a polyculture of perennial and useful plants, and finally plant and sheet mulch the berm and swale.
Be prepared to get your hands dirty and your mind full of new ideas.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about this exciting new field on a real working permaculture farm. We are learning and growing here every day!
We will provide a basic lunch and beverages.
Please bring gloves, bug spray, water container, hat, work boots, shovels, snacks, and any other gear that will keep you comfortable outside.
Please RSVP today, so that we can plan the day out in advance
$50 per attendee