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August 14, 2017

Sandor Katz at Sterling College

On August 14, world-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.

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Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.

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For Permaculture

July 29th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phillips at Wild America Nature Festival

Location: 11 Rock Hill Road, Panama, NY, 14767 | Authors: Michael Phillips

The Roger Tory Nature Institute and Panama Rocks Scenic Park are bringing in the "wild apple grower" for a series of workshops, ranging from mycorrhizal connection and fostering a healthy orchard ecosystem to managing pests and disease holistically. Plus the wild animals. Plus amazing nature art. Plus good food.

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Category: Permaculture
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

August 11th, 2017 - 8:30 am

Wayne Weiseman at Kinstone

Location: S3439 Cole Bluff Ln, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman

Whole House Agriculture: August 11-13 In this intensive three (3) day class you will that “farming” can be defined in a much broader sense that what we are used to. Farming is not just something that is done on large tracts of land out in the country! You can farm in your own windowsills, under grow lights in your basement, in containers on your deck, in your front and back yards, on your hobby farm or larger homestead. It works ANYWHERE! You will learn techniques to help you engage in creating your own food and medicine from a variety of sources in and around your own home. Techniques and methods that work on any environment and in various seasons will be discussed and demonstrated. Learn how to contribute to fresh, ready nutrition for yourself and your family. Learn how plants can provide you with many medicines that strengthen the body and the soul. Registered students who attend the course receive lunch on each class day. Daily Schedule: 8:30am – 5:00pm Course Fee: Early bird: $225 After June 30: $275

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Category: Permaculture
Format: Course 
Book: Integrated Forest Gardening - The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems 

August 12th, 2017 - 10:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA MA Summer Conference

Location: NOFA MA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Peter Burke

Saturday, 10-11:30 AM Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening This workshop is a hands-on tutorial on how to grow ALL your salad greens with no light and no special equipment, all year-round. Everyone will plant a tray of greens to take home. We will also sample a salad of soil sprouts. Peter Burke: Has been teaching garden classes since 2006; started thedailygardener.com to provide seeds for indoor gardening. Jake Burke: Studied Sustainable Agriculture & Food Justice at Hampshire College, presently living/gardening in Northampton, MA.

Category: Permaculture
Format: Workshop 
Book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening - How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Dave Jacke at Omega Institute

Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Designing Educational Ecoystems: A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students’ learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions. August 18-27

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Category: Permaculture
Format: Course 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Michael Phllips at Maine Apple Camp

Location: Liberty, ME | Authors: Michael Phillips

Why not send apple growers off to summer camp for some R&R? John Bunker of FEDCO Trees has done it again, this time bringing conversations about heirloom apples, cider making, organic orcharding to a lakeside camp. Experienced growers like Michael will be there to haze the rookies (smile) and all will be fun. Register with MOFGA while the getting is good. $165 for MOFGA members $215 for non-members

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Category: Permaculture
Format: Workshop 
Book: Mycorrhizal Planet - How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Forest Ecology & Management with Mike Demunn (Da’ Ha’ da’ nyah) and Steve Gabriel Learn forest ecology and management techniques for eastern woodlands from Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and renowned elder forester Mike Demunn. Visit local old growth and heritage forests and farms and practice tree ID, stand assessment, marking, and thinning techniques. Leave the course more confident in your ability to assess and manage woodlots. Topics Covered: · History of forest exploitation · Principles in woodland stewardship · Native perspectives on the forest · Tools to measure forest and tree health · The role of wildlife in the woods · Ecology of Old Growth · Selecting trees for thinning $300 includes local foods lunch each day and free access to our online course ​ SIGN UP BY JULY 21 and receive $50 off Sign up along with the fungi course and save $100. $30 to camp onsite, or stay in our yurt on the farm. REGISTER: http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com

Category: Permaculture
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Fungi Cultivation & Foraging with Olga Tzogas and Steve Gabriel Explore the wondrous world of fungi and learn how to grow and forage mushrooms with Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and Olga Tzogas Smugtown Mushrooms. During this 3-day intensive course participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, learn low-tech propagation techniques, and of course, cook and eat mushrooms. Participants will build their skills in mushroom identification, cultivation, and propagation and leave the course equipped with the knowledge and tools.

Category: Permaculture
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

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