Join Kate Wallace and The Farming Artists for a two-day weekend workshop to learn the basics of Permaculture Design. This course covers the key principles of Permaculture and how we can apply them to make our homes and gardens more abundant and rooted in nature. Participants will learn the theory behind the concepts, along with practical tools and techniques that can be used to accomplish many different goals.
After becoming familiar with these ideas, we will work together to apply them to create a draft design for the Farming Artist's 133-acre property on the Ellsworth Rd. in Blue Hill. Through observation, lecture, hands-on learning and group discussions, participants will gain real experience with Permaculture Design and the confidence to apply it to their own properties.
Note: This workshop is a primer for the Blue Hill Cooperative Design Lab, where we will use the design we create to delve deeper into cooperative structures and social permaculture.
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For questions or more information, call Kate at 207-449-8491.
Dates: September 9 & 10, 2017
Location: The Farming Artists, Blue Hill ME
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Investment: $89 for the weekend
Coffee, tea, snacks, and a light lunch will be provided both days.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are weather appropriate! We will be exploring the Farming Artists' property, which involves walking moderate distances over uneven terrain.
Kate Wallace was weighed down by doom-and-gloom scenarios when she discovered Permaculture and was instantly drawn to the positive vision it offers for the future. She completed the Advanced Permaculture Design Course at the Resilience Hub in Portland with Lisa Fernandes and Jesse Watson, and has designed for clients around the state. She is a facilitator with Cooperative Design Lab and is a dynamic and energetic person who has pursued a variety of interests and experiences.
The Farming Artists is a cooperatively organized group consisting of Jonathan Hart, Todd Desautels, Angela Faneuf, and her daughter Elohi. They are artists, farmers, and visionaries with a mission of cultivating food, art and community on their 133-acre property in Blue Hill. They are beginning to live their vision of restoring balance to life on planet earth by working together for the good of the whole and celebrating that there is more than one right way. They are excited to invite people to apply the principles of permaculture to their newly formed endeavor of transforming an historic farm property to an agricultural based community.