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FREE Call: Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:34
Join us for this FREE Call: BECOMING AN URBAN FARMER OR HOMESTEADER
with Stacey Murphy, Urban Farm School Director & Backyard Farmer
Tuesday, January 28th at 7pm ET

Becoming an Urban Farmer or Homesteader is a complete life makeover. Join Stacey as she shares practical tips for how you can physically, emotionally, and financially prepare for this new life. Learn how to overcome the 4 myths holding you back from making the big shift for yourself. In 2009, Stacey transitioned from being an architect to farming other people's backyards, and you can too!
www.ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school

Three ways to access the call:
1. Listen via webcast: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=50771415
2. Dial in via Skype: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/skype
3. Call in with your phone: (425) 440-5100
Pin Code for Skype or phone: 934859#

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::URBAN FARM SCHOOL::
www.ashevillage.org/UFS

PERMACULTURE-CERTIFIED ~ FULL-SEASON FARMING ~ HANDS-ON LEARNING
Asheville, NC :: April 12–October 29, 2014; Mo-Tu-We :: 716-hour program
Monthly options available

Gardening * Agroforestry * Water Systems * Wild Edibles * Fermentation * Aquaponics * Beekeeping * Compost * Natural Building * Herbalism * Entrepreneurship * And more...


Learn the in’s & out’s of growing resilient food systems in urban environments.
Work with a team of farm mentors, instructors, practitioners & community leaders.
Field trips, workshops, classes & apprenticeships will be hosted in & around Asheville.

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! 24 students will be accepted.
Last EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> February 1st
stacey@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org/UFS :: 734-646-2289

Twitter: twitter.com/ashevillage
Facebook: Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

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Permaculture Design Course
www.ashevillage.org/PDC

Design Principles & Patterns * Observation & Nature Awareness * Pattern Design * Agroforestry & Forest Gardening * Perennial Agriculture * Soil Ecology * Mushrooms & Myco-Remediation * Water in the Landscape & Catchment Systems * Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology * Natural Building Design and Technique * Integrated Animal Systems * Urban Permaculture * Cooperative Economics, Money & Financial Systems * Eco-Social Design * And more...

Featured live-stream guest presenters:
David Holmgren, Co-originator of Permaculture
Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
Brad Lancaster, Author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands & Beyond

With 10+ instructors: Patricia Allison, Keri Evjy, Zev Friedman, Janell Kapoor, Sunil Patel, Shawn Jardnicek, Steveo Brodmerkel, Brian Winslett

Registration is NOW OPEN!!! EARLY BIRD Deadline >>> March 1st
Dates: April 12–26, 2014 <> Location: Asheville, NC <> Info: www.ashevillage.org/PDC

> Gain tools, skills & knowledge
> Learn common-sense approaches
> Address real world design challenges
> Explore time-tested, earth-based practices
> Develop and present integrated design projects

kathryn@ashevillage.org :: www.ashevillage.org :: twitter.com/Ashevillage :: Facebook Ashevillage & Urban Farm School

Land in Appalachian Mountains Wanted -

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 13:11
I want to live in the mountains but I do not have much money, but I am really smart. I know this because I have several very expensive pieces of paper from very prestigious institutions that I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on for them to tell me that. I am a 40 year old generation X'er that bought into every thing I was spoon fed throughout my education/indoctrination. I became consumed with pursuing the trinkets and bobbles of the marketplace and never knew what was really essential to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I think the spirit of the people on this site exemplify the type of lifestyle I want.

I am looking for unrestricted land because I plan on homesteading it. This would include farming, animals, treating water, and electron production.

I would like at least 5 acres, but I notice that most mountain land is going for about $3000 an acre. I only have about $4500 I can get together.

With that said I am a very hard worker and fun to share stories with.

Please respond with ANY ideas you may have.

Land in Appalachian Mountains Wanted -

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 13:11
I want to live in the mountains but I do not have much money, but I am really smart. I know this because I have several very expensive pieces of paper from very prestigious institutions that I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on for them to tell me that. I am a 40 year old generation X'er that bought into every thing I was spoon fed throughout my education/indoctrination. I became consumed with pursuing the trinkets and bobbles of the marketplace and never knew what was really essential to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I think the spirit of the people on this site exemplify the type of lifestyle I want.

I am looking for unrestricted land because I plan on homesteading it. This would include farming, animals, treating water, and electron production.

I would like at least 5 acres, but I notice that most mountain land is going for about $3000 an acre. I only have about $4500 I can get together.

With that said I am a very hard worker and fun to share stories with.

Please respond with ANY ideas you may have.

Land in Appalachian Mountains Wanted -

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 13:11
I want to live in the mountains but I do not have much money, but I am really smart. I know this because I have several very expensive pieces of paper from very prestigious institutions that I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on for them to tell me that. I am a 40 year old generation X'er that bought into every thing I was spoon fed throughout my education/indoctrination. I became consumed with pursuing the trinkets and bobbles of the marketplace and never knew what was really essential to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I think the spirit of the people on this site exemplify the type of lifestyle I want.

I am looking for unrestricted land because I plan on homesteading it. This would include farming, animals, treating water, and electron production.

I would like at least 5 acres, but I notice that most mountain land is going for about $3000 an acre. I only have about $4500 I can get together.

With that said I am a very hard worker and fun to share stories with.

Please respond with ANY ideas you may have.

Natural Building School in Asheville, NC

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:19
Two sessions:
Spring: April 28 to June 20, 2014, or
Summer: July 26 to Sept 19, 2014
Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Early Bird rates and payment plans available: http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

The Natural Building School (NBS) believes that the best way to learn is to “do,” especially when it comes to building. Through hands-on projects, workshops, classes, presentations and field trips, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to design and build using clay, sand, straw and wood. Students will also learn about the use of appropriate modern materials, both new and salvaged. The NBS aims to: 1) educate through hands on experience via the skills and trades needed to build, 2) give an extensive exposure to the diverse ways materials can be used, and 3) support creative design that will enable building with beauty and integrity.


Hands-On Projects
Wall systems: Cob, slipstraw, adobe, and stud frame with wattle & daub infills
Natural finishes: Exterior and interior earth plasters & paints
Foundation systems: Urbanite, stone & block; piers & posts
Regular building: Carpentry & construction skills
Wood-fired: Oven &/or Rumford fireplace
Systems Floor, wall & roof framing
Installations: Windows & doors
Tool use: Use & care
Living roofs

Theory & Classes
Load bearing & non load bearing wall systems
Site selection & working with the landscape
Passive solar design, heating & cooling
Engineering basics & structural integrity
Planning & budgeting for your building
The global context for natural building
Designing & managing the work site
Electric & plumbing
Permits & codes

http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

Natural Building School in Asheville, NC

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:19
Two sessions:
Spring: April 28 to June 20, 2014, or
Summer: July 26 to Sept 19, 2014
Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Early Bird rates and payment plans available: http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

The Natural Building School (NBS) believes that the best way to learn is to “do,” especially when it comes to building. Through hands-on projects, workshops, classes, presentations and field trips, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to design and build using clay, sand, straw and wood. Students will also learn about the use of appropriate modern materials, both new and salvaged. The NBS aims to: 1) educate through hands on experience via the skills and trades needed to build, 2) give an extensive exposure to the diverse ways materials can be used, and 3) support creative design that will enable building with beauty and integrity.


Hands-On Projects
Wall systems: Cob, slipstraw, adobe, and stud frame with wattle & daub infills
Natural finishes: Exterior and interior earth plasters & paints
Foundation systems: Urbanite, stone & block; piers & posts
Regular building: Carpentry & construction skills
Wood-fired: Oven &/or Rumford fireplace
Systems Floor, wall & roof framing
Installations: Windows & doors
Tool use: Use & care
Living roofs

Theory & Classes
Load bearing & non load bearing wall systems
Site selection & working with the landscape
Passive solar design, heating & cooling
Engineering basics & structural integrity
Planning & budgeting for your building
The global context for natural building
Designing & managing the work site
Electric & plumbing
Permits & codes

http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

Natural Building School in Asheville, NC

Sun, 12/22/2013 - 09:19
Two sessions:
Spring: April 28 to June 20, 2014, or
Summer: July 26 to Sept 19, 2014
Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Early Bird rates and payment plans available: http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

The Natural Building School (NBS) believes that the best way to learn is to “do,” especially when it comes to building. Through hands-on projects, workshops, classes, presentations and field trips, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to design and build using clay, sand, straw and wood. Students will also learn about the use of appropriate modern materials, both new and salvaged. The NBS aims to: 1) educate through hands on experience via the skills and trades needed to build, 2) give an extensive exposure to the diverse ways materials can be used, and 3) support creative design that will enable building with beauty and integrity.


Hands-On Projects
Wall systems: Cob, slipstraw, adobe, and stud frame with wattle & daub infills
Natural finishes: Exterior and interior earth plasters & paints
Foundation systems: Urbanite, stone & block; piers & posts
Regular building: Carpentry & construction skills
Wood-fired: Oven &/or Rumford fireplace
Systems Floor, wall & roof framing
Installations: Windows & doors
Tool use: Use & care
Living roofs

Theory & Classes
Load bearing & non load bearing wall systems
Site selection & working with the landscape
Passive solar design, heating & cooling
Engineering basics & structural integrity
Planning & budgeting for your building
The global context for natural building
Designing & managing the work site
Electric & plumbing
Permits & codes

http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-school/

FOR SALE Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:58
FOR SALE = Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm, in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Here (in link below) you can see a brand new home built in highland county Virginia IN 2013 along the cow pasture river with 2 parcels equaling 40 acres. This is located in the SE corner of Highland County Virginia. It is protected by a 3600 ft mountain to the east running along the I 81 corridor just west of Staunton Virginia. It is surrounded by national forest on 2 sides and so people wanting to come to this valley must cross a 3600ft winding drive and then go down the other side and then take a 12 mile gravel road to get to this property. This property is for sale at $360,000.00 with possible owner financing with a large 50% down payment. If your looking to escape the west coast to a safe location with no threats of civilization or the pollution of Fukushima nuclear waste killing you, then this isolated valley and farm is the place for you. This owner has decided to let it go and move to another location. This property / house is brand new with many amenities listed below. great potential off grid location.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/112064124@N02/

AMENITIES:
1: 30 ACRES OF RICH BOTTOM LAND PASTURE, 10 ACRES WOODED
2: 300 FEET OF RIVERFRONT ON COWPASTURE RIVER
3: POND SITE WITH 3 SPRINGS
4: NEW HOUSE WITH ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
5: 2 LARGE BEDROOMS WITH A LOFT
6: DEER AND WILD TURKEYS ABOUND ON PROPERTY
7: TWO TROUT STOCKED RIVERS COW PASTURE AND BULL PASTURE
8: MAIN PART OF HOUSE FACES EAST SOUTHEAST
9: HOUSE WAS BUILT WITH LOVING CARE AND HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS
10: TWO HEAT PUMP HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
11: WELL WATER TESTED CLEAN
12: CLOSEST TOWN IS IN WILLIAMSVILLE VIRGINIA
13: WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF THE HOMESTEAD RESORT AND TOWN OF WARM SPRINGS BATH COUNTY VIRGINIA

There is no realtor presently so before I list it and the price gets increased respond to virginia40acfarm@aol.com

FOR SALE Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:58
FOR SALE = Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm, in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Here (in link below) you can see a brand new home built in highland county Virginia IN 2013 along the cow pasture river with 2 parcels equaling 40 acres. This is located in the SE corner of Highland County Virginia. It is protected by a 3600 ft mountain to the east running along the I 81 corridor just west of Staunton Virginia. It is surrounded by national forest on 2 sides and so people wanting to come to this valley must cross a 3600ft winding drive and then go down the other side and then take a 12 mile gravel road to get to this property. This property is for sale at $360,000.00 with possible owner financing with a large 50% down payment. If your looking to escape the west coast to a safe location with no threats of civilization or the pollution of Fukushima nuclear waste killing you, then this isolated valley and farm is the place for you. This owner has decided to let it go and move to another location. This property / house is brand new with many amenities listed below. great potential off grid location.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/112064124@N02/

AMENITIES:
1: 30 ACRES OF RICH BOTTOM LAND PASTURE, 10 ACRES WOODED
2: 300 FEET OF RIVERFRONT ON COWPASTURE RIVER
3: POND SITE WITH 3 SPRINGS
4: NEW HOUSE WITH ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
5: 2 LARGE BEDROOMS WITH A LOFT
6: DEER AND WILD TURKEYS ABOUND ON PROPERTY
7: TWO TROUT STOCKED RIVERS COW PASTURE AND BULL PASTURE
8: MAIN PART OF HOUSE FACES EAST SOUTHEAST
9: HOUSE WAS BUILT WITH LOVING CARE AND HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS
10: TWO HEAT PUMP HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
11: WELL WATER TESTED CLEAN
12: CLOSEST TOWN IS IN WILLIAMSVILLE VIRGINIA
13: WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF THE HOMESTEAD RESORT AND TOWN OF WARM SPRINGS BATH COUNTY VIRGINIA

There is no realtor presently so before I list it and the price gets increased respond to virginia40acfarm@aol.com

FOR SALE Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 13:58
FOR SALE = Most Isolated SW Virginia 40 acre farm, in least populated county E. of Mississippi river

Here (in link below) you can see a brand new home built in highland county Virginia IN 2013 along the cow pasture river with 2 parcels equaling 40 acres. This is located in the SE corner of Highland County Virginia. It is protected by a 3600 ft mountain to the east running along the I 81 corridor just west of Staunton Virginia. It is surrounded by national forest on 2 sides and so people wanting to come to this valley must cross a 3600ft winding drive and then go down the other side and then take a 12 mile gravel road to get to this property. This property is for sale at $360,000.00 with possible owner financing with a large 50% down payment. If your looking to escape the west coast to a safe location with no threats of civilization or the pollution of Fukushima nuclear waste killing you, then this isolated valley and farm is the place for you. This owner has decided to let it go and move to another location. This property / house is brand new with many amenities listed below. great potential off grid location.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/112064124@N02/

AMENITIES:
1: 30 ACRES OF RICH BOTTOM LAND PASTURE, 10 ACRES WOODED
2: 300 FEET OF RIVERFRONT ON COWPASTURE RIVER
3: POND SITE WITH 3 SPRINGS
4: NEW HOUSE WITH ALL MODERN CONVENIENCES
5: 2 LARGE BEDROOMS WITH A LOFT
6: DEER AND WILD TURKEYS ABOUND ON PROPERTY
7: TWO TROUT STOCKED RIVERS COW PASTURE AND BULL PASTURE
8: MAIN PART OF HOUSE FACES EAST SOUTHEAST
9: HOUSE WAS BUILT WITH LOVING CARE AND HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS
10: TWO HEAT PUMP HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
11: WELL WATER TESTED CLEAN
12: CLOSEST TOWN IS IN WILLIAMSVILLE VIRGINIA
13: WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF THE HOMESTEAD RESORT AND TOWN OF WARM SPRINGS BATH COUNTY VIRGINIA

There is no realtor presently so before I list it and the price gets increased respond to virginia40acfarm@aol.com

Kleiwerks 2014 Natural Building Workshops in Asheville, NC

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:33
http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza/

July 26-August 2, 2014
Asheville, NC, USA
Hosted by Kleiwerks International at the Ashevillage Institute & Sanctuary

The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.

Hands-on projects
• Wall systems: Cob, adobe, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
• Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly
• Natural finishes: Earthen and lime plasters and paints
• Fire systems: Wood-fired oven & Rumford Fireplace
• Roofing: Connections, considerations & installation

Theory & presentations
• Community mud stories from around the world
• Characteristics of natural materials & Mud 101
• Natural engineering & structural integrity
• Designing a Nest: Intuitive home design
• Pro’s & con’s of various wall systems
• Site selection & passive solar design
• Basics of electricity & plumbing
• Thermal mass & insulation
• Foundations & drainage
• Straw bale building
• Earthen floors
• Living roofs
• And more

Details and registration info at http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza

Kleiwerks 2014 Natural Building Workshops in Asheville, NC

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:33
http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza/

July 26-August 2, 2014
Asheville, NC, USA
Hosted by Kleiwerks International at the Ashevillage Institute & Sanctuary

The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.

Hands-on projects
• Wall systems: Cob, adobe, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
• Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly
• Natural finishes: Earthen and lime plasters and paints
• Fire systems: Wood-fired oven & Rumford Fireplace
• Roofing: Connections, considerations & installation

Theory & presentations
• Community mud stories from around the world
• Characteristics of natural materials & Mud 101
• Natural engineering & structural integrity
• Designing a Nest: Intuitive home design
• Pro’s & con’s of various wall systems
• Site selection & passive solar design
• Basics of electricity & plumbing
• Thermal mass & insulation
• Foundations & drainage
• Straw bale building
• Earthen floors
• Living roofs
• And more

Details and registration info at http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza

Kleiwerks 2014 Natural Building Workshops in Asheville, NC

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 16:33
http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza/

July 26-August 2, 2014
Asheville, NC, USA
Hosted by Kleiwerks International at the Ashevillage Institute & Sanctuary

The Natural Building Extravaganza (NBX) offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of hands-on workshops, classes, slideshows, field trips and special projects. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials.

Hands-on projects
• Wall systems: Cob, adobe, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
• Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly
• Natural finishes: Earthen and lime plasters and paints
• Fire systems: Wood-fired oven & Rumford Fireplace
• Roofing: Connections, considerations & installation

Theory & presentations
• Community mud stories from around the world
• Characteristics of natural materials & Mud 101
• Natural engineering & structural integrity
• Designing a Nest: Intuitive home design
• Pro’s & con’s of various wall systems
• Site selection & passive solar design
• Basics of electricity & plumbing
• Thermal mass & insulation
• Foundations & drainage
• Straw bale building
• Earthen floors
• Living roofs
• And more

Details and registration info at http://ashevillage.org/natural-building-extravaganza

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:32

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:32

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:32

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:31

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:31

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

Support the PermaculcHER Calendar for sites in need in Appalachia & the Piedmont + more classes!

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 05:31

Order 2014 PermaculcHER calendars(http://weareallfarmers.org/order-your-2014-permaculcher-calendars-to-support-sites-in-need-now/)
for your colleagues, friends & family to support Appalachian & Piedmont sites in need! The 2014 calendar supports sites in
Charlotte, NC & Grayson Co., VA. One free 2014 Permaculture Blast booking for non-profits is still available! Apply today!
For the calendar, enter the code FREESHIP to get free shipping. Code is Good till Dec. 10!

Announcing a new Permaculture Design Forum!

Want to see permaculture designs or post your own? Searching for a pro bono or professional design?
Non-profits especially welcome!! Post your interest in finding a pro bono design!
Submit your interest to the new We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Forum.
http://weareallfarmers.org/forums/forum/permaculture-designs-practices-forum/

There is still space in the TWO We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014
& our Homestead Hog Weekend in January! RSVP now! More info below!

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC.
Our standard complete permaculture design certificate course will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014
at our 35 acre emerging permaculture design site in Union Grove.
The course includes a deep focus on community and creating resilience & regeneration through permaculture including
* animal systems, including a working Animal Welfare Approved pastured and forest pig operation using 2 - 3 day rotational grazing
* designing & renovating a farm, home site, or urban site
* commercial integrated animal systems with silvopasture
* commercial mushroom systems
* large-scale swales, Hugelkultur, and brash-hedges using contour and keyline
* planting out a large-scale food forest corridor that will highlight a mast crop savannah
* 13 instructors with expertise in: organic agriculture, natural building, herbalism, primitive skills, entrepreneurship,
water systems, mushrooms, homestead animal slaughter, community creation, rotational grazing & more!
* 3 meals each weekend + snacks, free camping or bunk down in the classroom when the camping is too cold
* constant consultation and access to We Are All Farmers core staff during and after the course including knowledge, farm,
on site library
* wilderness survival skills
* learn fermentation for food and for pasture (such as biofertilizer) and simple herbal cures
* pay for each weekend as you go
* learn mapping and preliminary surveying skills with a surveyor with 20 years of experience
* creating a design that will be seen and is for the community through work with an actual design
client to create a pro bono design for a site in need. This term's site is a site in the Friendship Gardens
network in Charlotte, NC. This includes a follow up implementation and chance to teach at this site
June 20 - 21, 2014 and pay the knowledge forward in the community through a We Are All Farmers Permaculture Blast.
(http://weareallfarmers.org/we-are-all-farmers-permaculture-meet-ups/)
* the central importance of practicing and engaging community to sustaining permaculture

More information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%.
We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience and accept payment plans.
Starts the first weekend of February 2014!

+ See the latest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute student designs for a site in need at this link
http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers/.

We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV
We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV
over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability.
See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.


SIGN UP BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2014 TO SAVE on the HOMESTEAD HOG WEEKEND!!
Also, if you plan to attend individual sessions rather than the whole weekend,
please RSVP ASAP to weareallfarmers@gmail.com
so we can plan enough equipment, food, etc. for all participants.
Workshop weekend hosted here at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/?event_id_1=1

Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 10/11/12, 2014

Friday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Cooking Snout to Tail with
Real Food Carolyn
(http://www.realfoodcarolyn.com/) . Learn to cook
many of the bits you don't know how to cook: tail, liver, heart, etc. for a scrumptious meal. Dinner
included! $15.00

Saturday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Butchering Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Homestead animal slaughter expert Barron Brown walks you through the basics of a domestic hog slaughter
to prepare you for slaughtering your own hog. The workshop includes the slaughter of a Pockerhicory
Farms Pastured Hog. $140

Sunday: 10 - 4 p.m. Hog Processing Workshop -- LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Instructor Edward Marshall (owner of Pockerchicory Farms Pastured Pork)
and permaculturist Brian Koser walk you through the basics of processing your own hog. $100

Costs: Save $55 if you book by January 1, 2014 for the whole Pork Intensive!

$175 for the whole weekend if you pay by Jan. 1, 2014, or, $15/Fri; $125/Sat; $100/Sunday
Free camping!


Lots of new classes at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute for 2014!
(and more to be listed by Jan. 2014) including classes in herbalism, a Manure Beer class, etc.

See the event list for details: http://weareallfarmers.org/coursesworkshopstrips-2013/


Introduction to Permaculture Mini-Course with We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
starts Jan. 22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Community College

Contact Diane Pritchard with questions: 704 978 5486.
This is a 12 hour introduction providing an overview of permaculture.


There is a land dearth for farms in our region.

Along with donating time and proceeds to local sites in need,
the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute recently became donating members
of the National Young Farmers Coalition and
started the Facebook group Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers (APNY)
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/).
The goal of APNY is to support new and young farmer training, mentoring,
and land issues in particular, with a focus on NC, WV, VA, and SC along highways 77 and 81,
often a desert when it comes to organizational support mostly located in the capital areas or
wealthier areas of these 4 states. The group also welcomes people seeking new or young farmers for
their land.


Upcoming Events around the region:

* Urban Farm School Application (http://ashevillage.org/urban-farm-school/) due Dec. 15 (more below!!!)
* Old Salem Seed Swap, Jan. 18, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.oldsalem.org/slow-food-piedmont-annual-seed-swap.html)
* Virginia Biological Conference. Jan 31 – Feb. 1.
* Organic Growers School, March 8 & 9, 2014 Asheville, NC
* Appalachian Studies Conference, March 28 & 29, 2014 Huntington, WV
* National Food Hub Conference: March 26-28, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina


Also, of interest!!
This coming April 5th & 6th 2014 the Tiny House Conference is coming to Charlotte, NC.
Tiny houses are small sustainable housing options that just about anyone can build themselves.
Small houses focus on simple sustainable living that is both aesthetically beautiful and finacially viable.
At the conference there will be over 6 Tiny Houses for you to tour in person, 12 amazing speakers and so much more.
Come learn how to build tiny houses, live simply, how to live off the grid, and setup up gray water systems.
Tickets and details here: tinyhouseconference.com (http://www.tinyhouse.com)

Permaculture Certified Urban Farm School--Applications due Dec. 15 for 2015!
The Urban Farm School (UFS) is a comprehensive 716 hour program for students who want to learn
the in´s and out's of growing resilient food systems in urban environments. The UFS accepts 25 students for the
full season who will work with a team of instructors to run urban farming operations, gain permaculture certification,
work with experienced practitioners, network with community leaders and entrepreneurs, and connect the dots
on farming in the urban landscape. For further inquiries about UFS, contact Stacey Murphy at
stacey@ashevillage.org (mailto:stacey@ashevillage.org) or visit http://www.ashevillage.org/ufs/ufs


Glad to be of service to the Appalachian-Piedmont!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute
Union Grove, NC 28689
(704) 592 2557

"Just like you have a family doctor or mechanic, you should have a family farmer,"

a quote from We Are All Farmers´Edward Marshall. Read more in this article on GMO use and a panel at the great organization Bread Riot:
http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20131121/SP01/131129942/

looking for farmable land in NC

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:27
Hi,

I'm a farmer currently living in Rhode Island. I'm grew up in NC and would be interested in coming back to NC.
I'm a total greenhorn but have been getting really excited lately about soil amendments
and being a good steward to the land. If your interested I could send you pictures of the farm
that I have out here.

I'm interested in a three to five year lease.
Ideally their would be water, a greenhouse/i could build one, well draining soil, and relatively flat.

If you know of anything feel free to email me at hendall.loeffler@gmail.com

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