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Any Permies in WV

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 17:22
I am pretty new to the site and to permaculture as a whole, but have been reading as much information as i can for the past several months. I live in WV, and just wanted to see if there were any other people from WV on here.

Any Permies in WV

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 17:22
I am pretty new to the site and to permaculture as a whole, but have been reading as much information as i can for the past several months. I live in WV, and just wanted to see if there were any other people from WV on here.

Any Permies in WV

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 17:22
I am pretty new to the site and to permaculture as a whole, but have been reading as much information as i can for the past several months. I live in WV, and just wanted to see if there were any other people from WV on here.

October Natural Building Series at Eight Owls Farmstead

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:45
webpage

I am teaching three short (afternoon) courses in Natural Building next month near Brevard, NC. They are inexpensive ($25-$40), and there is potential for camping on site. Methods taught include Cordwood Masonry, Straw Clay infill, and Earth Plaster.

Visit the above website for further information.

Cheers!

-Josh

October Natural Building Series at Eight Owls Farmstead

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:45
webpage

I am teaching three short (afternoon) courses in Natural Building next month near Brevard, NC. They are inexpensive ($25-$40), and there is potential for camping on site. Methods taught include Cordwood Masonry, Straw Clay infill, and Earth Plaster.

Visit the above website for further information.

Cheers!

-Josh

October Natural Building Series at Eight Owls Farmstead

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 16:45
webpage

I am teaching three short (afternoon) courses in Natural Building next month near Brevard, NC. They are inexpensive ($25-$40), and there is potential for camping on site. Methods taught include Cordwood Masonry, Straw Clay infill, and Earth Plaster.

Visit the above website for further information.

Cheers!

-Josh

Seed Swap Via Letter (Appalachian Edition)

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 23:22
Late Summer/Winter planting is happening.
Anyone interested in trading seeds that we're grown in our region?

They'll very likely handle hot longer and cool readily.

HAVE: (as of 8-6-13)

Red Russian Kale (by the thousands)
Kallards (plant to plant cross of collards and kale, it goes to flower in hot areas for bee food)
Buckwheat
Japanese red giant mustard
Pak choi
Asian culinary greens (mizuna, tat soi and others)



WANT: (as of 8-6-13)

In prep for late summer/fall/winter planting, I'm looking for:


Arugula (Apollo)
Rutabaga
Pea Varieties (Alaskan, Blue Podded)
Beets ( Albino, Bulls Blood, Chioggia, Early Blood Turnip)
Carrots ( Danvers, Dragon, Jaune du Dourbs, Paris Market)
Collards (Ga Southern, Vates)
Kohlrabi (Purple Vienna, White Vienna)
Herbs (Chives, Cilantro, Parsley(Giant from Italy)
Lettuce ( Amish Deer Tongue, Baby Oakleaf, Lolla Rossa, Baquieu, Forellenschuluss, Granpa Admires, Rouge D'Hiver, Winter Density, Yugoslavian Red Butterhead)
Radish (China Rose, French Breakfast, Plum Purple, Watermelon, White Icicle)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Swiss Chard (Rhubarb Red, Red, or Bright Lights)
Turnip (Purple White-Top Globe)
Heirloom Garlic and Onion Varieties
Endive (Tres Fine Maraichere)



Let's get this train rollin' !

Peace to all -

Seed Swap Via Letter (Appalachian Edition)

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 23:22
Late Summer/Winter planting is happening.
Anyone interested in trading seeds that we're grown in our region?

They'll very likely handle hot longer and cool readily.

HAVE: (as of 8-6-13)

Red Russian Kale (by the thousands)
Kallards (plant to plant cross of collards and kale, it goes to flower in hot areas for bee food)
Buckwheat
Japanese red giant mustard
Pak choi
Asian culinary greens (mizuna, tat soi and others)



WANT: (as of 8-6-13)

In prep for late summer/fall/winter planting, I'm looking for:


Arugula (Apollo)
Rutabaga
Pea Varieties (Alaskan, Blue Podded)
Beets ( Albino, Bulls Blood, Chioggia, Early Blood Turnip)
Carrots ( Danvers, Dragon, Jaune du Dourbs, Paris Market)
Collards (Ga Southern, Vates)
Kohlrabi (Purple Vienna, White Vienna)
Herbs (Chives, Cilantro, Parsley(Giant from Italy)
Lettuce ( Amish Deer Tongue, Baby Oakleaf, Lolla Rossa, Baquieu, Forellenschuluss, Granpa Admires, Rouge D'Hiver, Winter Density, Yugoslavian Red Butterhead)
Radish (China Rose, French Breakfast, Plum Purple, Watermelon, White Icicle)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Swiss Chard (Rhubarb Red, Red, or Bright Lights)
Turnip (Purple White-Top Globe)
Heirloom Garlic and Onion Varieties
Endive (Tres Fine Maraichere)



Let's get this train rollin' !

Peace to all -

Seed Swap Via Letter (Appalachian Edition)

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 23:22
Late Summer/Winter planting is happening.
Anyone interested in trading seeds that we're grown in our region?

They'll very likely handle hot longer and cool readily.

HAVE: (as of 8-6-13)

Red Russian Kale (by the thousands)
Kallards (plant to plant cross of collards and kale, it goes to flower in hot areas for bee food)
Buckwheat
Japanese red giant mustard
Pak choi
Asian culinary greens (mizuna, tat soi and others)



WANT: (as of 8-6-13)

In prep for late summer/fall/winter planting, I'm looking for:


Arugula (Apollo)
Rutabaga
Pea Varieties (Alaskan, Blue Podded)
Beets ( Albino, Bulls Blood, Chioggia, Early Blood Turnip)
Carrots ( Danvers, Dragon, Jaune du Dourbs, Paris Market)
Collards (Ga Southern, Vates)
Kohlrabi (Purple Vienna, White Vienna)
Herbs (Chives, Cilantro, Parsley(Giant from Italy)
Lettuce ( Amish Deer Tongue, Baby Oakleaf, Lolla Rossa, Baquieu, Forellenschuluss, Granpa Admires, Rouge D'Hiver, Winter Density, Yugoslavian Red Butterhead)
Radish (China Rose, French Breakfast, Plum Purple, Watermelon, White Icicle)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Swiss Chard (Rhubarb Red, Red, or Bright Lights)
Turnip (Purple White-Top Globe)
Heirloom Garlic and Onion Varieties
Endive (Tres Fine Maraichere)



Let's get this train rollin' !

Peace to all -

Georgia Green Party Chapter

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 23:18
I'm one of two founding members for the Gwinnett Green Party Chapter. Formally there
was no chapter north of Atlanta/Fulton Country.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/561275467263756

Join our group if you identify with the platform (the abstract is in the group or at http://www.gp.org )

We'll have meet n' greets to discuss economic and environmental issues in the Atlanta area and beyond as well as other educational opportunities to share ideas and knowledge.

Thanks for the look -

Georgia Green Party Chapter

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 23:18
I'm one of two founding members for the Gwinnett Green Party Chapter. Formally there
was no chapter north of Atlanta/Fulton Country.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/561275467263756

Join our group if you identify with the platform (the abstract is in the group or at http://www.gp.org )

We'll have meet n' greets to discuss economic and environmental issues in the Atlanta area and beyond as well as other educational opportunities to share ideas and knowledge.

Thanks for the look -

Sign Petition to Protect Our Appalachian Mountains and Waterways

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 12:09
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/157/880/275/?z00m=20605431

Klick this link and register your signature to help the Environmental Protection Agency
stand up against the DOW's lobbying with the coal mining industry!

Kentucky's Division of Water wants to weaken the Clean Water Act to support the coal mining industry
by allowing even more selenium pollution in Appalachian streams and rivers....and up the food chain...

If you love and care about life in Appalachia, sign here:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/157/880/275/?z00m=20605431

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Sign Petition to Protect Our Appalachian Mountains and Waterways

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 12:09
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/157/880/275/?z00m=20605431

Klick this link and register your signature to help the Environmental Protection Agency
stand up against the DOW's lobbying with the coal mining industry!

Kentucky's Division of Water wants to weaken the Clean Water Act to support the coal mining industry
by allowing even more selenium pollution in Appalachian streams and rivers....and up the food chain...

If you love and care about life in Appalachia, sign here:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/157/880/275/?z00m=20605431

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Any Permies near Bryson City, NC?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:40
I'm looking for collaborative consulting on permaculture design solutions for a 6-acre "homestead".

I'm in the early stages of the design process and have a sketchup model of the terrain with contour lines I can share. Basically the property sits smack dab in the middle of a watershed so I'd like to capture as much of the rain runoff as possible in a series of small ponds. In addition, the property is blessed with several springs and seeps feeding a seasonal brook / branch (this year's rainfall has fully charged the water table). I plan to redirect two (2) other seasonal brooks running off the property's edge boundary back to the main drainage to slow, store and soak a future forest garden.

Being a freshman permaculture student I'm interested in the feasibility of swales on contour for my narrow, 25% - 32% grade hillside (former pasture) nestled between secondary ridges below a 3200' mountain. The primary 5-acre lot ranges from 2500' to 2700' with a lower 1-acre narrow sliver of land running from 2400' up to 2500'.

I'm an IT geek so I was wondering if remote consulting using jpeg, pdf, png and skp files is doable? I'd obviously prefer onsite walkabouts to get the lay of the land to start.

By the way, I found a great source for Comfrey near Nantahala!

Thanks for your feedback.

Any Permies near Bryson City, NC?

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:40
I'm looking for collaborative consulting on permaculture design solutions for a 6-acre "homestead".

I'm in the early stages of the design process and have a sketchup model of the terrain with contour lines I can share. Basically the property sits smack dab in the middle of a watershed so I'd like to capture as much of the rain runoff as possible in a series of small ponds. In addition, the property is blessed with several springs and seeps feeding a seasonal brook / branch (this year's rainfall has fully charged the water table). I plan to redirect two (2) other seasonal brooks running off the property's edge boundary back to the main drainage to slow, store and soak a future forest garden.

Being a freshman permaculture student I'm interested in the feasibility of swales on contour for my narrow, 25% - 32% grade hillside (former pasture) nestled between secondary ridges below a 3200' mountain. The primary 5-acre lot ranges from 2500' to 2700' with a lower 1-acre narrow sliver of land running from 2400' up to 2500'.

I'm an IT geek so I was wondering if remote consulting using jpeg, pdf, png and skp files is doable? I'd obviously prefer onsite walkabouts to get the lay of the land to start.

By the way, I found a great source for Comfrey near Nantahala!

Thanks for your feedback.

Affordable weekends only permaculture design certificate course in North Carolina this fall!!

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 17:38
Do you want to learn Permaculture with folks in your bioregion and build connections, friendships, and community that lasts? Learn with 11 teachers on an emerging design site of forests, meadows, and wetlands?

Do you want to learn Permaculture as a design science that is boots-on-the-ground and hands on?
Experience animal systems, share knowledge/skills, and learn how to pay for your systems? Create a meaningful and authentic design for a community in need while honing your own permaculture skills?

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute is a non-profit (registered in North Carolina) committed to food and energy responsibility through permaculture for all people in the Appalachian-Piedmont region. Our hands-on PDC gets you out in the field!

Join Permaculture instructor Edward Marshall and non-profit innovator Crystal Cook and NINE other instructors for a diverse and inspiring PDC focused on defining, acquiring, and implementing hands-on skills in permaculture.

PDC Certificate Classes are held Saturdays and Sundays in the fall of 2013 on the following dates:

Sept. 7 & 8
Oct. 5 & 6
Oct. 19 & 20
Nov. 2 & 3
Nov. 23 & 24

Camping available for free on the farm. Hotels located 15 minutes away in four directions (check Statesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Elkin).

1st Day’s morning of each weekend session will be theoretical, followed by lunch and afternoon practicum on our farm and on regional sites. This fall we will focus the design site on a community in need, fulfilling the permaculture ethic of “care of people.” Each group will also produce a Permaculture Design and Project, re-envisioning this site through application of permaculture principles. THIS YEAR’S SITE IS A COMMUNITY GARDEN IN NEED IN FORSYTH COUNTY! You have a chance to make a permanent permaculture difference!

Call (704) 592 2557 or email weareallfarmers@gmail.com.

We Are All Farmers is a registered North Carolina non-profit.

Your tuition covers: coursework, speakers, special events, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday, design certification, instructors, space, the closing ceremony, and certificate.
- See more at: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76#sthash.lUK3HNqv.dpuf

9-Day Natural Building Extravaganza in Asheville, NC!

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:30
Kleiwerks International and Ashevillage Institute will be hosting a 9-day Natural Building Extravaganza from August 9-18, offering 20 hands-on workshops on all things natural building. The Natural Building Extravaganza offers a comprehensive smorgasbord of workshops, classes, special projects and field trips on a beautiful site in the mountains of Asheville, NC. Participants will learn how to create beautiful, affordable, natural dwellings using local clay, sand, straw, bamboo, and other abundant and salvaged materials. For more information and to sign up, visit our site: http://ashevillage.org/program/natural-building-extravaganza/

There is less than a month left to take advantage of our early bird special!

LEARN:

Hands-on projects
  • Oh, the glorious art of mixing and making with mud, quickly!
  • Wall systems: Cob, adobe, slipstraw, wattle & daub, and more
  • Natural finishes: Exterior and interior earthen plasters and paints
  • Basic additions: Installation of windows and doors
  • Roofing: Connections, considerations & installation
  • Foundation, flooring & drainage systems

  • Theory & presentations
  • Community mud stories from around the world
  • Characteristics of natural materials and Mud 101
  • Site selection and passive solar design
  • Pro’s and con’s of various wall systems
  • Natural engineering and structural integrity
  • Designing a Nest: Intuiting your sweet home
  • Basics of electricity and plumbing
  • Thermal mass and insulation
  • Foundations and drainage
  • Building with straw bales
  • Living roofs
  • And more
  • Herbal Conferences!

    Sun, 06/02/2013 - 16:35
    Check out this site for other herbal events all over the USA (and a couple in Canada):

    http://findanherbalist.wordpress.com/herbalist-festivals-calendar/

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