FALL 2016 Events


“Permaculture: On Becoming a Garden-Farmer in an Era of Change”—Tuesday, October 4th

Master Gardener Assoc. NW Michigan,
Tuesday, October 4th, 6:30 pm
Boardman Nature Center, Cass Rd., Traverse City

FREE talk, with donations welcomed if you can!

What is Permaculture? Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles. Living systems are designed to constantly rebuild themselves, and sometimes human beings are forgetful of simple nature-based laws in the fast-paced lives we live.

Permaculture is focused on designing and implementing systems for accessing natural resources in ways that benefit both humanity and the environment. Its approach guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we find in nature and can also be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.

As gardeners and farmers, by adopting the ethics and applying a set of 12-13 permaculture principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers and gardeners to becoming more responsible humans w. a deeper relationship to the land we share.

Join us for a brief introduction of permaculture with a discussion about the likenesses and differences of permaculture, traditional horticulture, and even organic gardening.

Presenter: Penny Krebiehl

Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator; Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, Board Member; Bionutrient Food Association, Member/Grower; Little Artshram, Founder and Directress; O’k CSA Cooperative, Founder and Garden-Farmer


Introduction to Home Permaculture and Garden-Farm Design–beginning October 5th

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Peace Patch Garden-Farm 2016, Friday CSA Share

FALL 2016: Introduction to Home Permaculture and Garden-Farm Design–5 weeks                      (Wednesdays: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2; 7-8:30 PM)

Through site visits to local Traverse City garden-farm sites, friendly lectures and hands-on design, this series focuses on home permaculture/garden-farming design and what can be done this fall to be ready to plant some perennial veg/shrubs/trees now, and good to go and grow food at your home-place in the spring.

This five week course introduces participants to permaculture concepts including soil building, on-site water retention, pollinators and beneficial insects, plant poly-cultures, plant layering, combinations of annual and perennial crops, including sharings by local, regional and national practitioners in the worldwide network. Those participating will develop site plans for do-able projects in their home garden-farms or elsewhere.

Class size limited, to 15 people

Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Host-site tba
Fee to be determined as a Gift/Exchange,
based on a reality check of true costs
Presented by permaculture educator,
penny Krebiehl
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