THIS SATURDAY, Join us on a Traverse City/NW Michigan Permaculture design adventure through the REALeyes project just outside of TC, near Cedar Lake…
Sept. 29th (Saturday) 2 pm – Building Swales with Woodchips for Food Forest and Garden – Work Party @ REALeyes project site : 9775 E. Cherry Bend Rd. Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Levi @ 231-499-2658
Info sharing to read, learn, do…..
A Miracle of Mulch: From Rocky Mountains to Rich Soil by Jerome Osentowski; http://permacultureactivist.net/articles/Rocky%20Mtn%20Worm%20Farm%2076.pdf
Why dig swales? To direct water across our forest garden site, and slow it’s determined flow down a bit…..more here:
How to Dig Swales: http://www.wikihow.com/Dig-Swales
Next up in the Fall Garden Farming Series:
October 11th, (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm – “Worm Culture, Manure and Compost”, meet at DIGs Garden, 510 Second St., Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny 231-922-2014
The Fall Garden-Farming Series, is both an information sharing AND hands-on learning experience, contributing to the community wide efforts of an Urban Farming Collective in Traverse City, Michigan. We are a group or “guild” of learners and growers and invite folks to consider joining us, or to add on and begin their own guild of growers.
Join in on workshop and work parties, at garden-farms in Traverse City, in the Central, Bohemia and Slabtown neighborhoods, AND, as we begin an exciting, new permaculture homestead–the REALeyes site project near Cedar Lake.
In this 3 month series, you will learn permaculture skills and techniques through short lectures and info-sharing, presentations, as well as, hands-on opportunities focused on feeding our soil and the processes of building fertility. Through practical steps you can participate alongside of a dynamic group of folks learning the ways of:
~Setting up urban/suburban composting systems, both outdoors and indoors
~Identifying on-site resources in your backyard, nearby woodlot, urban neighborhoods or along alleyways;
~How-to become a worm-farmer and contribute to the underground economy;
~What “NO-WASTE” really means;
~Basic permaculture design principles and skills as applied to creating perennial and annual food producing forest gardens
~and, How-to more deeply understand the cycles of growth from two levels of observation—both with the aid of science and technical know-how, and also from your basic human senses and practical experience.
The Fall Garden Farming workshops are FREE! with a suggested donation of $10 to cover costs of workshop handouts, announcements and minimal organizational fees.
THANK YOU, for helping to keep permaculture educational events happening in the Traverse City area.