Receiving the gift of Sheep, goat and Alpaca manure…

THIS WEEK in the FERTILITY…Fall Garden Farming Series:

Sept. 27th, (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm Soil Development, Part 2, Homestead, Backyard & Household Compost Strategies, Minerals and Mulch More Meet @ Hardy HH Sunshine garden,1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny 231-922-2014

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

The focus for our fall series is FERTILITY as in making the environment more fertile….we invite you will devote a bit of your time, this glorious fall season to becoming a well informed garden farmer and fertility s
pecialist!

“It is just as much an objective for this year’s crops to improve the fertility of the soil as it is for them to give us this year’s food….. Permaculture is based on the understanding that we can meet our needs and still make the environment more fertile. The most important increase we can make is to our biological resources. ” (Graham Bell)

3 MONTHS of permaculture workshops and work parties begins NOW, ending with a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on November 2nd!

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.

Additional Fall Garden Farming Series Schedule:

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

October 18th, (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm – “Edible Forest Garden Design Presentation”, Edible forest gardening is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more than the sum of its parts. This presentation will highlight edible forest garden project designs that have been on the drawing board, and now in the beginning stages of implementation in Traverse City. At O’k Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny 231-922-2014

November 1, (Thursday), 6-7:30 pm – Biking for Garlic “Fall Plantings: Garlic and other Perennials”, Meet @ the Peace Patch garden, corner of 7th and Oak Streets, Traverse City 30 minute introduction/demo prepping soil/beds for garlic. We’ll then bike to the Hardy HH Sunshine Garden, to do a BIG garlic planting. Contact: Penny 231-922-2014

November 2, (Friday), 7 pm – “Dia de los Muertos Celebration”, Please mark your calendars for this community event! More details coming, so stay tuned!

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.

Photo of grateful humans shoveling and scooping, and, who know that poop is “black gold”.

CONTACT INFO:
penny.ok.art@gmail.com
231-922-2014

 

Soil Development, Part 2, Homestead, Backyard & Household Compost Strategies, Minerals and Mulch MoreLittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

FERTILITY….ALL ABOUT THE GOOD EARTH…..

NEXT UP:
THURSDAY, Sept. 20th,  6-7:30 PM,
Soil Development: Part 1, True Yield, Cycles of Growth, and Compost n’ Mulch
Hardy HH Sunshine garden, 1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684

THURSDAY, Sept. 27th, 6-7:30 pm
Soil Development, Part 2, Household Compost Strategies, Minerals and Mulch More
Hardy HH Sunshine garden, 1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684

“It is just as much an objective for this year’s crops to improve the fertility of the soil as it is for them to give us this year’s food…..Permaculture is based on the understanding that we can meet our needs and still make the environment more fertile. The most important increase we can make is to our biological resources. ”
(Graham Bell)

The Fall Garden Farming Series is both information sharing AND hands-on learning experiences, 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.

The Fall Garden Farming series is FREE! with a suggested donation of $10 for any of  the seed collecting kit, and/or red-wigglers, and workshop handouts, and to keep permaculture educational events happening in the Traverse City area.

This series is presented by O’k CSA and Continual University, with the support of Little Artshram and Oryana Natural Foods Cooperative and many Friends.

THANKS to our sponsors for their support!

CONTACT:penny.ok.art@gmail.com   231-922-2014

The Art of Soil-building….Fall Garden Farming SeriesLittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

THIS WEEK in the Fall Garden Farming Series:

Sept. 20 (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm – Soil Development: Part 1, True Yield,
Cycles of Growth, and Compost n’ Mulch Meet @ Hardy Har-Har Sunshine
garden, 1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny 231-922-2014

The focus for our fall series is FERTILITY as in making the
environment more fertile….we invite you will devote a bit of your
time, this glorious fall season to becoming a well informed garden
farmer and fertility specialist!

“It is just as much an objective for this year’s crops to improve the
fertility of the soil as it is for them to give us this year’s
food….. Permaculture is based on the understanding that we can meet
our needs and still make the environment more fertile. The most
important increase we can make is to our biological resources.” (Graham Bell)

3 MONTHS of permaculture workshops and work parties begins NOW, ending
with a Dia de Los Muertos celebration on November 2nd!

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.

Additional Fall Garden Farming Series Schedule:

Sept. 20 (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm – Soil Development: Part 1, True Yield,
Cycles of Growth, and Compost n’ Mulch Meet @ Hardy Har-Har Sunshine
garden, 1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny 231-922-2014

Sept. 27th, (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm Soil Development, part Two, Household
Compost Strategies, Minerals and Mulch More Meet @ Hardy HH Sunshine
garden,1116 Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact: Penny
231-922-2014

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

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

October 18th, (Thursday) 6-7:30 pm – “Edible Forest Garden Design
Presentation”, Edible forest gardening is the art and science of
putting plants together in woodland-like patterns that forge mutually
beneficial relationships, creating a garden ecosystem that is more
than the sum of its parts. This presentation will highlight edible
forest garden project designs that have been on the drawing board, and
now in the beginning stages of implementation in Traverse City. At O’k
Studio, 514 Second St. in the Alley, Traverse City, MI 49684 Contact:
Penny 231-922-2014

November 1, (Thursday), 6-7:30 pm – Biking for Garlic “Fall Plantings:
Garlic and other Perennials”, Meet @ the Peace Patch garden, corner of
7th and Oak Streets, Traverse City 30 minute introduction/demo
prepping soil/beds for garlic. We’ll then bike to the Hardy HH
Sunshine Garden, to do a BIG garlic planting. Contact: Penny
231-922-2014

November 2, (Friday), 7 pm – “Dia de los Muertos Celebration”, Please
mark your calendars for this community event! More details coming, so
stay tuned!

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.

Photo of two fat worms from the DIGs garden on Second St.

CONTACT INFO:
penny.ok.art@gmail.com
231-922-2014

www.littleartshram.org

Fall Garden Farming Series—All About the Good Earth….LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

 

Little Artshram and O’k CSA looks forward to sharing a weekend of permaculture with folks in Northern Michigan….join us if you can…..

This summer in Traverse City, O’k CSA, offered a series of weekend intensive trainings, focusing on Urban Permaculture Design, and designed a multi-functioning, urban CSA and Market Garden in Traverse City’s Central Grade, Bohemia and Kids Creek neighborhoods.

Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.

Peter Banes’ book from New Society Publishers: The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country has been a helpful and informational part of both the urban, food growing sites that are producing food for 15 families, and the Urban Permaculture Design intensive over the past three months in Traverse City.

Friday, August 24th, 6 pm-8 pm, @ the Peace Patch Garden site, 7th and Oak St, “A Garden Party” with Peter Bane and Keith D. Johnson, good food/potluck and special music, provided by Zach Power and friends.  This is a Welcome to TC Fundraiser to support Peter and Keith’s visit, please help us spread the word…..Suggested donation, $20 per person

Saturday, Aug. 25th and Sunday Aug 26th, 9 am-4 pm, O’k CSA Studio, 514 Second St. In the Alley, and our garden-farm sites, 2-day Urban Permaculture Design Intensive: Our Needs: Local & Global Resources, Useful plants for garden-farms, and a vision of Renaissance Farm (Saturday focus); AND Homesteading skills and off-grid technologies in Urban Garden Farms, with Peter Bane and Keith D. Johnson, Pre-Register in advance by contacting: penny.ok.art@gmail.com 2-day fee: sliding scale $75-$150 per day (Some work exchange available)

Monday, August 27th, 6 pm. Book signing @ Horizon Bookstore, author Peter Bane, “The Permaculture Handbook, Garden Farming for Town and Country”

Many thanks to our current sponsors: Continual University, Kima Kramer Rolfing Structural Integration, Horizon Books, Oryana Natural Food Co-op and Higher Grounds Trading Company, along with many supportive community members for also contributing to our efforts to keep a steady stream of permaculture educational opportunities happening!  THANK YOU!

REGISTER:  231-922-2014
CONTACT: penny.ok.art@gmail.com

Zoning in on Urban Permaculture: Homesteading and Village design in the City!LittleArtshram.org
 
 
 

This summer in Traverse City, O’k CSA, offered a series of weekend intensive trainings, focusing on Urban Permaculture Design, and designed a multi-functioning, urban CSA and Market Garden in Traverse City’s Central Grade, Bohemia and Kids Creek neighborhoods.

Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.

Peter Banes’ book from New Society Publishers: The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country has been a helpful and informational part of both the urban, food growing sites that are producing food for 15 families, and the Urban Permaculture Design intensive over the past three months in Traverse City.

Friday, August 24th, 6 pm-8 pm, @ the Peace Patch Garden site, 7th and Oak St, “A Garden Party” with Peter Bane and Keith D. Johnson, good food/potluck and special music. This is a Welcome to TC Fundraiser to support Peter and Keith’s visit, please help us spread the word…..Suggested donation, $20 per person

Saturday, Aug. 25th and Sunday Aug 26th, 9 am-4 pm, O’k CSA Studio, 514 Second St. In the Alley, and our garden-farm sites, 2-day Urban Permaculture Design Intensive: Our Needs: Local & Global Resources, Useful plants for garden-farms, and a vision of Renaissance Farm (Saturday focus); AND Homesteading skills and off-grid technologies in Urban Garden Farms, with Peter Bane and Keith D. Johnson, Pre-Register in advance by contacting: penny.ok.art@gmail.com 2-day fee: sliding scale $75-$150 per day (Some work exchange available)

Monday, August 27th, 6 pm. Book signing @ Horizon Bookstore, author Peter Bane, “The Permaculture Handbook, Garden Farming for Town and Country”

Many thanks to our current sponsors: Continual University, Kima Kramer Rolfing Structural Integration, Horizon Books, Oryana Natural Food Co-op and Higher Grounds Trading Company, along with many supportive community members for also contributing to our efforts to keep a steady stream of permaculture educational opportunities happening!  THANK YOU!

REGISTER:  231-922-2014
CONTACT: penny.ok.art@gmail.com

www.littleartshram.org

Traverse City Urban Permaculture weekend gatherings, August 24th-27thLittleArtshram.org