Permaculture in New York City and Long Island

See Also: Demonstration Sites in New York State

Calendar of Events

(See also the Northeast Regional Calendar)

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Perennial Design Workshop Series presents: “Fermentation: storing food and increasing its vitality” Wednesday, 15 October 2008
6:30-9:00 pm
(please arrive by 6:15)
Community Church, Front Lounge
28 East 35th Street, Manhattan
In this hands-on session Andrew Faust will show participants how to make kimchee and sauerkraut which they can take home and enjoy. Ingredients and Mason jars will be provided. We will also discuss ways of supporting local economies and eating regional and seasonal diets. Come with questions about overall diet and health in the Kitchen. Andrew Faust lived completely off the grid for seven years in rural West Virginia. While living without refrigerators or freezers, he learned about natural food storage and fermentation methods which increase nutrition and vitality. Currently living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Faust continues to produce his own homemade ferments and sprouts from a multitude of grains and beans, including whole-grain beers, sauerkraut, kimchee and kombucha. He has made sourdough for farmers markets, local restaurants and students, and has produced kimchee on a large-scale for the Flack Family farm. As an avid educator on the health benefits of raw dairy, pastured meats and fermented whole foods, Mr. Faust
makes learning about these ancient culinary arts enjoyable
and accessible to a wide range of audiences. Andrew Faust offers Edible and native Landscaping services in NYC and creates self-sufficient Ecological designs for individuals, cooperative communities and farms. For more information, you can visit What to bring: Apron, cutting board, a good sharp Chef’s knife, Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Registration: at least one week in advance
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$40 per person (includes ingredients and Mason jar) payable by check to:
Gusti Bogok, 130 W. 16th Street # 41, New York, NY 10011

Sponsored by:
Perennial Design
The Center for Bioregional Living

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Permaculture Design Certification in New York City
with Andrew Faust and Guests

Andrew Faust (B.A., Guilford College) has been a certified permaculture designer since 1996 and a certified alternative school teacher since 1993. He homesteaded off the grid in WV for six years where he created the Center for Bioregional Living ( With 17 years of experience in bioregional education, Andrew is presently thriving on permaculture design work, teaching, consulting, and gardening in New York City and the northeastern U.S. with nonprofits, businesses, schools, communities and homeowners.

Course Description

This course will cover the core 72-hour Permaculture Design curriculum, including 12 additional hours of class time to adapt this course to our region and to contemporary ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply permaculture principles to a diversity of settings and issues with an emphasis on urban and temperate environments.
: Natural Building : Urban Permaculture
: Bioregional Economies

Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, discussions and field trips will explore:

- evolution of agriculture
- Biodynamics
- bioregional designs
- natural history of Eastern woodlands and designs that cooperate with their regeneration
- passive solar and natural building techniques
- passive integrated water systems
- Living machines and natural wastewater treatment
- energy and nutrient cycling
- watershed health
- the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems

Other topics include:
- growing organic and biodynamic orchards
- creating organic raised vegetable beds in inner city garden plots with hand tools
- cultivating gourmet mushrooms employing living roofs and rooftop gardens
- indoor and apartment gardening
- sprouted grains and beans
- making tinctures and salves
- making fermented foods
- whole foods and designing rain gardens that will prevent flooding, address sewage treatment plant overflows and provide clean water Course will conclude with students doing their own Permaculture site design.

An 11-Session Course
July 19, August 16, August 23 & 24, August 30 & 31, September 6, September 13, Ocotober 18, October 25, & November 1
Cost: Full Payment: 08SEC36TAI
Members $1180/ Nonmembers $1225

Members $1080/ Nonmembers $1125

Payment Plan: 08SEC36TBI
Members $1255/ Nonmembers $1300

For a complete syllabus and additional information call Maria Rodriguez at 212-219-2527 x 135 or email

All classes and field trips are from 9 am - 4 pm.

Some class time will be spent outdoors. Please dress appropriately.
SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register early.
For more information contact

Seed Swap

Saturday, March 4
at the Old Stone House
5th Ave at 3rd St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn
noon - 3pm free
Trade seeds and gardening tips
Free seeds for students

GreenThumb GrowTogether

March 18, Hostos College
80 workshops, 1,000 gardeners
Social Permaculture:
Defining and regulating community gardens
with Claudia Joseph, 10am, free
(212) 788 - 8068 for info

Urban landscaping & Permaculture Fundamentals Workshop

with Claudia Joseph and Phil Forsyth
Sunday, April 9, 2006
noon - 3pm
Meet at the Old Stone House for discussion:
Techniques for Naturalized Landscaping
Hands-on activity in the garden follows.
$20 suggested admission
M.S. 51 Students, free
To register call OSH:
(718) 768 - 3195

Permaculture and Community

with Claudia Joseph
Inwood Nature Center
Saturday, May 13
1pm - 2:30pm
(212) 304 - 2365 for info

Permaculture Fundamentals

with Claudia Joseph
at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Thursday, May 18
call (718) 623-7250

Pathmaking & Planting Workshop

with Claudia Joseph and Andrew Jones
Saturday, May 20, 2006
10am - 3pm
A full day of permaculture,
landscaping and pathmaking.
$40 suggested admission
M.S. 51 students free
Support the Gardens!
Drop-ins OK
To register call OSH:
(718) 768 - 3195

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