New York Permaculture

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Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering for 2011 =

Saturday, April 9th, 12 – 6 p.m.

This year’s Gathering is a regional event designed to foster networking, coordination, and learning of permaculture philosophies among all classes of community in Upstate New York.
This Gathering will accomplish the following:
• Provide an introductory understanding of Permaculture to the resident, business, and activist communities of Rochester.
• Provide a continuing education opportunity for Permaculture, natural building and homesteading related knowledge.
• Create a positive economic, social, ecological, and spiritual impact on Rochester and Upstate New York.
• Continue the efforts of the 2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering in Syracuse that hosted by the Alchemical Nursery Holiday Palace.
Foodlink will be providing both vegetarian & meat chili with water for $5.
We will showcase businesses, organizations & non-profit groups with missions related to permaculture design .
Event Location: Foodlink Distribution Center, 138 Joseph Ave, Rochester NY 14605
For more information on this event or if you are interested in being a vendor please contact:
Peter Turkow, Co-Founder of Rochester Green Living

Raising Meat Rabbits -- September 25 & 26, 2010

The Farm at The Garden -- Food ReSkilling Series

10 am - 6pm

Do you want to become more self sustaining?
Do you want to raise more of your own food?

Come learn the noble art of raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits require little space and are perfect for city dwellers, small homesteaders and those looking to enhance their self sustainability. We raise American Chinchilla Rabbits which are a rare heritage rabbit on the American Livestock Conservancy list of breeds that are becoming extinct. These rabbits are very calm with excellent temperments, they are good mothers consistently birthing large litters. American Chinchillas are listed on the Ark of Taste for the Slow Food Movement.

You will spend the weekend learning Organic Rabbit Husbandry including:

Food & Supplements
Housing (plans for cages, nest boxes and hanging cage system included)
Health & Maintenance
Breeding & Genetics
Butchering & Culinary Preparation (with a professional USDA processor)

By the conclusion of this workshop you will have the information, supplies and confidence needed to begin your own herd of rabbits that will provide meat, fur and organic compost for you and your family for many years to come. Lunch is included with the workshop and there are a number of options to choose from:

Workshop - $100 single person, $160 per Couple

Workshop with 1 cage - $130, For Couples $190

Workshop with Breeding Pair (2) of Rabbits - $130, For Couples $190

Workshop with 1 Cage & Breeding Pair (2) of Rabbits - $150, For Couples $210

Additional Rabbits - $20 each, 3 for $50

Additional cages and cage materials may also be available please let us know if you’re interested when you register.

Overnite accommodations are also available at our Organic Farm/Retreat Royal1688 Center for an additional cost (substantially discounted for workshop attendees) of $50 per nite/per person -- food is included with an overnite.

The Farm at The Garden ~ Rensselaerville, NY ~ (518) 797-3373

June 26, 2010: Home-scale Edible Forest Garden and Permaculture Design

Morning Garden Farms, 452 County Rt. 2, Accord, NY 12404 (Ulster County)
Time: 9:30am-11:30am

Sponsored by NOFA-NY.

$10.00 - $20.00 ($10 for NOFA-NY members, $20 for non-member).

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. This field day will explore what can be done using permaculture techniques on a what, at first glance, appears to be a less-than-ideal home site for gardening. View edible landscaping using forest garden techniques, part of which includes top-bar honeybee hives and chickens. Learn how these animals are integral to this garden system as well as about their mentor opportunities in backyard beekeeping. Participants will leave with a new perspective on what is possible in the home landscape!

Permaculture Design Certificate course with Andrew Faust in Warwick, NYJoin us as we spend the summer observing, thinking, planning and working on our ever-growing and ever-evolving farm and community re-design project in Warwick, NY. Our site is within an hour and a half from NYC and is accessible by New Jersey Transit buses. Taking place at the Historic Hathorn Stone House and adjacent farm we will be learning about design theory in a structured setting with one of the northeast's foremost educators while also taking time out to learn practical applications on our farm with an experienced biodynamic farmer. Priced under $1000 this Certification course is a steal for those seeking a genuine immersion experience. Free lodging on-site on full weekend dates for those who express interest in advance.

21 Hathorn Road

Warwick, NY 10990
(845) 239-2174
Class Dates
Month Sat | Sun
June 12 13
June 19 -
June 26 27
July 10 -
July 17 18
July 24 -
July 31 -
Aug 7 -

2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering

external image info.gifPermaculture beginners and aficionados alike are invited to come together for the 2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering.
Saturday, March 13, 2010 9:30am - 5pm The Gear Factory, 200 S. Geddes St, Syracuse, NY This event is a regional scaled event designed to foster networking, coordination, and learning among the Permaculture and homesteading communities of Upstate New York. Permaculture is a whole-systems approach to community and landscape design that integrates regenerative agriculture techniques in order to meet human and animal needs in development projects to allow for more self-sufficient living.

The event will include an Open Space attendee directed agenda, a stone soup lunch, a 'zine created on site, childcare activities, and special presentations by LIndsay Speer, Andrew Leslie Phillips, Scott Kellogg, and Jason Eaton.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Your RSVP is appreciated as it helps with planning for food, childcare activities, and space planning and setup.

The Gathering will:

• Provide an introductory understanding of Permaculture to the resident, business, and activist communities of Syracuse.
• Provide a continuing education opportunity for Permaculture, intentional community, and homesteading related knowledge.
• Have a positive economic, social, ecological, and spiritual impact on Syracuse and Upstate New York.
• Continue the efforts of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Network 2009 Winter Consulta held in Ithaca, NY

This mission will be accomplished in a professional and financially responsible manner that is in the best interest of all participants.
Feature sessions include:
  • "Green Infrastructure for the Health of Onondaga Creek" - Lindsay Speer, Permaculture Designer and Community Organizer
  • "Introduction to Permaculture" - Andrew Leslie Phillips, Founder of Hancock Permaculture Center
  • "Financial Permaculture" - Jason Eaton,Financial Advisor at Social Thread
  • "Permaculture and Social Justice: Integrated Struggles", Scott Kellogg, Primary Instructor of R.U.S.T. (Radical Urban Sustainability Training)

This is a free event, no one will be turned away, goodwill donations will be accepted.
This event is also endorsed by The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Better Farm, Syracuse Peace Council, Capital District Permaculture Guild, Hancock Permaculture Center, Greening USA, The Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, and Syracuse Grows.

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