Steve Gabriel | 23 Apr 18:11 2015

Upcoming Class Teaches Water Harvesting Techniques (May 2 & 3) (VIDEO)

Come learn how at our Water as a Resource in the Landscape workshop that will be held on May 2 & 3.

Steve & Elizabeth Gabriel of Wellspring Forest Farm will share what they have learned as we develop our farm and homestead so that others can better utilize water on their sites.

The class will cover the basics of mapping and design, teach you how to use a-frames and laser levels to mark out beds, paths, swales, and ponds, and engage hands-on finishing a swale and riparian buffer on the farm. An excavator will also be on site and we will talk about appropriate use of this machine for long term benefit to the land.

See a video of a mini-tour of some of the current systems in place at the farm, and learn more about the class:
http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/2015/04/earthworks-for-water-harvesting-at-farm.html

 


 

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Come learn how at our Water as a Resource in the Landscape 
workshop that will be held on May 2 &amp; 3.
 <br><br>

Steve &amp; Elizabeth Gabriel of Wellspring Forest Farm will share what
 they have learned as we develop our farm and homestead
 so that others can better utilize water on their sites. <br><br>

The class will 
cover 
the basics of mapping and design, teach you how to use a-frames and 
laser levels to mark out beds, paths, swales, and ponds, and engage 
hands-on finishing a swale and riparian buffer on the farm. An excavator
 will also be on site and we will talk about appropriate use of this 
machine for long term benefit to the land. <br><br>

See a video of a 
mini-tour of some of the current systems in place at the farm, and learn
 more about the class:<br><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/2015/04/earthworks-for-water-harvesting-at-farm.html">http://wellspringforestfarm.blogspot.com/2015/04/earthworks-for-water-harvesting-at-farm.html</a><br><br>

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607.527.0607<br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:steve@...">steve@...</a><br><br>
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Dave Jacke | 23 Apr 00:11 2015

Designing Perennial Polycultures Workshop! May 29-31

This workshop is nearing half full—if you want to join us sign up soon!
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Designing Perennial Polycultures
An Intermediate Edible Ecosystems Weekend
with
Dave Jacke, Dynamics Ecological Design 
Johann Rinkens & Lindsay Napolitano, Fields Without Fences

The Ecological Essence of Edible Ecosystems
Evening Talk, Friday Night, May 29, 2015 7-9 PM
Duke Farms Orientation Center, Hillsborough Township, NJ

Mimicking natural ecosystems in our farms and gardens promises the 
regeneration of healthy ecological functions while meeting our food and other material needs.  What forms the essence of this way of seeing, thinking, and horticultural practice?  We’ll frame and review core concepts of ecosystem mimicry, explore some historical and recent examples, and take apart a system or two to see how they tick.  Come ready to have your worldview challenged while having fun along the way.

This public introductory talk also serves as the opening of the two-day weekend workshop, providing concepts central to the observation and design experiences we’ll explore together Saturday and Sunday. Co-sponsored by Duke Farms. Tickets: $10 

Designing Perennial Polycutures
Weekend Workshop, Sat & Sun, May 30-31, 2015 
Saturday, 8:30 AM-5 PM, BYO lunch, with potluck dinner and evening session 7-9 PM
Sunday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, BYO lunch
Fields Without Fences, Frenchtown, NJ

How do we create healthy edible ecosystems?  Conscious 
ecological design provides the key. With clear scientific theory and practical design processes we can combine plants into effective guilds and  polycultures, and polyculture patches into functional habitats.  When we do so, beneficial ecosystem properties emerge: minimal competition, maximum cooperation, additive yielding, and reduced work and outside inputs.  

This multi-faceted two-day workshop explores the essential ecological theories and design processes behind habitat, guild, and polyculture design. We’ll apply the science, observe and interact with in-ground systems, and analyze and design plant polycultures.  You will leave having experienced more than one way to design guilds and polycultures, with practical tools and information in hand so you can go forth and design on your own.  Be ready to be outdoors in all weather, develop new skills, and learn with and from others in a layered educational ecosystem!

Fri-Sun Cost: $225, space is limited.

SIGN UP

DAVE JACKE
A student of ecology and design since the 1970s, Dave Jacke has run his own ecological design firm—Dynamics Ecological Design—since 1984.  He is primary author of the two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens, fast becoming a classic in its field.  An engaging, passionate and meticulous ecological designer and educator, Dave has designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities in the many parts of the United States, as well as overseas.  He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Land Use Planning from Simon's Rock College (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984).  He now homesteads an eagle’s flight from the Connecticut River in Montague, MA.

FIELDS WITHOUT FENCES
Partners Johann Rinkens & Lindsay Napolitano are the co-founders and operators of Fields Without Fences, an organic farm & regenerative design service based in Hunterdon County, NJ.  Approaching cultivation from a restorative perspective, they have introduced diverse native flora back into the landscape, developed passive water retention systems, and implemented a productive successional reforestation of their small farm site. Together they are certified permaculture designers, farmers, foragers, herbalists, and deep ecology thinkers restoring health & integrity to our ecological landscapes.


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Dave Jacke
Dynamics Ecological Design
33 E. Taylor Hill Rd. • Montague, MA • 01351
603-831-1298 • davej-4qqC7QAnL53umQtgBMjj7tc4BgJavcNa@public.gmane.orgm

Visit www.edibleforestgardens.com for information on or to purchase my award-winning two-volume book, Edible Forest Gardens.

Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a new book on Coppice Agroforestry!  Find out more at 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book and support our effort by sending a check to the address above—we will honor the same rewards listed on the kickstarter website for any donations sent now.


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<div>This workshop is nearing half full&mdash;if you want to join us sign up soon!</div>
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<div class="">Designing Perennial Polycultures</div>
<div class="">An Intermediate Edible Ecosystems Weekend</div>
<div class="">with</div>
<div class="">Dave Jacke,&nbsp;Dynamics Ecological Design&nbsp;</div>
<div class="">Johann Rinkens &amp; Lindsay Napolitano,&nbsp;Fields Without Fences</div>
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<div class="">The Ecological Essence of Edible Ecosystems</div>
<div class="">Evening Talk, Friday Night, May 29, 2015 7-9 PM</div>
<div class=""><span>Duke Farms Orientation Center, Hillsborough Township, NJ</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class=""><span>Mimicking natural ecosystems in our farms and gardens promises the&nbsp;</span></div>
<div class=""><span>regeneration of healthy ecological functions while meeting our food and other material needs.&nbsp; What forms the essence of this way of seeing, thinking, and horticultural practice?&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll frame and review core concepts of ecosystem mimicry, explore some historical and recent examples, and take apart a system or two to see how they tick.&nbsp; Come ready to have your worldview challenged while having fun along the way.</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class=""><span>This public introductory talk also serves as the opening of the two-day weekend workshop, providing concepts central to the observation and design experiences we&rsquo;ll explore together Saturday and Sunday.&nbsp;Co-sponsored by Duke Farms. Tickets: $10&nbsp;</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class="">Designing Perennial Polycutures</div>
<div class="">Weekend Workshop, Sat &amp; Sun, May 30-31, 2015&nbsp;</div>
<div class=""><span>Saturday, 8:30 AM-5 PM, BYO lunch, with potluck dinner and evening session 7-9 PM</span></div>
<div class=""><span>Sunday, 8:30 AM &ndash; 4:30 PM, BYO lunch</span></div>
<div class=""><span>Fields Without Fences, Frenchtown, NJ</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class=""><span>How do we create healthy edible ecosystems?&nbsp; Conscious&nbsp;</span></div>
<div class=""><span>ecological design provides the key. With clear scientific theory and practical design processes we can combine plants into effective guilds and&nbsp; polycultures, and polyculture patches into functional habitats.&nbsp; When we do so, beneficial ecosystem properties emerge: minimal competition, maximum cooperation, additive yielding, and reduced work and outside inputs. &nbsp;</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class=""><span>This multi-faceted two-day workshop explores the essential ecological theories and design processes behind habitat, guild, and polyculture design. We&rsquo;ll apply the science, observe and interact with in-ground systems, and analyze and design plant polycultures.&nbsp; You will leave having experienced more than one way to design guilds and polycultures, with practical tools and information in hand so you can go forth and design on your own.&nbsp; Be ready to be outdoors in all weather, develop new skills, and learn with and from others in a layered educational ecosystem!</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class="">Fri-Sun Cost: $225, space is limited.</div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class="">SIGN UP</div>
<div class=""><span class=""><a href="http://www.fieldswithoutfences.org/events" class="">www.fieldswithoutfences.org/events</a></span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class="">DAVE JACKE</div>
<div class=""><span>A student of ecology and design since the 1970s, Dave Jacke has run his own ecological design firm&mdash;Dynamics Ecological Design&mdash;since 1984.&nbsp; He is primary author of the two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens, fast becoming a classic in its field.&nbsp; An engaging, passionate and meticulous ecological designer and educator, Dave has designed, built, and planted landscapes, homes, farms, and communities in the many parts of the United States, as well as overseas.&nbsp; He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Land Use Planning from Simon's Rock College (1980) and a M.A. in Landscape Design from the Conway School of Landscape Design (1984).&nbsp; He now homesteads an eagle&rsquo;s flight from the Connecticut River in Montague, MA.</span></div>
<div class=""><span><br class=""></span></div>
<div class="">FIELDS WITHOUT FENCES</div>
<div class=""><span>Partners Johann Rinkens &amp; Lindsay Napolitano are the co-founders and operators of Fields Without Fences, an organic farm &amp; regenerative design service based in Hunterdon County, NJ.&nbsp; Approaching cultivation from a restorative perspective, they have introduced diverse native flora back into the landscape, developed passive water retention systems, and implemented a productive successional reforestation of their small farm site. Together they are certified permaculture designers, farmers, foragers, herbalists, and deep ecology thinkers restoring health &amp; integrity to our ecological landscapes.</span></div>
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<span class="Apple-style-span"><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div><span class="Apple-style-span"><div>-------------<br>Dave Jacke<br>Dynamics Ecological Design<br>33 E. Taylor Hill Rd. &bull; Montague, MA &bull; 01351<br>603-831-1298 &bull; <a href="mailto:davej@...">davej@...m</a><br><br>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edibleforestgardens.com">www.edibleforestgardens.com</a>&nbsp;for information on or to&nbsp;purchase my award-winning two-volume book,&nbsp;Edible Forest&nbsp;Gardens.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a&nbsp;new book on Coppice Agroforestry! &nbsp;Find&nbsp;out more at&nbsp;<br><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book</a>&nbsp;and support our effort by sending a check&nbsp;to the address above&mdash;we will honor the&nbsp;same rewards listed on the kickstarter&nbsp;website for any&nbsp;donations sent now.<br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 22 Apr 19:37 2015
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Save the Date! Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, Sat. May 16 at Ithaca High School

The 2015 Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday May 16, 9:00am-2:00pm at

ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL, 1401 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca.


One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. 


The Garden Fair & Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden. Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials.


Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society. Tompkins County Solid Waste, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program, and The Ithaca Children's Garden.


Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be available for sale.


For more information, including a list of vendors and map showing the event location, please visit http://www.ccetompkins.org/events





Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org
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<p>The 2015 Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday May 16, 9:00am-2:00pm at
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<p>ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL, 1401 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca.</p>
<p><br><span><span><a href="http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/10/03/30/spring-garden-fair-plant-sale"></a></span></span></p>
<p>One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.&nbsp;
</p>
<p><br></p>
<p>The Garden Fair &amp; Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden. Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom
 vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials.
</p>
<p><br></p>
<p>Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native
 Plant Society, several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society. Tompkins County Solid Waste, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program, and The Ithaca Children's Garden.</p>
<p><br></p>
<p>Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be available for sale.</p>
<p><br></p>
<p>For more information, including a list of vendors and map showing the event location, please visit
<a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org/events">http://www.ccetompkins.org/events</a></p>
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Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br>
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Sandra J. Repp | 21 Apr 13:01 2015
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4/21: TONIGHT! "Plant This Movie" free screening & director Q&A

“Plant This Movie” Documentary Film Screening
and Q&A with Director Karney Hatch

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm
at The Space at Greenstar, 700 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca

Free screening of “Plant This Movie”  (2014), a documentary  that examines the evolution and impact of urban farming around the world, followed by a Q&A session with film director Karney Hatch.  The film explores success stories such as Havana, Cuba and visits other communities of urban farmers in Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London and Lima.  In the U.S., the story focuses on innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Portland OR-- including the largest rooftop garden in the world, blighted areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts.  
Screening is free and open to the public, funded in part by the GPSAFC, and sponsored by the New World Ag & Environment Group (NWAEG) and Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Grads (FANG) at Cornell, with the Gardens 4 Humanity program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  A trailer and additional details are available online at: http://www.plantthismovie.com/. Contact Sandy at (607) 272-2292 or sjr37-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org with questions.


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<span>&ldquo;Plant This Movie&rdquo; Documentary Film Screening
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and Q&amp;A with Director Karney Hatch</span><span><br>
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm</span>
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<div><span>at The Space at Greenstar, 700 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca</span></div>
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Free screening of &ldquo;Plant This Movie&rdquo;&nbsp; (2014), a documentary&nbsp; that examines the evolution and impact of urban farming around the world, followed by a Q&amp;A session with film director Karney Hatch.&nbsp; The film explores success stories such as Havana, Cuba and visits
 other communities of urban farmers in Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London and Lima.&nbsp; In the U.S., the story focuses on innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Portland OR-- including the largest rooftop garden in the world, blighted
 areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>
</span><span>Screening is free and open to the p</span><span>ublic,
</span><span>funded in part by the GPSAFC,
</span><span>and sponsored by the New World Ag &amp; Environment Group (NWAEG) and Food, Agriculture,
</span><span>and Nutrition Grads (FANG) at Cornell,
</span><span>with the Gardens 4 Humanity program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.&nbsp; A trailer and additional details are available online at</span><span>:
</span><a href="http://www.plantthismovie.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://www.plantthismovie.com/</span></a><span>.
 Contact Sandy at (607) 272-2292 or </span><a href="mailto:sjr37 <at> cornell.edu" target="_blank"><span>sjr37@...</span></a><span>
 with questions.</span><span><br></span>
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Dave Jacke | 20 Apr 20:22 2015

Oswego, NY: Introduction to Edible Ecosystems with Dave Jacke May 1-3!

Designing Edible Ecosystems:
A Lecture, A Workshop,
An Open Consultation

An Introductory Edible Ecosystem Design Weekend

With Dave Jacke, Dynamic Ecological Design and friends.


Amazing Deal: only $50 for all three!
Scholarships are available. Please contact permaculture-I+nAa/u3s6I3uPMLIKxrzw@public.gmane.org for more information.

All events held at 122 Shineman Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY.


Lecture: Friday May 1, 7-9 PM 
Dave Jacke
Ecology, Design, and Agriculture: A New Synthesis
The monoculture mindset of our current culture separates things that, in reality, interconnect deeply.  Three related disciplines—the science of ecology, the art of design, and the practice of growing food—stand divorced from each other in America today.  How might consciously designed agricultural ecosystems work?  What might they look like?  This evening talk will delve into core concepts and examples of ecosystem agriculture, focusing on “forest gardening” as a synthesis appropriate to the temperate deciduous forest biome.  The ideas presented here will provide the framework for Saturday’s workshop experiences and Sunday’s design work.

One-Day Workshop: Saturday May 2, 9 AM - 5 PM (1 hour BYO Lunch)
Dave Jacke with Valerie Dawnstar
Gardening Like the Forest: Fundamentals of Ecological Garden Design
Integrate the vision, theory, design, and practice of ecosystem agriculture using the temperate deciduous forest ecosystem as a model!  This one-day workshop will build on the ideas from Friday night by diving into the nitty gritty of habitat, patch, and polyculture design.  Lectures, discussions, and observation and design exercises will reveal the essential nature nature of ecosystem architecture and social structure, and provide practical principles, patterns, and processes for garden design and management. 
 
Open Consultation: Sunday May 3, 9 AM - 5 PM  (1 hour BYO Lunch)
Dave Jacke
Designing the Permaculture Living Lab Edible Ecosystem
This open consultation will focus on the Permaculture Living Lab, a 38,500 square-foot garden site at Lee Hall Quad on the SUNY Oswego campus.  The garden’s intended purposes include growing food, testing and demonstrating ecological appraoches to horticulture, research, education, meeting the social needs of users, and creating a place of beauty, as well as addressign functional concerns of the physical campus, such as drainage issues, access to buried utilities, and so on.  This consultation forms a small part of a larger design process for the garden already underway.  We’ll review the design work as it stands, fill in gaps in the goals and site analysis, and develop design ideas for the garden, making the design process as transparent as possible so all attendees can learn from the process, building off the experiences of Friday and Saturday.

Hope to see you there!
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Dave Jacke
Dynamics Ecological Design
33 E. Taylor Hill Rd. • Montague, MA • 01351
603-831-1298 • davej-4qqC7QAnL53umQtgBMjj7tc4BgJavcNa@public.gmane.orgm

Visit www.edibleforestgardens.com for information on or to purchase my award-winning two-volume book, Edible Forest Gardens.

Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a new book on Coppice Agroforestry!  Find out more at 
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book and support our effort by sending a check to the address above—we will honor the same rewards listed on the kickstarter website for any donations sent now.


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<p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span>Designing
Edible Ecosystems: <br>
A Lecture, A Workshop,<br>
An Open Consultation</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span>An Introductory Edible Ecosystem Design Weekend</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center">With Dave Jacke, Dynamic Ecological Design and friends.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><br></p>

<div>Amazing Deal: only $50 for all three!</div>
<div><a href="http://www.oswego.edu/about/leadership/sustainability/permaculture/Event_Registration.html">http://www.oswego.edu/about/leadership/sustainability/permaculture/Event_Registration.html</a></div>
<div>Scholarships are available. Please contact <a href="mailto:permaculture@...">permaculture@...</a> for more information.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>All events held at&nbsp;<span>122 Shineman Hall, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY.</span>
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<div>Lecture: Friday May 1, 7-9 PM&nbsp;</div>
<div>Dave Jacke</div>
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<div><span>Ecology, Design, and
Agriculture: A New Synthesis</span></div>
<div>
<span>The monoculture mindset
of our current culture separates things that, in reality, interconnect deeply.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>Three related disciplines&mdash;the science
of ecology, the art of design, and the practice of growing food&mdash;stand divorced
from each other in America today.</span><span>&nbsp;
</span><span>How might consciously designed agricultural ecosystems work?</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>What might they look like?</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>This evening talk will delve into core
concepts and examples of ecosystem agriculture, focusing on &ldquo;forest gardening&rdquo;
as a synthesis appropriate to the temperate deciduous forest biome. </span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>The ideas presented here will provide
the framework for Saturday&rsquo;s workshop experiences and Sunday&rsquo;s design work.</span>
</div>
<div><span><br></span></div>
<div>One-Day Workshop: Saturday May 2, 9 AM - 5 PM (1 hour BYO Lunch)</div>
<div>Dave Jacke with Valerie Dawnstar</div>
<div><span>Gardening Like the Forest: Fundamentals of Ecological Garden Design</span></div>
<div>
<span>Integrate the vision,
theory, design, and practice of ecosystem agriculture using the temperate
deciduous forest ecosystem as a model!</span><span>&nbsp;
</span><span>This one-day workshop will build on the ideas from Friday night by
diving into the nitty gritty of habitat, patch, and polyculture design. </span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>Lectures, discussions, and observation
and design exercises will reveal the essential nature nature of ecosystem
architecture and social structure, and provide practical principles, patterns,
and processes for garden design and management.&nbsp;</span>
</div>
<div><span>&nbsp;</span></div>
<div>Open Consultation: Sunday May 3, 9 AM - 5 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;(1 hour BYO Lunch)</div>
<div>Dave Jacke</div>
<div>

<div><span>Designing the Permaculture Living Lab Edible Ecosystem</span></div>
<div>
<span>This open
consultation will focus on the Permaculture Living Lab, a</span><span>&nbsp;38,500 square-foot garden site at Lee Hall Quad on the SUNY Oswego campus.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>The garden&rsquo;s intended purposes include
growing food, testing and demonstrating ecological appraoches to horticulture,
research, education, meeting the social needs of users, and creating a place of
beauty, as well as addressign functional concerns of the physical campus, such
as drainage issues, access to buried utilities, and so on.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>This consultation forms a small part of
a larger design process for the garden already underway.</span><span>&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll review the design work as it
stands, fill in gaps in the goals and site analysis, and develop design ideas
for the garden, making the design process as transparent as possible so all
attendees can learn from the process, building off the experiences of Friday
and Saturday.</span>
</div>
<div><span><br></span></div>
<div><span>Hope to see you there!</span></div>

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<div>-------------<br>Dave Jacke<br>Dynamics Ecological Design<br>33 E. Taylor Hill Rd. &bull; Montague, MA &bull; 01351<br>603-831-1298 &bull; <a href="mailto:davej@...">davej@...m</a><br><br>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edibleforestgardens.com">www.edibleforestgardens.com</a>&nbsp;for information on or to&nbsp;purchase my award-winning two-volume book,&nbsp;Edible Forest&nbsp;Gardens.</div>
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<div>Mark Krawczyk and I are now writing a&nbsp;new book on Coppice Agroforestry! &nbsp;Find&nbsp;out more at&nbsp;<br><a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coppiceagroforestry/dave-and-mark-write-a-coppice-agroforestry-book</a>&nbsp;and support our effort by sending a check&nbsp;to the address above&mdash;we will honor the&nbsp;same rewards listed on the kickstarter&nbsp;website for any&nbsp;donations sent now.<br><br>
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Karryn Olson-Ramanujan | 20 Apr 16:18 2015
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Learn to become a teacher of permaculture in NYC in June 24-30 with Jude Hobbs

Jude Hobbs has 30 years experience as a permaculture land consultant, designer, educator, and co-founder of the Cascadia Permaculture Institute and Permaculture Institute of North America.

Jude has taught several generations of permaculture teachers, so you will be learning "from the source" AND this teacher training counts towards PINA's professional diploma!

Monica Ibacache and her fabulous team at Beyond Organic Design are hosting this first-ever teacher's training in NYC. Monica was one of the core organizers of the North American Permaculture Convergence, and her expertise in creating inclusive permaculture events through community competency will add vital skills to your toolbox as a teacher.

For more information and to register for the earlybird discount before April 30th, visit
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<br>Monica Ibacache and her fabulous team at Beyond Organic Design are hosting this first-ever teacher's training in NYC. Monica was one of the core organizers of the North American Permaculture Convergence, and her expertise in creating inclusive permaculture events through community competency will add vital skills to your toolbox as a teacher.<br><br>
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Sandra J. Repp | 16 Apr 19:13 2015
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4/23: Presentation on 'Revitalizing Stewart Park' Conservation Project


“Revitalizing the Renwick Wildwood & Fuertes Bird Sanctuary

Through Community-Conservation Efforts”

Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm

<at> Borg Warner Room, Tompkins Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca

 

Learn about this project to conserve the bottomland forest at the Renwick Wildwood & Fuertes Sanctuary in Stewart Park, at this free presentation by project manager, Miguel Berrios.  Mr. Berrios will describe the various invasive plants targeted for removal from the project area, the native plants that have been chosen for replanting, and the timetable for accomplishing these efforts.  The project aims to conserve the biodiversity of the park forest while at the same time building capacity in the Ithaca communities that interact with it.  Learn more about the project, how you can be involved, and how Toyota TogetherGreen by Audubon and Friends of Stewart Park are collaborating with local partners to Revitalize Stewart Park.  For more information, visit Revitalizing Stewart Park on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RevitalizingStewartPark or direct questions to Mr. Berrios by the contact method listed below.

 

Miguel Berrios, MLA, LEED AP
Principal, Ecological Landscape Designer
e: miguel <at> landbeyondthesea.com

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> <at>  Borg Warner Room, Tompkins Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Learn about this project to conserve the bottomland forest at the Renwick Wildwood &amp; Fuertes Sanctuary in Stewart Park, at this free presentation
 by project manager, Miguel Berrios.&nbsp; Mr. Berrios will describe the various invasive plants targeted for removal from the project area, the native plants that have been chosen for replanting, and the timetable for accomplishing these efforts.&nbsp; The project aims
 to conserve the biodiversity of the park forest while at the same time building capacity in the Ithaca communities that interact with it.&nbsp;
</span><span>Learn more about the project, how you can be involved, and how Toyota TogetherGreen by Audubon and Friends of Stewart Park are collaborating with local partners to Revitalize Stewart Park.&nbsp;
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/RevitalizingStewartPark" target="_blank"><span>For more information, visit Revitalizing Stewart Park on F</span></a>acebook at
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/RevitalizingStewartPark%20">https://www.facebook.com/RevitalizingStewartPark
</a>or direct questions to Mr. Berrios by the contact method listed below.</span><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Miguel Berrios, MLA, LEED AP<br>
Principal, Ecological Landscape Designer<br>
e: <a href="mailto:miguel@..." target="_blank">miguel <at> landbeyondthesea.com</a><br><br><p></p></span></p>
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Adam C. Michaelides | 15 Apr 22:10 2015
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Compost Fair and 4H Duck Race on 4/26

Because a rind is a terrible thing to waste!

Come join the Master Composters of Tompkins County from noon-4pm on Sunday, April 26th at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Willow Avenue for a day of fun, learning, and rubber ducks! Whether you've been composting for years, want to learn the basics, or would just like to have some fun with your community on a beautiful spring day, you won't want to miss this. Master Composters will offer activities and information for adults and kids of all ages as well as live performances by Compost Theatre, Rot N' Roll and The Mockingbeards. Also, join in on the excitement to watch hundreds of rubber ducks compete for the championship in the 4H Duck Race.

For more info, please visit ccetompkins.org/compostfair

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span class="fsl">Because a rind is a terrible thing to waste!</span><br><br><span class="fsl">Come join the Master Composters of Tompkins County from noon-4pm on Sunday, April 26th at Cornell Cooperative Extension on Willow Avenue for a day of fun, learning, and rubber ducks! Whether you've been composting for years, want to learn
 the basics, or would just like to have some fun with your community on a beautiful spring day, you won't want to miss this. Master Composters will offer activities and information for adults and kids of all ages as well as live performances by Compost Theatre,
 Rot N' Roll and The Mockingbeards. Also, join in on the excitement to watch hundreds of rubber ducks compete for the championship in the 4H Duck Race.</span><br><br><span class="fsl">For more info, please visit <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/compostfair" target="_blank">
ccetompkins.org/compostfair</a></span><p></p></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 13 Apr 17:32 2015
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Floral Avenue Community Garden

Floral Avenue Community Garden Now Open!

Grow your own food, flowers and herbs this summer! The Floral Avenue Community Garden, located in Ithaca's West Side on Floral Avenue (Route 13A) is now leasing garden plots for 2015. Plot sizes are 10' x 10' for $15 annually, or 15' x 15' for $25 annually. Tools, wheelbarrows, deer fencing, compost and water are all provided.

For more information or to sign up for a garden plot, contact Chrys Gardener at cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org or call 272-2292, extension 241.



Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org
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<div>Grow your own food, flowers and herbs this summer! The Floral Avenue Community Garden, located in Ithaca's West Side on Floral Avenue (Route 13A) is now leasing garden plots for 2015. Plot sizes are 10' x 10' for $15
 annually, or 15' x 15' for $25 annually. Tools, wheelbarrows, deer fencing, compost and water are all provided.<br>
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<div>For more information or to sign up for a garden plot, contact Chrys Gardener at cab69@... or call 272-2292, extension 241.
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Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 13 Apr 16:51 2015
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Know Your Soils class, CCE Tompkins, 4/20


Know Your Soils class
Monday April 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca


Participants will bring soil samples from their own gardens and will learn to assess the texture, color, drainage, fertility, pH and type of soil. Includes a pH test!

 

Knowing more about your soil can really help your gardening practice. Participants will bring in soil samples from their own gardens and will learn to assess the texture, color, drainage, fertility, pH and type of soil.

Participants will also learn how to read soil analysis results and how to use the online Web Soil Survey tool to see detailed information about soils on their property.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended so that we have participants' contact information on file in case of cancellation due to weather or low enrollment.


New! Register and pay online at http://www.cce.tompkins.org/events or call 272-2292 to register by phone.



Chrys Gardener
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850
(607)272-2292, extension 241
www.ccetompkins.org
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<p>Knowing more about your soil can really help your gardening practice. Participants will bring in soil samples from their own gardens and will learn to assess the texture, color, drainage, fertility, pH and type of soil.</p>
<p>Participants will also learn how to read soil analysis results and how to use the online Web Soil Survey tool to see detailed information about soils on their property.</p>
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<p>Pre-registration is strongly recommended so that we have participants' contact information on file in case of cancellation due to weather or low enrollment.
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<p>New! Register and pay online at <a href="http://www.cce.tompkins.org/events">
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Chrys Gardener<br>
Commercial/Community Horticulture Educator<br>
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Tompkins County<br>
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850<br>
(607)272-2292, extension 241<br>
www.ccetompkins.org<br>
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Sandra J. Repp | 13 Apr 16:25 2015
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4/20 & 4/21: "Plant This Movie" Documentary on Urban Farming + Q&A with Director Karney Hatch

FREE Screening of “Plant This Movie” Urban Farming Documentary + Q&A with Director Karney Hatch

 

Filmmaker Karney Hatch will be in Ithaca on April 20 and 21 for two screenings of his documentary, "Plant This Movie" (2014), which that examines the evolution and growing impact of urban farming around the world.  Hatch will discuss the film and take audience questions following screenings scheduled for Monday, April 20 at 5:30pm in 160 Mann Library on the Cornell University campus, and Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30pm at The Space at Greenstar.  Both screenings are free and open to the public, funded in part by the GPSAFC, and cosponsored by the New World Ag & Environment Group (NWAEG); Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Grads (FANG) at Cornell; and Gardens4Humanity Project at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  

"Plant This Movie" explores the evolution and growing impact of urban farming around the world, from the success story of Havana, Cuba to communities of urban farmers in diverse cities such as Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.  In the U.S., the story focuses on innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon-- including the largest rooftop garden in the world, blighted areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts. 

The film first traces the evolution of the household yard in America from a necessary source for food to the ubiquitous lawn, now the # 1 irrigated urban crop. After the highly productive Victory Gardens of WWII, the country moved rapidly to a more centralized food system, and people became divorced from the source of their food. "Plant This Movie"  illustrates that the ingredients are all around us for scaling up urban farming and reconnecting people to production of the foods they eat. The film expresses the hope that people across the nation and the world once again will have access to healthier, locally grown food, using the land near where they live as a primary source.

‘Plant This Movie’ (2014) received its world premiere last August at the Portland Film Festival and since has been an official selection of the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada, CA, and the FICMA Environmental Film Festival  in Barcelona, Spain among others.  The film was written and directed by Hatch and is narrated by the actress Daryl Hannah. 

A trailer and additional details are available online at: http://www.plantthismovie.com/.  Contact Sandy Repp at sjr37-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (607) 272-2292 with questions.

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Filmmaker Karney Hatch will be in Ithaca on April 20 and 21 for two screenings of his documentary, "Plant This Movie" (2014), which that examines
 the evolution and growing impact of urban farming around the world.&nbsp; Hatch will discuss the film and take audience questions following screenings scheduled for
Monday,&nbsp;April 20 at 5:30pm in 160 Mann Library on the Cornell University campus, and
Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30pm at The Space at Greenstar.&nbsp; Both&nbsp;screenings are free and open to the public, funded in part by the GPSAFC, and cosponsored by the New World Ag &amp; Environment Group (NWAEG); Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Grads (FANG) at Cornell;
 and Gardens4Humanity Project at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. &nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Plant This Movie" explores the evolution and growing impact of urban farming around the world, from the success story of Havana, Cuba
 to communities of urban farmers in diverse cities such as Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.&nbsp; In the U.S., the story focuses on innovative projects in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon-- including the largest rooftop garden
 in the world, blighted areas transformed into urban farms, student-run gardens and CSA, and other projects that show the explosion of creative local efforts.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The film first traces the evolution of the household yard in America from a necessary source for food to the ubiquitous lawn, now the
 # 1 irrigated urban crop. After the highly productive Victory Gardens of WWII, the country moved rapidly to a more centralized food system, and people became divorced from the source of their food. "Plant This Movie"&nbsp; illustrates that the ingredients are all
 around us for scaling up urban farming and reconnecting people to production of the foods they eat. The film expresses the hope that people across the nation and the world once again will have access to healthier, locally grown food, using the land near where
 they live as a primary source.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lsquo;Plant This Movie&rsquo; (2014) received its world premiere last August at the Portland Film Festival and since has been an official selection
 of the New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Wild &amp; Scenic Film Festival in Nevada, CA, and the FICMA Environmental Film Festival&nbsp; in&nbsp;Barcelona, Spain among others.&nbsp; The film was written and directed by Hatch and is narrated by the actress Daryl Hannah.&nbsp;
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<a href="http://www.plantthismovie.com/" target="_blank">http://www.plantthismovie.com/</a>.&nbsp; Contact Sandy Repp at
<a href="mailto:sjr37@..." target="_blank">sjr37@...</a>, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (607) 272-2292 with questions.<p></p></span></p>
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