Chrys B. Gardener | 19 May 17:07 2015
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Creative Container Gardening, Tues. 5/26 at CCE Tompkins

Creative Container Gardening

Tuesday May 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

CCE Tompkins

$5-$10 sliding scale

 

Growing vegetables and herbs in containers is a great way to get started with gardening! Container gardens need little care other than watering, and most herbs and vegetables can be grown in pots and planters, even root crops like potatoes, carrots and onions. Bring your own container to this class and you will go home with it filled and planted. For more information, go to http://ccetompkins.org/events or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

 

New - register online!

 

 

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 class="MsoNormal"><span>Tuesday May 26, 6:30-8:30 pm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CCE Tompkins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>$5-$10 sliding scale<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Growing vegetables and herbs in containers is a great way to get started with gardening! Container gardens need little care other than watering, and most herbs and vegetables can be grown in
 pots and planters, even root crops like potatoes, carrots and onions. Bring your own container to this class and you will go home with it filled and planted. For more information, go to
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events">http://ccetompkins.org/events</a> or email cab69@...<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New - <a href="http://db.ccetompkins.org/programs/civicrm/event/info?id=329&amp;reset=1">
register online!</a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>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><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org"><span>www.ccetompkins.org</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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Sandra J. Repp | 18 May 18:55 2015
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5/19: Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!

 

C’mon over after work tomorrow and check out what’s for sale!  Prices are too good to pass up and there’s still a good selection!  Please forward to friends and neighbors!

 

 

Master Gardener “After-the-Plant-Sale” SALE!

Tuesday, May 19, 3:00-6:00pm

<at> Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca 14850

If you missed the huge Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale this past Saturday, here's another chance to stock your garden with beautiful perennials, grown specifically for the plant sale or donated from the personal gardens of our Master Gardener volunteers.  When the sale ended, plants that remained in the Master Gardener sales area were brought back here to Cooperative Extension and there’s still a good selection from which to choose (sorry, we can’t check on specific plant availability!).  Prices are reduced and range from $2 or $3 for small pots, to $4 or $5 for larger pots!   Plants will be behind our building, just off the parking lot beneath the pergola, and Master Gardener volunteers will be available to help you. 

 

Visit: http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale for photos of some of the plants, and a map to our location!

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>C&rsquo;mon over after work tomorrow and check out what&rsquo;s for sale!&nbsp; Prices are too good to pass up and there&rsquo;s still a good selection!</span><span> &nbsp;Please
 forward to friends and neighbors!<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Master Gardener &ldquo;After-the-Plant-Sale&rdquo; SALE!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Tuesday, May 19, 3:00-6:00pm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> <at>  Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca 14850<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you missed the huge Spring Garden Fair &amp; Plant Sale this past Saturday, here's another chance to stock your garden with beautiful perennials, grown specifically for the plant sale or donated from the personal
 gardens of our Master Gardener volunteers.&nbsp; When the sale ended, plants that remained in the Master Gardener sales area were brought back here to Cooperative Extension and there&rsquo;s still a good selection from which to choose (sorry,
we can&rsquo;t check on specific plant availability!).&nbsp; Prices are reduced and range from
$2 or $3 for small pots, to $4 or $5 for larger pots!&nbsp;&nbsp; Plants will be behind our building, just off the parking lot beneath the pergola, and Master Gardener volunteers will be available to help you.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Visit: <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/05/19/master-gardener-after-the-plant-sale-sale</a> for photos of some of the plants, and a map to our location!
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Karryn Olson-Ramanujan | 16 May 14:12 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY Occupy the Farm film at Cinemapolis May 19, 7pm, with Q&A

Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development.

The film captures an intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming.

From preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, Occupy the Farm reveals a determined community responding with a direct action to address a major social need: healthy food and access to public land.

Join us on May 19th at Cinemapolis at 7:00 pm.
There will be speakers from our community and lots of smiling faces.

The film will be introduced by Rafael Aponte, Farmer and owner of Rocky Acres Community Farm and who represents Groundswell and their Youth Farm Project
For the after-screening Q&A Rafael will be joined by
Ann Piombino, the Youth Farm Manager and by Jhakeem Haltom from Ithaca's Congo Square Market

Watch the trailer:https://vimeo.com/117053430

The facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/

Critics Say:

“Riveting from the start”, says the Village Voice’s film critic Ernest Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. “It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.”

“Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,” says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay Express.
“Empowering food for thought,” says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.


The film raises big issues about the public mission of Land Grant Universities and how it has been - and continues to be undermined by big agriculture, big food, big pharm...

Please come, watch the film, and be part of the discussion of how we can work together - campus and community - to promote the PUBLIC MISSION of our own Land Grant university here in NY.


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<div><span class="">Occupy the Farm, a film by Todd Darling, tells the 
story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly owned research farm 
and plant it with two acres of crops in order to save the land from 
becoming a real-estate development. <br><br> The film captures an 
intense conflict over one piece of land. Compelling characters on both 
sides of the battle create a remarkable narrative in which community 
members employ an ingenious strategy to confront a powerful institution 
in the effort to preserve public land for urban farming. <br><br> From 
preparing the soil to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing 
harvests, Occupy the Farm reveals a determined community responding with
 a direct action to address a major social need: healthy <span class="">food and access to public land. <br><br> Join us on May 19th at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/cinemapolis">Cinemapolis</a> at 7:00 pm.<br> There will be speakers from our community and lots of smiling faces. <br><br>
 The film will be introduced by Rafael Aponte, Farmer and owner of Rocky
 Acres Community Farm and who represents Groundswell and their Youth 
Farm Project<br> For the after-screening Q&amp;A Rafael will be joined by<br> Ann Piombino, the Youth Farm Manager and by Jhakeem Haltom from Ithaca's Congo Square Market<br><br> Watch the trailer:<a href="https://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F117053430&amp;h=aAQG4pQf3&amp;enc=AZMI0O_ZDurueEfYkCww_3exNLLT4zsOtN0v8TPzFGrg_WtVd27Ueoi5VG1lNQM15-8&amp;s=1" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"><span>https://vimeo.com/</span><span class=""></span>117053430</a><br><br></span></span></div>
<span class=""><span class="">The facebook link is: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/">https://www.facebook.com/events/998974523453573/</a><br></span></span><div>
<span class=""><span class=""> <br> Critics Say:<br><br>
 &ldquo;Riveting from the start&rdquo;, says the Village Voice&rsquo;s film critic Ernest 
Handy about OCCUPY THE FARM. &ldquo;It illustrates the staggering extent to 
which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research.&rdquo;<br><br>
 &ldquo;Sweeps up the viewer in a fast-paced, character-driven narrative,&rdquo; 
says Sarah Burke in her film review of OCCUPY THE FARM in East Bay 
Express.<br> &ldquo;Empowering food for thought,&rdquo; says Los Angeles Times film critic Michael Rechtsaffen.</span></span><br><br>The film raises big issues about the public mission of Land Grant 
Universities and how it has been - and continues to be undermined by big
 agriculture, big food, big pharm...<br><br>Please come, watch the film,
 and be part of the discussion of how we can work together - campus and 
community - to promote the PUBLIC MISSION of our own Land Grant 
university here in NY.<br><br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 13 May 17:30 2015
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Collecting Ash Seed Workshop, CCE Tompkins, Tues May 19

Collecting Ash Seed for Preservation
Tuesday May 19 , 6:30-8:30 pm
CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Free!

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is May 18-24. If you are concerned about this invasive insect and the threat to our native ash trees, then please consider attending a free workshop on collecting ash seed at CCE on Tuesday May 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The participants of this workshop will be introduced to the protocol for collecting ash seed, learn how to identify ash species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed. It is our hope that the information you gain from this workshop will result in your contribution of ash seed collections to both the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank (MARSB) and the National Ash Conservation Project. Ash trees don't produce seed every year, but this spring the ash trees are flowering and it looks like this will be a good year for collecting seed


Native seed collection is imperative for the preservation, conservation and reclamation of plant communities in decline. Faced with the loss of ash (Fraxinus) species as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the USFS National Seed Lab are collecting ash seed across New York State for preservation. Collecting seed is a fast and inexpensive way to preserve germplasm. By conserving the genetic diversity of ash species before the populations are lost, we have more opportunities to adequately restore the species to the landscape once a successful biological control is found.


This workshop is your opportunity to become involved in an unique and exciting regional seed collection network. We are eager to create permanent relationships with botanists and naturalists interested in native seed collection. We hope to see you on May 19th! 


This workshop is free, but spaces are limited. Please call 272-2292 or email cab69-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org to register. For more information visit 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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Collecting Ash Seed for Preservation<br>
Tuesday May 19 , 6:30-8:30 pm<br>
CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY <br>
Free! <br><br>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that
<a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/97037.html">Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week</a> is May 18-24. If you are concerned about this invasive insect and the threat to our native ash trees, then please consider attending a free workshop on collecting ash seed
 at CCE on Tuesday May 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. <br><br>
The participants of this workshop will be introduced to the protocol for collecting ash seed, learn how to identify ash species and learn about preserving genetic diversity through seed. It is our hope that the information you gain from this workshop will result
 in your contribution of ash seed collections to both the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank (MARSB) and the National Ash Conservation Project. Ash trees don't produce seed every year, but this spring the ash trees are flowering and it looks like&nbsp;this will be
 a good year for collecting seed
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<p>Native seed collection is imperative for the preservation, conservation and reclamation of plant communities in decline. Faced with the loss of ash (Fraxinus) species as a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the USFS
 National Seed Lab are collecting ash seed across New York State for preservation. Collecting seed is a fast and inexpensive way to preserve germplasm. By conserving the genetic diversity of ash species before the populations are lost, we have more opportunities
 to adequately restore the species to the landscape once a successful biological control is found.
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<p>This workshop is your opportunity to become involved in an unique and exciting regional seed collection network. We are eager to create permanent relationships with botanists and naturalists interested in native seed collection. We hope to see you on May
 19th!&nbsp;</p>
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This workshop is free, but spaces are limited. Please call 272-2292 or email cab69@... to register. For more information visit ccetompkins.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 | 12 May 00:31 2015
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5/16: Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

2015 Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale
Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-2:00pm
at Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga Street (off Rt. 13 near the Stewart Park-Cayuga Street entrance), Ithaca NY
 
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. 

More than 40 area growers and 12 garden groups will offer a huge variety of plants at the largest and most complete Garden Fair in our region! You’ll find organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials.  FREE admission!  FREE soil pH testing by CCE's Master Gardener Volunteers.  Educational exhibits, food concession, and hands-on activities for kids with Ithaca Children's Garden.  Bring wagons or carts to help transport purchases to your car.  For more information about the event and a list of vendors, visit http://ccetompkins.org/plantsale or call (607) 272-2292.  Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Master Gardeners.  


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<div><span>2015 Spring Garden Fair &amp; Plant Sale<br>Saturday, May 16, 9:00am-2:00pm<br>at Ithaca High School, 
1401 N. Cayuga Street (off Rt. 13 near the Stewart Park-Cayuga Street entrance), Ithaca NY</span></div>
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<div><span>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;
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<div><span>More than 40 area growers and 12 garden groups will offer a huge variety
 of plants at the largest and most complete Garden Fair in our region! You&rsquo;ll find organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty
 perennials. &nbsp;FREE admission!&nbsp; FREE soil pH testing by CCE's Master Gardener Volunteers.&nbsp; Educational exhibits, food concession, and hands-on activities for kids with Ithaca Children's Garden.&nbsp; Bring wagons or carts to help transport purchases to your car.&nbsp;
 For more information about the event and a list of vendors, visit <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/plantsale" target="_blank">http://ccetompkins.org/plantsale</a> or
 call (607) 272-2292.&nbsp; Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Master Gardeners.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div>
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Karryn Olson-Ramanujan | 6 May 02:50 2015
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Want to become a teacher trainer? You can! In NYC! June 24-30

Beloved master trainer of teachers, Jude Hobbs has 30 years experience as a permaculture land consultant, designer, educator, and co-founder of the Cascadia Permaculture Institute <http://cascadiapermaculture.com/> and Permaculture Institute of North
America <http://pina.in/>.

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
http://www.beyondorganicdesign.com/events1.html
<div><div dir="ltr">Beloved master trainer of teachers, Jude Hobbs has 30 years experience as a permaculture land consultant, designer, educator, and co-founder of the Cascadia Permaculture Institute &lt;<a href="http://cascadiapermaculture.com/" target="_blank">http://cascadiapermaculture.com/</a>&gt; and Permaculture Institute of North<br>
America &lt;<a href="http://pina.in/" target="_blank">http://pina.in/</a>&gt;.<br><br>Jude has taught several generations of permaculture teachers, so you will<br>
be learning "from the source" AND this teacher training counts towards<br>
PINA's professional diploma!<br><br><span class="">Monica</span> Ibacache and her fabulous team at Beyond Organic Design are hosting<br>
this first-ever teacher's training in NYC. <span class="">Monica</span> was one of the core<br>
organizers of the North American Permaculture Convergence, and her<br>
expertise in creating inclusive permaculture events through community<br>
competency will add vital skills to your toolbox as a teacher.<br><br>
For more information and to register<br><a href="http://www.beyondorganicdesign.com/events1.html" target="_blank">http://www.beyondorganicdesign.com/events1.html</a>
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Dave Jacke | 5 May 21:22 2015

Last Planting Party of the Spring Season: Wellesley Edible Ecosystem

The last planting party of spring at the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden at Wellesley College Botanic Garden is coming right up!  

Two weeks ago we had a great crowd and were well organized, so we got over 1,000 plants in the ground in one day—and got them in the right places too.  Folks collaborated to design the planting pattern for each patch as they worked.  We had a lot of fun and things look great!  Thanks VERY MUCH to everyone who showed up to help out.

We still have about 500 plants to get in the ground, though, so would love to see folks come out again this Saturday, May 9 from 9-5.  If you came to help already we’ll welcome you back with open arms.  If you haven’t helped us before, we’ll welcome you with open arms too!  We’ll have a crew on hand to guid, support and teach you as we work with heart to “plant until we’re planted.”
  
IF YOU PLAN TO COME SATURDAY PLEASE RSVP to  wcbgfriends-2/fgKMyEMbjvClLuqw9ZKw@public.gmane.org so we can plan logistics.

Come check out the garden, help us continue to get this design in the ground by planting, dividing perennials, weeding, and sheet mulching.  Please bring a shovel, iron rake, and gardening gloves if you can, along with personal items (water, sun hat, *your own lunch,* etc.). 

The garden lies west of the Whitin Observatory on the Wellesley College campus, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA (***PARKING is in the lots north or east of the Science Center a short walk away***): 


In google maps “earth” view, you can see the gardens and our large scale sheet mulch experiments in the aerial photo.  Much has changed since the photo was taken, but it’s pretty cool to see the garden in googlemaps anyway…

We hope to see you there, and look forward to sharing and working with you.  They have some great stuff in their greenhouses too that you may want to check out!

For more info contact the Friends of WCBG:

Or, failing that, you can try me at the number below or email above, but I will be busy organizing, so may not be able to respond!  :-)

Peace and blessings,

Dave
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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>The last planting party of spring at the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden at Wellesley College Botanic Garden is coming right up! &nbsp;</div>
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<div>Two weeks ago we had a great crowd and were well organized, so we got over 1,000 plants in the ground in one day&mdash;and got them in the right places too. &nbsp;Folks collaborated to design the planting pattern for each patch as they worked. &nbsp;We had a lot of fun and things look great! &nbsp;Thanks VERY MUCH to everyone who showed up to help out.</div>
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<div>We still have about 500 plants to get in the ground, though, so would love to see folks come out again this Saturday, May 9 from 9-5. &nbsp;If you came to help already we&rsquo;ll welcome you back with open arms. &nbsp;If you haven&rsquo;t helped us before, we&rsquo;ll welcome you with open arms too! &nbsp;We&rsquo;ll have a crew on hand to guid, support and teach you as we work with heart to &ldquo;plant until we&rsquo;re planted.&rdquo;</div>
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<div>IF YOU PLAN TO COME SATURDAY PLEASE RSVP to&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:wcbgfriends@...">wcbgfriends@...</a>&nbsp;so we can plan logistics.</div>
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<div>Come check out the garden,&nbsp;help us continue to get this design in the ground by&nbsp;planting, dividing perennials, weeding, and sheet mulching.&nbsp; Please bring a shovel, iron rake, and gardening gloves if you can, along with personal items (water, sun hat, *your own lunch,* etc.).&nbsp;</div>
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<div>The garden lies west of the Whitin Observatory on the Wellesley College campus, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA (***PARKING is in the lots north or east of the Science Center a short walk away***):&nbsp;</div>
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<div><a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Whitin+Observatory/ <at> 42.295024,-71.302611,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e386c68b5dbf0b:0x3e87f2c21fdeca68" target="_blank">https://www.google.com/maps/place/Whitin+Observatory/ <at> 42.295024,-71.302611,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89e386c68b5dbf0b:0x3e87f2c21fdeca68</a></div>
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<div>In google maps &ldquo;earth&rdquo; view, you can see the gardens and our large scale sheet mulch experiments in the aerial photo.&nbsp; Much has changed since the photo was taken, but it&rsquo;s pretty cool to see the garden in googlemaps anyway&hellip;</div>
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<div>We hope to see you there, and look forward to sharing and working with you.&nbsp; They have some great stuff in their greenhouses too that you may want to check out!</div>
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<div>For more info contact the Friends of WCBG:</div>
<div><a href="http://www.wellesley.edu/wcbg/visit" target="_blank">http://www.wellesley.edu/wcbg/visit</a></div>
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<a href="tel:781-283-3094" value="+17812833094" target="_blank">781-283-3094</a><br><a href="mailto:wcbgfriends@..." target="_blank">wcbgfriends@...</a>
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<div>Or, failing that, you can try me at the number below or email above, but I will be busy organizing, so may not be able to respond! &nbsp;:-)</div>
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<div>Peace and blessings,</div>
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<div>Dave</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>
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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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Sandra J. Repp | 2 May 04:45 2015
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5/5: "Easy Flowers to Grow" class at CCE-Tompkins

Easy Flowers to Grow

Tuesday May 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

<at> Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca

 

Low-maintenance flowers, a busy gardener’s dream!  But with careful planning and selection, it is possible to have flowers throughout the growing season, and not too much work.  We will explore low-care perennial flowers and shrubs, and tips for lower maintenance gardening.  Information on deer resistance and pollinator-friendly plants will be shared.  Easy Flowers to Grow will take place Tues. May 5, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.  Fee:  $5-$10 self-determined sliding scale; pre-registration requested to ensure enough handouts.  Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.

 


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<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span>Low-maintenance flowers, a busy gardener&rsquo;s dream!&nbsp; But with careful planning and selection, it is possible to have flowers throughout the growing season, and not too much
 work.&nbsp; We will explore low-care perennial flowers and shrubs, and tips for lower maintenance gardening.&nbsp; Information on deer resistance and pollinator-friendly plants will be shared.&nbsp;
Easy Flowers to Grow will take place Tues. May 5, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.&nbsp; Fee:&nbsp; $5-$10 self-determined sliding scale; pre-registration requested to ensure
 enough handouts.&nbsp; Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.</span></p>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 1 May 15:54 2015
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Native Plants for Shade, Tues 5/12 at CCE Tompkins

Native Plants for Shade

Tuesday May 12, 6:30-8:30

$5-$10 sliding scale


Dan Segal of The Plantsmen Nursery will show a range of native plants that grow in our shady and dappled sun environments. Native plants add texture, color, form, layering and a general sense of natural beauty to even the shadiest landscapes with the poorest of soils. Coir logs and erosion control plantings, as well as working around trees and tree roots, will also be featured in this presentation. The class will include a tour of the new native plants shade garden at CCE. 


For more information or to register online, go to http://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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Native Plants for Shade
<p>Tuesday May 12, 6:30-8:30</p>
<p>$5-$10 sliding scale<br></p>
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<p>Dan Segal of The Plantsmen Nursery will show a range of native plants that grow in our shady and dappled sun environments. Native plants add texture, color, form, layering and a general sense of natural beauty to even the shadiest landscapes with the poorest
 of soils. Coir logs and erosion control plantings, as well as working around trees and tree roots, will also be featured in this presentation. The class will include a tour of the new native plants shade garden at CCE.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>For more information or to register online, go to <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events">
http://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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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.
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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 class="">Designing Perennial Polycultures</div>
<div class="">An Intermediate Edible Ecosystems Weekend</div>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<div class="">Fri-Sun Cost: $225, space is limited.</div>
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<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>
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<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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<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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