Steve Gabriel | 20 Jul 15:15 2016
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Forestry/Agroforestry Short Course Aug 13 - 15

Forestry & Agroforestry Short Course

August 13 – 15

 

Note: This course has been shortened slightly from the original offering, based on participant feedback! The fee has also been reduced.

 

3-day course - Learn forest ecology and management techniques for eastern woodlands by exploring old growth forests and visiting farms and nurseries practicing agroforestry, forest farming, and silvopasture in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

 

Students will learn the overarching patterns and processes of forests and fungi, as well as take home practical skills they can immediately use on their own acreage or projects.

 

Our instructors have spent decades studying forest & fungi ecology and developing skills to share with students through woods walks, hands-on demonstrations, and storytelling:

 

Steve Gabriel, co-author of Farming the Woods, will present forestry principles, tree assessment/measurements, and mushroom cultivation

 

Mike Demunn, renowned forester and conservationist for over thirty years will lead forest walks share ecology, history, and managing for wildlife.

 

Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres nursery will teach us how to grow and maintain the next forest through tree planting, seed saving, and propagation techniques

 

Brett Chedzoy, extension forester and beef farmer will demonstrate methods to integrate regenerate livestock and forest management through Silvopasture

 

The course is hosted at Wellspring Forest Farm & School, a living example of productive and restorative agroforestry farming that features forest and indoor mushroom production, rotational grazing of ducks and sheep, and production of forest products including maple and elderberry syrup.

 

Cost: $300 plus $50 if you wish to camp onsite, includes lunch each day.

 

REGISTER: http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com/

 

 

Schedule:

 

Friday evening 

Arrive and settle in (if camping)

 

Saturday

9 am  - 12pm: Forestry Principles & Observation (Steve Gabriel)

1 pm – 4:30pm: Tree Measurements & Assessment (Steve Gabriel)

 

Sunday

9am – 12pm: Forest History & Ecology of Old Growth (Mike Demunn)

1 – 4:30pm: Tree Planting, Care, and Propagation (Sean Dembrosky)

 

Monday

9am – 12pm: Managing for Wildlife & Forest Health (Mike Demunn)

1 – 4:30pm: Silvopasture Walk at Angus Glen Farm (Brett Chedzoy)

 



--
Steve Gabriel
Agroforestry Extension Specialist
Cornell Small Farms Program
sfg53-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

smallfarms.cornell.edu

CornellMushrooms.org



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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Forestry
&amp; Agroforestry Short Course </span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>August
13 &ndash; 15</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Note:
This course has been shortened slightly from the original offering, based on
participant feedback! The fee has also been reduced.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>3-day
course - </span><span>Learn forest ecology and management
techniques for eastern woodlands by exploring old growth forests and visiting
farms and nurseries practicing agroforestry, forest farming, and silvopasture
in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Students will learn
the overarching patterns and processes of forests and fungi, as well as take
home practical skills they can immediately use on their own acreage or
projects. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Our instructors have
spent decades studying forest &amp; fungi ecology and developing skills to
share with students through woods walks, hands-on demonstrations, and
storytelling:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Steve
Gabriel</span><span>, co-author of <a href="http://www.farmingthewoods.com"><span>Farming the
Woods</span></a>, will present forestry principles, tree
assessment/measurements, and mushroom cultivation</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mike
Demunn</span><span>, renowned forester and conservationist
for over thirty years will lead forest walks share ecology, history, and
managing for wildlife.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sean
Dembrosky</span><span> of <a href="http://edibleacres.org/"><span>Edible Acres</span></a> nursery will teach us how to grow
and maintain the next forest through tree planting, seed saving, and
propagation techniques</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Brett
Chedzoy</span><span>, extension forester and <a href="http://edibleacres.org/"><span>beef farmer</span></a>
will demonstrate methods to integrate regenerate livestock and forest
management through Silvopasture</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The course is hosted
at <a href="http://www.WellspringFOrestFarm.com"><span>Wellspring
Forest Farm &amp; School</span></a>, a living example of productive and
restorative agroforestry farming that features forest and indoor mushroom
production, rotational grazing of ducks and sheep, and production of forest
products including maple and elderberry syrup. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cost:</span><span>
$300 plus $50 if you wish to camp onsite, includes lunch each day.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>REGISTER:</span><span>
<a href="http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com/"><span>http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com/</span></a></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Schedule:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Friday evening</span><span><span>&nbsp;
</span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Arrive and settle in (if
camping)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Saturday</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>9 am<span>&nbsp; </span>- 12pm: Forestry Principles &amp;
Observation (Steve Gabriel)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1 pm &ndash; 4:30pm: Tree
Measurements &amp; Assessment (Steve Gabriel)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sunday </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>9am &ndash; 12pm: Forest History
&amp; Ecology of Old Growth (Mike Demunn)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1 &ndash; 4:30pm: Tree Planting,
Care, and Propagation (Sean Dembrosky)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Monday</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>9am &ndash; 12pm: Managing for
Wildlife &amp; Forest Health (Mike Demunn)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1 &ndash; 4:30pm: Silvopasture
Walk at Angus Glen Farm (Brett Chedzoy)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

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<div>Steve Gabriel<br>
</div>Agroforestry Extension Specialist <br>
</div>Cornell Small Farms Program<br>
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<a href="mailto:sfg53@..." target="_blank">sfg53@...</a><br><br>
</div>
<a href="http://smallfarms.cornell.edu" target="_blank">smallfarms.cornell.edu</a><br><br>
</div>
<a href="http://CornellMushrooms.org" target="_blank">CornellMushrooms.org</a><br><div><div><br></div></div>
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Steve Gabriel | 15 Jul 22:04 2016
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The Forest Talks Series: July 26 Mushroom Fograging Hike

The Forest Talks

a series of guides hikes in heritage forests of the Finger Lakes

 

This month:

July 26 at 5:30pm

Ethical Mushroom Foraging with Olga Tzogas

 

brought to you by Wellspring Forest Farm & School, Mecklenburg NY

www.WellspringForestFarm.com

 

The forest and its inhabitants have a lot to tell us about the places we call home, and we are fortunate to have some of the most unique and species-diverse forests of the entire east coast in the Southern Tier of New York.

 

This month, we will join Olga Tzogas, owner of Smugtown Mushrooms in Rochester and an avid mushroom forager. Olga will share the basics of safe mushroom identification and show us where we can look to find some of the best edible and medicinal mushrooms in the woods.

 

While its been an unseasonably dry summer (not the best for mushrooms), there is still plenty to learn about the forest types and places where we are most likely to find mushrooms such as chanterelles, chicken-of-the-woods, reishi, chaga, and more.

 

COST: $20 per person, or $30 for two participants.

 

Register at events.wellspringforestfarm.com or by calling 607 342 2825 or emailing stevegabrielfarmer-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org

 

 

 

Upcoming Hikes:


August 23: Managing Forests for Wildlife (Newfield) - Lance Ebel

Sept 27: Learning from the Old Growth Trees - Mike DeMunn

October 25: Collecting and Saving Wild Seed (Trumansburg) - Sean Dembrosky

 



--
Steve Gabriel
Agroforestry Extension Specialist
Cornell Small Farms Program
sfg53-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org

smallfarms.cornell.edu

CornellMushrooms.org

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Forest Talks</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>a series of guides hikes in heritage forests of the Finger Lakes </span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This month:</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>July 26 at 5:30pm</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ethical
Mushroom Foraging with Olga Tzogas</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>brought to you by Wellspring Forest Farm &amp;
School, Mecklenburg NY</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.WellspringForestFarm.com"><span>www.WellspringForestFarm.com</span></a></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The forest and its inhabitants have a lot to tell us about the places we
call home, and we are fortunate to have some of the most unique and
species-diverse forests of the entire east coast in the Southern Tier of New
York. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This month, we will join Olga Tzogas, owner of </span><a href="http://www.smugtownmushrooms.com/"><span>Smugtown
Mushrooms</span></a><span> in Rochester and an avid
mushroom forager. Olga will share the basics of safe mushroom identification
and show us where we can look to find some of the best edible and medicinal
mushrooms in the woods. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While its been an unseasonably dry summer (not the best for mushrooms),
there is still plenty to learn about the forest types and places where we are
most likely to find mushrooms such as chanterelles, chicken-of-the-woods,
reishi, chaga, and more. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>COST: $20 per person, or $30 for two participants. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Register at <a href="http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com">events.wellspringforestfarm.com</a> or by calling 607 342 2825
or emailing </span><a href="mailto:stevegabrielfarmer@..."><span>stevegabrielfarmer@...</span></a><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Upcoming Hikes: <br></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><br></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>August 23: </span><span>Managing Forests for Wildlife (Newfield) - Lance Ebel</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sept 27: </span><span>Learning
from the Old Growth Trees - Mike DeMunn </span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>October</span><span>
<span>25:</span> Collecting and Saving Wild
Seed (Trumansburg) - Sean Dembrosky</span><span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>

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<div>
<div>
<div>
<div>
<div>Steve Gabriel<br>
</div>Agroforestry Extension Specialist <br>
</div>Cornell Small Farms Program<br>
</div>
<a href="mailto:sfg53@..." target="_blank">sfg53@...</a><br><br>
</div>
<a href="http://smallfarms.cornell.edu" target="_blank">smallfarms.cornell.edu</a><br><br>
</div>
<a href="http://CornellMushrooms.org" target="_blank">CornellMushrooms.org</a><br><div><div><br></div></div>
</div></div>
</div></div>
Chrys B. Gardener | 14 Jul 21:15 2016
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Master Gardener training, September 2016

CCE Tompkins is offering Master Gardener volunteer training beginning in September 2016. This training is only offered every two years. Applications are due by August 7 and interviews will be held in mid to late August.


The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension office to expand educational outreach throughout the community by providing home gardeners with research-based information. Master Gardeners assist with gardening projects in their communities, teach classes and workshops, plant and maintain demonstration gardens at CCETC, provide information and soil pH testing at events, and answer gardening questions. Volunteers also participate in specially organized tours, events and social outings.  


The cost for training is $75 and scholarships are available. More information, an application and training schedule can be downloaded from the CCETC Master Gardener page  http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/master-gardeners


This year Tompkins County is joining with Tioga and Broome counties to pilot a 'flipped classroom' model for Master Gardener training in New York State that will be more active, hands-on and engaging. Trainees will watch videos on specific gardening topics on their own time, then the trainees will meet monthly for active, hands-on learning sessions at a variety of horticulture sites in Tompkins, Tioga and Broome Counties.


Video-viewing sessions will also be organized at CCE for those without access to a computer, and carpooling will be arranged to the monthly group sessions.

 


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></p>
<p>CCE Tompkins is offering Master Gardener volunteer training beginning in September 2016. This training is only offered every two years. Applications are due by August 7 and interviews will be held in mid to late August.
</p>
<p><br></p>
<p><span>The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension office to expand educational outreach throughout the community by providing home gardeners with research-based information.
 Master Gardeners assist with gardening projects in their communities, teach classes and workshops, plant and maintain demonstration gardens at CCETC, provide information and soil pH testing at events, and answer gardening questions. Volunteers also participate
 in specially organized tours, events and social outings. &nbsp;</span></p>
<p><br></p>
<p><span>The cost for training is $75&nbsp;and scholarships are available. More information, an application and training schedule can be downloaded from the CCETC Master Gardener page&nbsp;
<a class="OWAAutoLink" href="http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/master-gardeners">
http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/master-gardeners</a></span></p>
<p><br></p>
<p>This year&nbsp;Tompkins County is&nbsp;joining with Tioga and Broome counties to pilot a 'flipped classroom' model for Master Gardener training in New York State that will be more active, hands-on and engaging.&nbsp;Trainees will watch videos on specific gardening topics
 on their own time, then the trainees will meet monthly for active, hands-on&nbsp;learning sessions at a variety of horticulture sites in Tompkins, Tioga and Broome Counties.
</p>
<p><br></p>
<p>Video-viewing sessions will also be organized at CCE for&nbsp;those without access to a computer, and carpooling will be arranged to the monthly group sessions.
</p>
<p>&nbsp;<br></p>
<p></p>
<p><br></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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Dave Jacke | 12 Jul 19:19 2016

Ecological Cultures by Design at Omega

Announcing a workshop that I hope will knock your socks off!

Ecological Cultures by Design: 

The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

Dave Jacke with special guests John and Nancy Todd

July 15-17, 2016, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self. Yet the seeds of solutions lie within the problem.  Given the timing and nature of the challenges, we must quickly create diverse, multifaceted paths forward.  Interconnected ecosystems can teach us how to create ecological human cultures, and through ecosystem mimicry we re-member ourselves as part of nature. But we must do this consciously, by design.

All humans design. The ability lives in each of us. It fuels our individual and collective creativity. Conscious ecological design also offers deep integrative power.  Profound lessons for both our individual selves and our collective lives lie inherent within the ecological design process.  This workshop will elucidate the frameworks for functional, effective and conscious ecological design, and give you experience with those frames and those processes: presentations and design exercises will seed improvements to our design understanding, effectiveness, and efficiency. More importantly, we will connect the inner landscape of ecological design to the big-scale tasks at hand, and we’ll delve into some of the fundamental truths the ecological design process offers about who we are as humans, what is the nature of reality, and how we might live more fully into our present and future selves while doing the practical work the world and the times demand of us.  Ecological design visionaries John Todd and Nancy Jack Todd join us Saturday afternoon.

Experienced and novice designers alike are welcome.

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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.

   “Teach this triple truth to all: 
    a generous heart, 
    kind speech, 
    and a life of service and compassion
    are the things which renew humanity.”
         Buddha


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<p><span>Announcing a workshop that I hope will knock your socks off!</span><br></p>
<p>Ecological Cultures by Design:&nbsp;</p>
<p>The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry</p>
<div>Dave Jacke with special guests John and Nancy Todd</div>
<p>July 15-17, 2016, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY</p>
<p>The
 belief in separation forms the core of our current crises&mdash;humans from 
nature, spirit from matter, mind from body&mdash;the false divisions are 
legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they 
disintegrate our sense of self. Yet the seeds of solutions lie within 
the problem. &nbsp;Given the timing and nature of the challenges, we must quickly create diverse, multifaceted paths forward. &nbsp;Interconnected ecosystems can teach us how to create ecological human
 cultures, and through ecosystem mimicry we re-member ourselves as part of nature. But we 
must do this consciously, by design.</p>
<p>All humans design. The ability lives in each of us. It fuels our 
individual and collective creativity. Conscious ecological design also 
offers deep integrative power. &nbsp;Profound lessons for both our individual selves and our collective lives lie inherent within the ecological design process. &nbsp;This workshop will elucidate the frameworks for functional, effective and conscious ecological design, and give you experience with those frames and those processes: presentations and design exercises will seed improvements to our design understanding, effectiveness, and efficiency. More importantly, we will connect the inner landscape of ecological design to the big-scale tasks at hand, and we&rsquo;ll delve into some of the fundamental truths the ecological design process offers about who we are as humans, what is the nature of reality, and how we might live more fully into our present and future selves while doing the practical work the world and the times demand of us. &nbsp;Ecological design visionaries John 
Todd and Nancy Jack Todd join us Saturday afternoon.</p>
<p>Experienced and novice designers alike are welcome.</p>
<div><a href="https://www.eomega.org/workshops/ecological-cultures-by-design?source=fweb.jackd.ws#-workshop-description-block">https://www.eomega.org/workshops/ecological-cultures-by-design?source=fweb.jackd.ws#-workshop-description-block</a></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>-------------<br>Dave Jacke<br>Dynamics Ecological Design<br>33 E. Taylor Hill Rd. &bull; Montague, MA &bull;&nbsp;01351<br>603-831-1298 &bull;&nbsp;<a href="mailto:davej@...">davej@...m</a><br><br>Visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edibleforestgardens.com">www.edibleforestgardens.com</a>&nbsp;for&nbsp;information on or to purchase my award-winning two-volume book,&nbsp;Edible Forest&nbsp;Gardens.<br><br>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> and support&nbsp;our effort by sending a check to the&nbsp;address above&mdash;we will honor the same&nbsp;rewards listed on the kickstarter website&nbsp;for any donations sent now.</div>
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<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Teach this triple truth to all:&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;a generous heart,&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;kind speech,&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;and a life of service and compassion<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;are the things which renew humanity.&rdquo;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Buddha<br><br>
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Michael Burns | 11 Jul 20:50 2016
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SAVE-THE-DATE: Finger Lakes Permaculture Tour Weekend: August 26-28, 2016

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
 
   with the generous support of our sponsors
 
   announces the
 
3rd Annual Permaculture Tour Weekend
 
August 26, 27 & 28, 2016
 
Learn all the details at http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org
 
Three days of workshops, tours, socializing, networking, and learning in the cities, villages and countryside of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of NY.
 
Friday through Sunday you can view a movie, visit sites, talk with other practitioners and enthusiasts, try hands-on workshops, and simply immerse yourself in the thriving permaculture scene of central New York.
 
Friday evening offers a screening of the movie “INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective” followed a “Conscious Electronic Dance Music” party in bustling downtown Ithaca.
 
All day Saturday tour permaculture farms, gardens, parks, & homes ending with a reception at the Finger Lakes Cider House with music and a fundraising auction.
 
Sunday continues with networking and learning with over a dozen speakers and workshops at our Finger Lakes Permaculture Convergence and Plant Sale.
 
Admission to all events is free. However, we depend on your donations to support the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and the Permaculture Tour Weekend.
 
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI), founded in 2005, connects people with the environment and each other to design regenerative ecosystems for resilient communities. FLPCI holds events for people to learn sustainable and ecological design methods including workshops, apprentice programs, trainings and design certificate courses.
 
Learn all the details at http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org
 
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<div><div>The Finger Lakes&nbsp;Permaculture Institute<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;with the generous support of our sponsors<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;announces the<br>&nbsp;<br>3rd Annual Permaculture&nbsp;Tour Weekend<br>&nbsp;<br>August 26, 27 &amp;&nbsp;28, 2016<br>&nbsp;<br>Learn all the details at&nbsp;<a href="http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org/">http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>&nbsp;<br>Three days of&nbsp;workshops, tours, socializing, networking, and learning in the cities, villages&nbsp;and countryside of the&nbsp;beautiful Finger Lakes Region of NY.<br>&nbsp;<br>Friday through Sunday&nbsp;you can view a movie, visit sites, talk with other practitioners and&nbsp;enthusiasts, try hands-on&nbsp;workshops, and simply immerse yourself in the&nbsp;thriving permaculture scene of central New York.<br>&nbsp;<br>Friday evening offers&nbsp;a&nbsp;screening of the movie &ldquo;INHABIT: A&nbsp;Permaculture Perspective&rdquo; followed a &ldquo;Conscious&nbsp;Electronic Dance Music&rdquo; party&nbsp;in bustling downtown Ithaca.<br>&nbsp;<br>All day Saturday tour permaculture farms, gardens, parks, &amp; homes ending with&nbsp;a reception at the&nbsp;Finger Lakes&nbsp;Cider House with music and a fundraising auction.<br>&nbsp;<br>Sunday continues with networking and learning with&nbsp;over a dozen speakers and workshops at our Finger Lakes&nbsp;Permaculture Convergence&nbsp;and Plant Sale.<br>&nbsp;<br>Admission to all events is free. However,&nbsp;we depend on your donations to support the Finger Lakes Permaculture&nbsp;Institute&nbsp;and the Permaculture Tour Weekend.<br>&nbsp;<br>The Finger Lakes&nbsp;Permaculture Institute (FLPCI), founded in 2005, connects people with the&nbsp;environment and&nbsp;each other to design regenerative ecosystems for resilient&nbsp;communities. FLPCI holds events for people to learn&nbsp;sustainable and ecological&nbsp;design methods including workshops, apprentice programs, trainings and&nbsp;design&nbsp;certificate courses.<br>&nbsp;<br>Learn all the details at&nbsp;<a href="http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org">http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>&nbsp;<br>###<br>&nbsp;</div></div>
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Sandra J. Repp | 21 Jun 21:01 2016
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6/25: FREE 'Compost with Confidence' class 12:30-1:30 at the Ithaca Community Gardens

 

Compost with Confidence Series: #1 “Getting Started”

Saturday, June 25, 12:30-1:30pm

<at> Ithaca Community Gardens (meet at the ‘compost demonstration site’ sign on the railroad side of the gardens)

 

Master Composter volunteers provide information and demonstrations on how to set up and manage a successful compost system in this FREE 5-part series held the last Saturday of the Month through October. Each class covers compost basics and a topic of the month. Upcoming topics: 7/30: “Troubleshooting”; 8/27: “Is it Done? & Compost Uses”; 9/24: “Indoor Composting”; 10/29: “Winter Composting”.

Pre-registration is not required – just show up!  Go to http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/27/compost-w-confidence for more information or call Adam at 272-2292 with any questions. 

 

Adam Michaelides
Program Manager, Compost Education Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

www.ccetompkins.org/compost / (607) 272-2292 x 124

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Compost with Confidence Series: #1 &ldquo;Getting Started&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Saturday, June 25, 12:30-1:30pm<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> <at>  Ithaca Community Gardens (meet at the &lsquo;compost demonstration site&rsquo; sign on the railroad side of the gardens)<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Master Composter volunteers provide information and demonstrations on how to set up and manage a successful compost system in this FREE 5-part series held the last Saturday of the Month through October. Each
 class covers compost basics and a topic of the month. Upcoming topics: 7/30: &ldquo;Troubleshooting&rdquo;; 8/27: &ldquo;Is it Done? &amp; Compost Uses&rdquo;; 9/24: &ldquo;Indoor Composting&rdquo;; 10/29: &ldquo;Winter Composting&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p><span>Pre-registration is not required &ndash; just show up!&nbsp; Go to
<a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/27/compost-w-confidence">http://ccetompkins.org/events/2015/06/27/compost-w-confidence</a> for more information or call Adam at 272-2292 with any questions.&nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Adam Michaelides<br></span>Program Manager, Compost Education Program<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><a href="http://www.ccetompkins.org/compost">www.ccetompkins.org/compost</a> /
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Dave Jacke | 17 Jun 02:15 2016

Something new and different from Dave Jacke

Announcing a workshop that I hope will knock your socks off!

Ecological Cultures by Design: 

The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry

Dave Jacke with special guests John and Nancy Todd

July 15-17, 2016, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

The belief in separation forms the core of our current crises—humans from nature, spirit from matter, mind from body—the false divisions are legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they disintegrate our sense of self. Yet the seeds of solutions lie within the problem.  Given the timing and nature of the challenges, we must quickly create diverse, multifaceted paths forward.  Interconnected ecosystems can teach us how to create ecological human cultures, and through ecosystem mimicry we re-member ourselves as part of nature. But we must do this consciously, by design.

All humans design. The ability lives in each of us. It fuels our individual and collective creativity. Conscious ecological design also offers deep integrative power.  Profound lessons for both our individual selves and our collective lives lie inherent within the ecological design process.  This workshop will elucidate the frameworks for functional, effective and conscious ecological design, and give you experience with those frames and those processes: presentations and design exercises will seed improvements to our design understanding, effectiveness, and efficiency. More importantly, we will connect the inner landscape of ecological design to the big-scale tasks at hand, and we’ll delve into some of the fundamental truths the ecological design process offers about who we are as humans, what is the nature of reality, and how we might live more fully into our present and future selves while doing the practical work the world and the times demand of us.  Ecological design visionaries John Todd and Nancy Jack Todd join us Saturday afternoon.

Experienced and novice designers alike are welcome.

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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.

   “Teach this triple truth to all: 
    a generous heart, 
    kind speech, 
    and a life of service and compassion
    are the things which renew humanity.”
         Buddha


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<p><span>Announcing a workshop that I hope will knock your socks off!</span><br></p>
<p>Ecological Cultures by Design:&nbsp;</p>
<p>The Inner Landscape of Ecosystem Mimicry</p>
<div>Dave Jacke with special guests John and Nancy Todd</div>
<p>July 15-17, 2016, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY</p>
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 belief in separation forms the core of our current crises&mdash;humans from 
nature, spirit from matter, mind from body&mdash;the false divisions are 
legion. Cultures of separation shred ecosystems even as they 
disintegrate our sense of self. Yet the seeds of solutions lie within 
the problem. &nbsp;Given the timing and nature of the challenges, we must quickly create diverse, multifaceted paths forward. &nbsp;Interconnected ecosystems can teach us how to create ecological human
 cultures, and through ecosystem mimicry we re-member ourselves as part of nature. But we 
must do this consciously, by design.</p>
<p>All humans design. The ability lives in each of us. It fuels our 
individual and collective creativity. Conscious ecological design also 
offers deep integrative power. &nbsp;Profound lessons for both our individual selves and our collective lives lie inherent within the ecological design process. &nbsp;This workshop will elucidate the frameworks for functional, effective and conscious ecological design, and give you experience with those frames and those processes: presentations and design exercises will seed improvements to our design understanding, effectiveness, and efficiency. More importantly, we will connect the inner landscape of ecological design to the big-scale tasks at hand, and we&rsquo;ll delve into some of the fundamental truths the ecological design process offers about who we are as humans, what is the nature of reality, and how we might live more fully into our present and future selves while doing the practical work the world and the times demand of us. &nbsp;Ecological design visionaries John 
Todd and Nancy Jack Todd join us Saturday afternoon.</p>
<p>Experienced and novice designers alike are welcome.</p>
<div><a href="https://www.eomega.org/workshops/ecological-cultures-by-design?source=fweb.jackd.ws#-workshop-description-block">https://www.eomega.org/workshops/ecological-cultures-by-design?source=fweb.jackd.ws#-workshop-description-block</a></div>
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<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;&ldquo;Teach this triple truth to all:&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;a generous heart,&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;kind speech,&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;and a life of service and compassion<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;are the things which renew humanity.&rdquo;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Buddha<br><br>
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Chrys B. Gardener | 16 Jun 16:11 2016
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Small Fruits class, Thursday 6/23 at CCE Tompkins

Small Fruits for Home Gardens

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

CCE Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue Ithaca

Cost: $5 - $10 sliding scale

Small fruits are ideal to grow if you are short on space and time. They are easy to fit into a home landscape and start producing fruit a year or two after planting. Currants, gooseberries and jostaberries will be ripe in the CCE gardens, so we will do some tasting of these lesser-known fruits. We will also explore more common fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Find out about cold hardiness, pollination, soil preparation, propagation, varieties to try, and more.

Pre-registration is required.  Go to http://ccetompkins.org/events/2016/06/23/small-fruits-for-home-gardens for more information or to register online, or call 272-2292 to register and pay 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 class="MsoNormal">Cost: $5 - $10 sliding scale<p></p></p>
<p>Small fruits are ideal to grow if you are short on space and time. They are easy to fit into a home landscape and start producing fruit a year or two after planting. Currants, gooseberries and jostaberries will be ripe in the CCE gardens, so we will do some
 tasting of these lesser-known fruits. We will also explore more common fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Find out about cold hardiness, pollination, soil preparation, propagation, varieties to try, and more.
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<p>Pre-registration is required.&nbsp; Go to <a href="http://ccetompkins.org/events/2016/06/23/small-fruits-for-home-gardens">
http://ccetompkins.org/events/2016/06/23/small-fruits-for-home-gardens</a> for more information or to register online, or call 272-2292 to register and pay by phone.&nbsp;<p></p></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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Joshua Dolan | 8 Jun 02:12 2016
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Herb Spiral construction this Saturday!

Join us this Saturday from 10-1 to build a community herb spiral at Conley Park, site of Ithaca's permaculture park project. Located at Adams and Lake St. in Ithaca's Northside neighborhood, the park is home to a diverse and growing array of edible species and landscape elements.


Help out this Saturday and learn easy construction techniques on how to build your own herb spiral. If you have culinary or medicinal herbs to donate, please bring them along as well as a big beautiful rock of two to add to the "stone soup". 


It's been confirmed today that if you come to the event you'll be fed by Bicicocina! Catering and walk away with as many chive plants as you like!

Please contact me, Josh Dolan at Sapsquatch7-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org or (607) 280-8498 with any questions.


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ESNY Community and School Gardens Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
607-280-8498
sapsquatch7 <at> gmail.com

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<p>Join us this Saturday from 10-1 to build a community herb spiral at Conley Park, site of Ithaca's permaculture park project. Located at Adams and Lake St. in Ithaca's Northside&nbsp;neighborhood, the park is home to a diverse and growing&nbsp;array of edible species and landscape elements.</p>
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<div>Help out this Saturday and learn easy construction techniques on how to build your own herb spiral. If you have culinary or medicinal herbs to donate, please bring them along as well as a big beautiful rock of two to add to the "stone soup".&nbsp;<br><div><br></div>
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Joshua Dolan | 31 May 20:24 2016
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Herb spiral construction and Community picnic 6/11 10am-1pm

Want to be part of Ithaca’s most exciting public permaculture project? Join us Saturday, June 11 from 10am-1pm at Conley Park on the Corner of Lake and Adams in Ithaca's Northside Neighborhood to finish construction and planting of two herb spirals.

We are asking folks to bring culinary or medicinal herbs or native plants AND/OR a few large rocks >6" wide to add to the spiral. The prettier the better!

Food will be served at 12:30. Stay tuned for more info on the picnic! For more info contact Josh Dolan at jd285-HmMyXyqgL2CVc3sceRu5cw@public.gmane.org or by phone at (607)280-8498


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ESNY Community and School Gardens Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
607-280-8498
sapsquatch7-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
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Sandra J. Repp | 25 May 17:37 2016
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6/5: Mushroom Cultivation Workshop in Homer

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Sunday, June 5, 9:00am-12:00pm

<at> Lone Birch Stables, 5668 US Route 11, Homer NY 

Would you like to  learn how to grow your own mushrooms? Learn various techniques for two different species. Learn where to place the logs and how to fruit. Get to take home a log which will produce this year and for years to come.

Growing mushrooms from thinned trees and firewood tree tops is one way landowners can help feed themselves with otherwise scrap wood. Log grown mushrooms are of better quality than other commercially, sawdust grown mushrooms. Growing your own mushrooms at home is a fun ’side’ project for all ages.  With just a little care, you can harvest each log for up to 3-4 years.   Pre-registration is required and only space for 20 registrants. To register or for more information call Jared Popoli at (607)591-2782 or email terrapinstationed-PkbjNfxxIARBDgjK7y7TUQ@public.gmane.org . There will be a fee of $20 per person to cover costs of materials.

 

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Sunday, June 5, 9:00am-12:00pm</span><span><br> <at>  Lone Birch Stables, 5668 US Route 11, Homer NY&nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Would you like to&nbsp; learn how to grow your own mushrooms? Learn various techniques for two different species. Learn where to place
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<span>Growing mushrooms from thinned trees and firewood tree tops is one way landowners can help feed themselves with otherwise scrap wood. Log grown mushrooms are of better quality than other commercially, sawdust
 grown mushrooms. Growing your own mushrooms at home is a fun &rsquo;side&rsquo; project for all ages.&nbsp; With just a little care, you can harvest each log for up to 3-4 years.&nbsp; &nbsp;Pre-registration is required and only space for 20 registrants. To register or for more information
 call Jared Popoli at <a href="tel:%28607%29591-2782" target="_blank">(607)591-2782</a> or email
<a href="mailto:terrapinstationed@..." target="_blank">terrapinstationed@...</a> . There will be a fee of $20 per person to cover costs of materials.<p></p></span></p>
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