International Permaculture Day Meetup

  • May 4, 2014 · 3:00 PM
  • York Meadow Farm

@LOCATION: Look for balloons on the mailbox immediately East of the long gravel driveway leading back towards the woods. The old farmhouse out front is the neighbor's property.

On this day, we will be gathering to celebrate International Permaculture Day!  We'd like to make this event potluck-style, so bring a dish or drink to share...or just bring yourself and the ideas you have!

The only structure on the farm property at this time is a small shed, but there is electricity for crock pots if necessary.  Seating is limited (ok, it's pretty non-existent) so if you want to sit, bring a chair as well. 

With that said, real bathrooms are also non-existent out on the farm as well, but there is an abundance of woodlands (and we even have our own toilet paper, lol) to be used if nature calls.  If that isn't your cup of tea, there's several options down the road on the square in Litchfield.

What is Permaculture?

"Permaculture is a design system for sustainable living, developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s and now practiced by millions worldwide. Whilst permaculture is mainly associated with growing food, it also covers water harvesting, renewable energy, agroforestry, animal management, waste recycling, sustainable housing, finance, community building and earth repair."

See the link below for the official press release:

http://www.permacultureday.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Reclaiming-Food-Freedom-IPD-2014-Press-Release.pdf 

According to the International Permaculture Day site, York Meadow Farm will be "...one of the permaculture gardens and education centers around the world that will be opening their doors to showcase permaculture design."  


The reality is that we are in the process of growing and starting a self-sufficient farm from scratch.  We had little knowledge beyond backyard gardening and landscaping when my family began this journey just a few years ago.  

On International Permaculture Day, I will be providing a tour of the land, talking about the history of the land and our evolving plans for the farm.  

Bring your ideas and knowledge and we can how we all are learning about permaculture-based design systems and integrating them into our lives...

Look forward to meeting everyone!

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  • Rob K.

    Thanks to everyone that came out this past Sunday afternoon! It was nice to meet with a great group of like-minded permaculture people. I look forward to crossing paths with you all again down the road at future meetups and beyond!

    May 7

    • carrie

      so sad we couldn't make it. Jarrod and I look forward to meeting you all in the future.

      1 · May 7

  • Jacki

    What a great group of such interesting people with so many skills. thanks Rob!

    2 · May 4

    • Rob K.

      Thanks for coming out, Jacki! It was great to meet you and learn about what you are doing. Your pickles were delicious!

      1 · May 7

  • Rob K.

    I updated the event listing, but figured it wouldn't hurt to post here also. The property is marked with balloons on the mailbox located immediately East of the driveway. Follow the driveway straight back until you see the cars and horse trailer. Park in the drier spots, please. See you soon!

    May 4

  • Rob K.

    Here's the official press release for International Permaculture Day 2014! http://www.permacultureday.org/...­

    May 4

  • Kimberly

    I want to learn more about Permaculture

    1 · April 30

    • Rob K.

      As I learn more I am eager to share it with others and hear their perspective as well. We can all help each other learn different things applied in different ways.

      May 3

  • carrie

    I really wish we could make it. We have a birthday party for a close family member that we really shouldn't miss but we would love to make it there in the future

    1 · April 18

    • Rob K.

      Stay tuned for more events in the future, Carrie!

      1 · April 22

  • Susan

    I just joined the group and would absolutely love to attend this event but I'm a Cleve. Abassador for an event that day at a Marriott downtown until 5:00 p.m. I will keep a lookout for your next event.

    April 11

    • Rob K.

      Thanks for your interest, Susan. I hope to be hosting many more events this season. There will also be socializing meetups at bars, coffeehouses, etc.

      April 15

    • Susan

      Great! I hope to be able to join in on some of those events. Looking forward to it.

      1 · April 15

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