Movie Night: The Permaculture Orchard

We will have a simple vegetarian dinner so you can come right from work. If you are due paying member, consider dinner as a member perk, if not, please leave a $ 3 or higher gift. RSVP would be nice so we know how much food to make, but if you decide last minute that you can make it, please come. We will start the movie at 6:30. I also will have the book available to browse through. Room 29.

The Permaculture Orchard : Beyond Organic is a feature-length educational film that will teach you how to set up your own permaculture orchard at any scale. We recognize the limitations of the organic model as a substitute to conventional fruit growing, and want to propose a more holistic, regenerative approach based on permaculture principles. Based on 20 years of applied theory and trial and error, biologist and educator Stefan Sobkowiak shares his experience transforming a conventional apple orchard into an abundance of biodiversity that virtually takes care of itself. The concepts, techniques and tips presented in this film will help you with your own project, whether it is just a few fruit trees in your urban backyard, or a full-scale multi-acre commercial orchard.



Trained as a biologist and landscape architect, Stefan has taught fruit production, landscape plants and design, and natural history of vertebrates at Montreal’s McGill University. He owned a landscape design firm for 20 years, developping hundreds of projects for private, institutional and municipal clients. He’s been teaching permaculture in Quebec since 1995. Stefan is the owner of Miracle Farms since 1993.

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  • joe_g

    Thank you for the link, Anne, nice to be able to read the info there!!!

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Anne

    1 · July 4, 2014

  • Camille S.

    It was Hosta. I love this plant. But I think it needs more humidity than we have here. Could grown in really shady place, but woudl need water. Another option might be Hucjera....also a shade loving varietie that seem to do well out here. Hope this helps. Camille

    July 3, 2014

  • joe_g

    Did anyone catch the name of that broad-leafed plant he suggested for around base of trees? Looked like comfrey, said it grows fast and will crowd out grass!

    July 3, 2014

  • Camille S.

    Really interesting!! glad I was there. Always nice to see everyone.

    2 · July 3, 2014

  • kay

    This looks great! I will try to come....

    June 24, 2014

  • Stephanie

    We have guests visiting, but if we don't end up with something planned this night I'll be there.

    June 16, 2014

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