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2014 NH Permaculture Gathering

Dorchester, NH – On Saturday August 23rd, D Acres of NH will be hosting a gathering for permaculture practitioners, supporters, and the general public. The event will take place rain or shine from 9a.m. - 5p.m. at D Acres of NH. Tickets are available for online pre-registration through August 15 for $20.00, and $30.00 thereafter. A delicious farm-fresh unch is included with ticket purchase.  Networking, skill-sharing, tours, and workshops for every level from curious beginner to experienced permaculturist will be offered.

Permaculture is a design methodology that utilizes a set of ethics and principles to create living systems for a more sustainable future. The basic tenets of “Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share” guide the philosophy into on-the-ground practice. Permaculture in NH is gaining momentum as planners, homesteaders, builders, and community organizers are learning the design principles and putting them into practice. This gathering will feature the many hands-on skills, knowledge, and expertise that are actively present in our state.

The list of presentations is immense, with over 35 educational educational offerings, including:

Coppicing with Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardening

Green Burials: Live Green, Die Green with Lee Webster

Education for a Paradigm Shift with Valerie Piedmont

Bio-Char Demonstration and Explanation of Usage with Doug Clayton

Natural Building with Bryan Felice

Preparing for Climate Change with Chris Skoglund

Tour of D Acres with Josh Trought

Mushroom Foraging with Dave Wichland

Hand-Hewing Timber with Ben Kaufhold

A Biogas Revolution: Anaerobic digesters at small farms in Mexico with Alex Eaton

Alternative Fuels with Peter Dow

Sadhana Forest in India, Haiti & Kenya with Aviram Rozin

Machines and their Appropriate Place in Permaculture with Andrew Jenks

Herb Walk with Jessica Cole

What Birds and Insects Can Teach Us About Biodiversity and Permaculture with Paul Miliotis

Self Care on the Permaculture Homestead with Kym Feltovic

Blacksmithing Demonstration All Day with Steve Ash

My journey to energy self-sufficiency--how I renovated my old house to a zero net-energy building with Kim Quirk

Beginning Bee-Keeping with Amy Antonucci

Integrating Alternative Energy and Food Production Systems with Morgan Casella

Rocket Mass Heaters with Sam Schreier & Ray Dudley

Livestock Q&A with Dot Perkins

The day will conclude with several evening activities. At 5pm, Bread & Puppet Theater will perform Fire, Emergency Performance for Gaza, a revival of the 1966 show “Fire,” followed by a potluck meal to be shared by all at 6:30pm, and ending the evening with special musical guests, West African drumming ensemble, Sayon Camara & Landaya.

To register for the gathering visit the D Acres’ website at Volunteer opportunities are available by contacting D Acres directly at [masked] or [masked].

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