1312 120th St South, Parkland, WA
Taught by Kelda & Nick Lorax of Sustainable Tacoma/Pierce as well as Polly Blackburn, this workshop shows that people of modest means, living in working class city neighborhoods, can create smart permaculture designs on matchbook lots, with benefits radiating all around. The workshop is based at the 120th Street Ecohouse, an intentional community of 9+ members, and it showcases water-saving features, several types of gardens, unique tiny-house living options, and more.
These "sustainable homes and garden" workshops co-sponsored by Sustainable Tacoma/Pierce and the Wolf College provide you with skills and information needed to turn your own property into a sustainable wonderland, an environment that invites wildlife and provides food for friends, family, and neighbors.
See below for costs ranging from $45 to $65 for this inspiring workshop which includes the following itinerary:
10:00 Story of our community house, our favorite resources, and before/after pics.
10:45 Design Work including Base Map, Sectors & Zones, what we learn from doing an overall design, and looking at your own design if you bring one.
11:45 The Importance of Sustainability & House Maintenance
12:30 Tours Round 1 - Trees: Which Trees & Why, Lessons Learned, Expanding Tree Cover in Neighborhoods; Garden Tour (includes Fungi); Composting including humanure, lessons learned, and neighborhood systems; Greywater lessons, and neighborhood system ideas.
2:15 Tours Round 2 - Water-Saving Strategies; Clay Oven, Earthen Floor & Greenroof; Tiny-Bus and Tiny-Shed-to-Be; Poultry & Bees
3:30 Invisible Structures-Discussion: Aesthetics & Code; Events & Community; Economics;
4:00 Lessons learned & Further Ideas
Cost & Registration:
• $65 the first time you attend one of our Sustainable Homes & Gardens workshops;
• $60 for a second friend/family member, or the second time you attend;
• $55 for a third friend/family member, or the third time you attend;
• $50 per additional friend/family member, or the fourth time you attend;
• $45 if you hold a Permaculture Design Certification, for children too young to benefit from instruction, and for continuing attendances from your fifth time on.
To register, rsvp here and use PayPal, or call us at[masked] with a credit card, or send a check to the Wolf College,[masked]th St SW, Puyallup WA 98371
Please be prepared to pitch in to share work on homes and gardens, bringing • a food dish to share and a packet of seeds to exchange; • scissors & Paper Bags for nettle harvest; • gardening or work gloves; • hats and clothing appropriate for the weather; • waterproof or rubber boots; • your favorite field guides on herbalism, gardening, permaculture, etc.
Refunds offered if:
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.