CSC's June Open House and Design Expo

Join us for our one-day Open House on June 8th, 10am-3:30pm.

In the morning, we will take a walking tour of town and show you some of the neighborhood’s examples of sustainable living–our wind turbine, rain gardens, and more. In the afternoon, we will feature a walkabout workshop highlighting some of our recent work on the CSC landscape including a cob-making tutorial. And . . . stay overnight to take Midwest Permaculture’s Rocket Stove workshop on June 9th!

Schedule:
10:00 am: INTRODUCTION
11:00 am: WALKING TOUR OF THE TOWN
12:30 pm: LUNCH
1:30 pm- 4:00pm: EXPERIENCE LIVING PERMACULTURE WITH
MARY-KATE CARTER
(meet at the Stelle community center in the center of town)


We appreciate your contributions of $10 for the morning tour and lunch and $15 for the afternoon workshop. If you are coming for just the afternoon workshop, please arrive before the workshop begins.
Space can be limited, so please call or email to reserve a spot. For more information on how to sign up, please click here.
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Afternoon Workshop:
What’s it like to live, work, and play every day as a Permaculturist?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary-Kate Carter is a current intern who has been working to implement features of the permaculture design on the CSC property. She will share our progress in the garden, pond, and chicken production, as well as her perspective in the continuing journey of building permaculture systems in the Midwest. Mary-Kate is using her design skills from Austin Permaculture Guild (as well as Midwest Permaculture) in creating everything from chicken coops to food forests.

Get an insider’s perspective on our internship and survey the giant leaps we’ve made in making our design a reality.

We will tour CSC’s 8.7-acre landscape that adjoins Stelle, focusing on our new developments, including our newly-planted linear food forest, water harvesting via a solar pump, new mobile chicken tractor, and more! We will also have a hands-on cob-making tutorial to show how we made our earthen oven from the ground beneath our feet!

Stay updated on what our interns are designing & building via our blog.

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  • analeah

    Everyone was incredibly open and generous. I learned a lot and am excited to return!

    June 11, 2013

  • Doug R.

    Wonderful day seeing the permaculture designs and implementation. Inspiring!

    June 10, 2013

    • Megan K.

      Thanks, Doug! Thank you to everyone who came out to Stelle--it was was a real pleasure to meetup and discuss sustainable design and to hear everyone's interests and hopes for the future. I will be able to post a few pics from Saturday to the Meetup soon.

      June 10, 2013

  • Megan K.

    Hey guys, I'm excited for tomorrow's event, and the weather STILL looks good! We have some non-meetup permies coming (and some interested not-yet-permies), so I'm excited for the conversation tomorrow.

    June 7, 2013

  • analeah

    Hey all- Amtrak tickets to Kankakee, Il are pretty cheap and it's not too far from Stelle.
    http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak
    Also if you want to rent a car Ace Rent-a-car near Chicago O'Hare is pretty cheap.

    June 7, 2013

  • Doug R.

    My wife and I will be bringing our 18 month old, so we might not make it through the whole day. Looking forward to checking out the designs!

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Megan K.

    Hi guys, Saturday's weather forecast looks wonderful -- 76 and sunny -- and we here in Stelle are looking forward to meeting new people and talkin' permaculture. I haven't been able to line up any rides from Chicago yet, but I'll post back if I can.

    June 3, 2013

  • Doug R.

    I would love to attend with my wife and toddler. Would it be ok to bring a toddler? We'll be walking around outside a lot checking out the design implementations? If he wasn't diggin' it we would just leave early.

    June 3, 2013

    • Megan K.

      Doug, that sounds great! Although we'll be doing a lot of walking, standing, and talking, Stelle is definitely a kid-friendly town, and if he's not digging it, you can always go exploring with him--the pond and playgrounds are popular with kids.

      June 3, 2013

  • analeah

    I am also looking for a ride from Chicago!

    May 28, 2013

  • jessica

    I need a ride to Stelle!
    My EV can't make it there :(

    May 28, 2013

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