Last Chance Field Trip to the Yelton's Permaculture Home in Whitefield

  • November 3, 2013 · 10:15 AM
  • Humustacia Permaculture Gardens (Charles & Julia Yelton's Home)

As many of you know, Charles & Julia Yelton have been living and teaching permaculture in our region for a number of years, but are now getting ready to move on.  Their very special hand-made home and permaculture gardens in Whitefield will be changing hands soon so this field trip is being organized to...

~ Allow many of you who know Charles & Julia to have chance to see them and their place before they go... 

~Create an opportunity to have a guided tour from the Yeltons themselves of the inside and outside systems they've created that make their place so special.  You'll see earthen finishes, passive solar design, composting toilet system, cob oven, sun trap gardens created out of a woodland clearing, grey water system, cool cupboard, hand made tiles and much more....

~Ensure that those of you who haven't had a chance to see the place get to do so before the Yeltons move on.  Charles & Julia are some of the most experience designers and implementers in the northeast and worth spending time with.

• 9:00 Carpools will leave Portland (Marginal Way Park and Ride) and others can meet us as the Yeltons (if coming from other directions) at 10:15.  If you can offer a lift from Portland or want a lift from Portland, please use the comments thread to indicate that!

• 10:15 to 10:30 Arrive and park on the road and get settled in, split into inside tours and outside tours

• 12:00 Potluck lunch (bring a dish to share and your own potluck kit)

• 12:30 Switch groups (inside group goes outside and vice versa)

• 2:00 Wrap up and head out

Space is limited for this event.




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  • Elaine

    Great, Morgyn! See you on Facebook next!

    November 10, 2013

  • Morgyn D.

    Can I please carpool with someone? I will be a the meeting spot in Portland.

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Elaine

      Morgyn! Are you back in Maine?! If so I'd love to hear about your adventures.

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Morgyn D.

      Yes, Elaine! I will send you a FB friend request. It would be lovely to see you and catch up!

      November 10, 2013

  • Liz N.

    We ended up with a serving spoon I've never seen before-"Japan Carleton Stainless"; flower at the end. Anyone missing it? It's on my desk, reminding me how good the food was...

    November 7, 2013

  • laura m.

    This is a magical place. It was amazing insight to hear and see all of the wonderful things they have accomplished.

    November 4, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    Hi folks, if you get this in time, we can handle a few more ppl. Come along to 51 Doyle road in whitefield for 10:15 and we can deal with payment there! Thx.

    November 3, 2013

    • Rhonda A.

      That you. See you all there.

      November 3, 2013

    • Michael C.

      Unfortunately we're to far away, Hope everyone has fun. Please post lots of pics!

      November 3, 2013

  • Rhonda A.

    Sorry to ask but this is my first group activity. How do I confirm that I am listed as attending and do I pay at the location?

    November 3, 2013

  • Doug

    Would love to see the Yelton's place. Couldn't confirm, tho, till now that there will be 2 of us. Hope something opens up.

    November 3, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Any chance my wife and I can still join in? We've been excitedly talking about this for a couple weeks but didn't want to RSVP until we figured out childcare. We finally did today but the meetup was full when we went to RSVP.

    November 2, 2013

  • Travis M.

    I was hoping to bring my wife and two children if that is all right the children are 2 and 5 very well behaved and if by chance the youngest acts up my wife can remove him so as not to disrupt the group.
    Thanks,
    Travis Marshall

    November 1, 2013

    • Lisa F.

      Travis, fine to bring kids. Normal hazards to watch for like stairs, ponds, etc;)

      1 · November 1, 2013

    • Aimee G.

      My 5yo daughter is excited to go now too!

      November 2, 2013

  • Greg M.

    Don't forget that we turn our clocks back everyone...one extra hour to sleep or make sure you have your potluck stuff together :)

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Aimee G.

      Thank you for the reminder!

      November 2, 2013

  • Aimee G.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow!

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Greg M.

    I'll meet up in Portland. Happy to drive or ride.

    November 2, 2013

  • Trisha R.

    Hi, I have previously selected Join and I would like to attend but it is not listing me as attending and not allowing me to pay? Is there another way I should register or pay? Thank you, Trisha

    November 2, 2013

  • Jani C.

    I wish I could attend, but my wood stove goes in tomorrow, the wood cutting...

    November 2, 2013

  • Craig

    I just joined the group and am interested in coming to the event. I hope it's not awkward for a brand new member to come take the tour. I'm planning on building a house and want to get some ideas and inspiration.

    November 1, 2013

  • Rhonda A.

    Looking forward to attending. What a great opportunity to attend my group gathering.

    November 1, 2013

  • Xiknawi M

    Give my love to the Yeltons. Enjoy this special place, built by an amazing couple.

    November 1, 2013

  • Liz N.

    Will come from Portland; can offer up to 3 spots if anyone else wants to carpool.

    November 1, 2013

  • Ron R.

    Great, I will be at the center at 9:15am, my cell is 841-2024. Thanks

    October 30, 2013

    • Susie

      My cell is[masked]

      October 31, 2013

  • Morgyn D.

    This sounds, well, heavenly! I'm not sure yet if I can go but I will know very soon.

    October 29, 2013

    • Lisa F.

      would love to have you morgyn!

      1 · October 29, 2013

    • Morgyn D.

      Yay! I'm going!

      October 31, 2013

  • Aimee G.

    I am definitely interested in going! Asking a couple friends if they want to come too & will let you know :-)

    October 30, 2013

  • Ron R.

    I would like to go but need a ride, is anyone coming from Portland that could pick me up at Yarmouth info center?

    October 23, 2013

    • Lisa F.

      Reply, I think Susy above could give you a lift!

      October 29, 2013

    • Susie

      Hi Ron, I will plan to pick you up at Yarmouth info center!

      October 30, 2013

  • Susie

    I'll be meeting group at Marginal Way and can take 3-4 riders.

    October 28, 2013

    • Lisa F.

      Great, Susy. Any chance you can hold one spot to pick up a member at the Yarmouth park and ride?

      October 29, 2013

  • Elaine

    I'm so sorry that once again, I can't make it! I'll be out of state at an annual, national conference that same weekend. Please give my love and gratitude to my beloved teachers for both Permaculture Courses I took from them. Could we have their address? I would like to write to them.

    October 28, 2013

  • laura m.

    We will be heading from the Waterville area, and will be meeting you all there.

    October 25, 2013

  • Jim S.

    I will be coming from Limerick and so will be meeting you there.

    October 22, 2013

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