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EXCELLENT permaculture track at NOFA Summer Conference

Lisa F.
lisa.f.organizer
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 2,181
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2:00-3:30 PM
2) Basemapping for Landscape Planning & Permaculture Design OLC & PC Track Intermediate
Outside: Meet at the northwest end of the concrete terrace on the west side of the Worcester Dinning Commons
Keith Zaltzberg: Ecological designer with Regenerative Design Group & instructor at The Conway School.
Abrah Jordan Dresdale: Coordinator/Faculty of Farm & Food Systems at GCC and permaculture designer.
We'll meet at the future site of the next Umass Permaculture garden, to be initiated in Fall 2012. Do you have a project where a scaled basemap would be useful?
13) Permaculture Fundamentals OLC & PC Track Beginner
Campus Center 174-76
Lisa DePiano: Certified Permaculture designer/teacher and founder of the Mobile Design Lab.
Eli Roberts: Permaculture designer and Allegheny Mountain School Fellow.
Permaculture uses ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate
technology, and community resilience. We‘ll cover definitions, history, ethics, and some principles & techniques.
You will walk away with a framework for understanding the connections between social and ecological health and
a method for designing solutions.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 4-5:30 PM
33) Permaculture Techniques For Your Garden PC Track Beginner
Campus Center Reading Room
Aaron Guman: Certified permaculture designer and educator pursuing graduate studies in agroforestry.
Learn techniques and principles to use in your garden ecosystem. Participants will learn about applying
permaculture to both annuals and perennials, and integrating the two. From garden design to planting and
maintenance, leave with a grasp of the basic concepts, a permaculture pattern language, and a toolkit to get you
started.
37) Site Analysis and Assessment for Permaculture Design OLC & PC Track Intermediate
Outside: Meet at the northwest end of the concrete terrace on the west side of the Worcester Dinning Commons
Lisa DePiano: Certified permaculture designer/teacher and faculty member for the Yestermorrow Design/Build
School.
Ryan Harb: Sustainability and Permaculture Manager for UMass Amherst Auxiliary Enterprises.
We'll meet at the future site of the next Umass Permaculture garden, to be initiated in Fall 2012. Ecological
farming and landscape design begins with a deep understanding of the site. Join our team of permaculture
designers for a hands-on workshop in site analysis and assessment. Study and evaluate the landform, water,
plants, sun patterns, etc on the site of the next UMass permaculture garden.Workshop is based on information
presented in wkshp #2, “Basemapping for Landscape Planning & Permaculture Design.”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 8-9:30 AM
50) Creating a Permaculture Farm PC Track All Levels
Campus Center 174-76
Andrew Faust: Premier permaculture teacher with two decades of experience in Northeast.
www.homebiome.com
Learn how to design your farm with the insights and techniques of permaculture. Options for fruits, nuts and
berries, and wildlife corridors. Gravity fed rain water; silva pasture; orchards; natural buildings for animals,
interns, and guests; off grid energy approaches for farms. More info.
58) Introduction to Edible Forest Gardening PC Track Beginner
Campus Center 101
Connor Stedman: M.S. candidate in Ecological Planning at the University of Vermont.
This workshop explores how to create diverse, small-scale food forestry systems in a temperate climate.
Participants will learn important factors in forest garden site assessment, design and management, as well as key
forest garden crops and support plants for our region.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 10-11:30 AM
78) Broccolitas: The 10 Year Broccoli Wonder PC Track Intermediate
Campus Center 811-15
Jonathan Bates: Owner grower of Food Forest Farm, permaculturenursery.com.
Learn how to grow the perennial "broccolitas", sea kale and Turkish rocket broccoli. Through pictures and
discussion, we will learn how to grow and eat them, understand pest and disease issues, and talk about their
potential as a new spring agricultural crop.
83) Forest Succession’s Lessons for Ecological Garden Design PC Track Intermediate
Campus Center 162-75
Dave Jacke: Edible ecosystem designer and researcher.
If we leave bare soil alone it eventually turns into forest. Most gardeners fight this process of ecosystem
change—succession—by weeding, tilling, etc., constantly motoring against this successional “wind”. Why not use
this wind like a sailboat on the breeze? Let’s explore forest succession’s lessons for new approaches to food
production.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1-2:30 PM
123) Systems + Species: A Peak-Oil Homestead Example PC Track Intermediate
Campus Center 162-75
Ben Falk: Land planner and site developer, Mad River Valley, Vermont.
A report on the Whole Systems Design Research Farm, 8 years in. See the systems and species used in converting
10 degraded acres of swampy and ledgy hillside into a resilient small farm/homestead. Systems include: rice
paddies, fuelwood hedges, grazing-perennial crop integration, aquaculture/ponds, swale earthworks, highperformance buildings, soil decompaction, terraquaculture/fertigation, mushrooms, and more.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 8-9:30 AM
136) Agroforestry in the Northeast PC Track Intermediate
Campus Center 162-75
Connor Stedman: M.S. candidate in Ecological Planning at the University of Vermont.
This workshop will present an overview of opportunities for agroforestry enterprises in the Northeast. We’ll
explore traditional agroforestry practices in the Northeast and worldwide, landscape assessment tools for
designing site-appropriate agroforestry systems, and a wide range of promising crops for our region.
139) Bioshelters and Greenhouse Innovations PC Track All Levels
Campus Center 917
Christopher-Robin Healy: Permaculture designer and teacher since 1989.
Montana Tracy: Permaculture designer and teacher since 2006.
We will present the history of Bioshelters from their beginnings at New Alchemy Institute to current usage.
Participants will learn design concepts and how they work. Emphasis on yield potential, and application for farms and gardens. The workshop also touches on urban applications and climate change innovation.
149) Organizing Campus Permaculture Transformation PC Track All Levels
Campus Center 904-08
Rachel Dutton: Sustainability and Permaculture Initiative Coordinator for UMass Amherst Dining Services
www.UMassPermaculture.com
Ryan Harb: Sustainability and Permaculture Manager for UMass Amherst Auxiliary Enterprises.
The UMass Permaculture Initiative, which has involved over 1000 volunteers including 300 local youths, has
energized and excited both the campus and local community about the benefits of permaculture.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1-2:30 PM
186) Coppice Agroforestry for Fuel, Fodder, Craft and Fun PC Track Intermediate
Campus Center 101
Dave Jacke: Co-author of Coppice Agroforestry (forthcoming), and longtime ecological designer.
Learn the fundamentals of coppice agroforestry design and management.
Shannon R.
ShannonRooney
Bar Mills, ME
Post #: 45
The conference looks amazing. Is anybody from this group planning on going? I'm seriously considering it, and it would be nice to meet up there, or perhaps car pool.
- Shannon
A former member
Post #: 77
Shannon,
I went last year, and am going again this year. Learned a lot and met some great folks. See you there.
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