FREE webinar on Farm-Scale Permaculture

Note from a Meetup Organizer:

a presentation by our friend Keith Morris, from Prospect Rock Permaculture in VT. Supporting regenerative farming is an INTEGRAL part of developing a sustainable food system for NYC or any other city, and this presentation looks like it could also offer a great introduction to permaculture design and principles. Thanks for sharing, Keith! - Uma

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WHAT: Farm-Scale Permaculture: Long-term Design for Cooperation with Ecology and Community (a free interactive webinar with dynamic media)

Supported by:  UVM Extension, Vermont New Farmer Project, the Women’s Agriculture Network (WAGN), and the USDA

WHERE: 

To participate, please go to http://go.uvm.edu/aemon at about 11:45 a.m EST on January 16, 2014 and click on the webinar title. Download the necessary software for free the day before the webinar is scheduled at http://tiny.cc/UVMWebinarCheck

IF YOU WANT TO GET TOGETHER TO WATCH THE WEBINAR and share popcorn (or whatever), connect via the RSVPs! 


DESCRIPTION:

‘Permaculture’- or ‘permanent agriculture’- is a holistic design system making human landscapes more connected, productive, and ecologically regenerative.  While practiced at scales varying from balconies to broad regions- its origins are in its application to small farms, homesteads, and land-based community-oriented micro-enterpirses. 

Join with grower, builder, and professional farm designer Keith Morris to explore how permaculture design can be used by market growers to better cooperate with the ecosystems and communities they depend on to be more profitable and resilient.  We’ll introduce a process for thorough site analysis and long-term (even intergenerational) farm design and planning, and explore some specific techniques best applied in production-scale systems.

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A recording for the webinar will be available within a week of the presentation date in our online archive. Newcomers to online learning are welcome. All you need to participate is internet access and a computer that you can hear sound through.

For more information, contact [masked] or call [masked]×203. If you require accommodations to participate in this program, please let Jessie Schmidt know ASAP at [masked] or [masked] (toll-free in VT) or [masked] so we may assist you.

UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work.University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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