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Re: [permaculture-61] Permaculture Festival, Saturday, November 10

From: Robin K.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:34 PM
Hi Claudia,

Will we be able to purchase tickets the day of the event?

Best, Robin

On Nov 8, 2012, at 11:34 AM, Claudia Joseph <[address removed]> wrote:

More than ever, we need to re-skill and strengthen our community connections.

Please join us on Saturday, November 10, 10am - 6pm at The Old Stone House Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 5th Ave @ 4th St in Washington Park We'll be cooking pizza on the wood-fired hearth.
Teaching, indoors and out - the weather forecast is for fair and warmer! Group discussions 4:30 - 6:30pm open to all
$10 donation benefits OSH garden programs
More info:


KEY: FG - Farm Garden – WP – West Plaza playing field side of House, HG –House Garden, playground side, IH In House, SG - Sitting Garden, north side of House.)


Suburban Foragers (Paul Tappenden, Susan Montemorano, Elna Fine, Arielle Bareket)
Table & Forage walk  - WP near sitting garden

Tattfoo Tan - environmental artist - WP

Activities Outdoors and In-House

10am - 2PM Pumpkin Smashing FG

10am – 11 am  Start Worm Composting: Bruni Torras FG

10am –11am  Compost How-to: Helen Zuman FG
10am Sheet mulch: Elizabeth Onorato -  FG bed on east end

10am Seed Art & seed collecting: Lucy Nurkse & Mallory Glaser HG

10am Saw skills:  Aaron Smith WP
10am – 10:45am Designing Sustainable Communities: Julie Welch IH

10:30am Natural Remedies for Winter Ills": Margaret Rose de Cruz WP
11am – 11:45 Design for Personal and Planetary Health: Anne Wiesen & Rebecca Hart IH

11am- noon Fermentation - hot sauce, sauerkraut and kimchee: Caleb Iosso WP

11:30am Forage: Paul Tappenden (walk originating in N. Dutch)

Noon – 12:30pm Natural Paints and Plasters: Andy Sahn WP
Noon - 12:30pm Designing with Brooklyn Nature: Cindy Goulder IH

12:30 – 1:30pm  lunch break & music

1: 30 pm Japanese Knotweed tinctures for Lyme Disease.: Jonathan Ramirez & Arielle Bareket WP
1:30pm Plants Native & Wild: Cindy Goulder (walk originating at N. Dutch)
1:30pm – 2:15 found materials on public land: Elizabeth Onorato IH
1:30 – 3:30pm Intuitive Readings: Learn About Your Personal Health & Career Path in Our Sustainable Future Rebecca Hart (medical intuitive) & Anne Wiesen (palm-reader) sitting garden

2:30pm  - 3:30pm Ecological Farming: Urban and Rural, Claudia Joseph, Kelly Fragale and Joan Mahony (remote)

3:30pm- 4:15 Organizing Groups for Effectiveness Using Nature's Models:: Rebecca Lurie IH

4:15 – 4:30pm Community Supported calendars: Jonathan Rucker the benefits and uses of creating online community supported calendars that help connect people to things happening in a community. IH

Group Discussions

4:30 pm Transition into Business, putting permaculture to work IH

6pm Connecting Permaculture Communities: Bioregional Councils, Guild systems and other Social structures   Special Guests Keith Morris and Andrew Faust will present the concept of forming a PermaCorps modeled based on the one mobilized for Haitian relief efforts: IH

House Gallery

Change Starts Here: History of OSH  Gardens,  slide show : Claudia Joseph IH

Group Presenters:

Suburban Foragers is a group of foragers, foodies, herbalists and survivalists who work together to explore the gifts of nature and sustainable living. We gather together to learn, to teach and to share with others. Suburban Foragers presenters are Paul Tappenden, Sachiko Goodyear, Arielle Bareket, Elana Fine, and Susan Montemorano

Eastern Light Project We are a community of people who through our journeys have become deeply inspired to participate in the creating process of this world. As individuals, our inspirations and passions are diverse, but rooted in the core of all our desires is the passion and commitment to support, encourage and inspire a way of life that enhances the relationships of all living things that comprise the web of life on Earth. In doing so, we wish to inspire a culture of responsibility to the Earth and to each other.

Cindy Goulder is a Brooklyn-based landscape designer, ecologist, and garden coach with a focus on holistic ecological planting design and an inclination to help people make gardens
and enjoy ever richer engagement with nature. She has designed and built private and public gardens, landscapes, and ecological restoration projects in and around NYC, and she serves as lead gardener of her local community garden.

Rebecca Hart is a medical intuitive, herbalist and healer with a gift for seeing and nourishing individual potential for radiant health in mind, body and spirit. She runs The Essence of Life healing center in Park Slope.

Rebecca Lurie earned her urban permaculture design certificate only a year after completing her master degree in organizational change management. She applies nature’s patterns of change and growth to her work in economic development in NYC and in her role on the board of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.

Joan Mahony and her partner, farm their 225 acres upstate and land in Costa Rica

Lucy Nurkse is a collage artist and a devoted gardner living in Brooklyn.

Elizabeth Onorato is an artist, educator, and urban farmer living in Jersey City, NJ.

Andy Sahn is a natural builder from Rockland County, NY where he has started his own small natural building and finishing company, Earthen Home. Andy has traveled around the country working with many different builders focusing on Cob structures and natural finishes for alternative and conventional homes.

Paul Tappenden is an author and environmental educator who specializes in wild edible and medicinal plants. Together with other experienced foragers, herbalists and wild crafts educators he has developed a series of workshops on identifying, harvesting and preparation of wild edible and medicinal plants. For those who are serious about developing their nature skills there is also a spring to fall, 8 workshop intensive study course. Anyone interested in attending workshops, or learning more about their programs should visit or call Paul at[masked]-5822.

Tattfoo Tan is an artist who works in the realm of ecology, sustainability and education.

Bruni Torras is an urban farmer and environmental educator.

Julie Welch is an ecological design consultant, certified permaculture designer and teacher, and recently obtained a Master of Arts in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design from the Conway School.

Anne Wiesen is an urban ethnobotanist, educator and garden coach connecting people to nature through gardens inspired by their stories, passions, and holistic health needs. Anne is a co- founder of Design by Plants, a garden design firm in Park Slope.

Helen Zuman loves the scent of living soil. As a memoirist and urban farmer, she composts both life experience and organic materials.

Special thanks to Chef Edward and Cafe Certe, NY's first Green Restaurant certified pizzeria for their generous donation of food and staff.




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