Bar Mills garden tour and potluck

  • July 14, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Barbara and Jackie invite permies in Buxton, Hollis, Gorham and other points west of Portland to their home to join in one of our ongoing "getting to know our neighbors" homestead tours. These are casual occasions to walk a piece of land, discuss what plans and projects are happening, and then gather for a potluck meal and more discussion.

In Barbara's words, "how much can you cram into 2/3 of an acre, from fruits and veggies to 125 varieties of perennial flowers?" Using permaculture principles, quite a lot!

Please join in and let's see how we can share resources, ideas and energy locally!

5pm - gather and walk and talk
6pm-ish - Please bring a dish to share and your potluck kit - plate, bowl, cup, utensils, napkin.

We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Shannon R.

    Thanks again Barbara and Jackie - what a beautiful, bountiful haven you've created. It was so wonderful to meet new neighbors, too.

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • Blair F.

      Hi Shannon, I left my pot holders at Barbara and Jackie's place. How can I get in touch to retrieve them. Thanks and I'm looking forward to more permaculture to participate in and share.

      July 20, 2013

  • Louise W.

    A quick comment in reference to barley- you had mentioned that your barley was difficult to hull. I checked my (nearly ready) Robust barley, and it does indeed have a very tight hull. However, my 'black barley' (seed originally purchased at Whole Foods) is ready; I cut it down today with a sickle, and I notice that those seeds *easily* come out of their hulls. Who knew? It's my second year growing it but I hadn't yet threshed lat year's (It's still sitting in a grain 'crib'. So I should have some small amount of seed to share..lw

    July 17, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Dave and Merry and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The garden is a little slice of heaven--so peaceful and loaded to the brim with variety. The potluck was amazing as was the company and conversation. Thank you all.

    July 15, 2013

  • Louise W.

    what an incredible summer evening! It was a privilege to see your garden; it is a work of art that leads one on from one area to the next in a celebration of fertility and loveliness.

    July 14, 2013

  • Blair F.

    What a nice evening with such good conversation. Learned so much, enjoyed the delicious food and wow, the gardens were beautiful.

    July 14, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Sorry I have to work on Sunday now so we won't be able to attend.

    July 13, 2013

  • Shannon R.

    Hi everyone. Just a reminder that if you can't make it on Sunday to please change your RSVP to "No". Thanks! - Shannon

    July 12, 2013

  • Michael Eric B.

    Tracey and I plan on being there. :)

    July 8, 2013

  • Mary L.

    Haven't taken advantage of the Westerlies group yet. Looking forward to attending!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Louise W.

    I work that day but get off at 4pm. If I get out on time I should be able to make it! Looking forward to the opportunity.
    The barley and others are really pushing in my grains planting. I will try to bring pictures, and hope I can host you all for a visit if I can get on the schedule!

    June 21, 2013

    • Shannon R.

      Hope you can be there, and yes, let's see if we can get a tour arranged. Sounds as though you're doing some really cool things in Hollis.

      June 26, 2013

  • Edna Leigh B.

    I just realized i will not be back from Solarfest in VT in time to join in! SORRY. I will change my RSVP--hopeful I can join the next one.

    June 24, 2013

    • Shannon R.

      Sounds like a good reason to miss, though! Hope to see you soon!

      June 26, 2013

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