At Sunday's event http://www.meetup.com/weedeaters/events/113413822/ (, which now serves several purposes, you can meet Cindy, see a raised bed fall planted garden Cindy acted as consultant on, get introduced to common edible garden weeds, and give your input of what you need to be supported gardening and what your schedule is if you want to be part of the series. Tentative pricing is below. I am open for suggestions. I just need to be well compensated for my time as I need to raise funds to get my homestead fixed up and get back into animals, fencing, camp sites, bathroom repair, etc.
(meetup at 6809 Fleetwood Drive 37205 home of KD Dove 3- 5:15'ish)
Cindy MoonRose has been growing food gardens without synthetic fertilizers and chemical and storing food since 1979. She began growing salad during the winter months in 2003. Cindy grew up with a Biologist for a mother and thus, grew up learning about nature and wild growing things. Between 1978 and 1988, she had a full homestead complete with a bee hive, milking goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese, a mule, a horse, and calves. The beehive and livestock had to be let go of when the time came to focus on motherhood and a career as an energy management/conservation engineer with TVA.
Cindy began teaching about wild edibles, herbalism, and gardening in 2009. She and her husband Martin Holsinger live on 23 hilly mostly wooded acres in NW Nashville and are gradually making changes guided by Permaculture principles for resilience. Cindy plans to becomes a certified Permaculture teacher and to incorporate guineas, chickens and oxen, camp sites, old European styles of forest management and homegrown/harvested building materials for projects on the land. See TN Ox Assisted Homestead at Meetup.com and Tennessee Ox Assisted Homestead on Facebook. Interested persons are invited to become involved. Plans are also in the work a Permaculture Certification Class using Cindy's land for class work study. Anyone interested in taking this Certification, let Cindy know. (Cindy will be a student along with the group.) Feel free to join any of the Meetup or Facebooks mentioned.
Year Round Gardening and Weed Foraging Class Series
Here are some basic ideas for the class. Tentative, still being designed, seeking input !!!!
This includes flowers that can be eaten, as well as conventional garden crops. Yummy edible weeds that grow in gardens grow big and tender. This class will include how to plan for fresh eating all year. No meeting NOV or Dec. Seed, plants, and produce swaps can happen. Instructor can provide some seeds so everyone doesn't have to go out and buy packages of seeds.
Cost $30 / class for 10 meetings or $300 for series. Aim for 13 (+) class size.
RSVP if interested. Barter/cash or barter is possibility. There will be a free meeting for those interested to help plan aspects of the class to make it as wonderful as possible. Maybe class members can share garden space
(your participation in this class helps to raise funds to support research and installation of sustainable/renewable infrastructure designed with Permaculture Principles for Rabbit Hole Hollow. At RHH, there are ongoing classes and events so your class tuition or other support helps others learn Transition skills.