Equal parts workshop, site-visit, mentoring experience, gathering of growers, and design session, the Living on the Land Learning Circles will take place monthly (from April to June 2019) on a farm or homestead in Western NC.
Learning Circles are site visits guided by local, land-experienced, and seasoned designer and planner, Brandon Greenstein, the OGS Sustainability Consultant. Participants will be to witness and be part of the land/site assessment in real time and see through the eyes of both the designer and the land-owner.
Each session will tackle a common problem specific to a real-world site with owners who are part of the WNC grower community. Topics covered include water management systems, infrastructure development, renewable energy, hardscaping or earth reshaping systems, common land patterns, and long term sustainability.
May Circle Details:
Where: GrayScott Urban Homestead, East Asheville, NC
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 2-5 pm
Tour Highlights: Urban homestead design, site and social planning, garden systems, planting with black walnuts.
Attendance limited to 18 people.
The GrayScott Urban Homestead and home of David and Meka has been developed for five years by the current owners, both in front and in back. There are several different zones on this .78 acre property, from sunny open yard to wooded creek, with enough room to grow food, herbs, medicinals, and chickens. Ideal site for both urban setting and high privacy. Four minutes from downtown Asheville. We’ll discuss planting near and around black walnut trees, pest management, low maintenance techniques, and future plans for on-site permaculture development.
You must register for the event here: https://organicgrowersschool.org/gardeners/living-land-learning-circles/