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A Farm Day Event Saturday March 9 • Regenerative Community Composting 10am-12pm Interested in composting your kitchen scraps but don’t know where to start? Or are you a farmer, gardener or community garden that would like to start getting more organic matter to make more compost to grow more food? Maybe you lived in a community that offered municipal composting services and you don’t like the idea of sending your food scraps to the landfill. Come learn how composting can provide solutions to these concerns and more. Pinellas Community Composting Alliance founders and permaculture designers Jen Andreani, Heather Henderson and Amanda Streets. • A farm-grown, vegetarian lunch available for purchase 12pm-1pm • Tour our farm between 1:15pm and 2pm. See how we grow without chemicals like pesticides and herbicides. • Tropical Greens for Summer Planting 2-4pm. How can you grow delicious greens in summer? Learn about the kinds of salad greens you can grow that love the Florida summer heat! Get a chance to taste and purchase organic lovingly grown edible plants, chemical free! • Plant sale at 4pm. Boost your garden with chemical free summer greens, spring veggies and herbs, fruit trees and flowers. Individual class $20. both classes $30. Farm tour $10. Lunch $10. Full Farm Day with lunch $50. RSVP [masked] Location: Grow Permaculture Farm, 11251 Salina St, Brooksville, FL 34614
Saturday April 13 A Medicinal Plant Walk on the Grow Permaculture Farm. Interact with a variety of medicinal plants we have growing at Our Permaculture Farm including Tulsi, Ginger, Turmeric, and Moringa amongst many others. Experience them in their growing stages and learn their health benefits, in addition to creative ways to use and prepare them. Instructor: Anna Fox of Sisters Fox. Time: 10am-12pm. Price: $20. RSVP to [masked] Location: Grow Permaculture Farm, 11251 Salina St, Brooksville, FL[masked]
Our spring Intensive Permaculture Design Course will be held April 16-28, 2019 (You will be off Easter Sunday.) It is our 24th design course. This is an intensive two week course held at our permaculture farm 1 hour north of Tampa. Students will have the opportunity to participate with and observe permaculture systems installation and operate in an immersive environment, including appropriate tech, innovative greenhouse solutions, perennial food systems, animals, solar and more. This is a small, diverse farm with many different elements and examples of permaculture that can be translated to a wide variety of settings, urban or rural. The course will address strategies and techniques for both urban and rural areas in different climates and circumstances. We will be midst setting up new food production systems and water catchment systems during the course (with our staff and volunteer crew) and students will have the opportunity for daily hands on involvement with a number of farm tasks and ongoing installations. Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt others TBA. Location: Our Permaculture Farm 11251 Salina St Brooksville, FL 34614 Apprenticeship opportunities will be available after the training, for those who would like to delve more deeply into applying what they’ve learned. For people who may have difficulty spending all 13 days on the design course, we have options to let you catch up on some days. Note the class runs between 9am and 5pm so you can commute if you are not too far away. Typical travel time from St Petersburg is about 75 minutes up 275 and then either 589 or 75. Tampa is similar and of course traffic may extend the drive time. It's about 90 minutes from Orlando. By cooperating with nature and her energies, we are able to design human systems, from backyards to neighborhoods, farms or even cities to be more abundant, more long lasting, more ethical, healthier for all life in the system, and more enjoyable. Permaculture is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. The training is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, skill building, as well as what is for many, a life changing experience. We will offer written materials and study aids and exercises before the course and urge students to use them, as you will get much more out of the course. This course exceeds the requirements laid out by permaculture founder Bill Mollison for the internationally recognized 72 hour Permaculture Design Course. The training provides a deep and wide overview of permaculture design, focusing on skill sets you can apply immediately. It is a thorough introduction to a subject that has many levels and areas of expertise and professional practice. Further study is available through our apprenticeship programs and advanced study. Early bird course fee of $995 is available until Dec 1, 2019. The full rate is $1,395. This fee covers all costs, including materials, three healthy meals per day and a place to pitch your tent. Our courses are an investment in yourself and your future - you will make and save far more than the course cost, to the degree you use the information in the course. A non refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot. Please have your full payment in no later than March 1. Family discount of 50% off is available for partner or family member. To register for the course go to https://growpermaculture.com/187-intensive-permaculture-design-course, which also has additional information. For questions or to register outside of PayPal, contact Steve at:[masked] or [masked]. Camping is available on the farm if you bring your own tent or camper. An RV spot may be available, we only offer electric hookup, you need a 50' extension cord. On occasion a room is available in the house. Motels are nearby as are usually Air B&B.
A Farm Day Event Saturday May 11 • Urban Composting 10am-12pm Do you have limited space but still want to grow food? Learn how to create nutrient-rich soil from food waste Indoors or on a patio and how to use the compost in small spaces for growing food. Pinellas Community Composting Coalition Instructors: Amanda Streets, Jen Andreani, Heather Henderson • Small Space/Urban Herbalism 2-4pm We will discuss how to creatively utilize small spaces and urban areas to grow and use herbs. Learn what herbs to grow and a variety of ways to use them Taught by Anna Fox of Sisters Fox. Single class $20. Both classes $30. RSVP to [masked] Location: Grow Permaculture Farm, 11251 Salina St, Brooksville, FL 34614