What we're about

This is a community Meetup where we can exchange ideas, information, resources, connections, meetings, events, parties, films, etc, that will help us all to move toward a more sustainable and regenerative way of life. Together, we can do more. Let's use this group to generate co-creative projects, to support existing projects, to create brainstorming design/planning sessions, to educate one another, to offer educational opportunities, seed swaps and other share events, or ?. This group is not meant to replace any local groups. Local is vital! This group can strengthen and contribute to local efforts, meetups and groups, through cross pollination and sharing of ideas, resources and events in the Tampa Bay area. Let us know what you'd like to see here!

Do you hold events in the Tampa Bay area related to permaculture, sustainable living, tiny homes, community gardens, Maker activities, placemaking, community building, holistic living, holistic design, bioregional sustainability issues, regenerative living, etc? Suggest them here!

Upcoming events (5)

Free Introduction to Permaculture

Our Permaculture Farm

Want to get a better idea of what permaculture really is and what it can do? What does sustainability and whole system design have to do with permaculture? Permaculture design is an effective tool to help you really make a difference, whether by gaining access to healthier food, reducing pollution, healing the earth, creating more economic stability, or building stronger and healthier communities. Explore what permaculture can do for you and your life. Be the change you want to see! This free workshop will cover what permaculture can do for you and for society from a number of different angles. We will introduce principles that you can use with your own gardening or home or community, to grow healthy food, and create more resilience and abundance. You will learn specific permaculture design techniques you can apply immediately to increase abundance for yourself and loved ones while helping the environment. Permaculture design gives you the tools to: - Grow healthy, organic food with little maintenance needed, by working with nature - Use permaculture principles even in an apartment or condo - Reduce costs of living - Tap into or help build supportive community networks - Achieve more economic stability - Design your life toward more health and abundance - Join us at this information, lively and interactive lecture. Koreen is a permaculture and edible landscape designer and is in demand as a keynote and transformational speaker on the subject of abundant living. Our Permaculture Farm is located in a unique sandhill pine-oak ecosystem in Florida. We have many beautiful oak and pine trees on the site, native wildlife including protected species, and wild edibles such as pawpaws, wild cherry, and dewberries. In addition we have chickens and bees. We have many beautiful parks nearby including springs that manatees visit regularly, rivers, bike trails, and the Gulf of Mexico. If the pandemic is still active the class will be limited so reserve early! This class is free to the public. For questions or to register outside of PayPal, contact Steve at:[masked] or [masked].

Primitive Skills & Fire Knowledge

Our Permaculture Farm

$20.00

Primitive Skills & Fire Knowledge David Hogrefe, fireman, tracker, permaculturist, will share primitive skills with us on our longleaf pine and turkey oak sandhill. David fights fires but also starts them, in controlled burns throughout the region. He has an intimate knowledge of Florida ecosystems, including edible and useful plants, fire ecology, and tracking skills. He will take us on a journey through the wild areas of our farm, and show us how to protect our land from fire and understand the land from both a primitive skills and permaculture perspective. Observation and understanding of the land is key to being successful with permaculture and David will help us make that connection. Cost: $20 Location: Our Permaculture Farm, 11251 Salina St, Brooksville, FL 34614 When: Oct 24, 2020 - 9-noon. Register by either making a PP payment following the Buy Now link on the top right column, or send an email to steve at growpermaculture dot com and bring cash.

Advanced Hands-On Permaculture Design Course

Our Permaculture Farm

Permaculture is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. 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. This internationally recognized in-depth training program 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. Some of the subjects covered include: Permaculture design ethics and principles. Master planning and site analysis. Reading the landscape. Pattern recognition in nature and society. Organic, intensive gardening and farming. Edible landscaping, food in small spaces. Soil building. Composting and vermicomposting. Designing sustainable water use. Water harvesting and greywater techniques. Building food forests. Agroforestry and ecoagriculture. Aquaculture. Alternative pest management. Natural building, regenerative building technology. Reducing energy costs in your home. Best forms of alternative energy. Appropriate technology including solar. Self-reliant living, urban and rural strategies. Boosting your career with permaculture. Sustainable economies. Increasing quality of life through “place making” design. Community revitalization and rebuilding. Successful strategies for intentional communities, ecovillages and cohousing, urban and rural. This is an intensive two week course held at our permaculture farm 1 hour north of Tampa and about 20 minutes from Weeki Wachee, FL. 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. Our farm is diverse with many different elements and examples of permaculture that can be translated to a wide variety of settings, urban or rural. We will address strategies and techniques for both urban and rural areas in different climates and circumstances. Students will have the opportunity for daily hands-on involvement with a number of farm tasks and ongoing installations. You will earn an internationally recognized certificate. We feel very strongly that the data in this course is more important than ever and will continue to be so. And there are advantages to an in person course that are hard to replicate in online courses. Early bird course fee of $1,195 if you pay by July 31, 2020. The full rate is $1,495. 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. Family discount of 50% off full price is available for partner or family member. Pandemic: If we cannot hold the course in spite of our preparation, we will offer three options: 1. We are developing an on-line version of the course. We will deliver that in lieu of the in-person course, while offering community building interactive time online for students. We understand this is not the same as an in-person course, and thus we will also offer students in-person intensive hands on sessions after the course, when safety measures allow this. 2. We will offer one-on-one consulting and design on your project. 3. We will offer a full refund to any student who requests this at least 30 days before the start if we are prohibited from deliver the course in person and the person does not want option #1 or #2. See https://growpermaculture.com/228/ for full details on Covid-19 preparations, payments options, materials, etc.

Advanced Hands-On Permaculture Design Course

Our Permaculture Farm

$1,495.00

Advanced Hands-On Permaculture Design Course Our hands-on Intensive Permaculture Design Course will be held Nov[masked]. It is our 27th design course. Permaculture is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. 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. 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. This is an intensive two week course held at our permaculture farm 1 hour north of Tampa and about 20 minutes from Weeki Wachee, FL. 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. Our farm is diverse with many different elements and examples of permaculture that can be translated to a wide variety of settings, urban or rural. We will address strategies and techniques for both urban and rural areas in different climates and circumstances. Students will have the opportunity for daily hands-on involvement with a number of farm tasks and ongoing installations. Students receive written materials to study before the course and we urge students to read them, as you will get more out of the course. Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt others TBA. Time: November 3 - 15. 9 am - 5 pm, some educational evening videos Location: Our Permaculture Farm. 11251 Salina St. Brooksville, FL 34614 You will earn an internationally recognized certificate. Because of COVID-19, we are not sure what the “shelter in place” status will be by fall. We are expecting that testing and other lines will be established by then, and we will be able to have an in-person course with no problem. We have created safety measures in line with CDC recommendations. As well, we live very healthy lifestyles, working outdoors, eating live, nutrient rich foods daily and having top quality herbal medicines made on our farm available to us and you. We feel very strongly that the data in this course is more important than ever and will continue to be so. And there are advantages to an in person course that are hard to replicate in online courses. Early bird course fee of $1,395 if you pay by Sep 30, 2020. The full rate is $1,495. 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. Family discount of 50% off full price is available for partner or family member. To register for the course, pay via our PayPal's Buy Now button on the top of the right side column of this web page. Enter the date and name of the course in Paypal. We offer a limited number of partial scholarships, work studies and free passes. Payment options may be available. 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. Outdoor/indoor showers and bathrooms. An RV spot may be available, we only offer electric hookup, you will need a 50' extension cord. On occasion a room is available in the house. Motels are near as are usually Air B&B’s. https://growpermaculture.com/228

Past events (84)

Fall and Winter Gardening

Our Permaculture Farm

$25.00

Photos (27)