What we're about

We're a group of individuals who believe that Permaculture Design will significantly and positively impact our lives and the world. We'll host a variety of events (mainly permaculture, and some not), and support each other in our journey to becoming Permies.

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We're looking forward to learning from each other as we walk this journey together!

Natalia & The Team

Upcoming events (5+)

Hentopia: More Eggs, Less Work

Athens Drive High School

Want to learn how to go on vacation for two weeks without worrying about your hens? Learn how to make a self-filling waterer, a rodent-proof feeder and more. Here's the link to details and registration for Hentopia classes in Raleigh on 1/22/19 and 2/21/19: https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/course_detail&course_id=1636&cat=7

Learn A Year's Worth of Wild Edible Mushrooms in One Day: Intro to Foraging

• What we'll do Introduction to Mushroom Foraging: Learn A Year's Worth of Wild Edible Mushrooms in One Day $35 (but you can get a discount if you also sign up for the wild edible plants class on the same day and same location) Sat. January 26th, 10-noon 607 Ellis Road Durham, NC Want to learn to safely identify morels, black trumpets, chanterelles and other edible mushrooms? Will also cover how to preserve and/or cook them. Will share info about books, websites, tools, etc. Learn an entire year's worth of a dozen edible, easy to identify mushrooms presented in one sitting. About me: * Learned my trade from foragers in 7 states and 6 countries. * Harvested a 33-pound mushroom. * Licensed to sell mushrooms in three states. * Sold mushrooms to downtown chefs. * Have taught chefs, arborists and organic farmers how to forage. * I write the foraging column for Paleo magazine. About the program: Slide show of professional photos, display of tools and field guides, handout with resources, plenty of Q&A time, plenty of parking, but limited seating. We'll be meeting in a wine import warehouse in Durham for the slideshow (sorry, no wine samples :-) GPS doesn't give accurate directions (close but not the same site as last year), so you'll have to email me (below) to get directions after you register via Paypal on my website: www.frankhyman.com. Two steps for participation: 1) Reserve your spot by using the paypal link at my website: www.frankhyman.com. 2) Then please email me at [masked] to get directions (will send directions the day before class to give everyone a chance to sign up) and to let me know where you heard about the class: * my newsletter, * Meetup, * FB * other Thanks and look forward to seeing some of you there! • What to bring Something to take notes, water bottle, there's no heater, so dress appropriate to the weather. • Important to know Can only register via the "classes" page at my website: www.frankhyman.com and can only get directions by contacting me at [masked].

Foraging Wild Edible Plants

607 Ellis Rd

A Year’s Worth of Wild Edible Plants in One Day--$25 (but get a discount if you also sign up for the mushroom class in the morning at the same site) Jan. 26th, 2:30-4pm 607 Ellis Road Durham, NC Get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse. Or at least be ready for those days when you don't find many mushrooms. :-) Ramps, redbud flowers, sunchokes, juneberries, nettles and fiddlehead ferns are just a few of the delicious, wild, edibles that can be found in North Carolina (some are already in your garden). In less than two hours this indoor program will cover four seasons’ worth of plants. We’ll cover leaves, shoots, roots and fruits that ripen throughout the year. About me: * I write the foraging column for Paleo magazine, * sell foraged mushrooms to chefs, * certified to sell mushrooms in three states, * cultivate wild edible plants, * have taught foraging to farmers, arborists, laypeople and chefs and * have over a dozen 5-star audience reviews linked on my website: www.frankhyman.com. About my program: Slide show of professional photos, handout with resources, plenty of Q&A time, plenty of parking, but limited seating. We'll be meeting in a wine import warehouse (without heat, so dress for the weather) in Durham for the slideshow. Depending on conditions, I may have samples of wild edible plants to pass around, but sorry, no samples of the wine! GPS doesn't give accurate directions to the specific warehouse, so you'll have to email me (below) to get directions after you register via Paypal on the "classes" page on my website: www.frankhyman.com. Three steps for participation: 1) Reserve your spot by using the paypal link on the 'classes' page at my website: www.frankhyman.com. 2) Then please email me at [masked] to get directions to the warehouse (I'll send them the day before class, after everyone has signed up) and to let me know where you heard about the class: * my newsletter, * Meetup, * FB * other 3) Put it on your calendar and invite your friends ! :-) • What to bring Something to take notes is required, water bottle, there is no heat, so dress for the weather. I'll provide plant samples, a screen, projector and chairs. • Important to know Can only pre-register via the "classes" page at my website:www.frankhyman.com and can only get directions by emailing me at [masked]. Thanks and look forward to seeing some of you there!

Hentopia Coop and Hen Habitat Class: $35 per person

Bayleaf Cottage

Create Your Own Alternative, DIY Hentopia Coop and Hen Habitat 1412 N. Mangum St. Durham, NC 27701 Cost: $35 per person Use Paypal button at www.frankhyman.com to reserve your spot. (Through Paypal you can pay with an online bank account, credit or debit card.) Want to have chickens and still go on vacation for two weeks without worrying? Want a system that lets you spend more time cooking eggs than you spend on chicken chores? My Hentopia Coop and Hen Habitat have made our chicken keeping that easy for six years. You can have that kind of set up in your yard too, by taking my DIY Hentopia Coop and Hen Habitat Design/Build classes (more than 100 happy hen keepers have attended). Even if you already have a coop, or are buying a pre-fab coop, you'll benefit from the time-saving ideas regarding feeding, watering, cleaning, defending and maintaining a coop and hen habitat! Not sure whether to sign up? Check out these reviews...and then sign up! :-) Chicken coop design workshop Emily-Kate Hannapel from 27701 - 03/25/[masked]:36:48 Just went to Frank's chicken coop design/build workshop on Saturday. It was incredible! I feel fully ready and prepared (and excited!) to build my coop. Frank is a great teacher and speaker and it was a joy to learn from him. I would highly recommend him. Did the trick R?M Thorn from chapel Hill, NC - 01/28/[masked]:49:52 After discussing whether or not we would pursue raising chickens, frank's workshop closed the discussion. Mike decided that even though he"hated the chickens on his grandmother's farm as a child," that he had revised his opinion and was now ready to take the time to get a coop and start in. Frank brought a totally different perspective to how to raise chickens and make it fun Frank says: My wife is certain that we spend less time doing our easy chicken chores than we spend cooking our chickens’ eggs. Other coop designers can’t say that—and I’ve seen hundreds of coop set-ups from all over the country. Learn how to manage the feed, water, poop, eggs and other hen issues in a way that allows you to safely take two-week vacations like we do. Your birds and their hen habitat will happily and safely operate on autopilot while you’re away. I’m a carpenter, designer and I write the “Coop Builder” column for Chickens magazine. Check my audience reviews from my workshops: http://www.greatgardenspeakers.com/listing/reviews/frank-hyman $35 per person, by Paypal button at www.frankhyman.com,, go to the Hentopia page, in advance to reserve a spot, rain or shine (gardeners don’t melt in the rain!). Spots go quickly and have sold out for all of the previous classes. Option #1: For an additional $10 cash--and with advance notice to me--you can bring a 5-gallon bucket and we'll make an “artisanal” chicken waterer that rarely needs refilling [we’ve refilled our waterer maybe twice a year]. I'll provide guidance and additional parts. Option #2: Also for an additional $10 cash--and with advance notice to me--you can bring a 5-gallon bucket with lid and we'll make an “artisanal” chicken feeder that rarely needs refilling, is weather proof and rodent-proof. I'll provide guidance and additional parts. Important: After paying on Paypal at www.frankhyman.com, send RSVP's, your chosen date, whether you want to make a waterer and/or feeder and questions to [masked]. Thanks! Look forward to seeing some of you there. :-)

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