Next Meetup

Beginning Beekeeping: Six Week Course
Learn beekeeping from a chemical-free, permacultural perspective in this 6 week course starting on January 3rd. We will cover the basics of keeping bees using chemical-free methods, cultivate an understanding and respect for the amazing honey bee and learn how to get on the path to being a great honey bee steward. Learn terminology, honey bee biology and behavior, equipment needed to get started, subspecies of honey bees and how to get them, colony management and illness, complex challenges currently facing pollinators, and more. Class size will be limited so there will be lots of opportunities for questions and clarifications. Learning modalities will include: lecture, discussion, lots of visuals, videos, show-and-tell, and a trip out to wintering hives. While we wouldn't say that there is a specific "permaculture beekeeping" method, we will keep in touch with the ethics and principles of permaculture as we discuss choices in how to keep honey bees. The class will be taught by Amy Antonucci with Anna Kovalcik assisting, bios below. DATES: The course is built on a 6 week curriculum, but has an added extra week to build in a snow date or a Q&A class. The dates are all Thursdays: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, & 2/14 (last date is a make-up class in case of a snow). COST: The cost for this series is on a sliding scale of $[masked]. Some scholarships are available - inquire if needed. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your space. You can use PayPal through this page or send a check to: Seacoast Permaculture, 219 France Rd, Barrington NH 03825. TEXTS: We will be using a text from Penn State Ag College for readings between meetings. If you sign up by December 2, you will be included in a group order and will not have to pay extra for the text. If you miss the Dec 2 deadline you will need to get the book yourself at . You will receive other handouts, articles, etc at the classes. YOUR PRESENTERS: Amy Antonucci has been keeping bees for honey, pollination, and the joy of it since 2005 without the use of chemicals in her hives. She served as Vice President of the Seacoast Beekeepers Association of NH and organized their annual Bee School for three years. She is also a certified permaculture designer, chicken & duck-keeper, goat-herd, student of herbal medicine, and worked in organic agriculture for over ten years. She has spoken at libraries, schools, garden clubs, conferences, and been interviewed on the radio. Anna Kovalcik is an active Seacoast Permaculture member and a fifth year beekeeper.

Living Land Permaculture Homestead

219 France Rd · Barrington, NH


What we're about

Permaculture aims to regenerate healthy, productive landscapes and communities by consciously applying ecological principles to the design of human habitats. It is a theory, a mindset, and a lens for looking at the world in order to create a sustainable and just planet for all. Permaculture’s three ethics - Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share - and its twelve principles are used to design systems that create and foster healthy relationships. Through this discipline, each of us can take greater responsibility for ourselves and our world by developing life skills for sustainable living to become active participants and producers.

“Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance.” -Toby Hemenway (permaculturist & author)

What we do: We build community, share ideas and learn how to move forward mindfully and in tune with the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. Through the Seacoast NH Permaculture Meetup and other partner organizations we bring people together by offering workshops, speakers, movies, discussions, swaps, potluck meals and other events.

"We don't know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that." -Dr. David Suzuki (geneticist, broadcaster, environmentalist)

Our mission: Seacoast NH Permaculture Group empowers individuals and communities to work together to create resiliency through the use of Permaculture in the NH seacoast area and beyond. We inspire and teach each other by sharing skills, knowledge, and regenerative practices, nurturing our connections and celebrating our work.

“You cannot save the land apart from the people or the people apart from the land.” -Wendell Berry (farmer, environmentalist, author)

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