What we're about

We promote permaculture events in the region and provides face to face ways for folks interested in permaculture to gather, share skills & ideas and inspire each other.

Upcoming events (3)

Mushroom Walk series (Sundays)

61 N Farms Rd

(ADDING ONE MORE WALK ON NOV 1st) WALK LOCATIONS ALTERNATE WEEKLY: FOR THE LOCATION SCHEDULE, VISIT: leapfrogprograms.org/weekly-mushroom-walks.html Join us for a walk in the woods each Sunday for the fall. We'll explore different forest habitats in the Northampton area, with an eye towards all things fungi. Meet and great these not-so-distant cousins of ours, from tasty edibles to powerful medicinals and the potentially deadly poisonous! Walks meet 7 Sundays from 12-1:30pm until the end of October (6 sessions). Dates: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 ADDING ONE FINAL WALK on NOV 1st at LAKE FITZGERALD--61 N. FARMS RD. NORTHAMPTON Walks are FREE, a 10$ suggested donation supports this program as well as public fruit tree planting. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. COVID-19: Participants will be masked and socially distance. Walks are lead by the knowledgable Dean Colpack, a veteran local 'shroomer and nature educator of many years. Species of interest that may be found include chicken of the woods, turkey tail, reishi, maitake, artist's conk, boletes, chanterelles, trumpet mushrooms, amanitas, earth stars, cordyceps, lichens, slime molds, witches butter and more! Put on by Leapfrog Programs (leapfrogprograms.org), offering nature connection classes for all ages in support of public permaculture projects.

Sowing Solutions- Fall Permaculture Design Course
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Sept 9-12, Oct 14-16, and Nov 10-13 in Western MA! * Practice ecological design for your home and community. * Gain an internationally recognized certificate in permaculture design. * Visit numerous local, well-established permaculture demonstration sites and learn from them. * Study with our teaching team of leading permaculture designers and educators. * Tap into extensive resources and inspirations. * Gather new skills. * Network with fellow ecological thinkers, gardeners, artists, activists, changemakers, planners, etc. * Conduct design projects at residential and village sites. * Join us for three weekends this fall! * Registration is open: www.PermacultureSeries.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1560425377343024/?active_tab=about

Pig butchering workshop and pastured pork meat share!
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Dog Hill Homestead

Complete pig butchering workshop! Learn how to slaughter, dress, quarter and further butcher hoofed animals! In this workshop, we'll take apart three heritage breed pigs at Doghill farm. Learn about butchering, charcuterie and anatomy as we transform these noble cousins of ours into food for us humans. All parts of the animal will be used, including organ meats, bones and blood. Lastly, we will learn to use the sinew for string, hooves for glue. Folks will be expected to roll their sleeves and participate. All this will be done, of course, in the respectful context of interdependence. No experience necessary. One pig will be available for purchase in advance of the workshop, and buyers can take their packaged share home. Email [masked] for more information. Quarter share: (~40lbs, 250$) Half share: (~80lbs, 425$) Full pig: (~160lbs, 600$) Workshop attendance 35-75$ sliding scale. Please RSVP by email: [masked]

Past events (341)

Indigenous Voices in The Berkshires: Zoom Conversation

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