Sustainable Homes & Gardens - Living on an Acre

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Blue Skye Farm at the Wolf College

1026 14th St SW · Puyallup, WA

How to find us

Please drive slowly on the gravel driveway past our neighbor's yellow house. Park as directed behind our old white farmhouse. Thanks!

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Our Sustainable Home & Gardens Workshop provides you with skills and information needed to turn your own property into a sustainable wonderland, an environment that invites wildlife and provides food for friends, family, and neighbors.

Living on an Acre: This workshop demonstrates how we can live as sustainably as possible on 1 acre, helping to support community health by growing fruits, nuts and veggies, producing eggs and meat, enhancing wildlands through wetland and forest gardening practices, and retrofitting homes into energy efficient living and work spaces.

10:30 Permaculture Principles.
11:00 Permaculture Design Zones of Blue Skye Farm.
11:30 Property Design Tour including Zone 1 Appropriate Technologies of the Home; Zone 2 Herb Garden & Medicinal Plants; Zone 3 Composting System; Zone 4 Bioswale Rain Garden; Zone 5 North Side Forest & Wetlands;
12:30 Lunch Pot-Luck & Seed Exchange.
1:00 Pruning the Orchard, Bioswale & Forest Garden.
2:00 Greenhouse, Garden Transplanting and what’s better to grow in pots.
3:00 Herbal and Critter Forage for Healthy Chickens
4:00 Reducing the Carbon Footprint – Biochar & Carbon Sequestration.
5:00 Participant Choice & Review.
5:30 Questions & Closure
Cost & Registration
Organically raised chickens foraging on grass at Blue Skye Farm.
Organically raised chickens foraging on grass at Blue Skye Farm.

$65 general, or $60 for a second friend/family member, $55 for a third friend/family member, $50 for a fourth friend/family member, $45 per additional friend/family member, or if you have farm-to-market experience, or hold a permaculture design certification.

Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. To register:

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone.