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Fwd: [northeasternpermaculture] Free Public Classes at Permaculture Design Course

From: Sean
Sent on: Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:43 AM

"Dave Jacke at" <[address removed]> wrote:
Date: Wed, 18 Jul[masked]:51:18 -0400
From: "Dave Jacke at"
<[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Subject: [northeasternpermaculture] Free Public Classes at Permaculture Design Course

Free Public Classes at Permaculture Design Course Friends, Romans (Americans), Countryfolk, lend me your eyes!

Jono Neiger?s and my three-week Permaculture Design Course begins July 20 here at the Sirius Community in Shutesbury, MA, and some of our classes will be free and open to the public (though donations to Sirius community for use of their space are welcomed).  We would love to welcome any and all (ok, many) of you to visit us and see the evening lectures and student presentations we offer.  All will be held at the Sirius Community Center, 72 Baker Road, Shutesbury, MA.  Find directions at  

Here's the line up:

Sunday evening, July 29, 8 PM, Sirius Community Center
From Olympia, WA, permaculture designer and teacher Marisha Auerbach   
( presents:
How to Grow All Your Own Produce in 2 1/2 Years: An (r)Evolution Disguised
as Organic Gardening

It is possible to grow all our own food year-round with limited time and
effort put into establishing a system. As petroleum becomes more expensive
and the costs of produce rises, this model whispers subtle echoes of urban
food security. A perennial forage system functions much like a natural
ecological system, and yields year round produce with minimal work. After
two years of developing this system, in the Maritime Northwest, Marisha has
been eating fruits and vegetables primarily from the garden. Marisha
provides most of her income from the garden and has surplus produce and
crafts to give away and trade for other supplies.

This presentation is an invitation for you to visit Marisha?s garden through
slides and philosophy. She will be discussing how you can work towards
self-reliance in produce if you have property to work with as well as
guerrilla tactics to grow more food and flowers in the urban areas. This
workshop offers an opportunity to create cultural change through gardening.
While this lecture is free and open to the public, we?d appreciate you making a donation to support Marisha and her work.

Tuesday evening, July 31, 8 PM, Sirius Community Center
Dave Jacke and Jono Neiger present:
Ecological ?Waste? Treatment: Grey- and Blackwater, Compost Toilets, and More.

A fun romp through all manner of ecological  ways of treating human wastes, turning them into yields for healthy and productive ecosystems.

Sunday evening, August 5, 8 PM Sirius Community Center
Dave Jacke presents:
Gardening Like the Forest: An Introduction to Edible Forest Gardens

Dave will lead you through the vision and some examples of, and some of the core theory behind, mimicking forest structure and function in designed agroecosystems.

Wednesday afternoon, August 8, 2 ?6 PM, Sirius Community Center
Permaculture Design Course Students present:
Urban, Suburban, and Rural Design Project Presentations
All 22 students will present the results of their design project team work during the course with clients present.  Please come and offer your support and encouragement, and learn from these newly minted designers.  A good time is always had by all!  Then stick around for:

Wednesday evening, August 5, 8 PM, Sirius Community Center
SPECIAL GUEST #2:  Julia Yelton, Humustacia Permaculture Gardens (
Permaculture Without Borders
Julia will share stories and photos from her international career in permaculture, from Australia, to the U.S., to Crete, to the Two-thirds World, and places in between.

We hope to see you at one or more of these events!
If you would like to come for a meal or to stay overnight associated with one of these events, please contact Sirius Community directly at[masked] or [address removed].  At least one week?s notice is preferred for meals and accommodations.


Dave Jacke and Jono Neiger
Dave Jacke
Dynamics Ecological Design
Site Planning - Landscape Design - Construction - Education - Permaculture
15 Riddell St. #2, Greenfield, MA 01301
PHONE[masked] ?  FAX same with notice

Edible Forest Gardens is a winner!  The Garden Writer's Association has awarded Volume 1 of my book a Silver Medal, and the Council of Botanical and Horticultural Libraries nominated both volumes for its Literary Award, too! Find details on the books at

And at

The glory is not in never falling,
            but in rising every time you fall.
                     Taoist proverb

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