The Monadnock Region Permaculture Group, sponsored by The Sustainability Project, Inc., provides a community forum and an online calendar of events for Permaculture information & discussion. Permaculture is the practice and theory that builds permanent agricultural and human systems based on patterns in nature. Through permaculture, we learn essential skills that help us design a way of life that is in harmony with the natural world, including: organic, regenerative farming & gardening, biodiversity, soil & environmental health, developing a sense of place, natural resource conservation, collaboration, and living in connection with the natural world. This group offers a variety of workshops and learning opportunities such as: films and educational speakers, permaculture farm & garden tours, discussion and book study groups, hands on experiences, community garden building, energy conscious living, seed and plant swaps, and social events designed to strengthen our connections and support sustainable community action. We welcome everyone, those who are experienced and those who are new!
This month we are meeting in the Emerson Brook Forest. We will start at Valerie’s house, 26 Emerson Brook Drive, for a walk around her edible forest garden and to view her expansive collection of Susan O’Hara’s sculptures. This year The Sustainability Project is creating a docent volunteer opportunity to showcase these amazing clay heads, in the Emerson Brook Forest and indoors. We’re hoping to be able to offer an experience for the public that delights and informs humans as part of nature in every creative expression. Attendants will have a chance to choose from a selection of sculptures to curate in a natural setting at the Center. You can see a video of last year’s open house featuring the sculptures here: https://youtu.be/w5PuXDYIT6M. We plan to offer tours for public viewing of the sculptures the weekends of August 20th - 22nd, September 17th - 19th, and September 24th - 26th.