Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

Pictures from March 2011 PDC Course
University of Wisconsin — River Falls
Pictures and text by Bill Wilson

We are returning to UWRF in 2012 (June 7-14) for another full, 72-hr PDC Course.  We thought you might like to see some pictures from last year’s training. 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Wayne with students in parking lot of classroom.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Our host, Kelly Cain PhD, sharing an overview of his work.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Off to explore a design project site – a community garden plot.

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Student with her pride and joy.

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Visit to Kelly Cain’s home.

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Sara Cain and her father Kelly attended our 2010 PDC in Stelle, IL.
She is running a CSA this year for the first time.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Josh is the driving force behind the community garden project we
looked at early.  Grow-to-Share

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Kelly’s puppy. (He’s only 8 months)

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Worm bin project

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 
 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Adding shredded newspaper and water on top of kitchen scraps.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Now for the worms

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Before heading outside, Wayne explained his homemade
biochar-rocket stove.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Hal (short sleeved blue shirt) showed us his diesel truck
that runs on french-fry grease.

 

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
I rode up to the training with Hal and the grease burned just like diesel but
without the unpleasant odor of diesel fumes.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Firing up the biochar-rocket stove.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Phil Rutter of Badgersett Research Corp. — An expert on hazelnuts
and woody agriculture. .

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
Our friend and permaculture designer, Dan Halsey of
Southwoods Center for Permaculture Design near Minneapolis.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
As students enter the design phase of the course they started to do
research and break into small teams.

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course

 

 Picture Summary of Univ. of Wis. PDC Course
On the final morning, our students presented their
permaculture design projects.

 

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