A Sample of our Newsletter (From August 2013)
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Greetings Everyone… It’s been a busy summer. In addition to our full-training schedule we broke ground on EarthCamp village. Seeing our first structure come out of the ground has been deeply inspiring for us. An incredible amount of experience was gained by the volunteers participating – consisting mostly of Midwest Permaculture graduates — who felt greatly rewarded as well. Here are this monrth’s highlights.
EarthCamp Village – We’ve Broken Ground!
The Timber Framing is up for Earth-Shelter #1
The walls will be made of cob from the clay beneath our feet.
Click Here for Picture Summary of the Construction Thus Far
And what again is Earth-Camp Village? Part of our CSC Permaculture Design
This is an example of one of the kinds of sturctures we are intending to build in EarthCamp Village
10 ‘No-Work’ Crops from our Yard
And it’s Peach Season
Becky With One of Her Peach Trees
We have been implementing permaculture design into our yard for about 5 years now. This year we noticed a quantum leap in production from our perennial crops. We did a quick blog post on 10 of these. The main point is that other than planting them and doing the minor maintenace surrounding them, they are relatively NO WORK.
Featured posts from Facebook.
Milton continues to post to Facebook interesting, permaculture-related information. Here are just a few that were well received last month. ‘Like’ us on Facebook to receive our latest posts.
– 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate Course Schedule –
| Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses |
|Dates 2015||Location||Registration - Information|
|Feb. 21-28||Midwest Permaculture|
|Completed! (Picture Summary Here)|
Info: Our Winter PDC with Gardening/Farming Extras
|May 2-9||Midwest Permaculture|
Info: Our Spring PDC here at Midwest Permaculture
|May 30-June 6||Pierce Cedar Creek|
Info: PDC with Extras on Homesteading
|June 22-29||Borner Community Farm|
Info: PDC with Extras on Community Gardening
|Aug. 1-8||Fox Hollow Farm|
Info: PDC with Extras on Permaculture Livestock Farming
|Aug.29-Sept.6||Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage|
|Register Here (Early Registration Discount Ends June 29)|
Info: PDC - Extras on Natural Building & Ecovillage Living
|Apply and Register Here (Early Registration Discount Ends July 31)|
Info: Our 5th Earth-Building and Permaculture Combined
|Oct.24-31||Heal the Planet Farm|
|Register Here (Early Registration Discount Ends Aug. 24)|
Info: PDC at Jordan Rubin's 4,000 Organic Missouri Farm
| Nov.14-23||Sivananda Yoga Ashram|
Grass Valley, California
|Register Here |
Info Here - Practice Yoga While Taking a PDC
For most PDC's a $250 Deposit Reserve's Your Seat and the Foundations of Permaculture Webinar Series is sent to you as well. This means you can start your PDC Course any time you wish.
Call Becky 815-256-2215 (or text/voice message at 815-782-2216)
“Bill, this PDC course was the best professional development training I have ever had!
It was in-depth, practical, hopeful, and applicable everywhere.”
Lorenza A. – 60 – School Administrator – PDC Course Graduate
We hope to have two or more work parties this fall for cob building on Earth-Shelter #1. Keep an eye on the website or these emails and we’ll let you know when they are.
Enjoy the rest of your summer…. Bill
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