A forum to promote information exchange, mutual aid activities, announce events, and identify topics of interest in applying permaculture design to the regeneration of urban, suburban, and rural landscapes in northern Ohio and beyond.
Location: Northeast Ohio
Latest Activity: Jul 2
Two Extraordinary Permaculture Presentations: August 7 and August 14
First Unitarian Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio. 21600 Shaker Blvd.
Sunday August 7, 5 PM. Caitlin Bergman and Dan McLeod, co-founders of Sweet Soil, a Petaluma, CA-based consultancy (http://www.sweet-soil.com), will give a talk on “Soil That Moves: Creating a Microbe-friendly Garden Your Plants Will Love.” Caitlin says, “We’ll provide cutting edge information on key soil foodweb concepts, as well as succession, urban applications, what weeds mean, and compost tea.”
Sunday August 14, 5 PM. Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, Cleveland permaculturists, will describe and illustrate their experiences introducing transformative permaculture techniques to the Daraja Academy, a path-breaking Kenyan high school for high-achieving girls. Projects including planting a polyculture orchard, building a bee hive, adding a pond with tilapia (to introduce a protein source that also happened to eat malaria-producing mosquito larvae), changing the environment for chickens to increase egg production by a factor of 6X, and extensive composting and soil building.
All four of our presenters are high-energy, internationally-connected doers, who will give you hope for the planet.
There will be a free-will offering at both talks; proceeds will go toward purchase of a biogas digester for the Daraja Academy. The digester is a sustainable energy producer that substitutes for charcoal and thus saves trees.
All the thunderstorms we’ve been having—in August no less—made me think of the greatest description of a thunderstorm I’ve ever read. It’s from Frances Trollope’s Domestic Manners of the Americans,…Continue
Started by Tom Gibson Aug 21, 2011.