Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cornerstone Permaculture 2008 Offerings

Permaculture-based Education: Multi-level Curriculums, Cert. Courses, Intensives, Apprenticeship

House Site/Lot Analysis, Assessment & Planning

Land Management Consultations

Ecological Mosaics & Gardens of Eatin'

Plant Guilds to Edible Woodland Gardens

Soil Building Tools & Techniques

Garden Art & Structures

Monday, January 28, 2008

Upcoming Permaculture events 2008!

Upcoming PC Events

Ecological Landscaping Association 14th Annual Winter Conference

Starts: March 6, 2008
Ends: March 8, 2008

Location: MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA

ELA presents: a full day Permaculture Intensive Workshop with David Jacke, Dynamics Ecological Design, and Jono Neiger, Regenerative Design, on March 6, 2008 followed by the 14th annual Conference & Eco-Marketplace on March 7 & 8, 2008. This premier event includes 25 workshops presented by preeminent educators, writers, and practitioners in the field of ecological landscaping. With over 40 exhibitors and live demonstrations, the Eco-Marketplace showcases landscape techniques, information, products, and services needed to create and manage healthy communities. In addition, each day features an optional meal with keynote speaker: March 6 – TBA; March 7 - John Todd, author and co-founded of New Alchemy Institute, Ocean Arks International, and Living Technologies Inc.; and March 8 - Tom Wessels, author and educator at Antioch University New England.

For further information refer to the ELA website or call 617-436-5838.

Phone: 617-436-5838

Introduction to Forest Gardening

Starts: March 16, 2008 9:00AM

Location: UVM, Burlington, VT

Sun. 3/16 – Introduction to Forest Gardening - 9am – 5pm - $40 - UVM
Permaculture designers Keith Morris (Prospect Rock Permaculture) and Mark Krawczyk (Keyline Vermont) lead a day-long introduction to the concepts, design and maintenance of forest gardens – integrated gardens modeled on the structure of natural forests that incorporate fruiting trees, shrubs and vegetables, fertility providing plants, medicinals, beneficial insect habitat and more. Forest gardens can be as simple or complex as you like and are well suited to compact urban lots.

Keith Morris (Prospect Rock Permaculture) is an organic farmer, natural builder, and environmental educator who designs healthy and healing human ecosystems. His work combines wild ecological restoration with human community building and diverse, nutrient-dense food production. He is a Permaculture Instructor on the faculties of Sterling College and the Yestermorrow Design Build school.

Mark Krawczyk is a permaculture designer, traditional woodworker, natural builder and landscaper who resides in Burlington, VT. He spent four years traveling the US and UK, apprenticing with the likes of the Cob Cottage Company, Kiko Denzer, Drew Langsner, coppice forester Ben Law and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. He maintains a small woodworking business - RivenWoodCrafts, is a member of Seven Generations Natural Builders, and is currently developing ‘Keyline Vermont’, a sustainable farm design/consulting business. He can be found online at: and

Cost: $40
Contact: Mark Krawczyk
Phone: 999-2768

Community Gardens For Vermont Conference

Starts: March 8, 2008 9:00AM

Location: Old Dorm Lounge, Vermont Technical College, Randolph

The conference is designed for Vermonter interested in learning how to start and sustain a community garden in their town. The conference is presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network.

Cost: Free
Contact: Jim Flint, Friends of Burlington Gar
Phone: 802-861-4769

See the rest of the calendar.

NOFA-NH's 6th Annual Winter Conference: Local and Organic: the Sustainable Future

Starts: March 1, 2008 8:30AM

Location: Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, NH

On Saturday, March 1, 2008, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) will host
its Sixth Annual Winter Conference, titled “Local and Organic: the Sustainable Future”. The Conference
will be held at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton, NH, from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm. The preregistration
cost for full conference attendance is $45; children between 5 and 12 are invited to attend an allday
program for $30. Discounts of $10 apply for NOFA-NH members for both the conference and children’s
program. The cost for lunch, which will feature local and organic foods, is $15 each, $7.50 for children.
Attendees who bring a six-serving potluck dish eat for free. An all-day vendor fair plus a raffle will be held from
9:00 am until 5:00 pm in the school gymnasium.
A sustainable future based on local organic production and growing local economies will be the
major focus of the Winter Conference. Presenters from New Hampshire and Vermont will offer their experience
and expertise in topics ranging from beginning and advanced organic farming and gardening, organic land care,
sustainability, raising livestock, alternative energy, and producing and selling locally. Representatives from the
Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Restaurant initiatives, as well as produce buyers from co-ops, stores and
restaurants will be available at the vendor fair to discuss how local producers can connect to those markets.
Scheduled speakers include the authors Paul Tukey (The Organic Lawn Care Manual and People, Places & Plants
magazine), Ron Krupp (The Woodchuck’s Guide To Gardening) and Ross Conrad (Natural Beekeeping: Organic
Approaches to Modern Apiculture), plus Mark Fulford, David Yarrow, Dan Kittredge, and many others.
Restaurant owner Tod Murphy will be the keynote speaker. Tod will discuss the issues he has encountered
sourcing local and organic products for his restaurant and smokehouse. In addition, Tod will present an
economic model and vision, The Farmers Diner, as a solution to sourcing locally.
Tod Murphy will be introduced by the new State of NH Agriculture Commissioner, Lorraine Merrill.
Commissioner Merrill and her family are farmers on the Seacoast and in 2003 they received an American
Farmland Trust “Stewards of the Land” Award. Commissioner Merrill will also be available during the
conference to meet one-on-one with attendees.
The conference will offer Pesticide Safety Education Program recertification credits to producers and continuing
education units to Master Gardeners and NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals.
Registration material will be available by mid January 2008. For more information, visit or
contact Anne Nason, Conference Coordinator, at (603) 746-3018 or
NOFA-NH is a non-profit organization of nearly 400 farmers, gardeners, and consumers that actively promotes
regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices, ecologically-sound land care, and local, organic food
systems. NOFA-NH educates farmers, gardeners, land care providers, and consumers of food on the benefits of
natural, organic, and ecological growing practices.

Cost: $45
Contact: Anne Nason
Phone: 603-746-3018

NOFA’s 7th Annual Organic Land Care Course

Starts: February 27, 2008
Ends: March 4, 2008

Location: Narragansett, Rhode Island

NOFA’s 7th Annual Organic Land Care Course, January 23-25 & 28-29 in New Haven, Connecticut, January 16-18 and 22-23 in Leominster, Massachusetts, and February 27-29 and March 3-4 Narragansett, Rhode Island. Become a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional. This 5-day intensive course trains and accredits professionals to practice organic land care (caring for land without the use of synthetic pesticides or soil amendments). It is recommended for landscapers, designers, municipal and parks employees, horticulturists, master gardeners and entrepreneurs. Visit to register online, or contact Ashley Kremser at 203-888-5146,

Contact: Ashley Kremser
Phone: 203-888-5146
http://www.organiclandcare.netntro to Holistic Management

Starts: February 9, 2008 9:00AM

Location: 170A Cherry Tree Hill Rd., E. Montpelier

Sat. 2/2 & 2/9 - Intro to Holistic Management - 9am-5pm - $150-$250 (sliding scale) All Together Now - 170A Cherry Tree Hill Rd., E. Montpelier
Abe Collins of the VT Grass Farmer's Association and Carbon Farmers of America leads. Holistic Management is a conscious decision-making framework that helps us live out our core values as we advance biological succession, strengthen families and communities and transform solar energy, air, minerals and water into lasting wealth. Born from the successful work of Allan Savory to reverse desertification in dry environments, Holistic Management represents breakthrough thinking that will change the way participants see and engage with nature. The Holistic Management gives practitioners confidence that their every decision is simultaneously meeting their short and long-term needs while being socially, ecologically and economically sound. Potluck Lunch. For info and registration call 223-1242, or e-mail

Cost: $150-$250
Phone: 802-223-1242

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Greetings of Love!

Link us forward as we are busy gearing up for the spring.

(802) 498.7471