Inspiration Farm’s Spring 2016
Great Grafting Gathering Sun. March 12th $20 donation. At Inspiration Farm
As you prune, remember to save scion wood for the Great Graft Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum scion wood varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft on root stock to start new trees! We will demonstrate commonly used grafting techniques that you can try. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! Semi Dwarf apple, pear and plum rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. Different scion wood varieties will be available to share.
April 5th 1pm – 4pm 10$ Suggested donation (no one turned away)
Larry Korn, a student of Masanobu Fukuoka, helped translate and edit the English language version of The One-Straw Revolution. He is an educator, consultant, editor and author in permaculture, natural farming, sustainable landscaping and food production. Larry is author of One-Straw Revolutionary, the first book to look deeply at natural farming and intimately discuss the philosophy and work of Mr. Fukuoka, and gives his personal thoughts on natural farming and permaculture.
Scythes the Cutting Edge Sun. April 16th $40 At Inspiration Farm
Sell the weed whacker and pick up a scythe! maintain your body not your lawn mower and weed whacker. Learn the sharper points of this elegant tool. Scythes are thought to be old school, but better blades and ergonomically set up for your body makes them one of the most efficient tools out there. Learn what makes a good scythe, how to select a scythe for your needs and how to properly maintain it for years and years of use.
Practical Permaculture Introduction Weekend Sun. May 21st & 22nd $150
A fun filled Permaculture Emersion Weekend will provide practical ways to design a integrated living system that is self regulating, abundance with resiliency. Weather you are on an urban lot or a farm homestead, energy, water, soil building, animal systems, food production and preservation systems, diverse income streams are all important to you. An extended site tour and farm grown meals will augment this inspirational experiential weekend. Presentations and discussion in the AM, site tour and hands on session working with guilds, soil and integrated systems in the PM.
Food Forest & Permaculture Guild Plants Sun. June 11th $40
Plant a garden and eat for a year, plant a Food Forest Garden guilds and eat for decades! This hands on workshop will give you a good understanding to design, plant and orchestrate a perennial food forest. Northwest fruit and nut trees suited to our bioregion, guild plants that fertilize, attract pollinators and mulch will be covered. By stacking the systems one can create the productivity of a forest. Once established it will continue to provide for its own needs, and produce food for decades! Class includes: Presentation-discussion, site tour, hands on guild plantings.
All classes are 10 am to 4pm unless stated otherwise. Please bring a lunch.
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