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May 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

We will celebrate International Permaculture Day May 2nd! A day to showcase permaculture around the world. 

An opportunity to experience permaculture and meet its practitioners. Visitors can see these myriad initiatives, ask questions and decide for themselves whether the permaculture design system has relevance to the challenges we face and to creating communities that are resilient.

Now in its 12th year, International Permaculture Day has grown rapidly from its roots as an Australian initiative to a global day of permaculture celebrated in over 35 countries.

Throughout the year we have a variety of permaculture Events, Tours and Workshops at Inspiration farm. This year we will have a tour and PLANT SALE / Swap for International Permaculture Day on Sunday May 2nd, 2-5pm. 

You can shop for plants ahead of time and I will have them ready for you to pick up. We are donating 10% of all sales towards the Salish Seed Garden Project. We will also have a place to trade or gift plants and seeds to other attendants.

Imagine Permaculture,

I will share with you an overview of what Permaculture is and some of the strategies used to implement it on your land. Ethics, concepts, strategies and themes of design will form a basis of understanding of how to partner with nature to create a resilient abundant regenerative system.

We offering these tours to further develop the connection between the farm and the community. Tours are a great way to learn and visit the farm and pick up some permaculture food at the same time. See first hand what it takes to turn a landscape into a productive, vibrant, resilient, regenerative system. We will show you what makes Permaculture and Biodynamic farming systems thrive in food abundance at the same time as we regenerate the land, create habitat, clean and store water and build soil! Tours generally cover land, water, nutrient, biomass and animal management systems. Nursery Plant sales and more. This may be altered according to people on the tours interest and questions.

Action item, Permaculture Round Table:

After the tour we invite interested people to stay for an informal discussion. How can we move Permaculture forward here in Whatcom county. How can we as a community form guilds of different skill sets, aid in promoting permaculture related events and work within our community to install permaculture systems such as food forests, lending libraries, speakers forum and cooperative nurseries. Come bring your idea to share!

Resilient Whole System Design Strategies

As a co-steward of Inspiration Farm for the past 25 years, Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance. Having completed three full Permaculture design certificate courses, he now does consultation work for others who want to fast track the establishment of resilient system on their land. Brian teaches workshops at Inspiration Farm pertaining to the many aspects for designing and living within a resilient system that provides for most of the food, fiber, fuel and medicine needed to live a happy healthy life while restoring the ecosystem. His enthusiasm to share this with a wider audience shows in all that he does.

Inspiration Farm is an 11 acre homestead styled farm founded in 1994. Integrating Biodynamic and Permaculture practices in relation to annual & perennial food systems, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, land/water nutrient management. 

For everyones safety wear masks and endeavor to physical distance during the event.

This tour is free or donations accepted event, limited to 20 people so sign up early on our website.


May 2
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Brian Kerkvliet
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Inspiration farm

619 E laurel Rd
Bellingham , 98226 United States
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