Network with people interested in permaculture design within any of New York's counties located north of New York City. Permaculture practitioners are welcome to join, share ideas and projects, and promote local events. Please limit your contributions to messages directly related to permaculture ideas and activities.
Graduates of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute’s permaculture design course want to demonstrate that young farmers with intelligence and drive but no start-up funds or land can “crowdfarm” their way into a successful business.
They are offering a lifetime discount for any donation over $10!
The Pigstarter project is to provide the means to create food sustainably in a small-scale, highly productive agricultural system.
They will supplement our their own background in pig production with techniques from Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Sepp Holzer of the Krameterhof, and other leaders in sustainable and permaculture-based animal husbandry. Rotational pasturing, on demand water, consolidation of local food waste systems, and a finishing on apple pomace will yield a high-quality, locally grown pork.
When the season ends they plan to create a how-to guide that can assist other *entre-pig-neurs* in starting pork operations in their own areas.
Read more and watch the video at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?p=2527
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute invites you to our annual Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Join us this summer (July 25 – August 10, 2014) at our off-grid permaculture learning community in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York.
Deliver your full payment by May 1st and earn a $200 discount off our full tuition.
Immerse yourself in 15 days of instruction by qualified, practicing permaculture teachers at real permaculture sites.
* Read more at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?page_id=954
* Watch videos about our programs at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?tag=video * Follow our blog at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?page_id=861
* We are also found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FingerLakesPermaculture
Anna McCown was raised as a Southern Baptist in subtropical Alabama. Yet now we find her as a queer southerner surviving the cold winters of upstate New York learning how to appreciate the summertime while honing her permaculture organizing skills…
After her Permaculture Design Certificate course with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI), Ms. McCown went back to Alabama and started Magic City Agriculture Project (MCAP) with friends from neighborhoods all over Birmingham… This year, Anna and her partner will live and work for Giving Ground Farm in Trumansburg…
Read more at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?p=2434
NOTE: Giving Ground Farm is offering CSA shares that give back to the community including us! For each half-share purchased from the farm, a $25 donation is sent to FLPCI to support our permaculture education efforts. If you live near Ithaca or Trumansburg, NY and want to enjoy and support a permaculture-inspired family farm, buy a share and mention the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute to help us out.
Peter Sutera studied permaculture with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) in 2010. Since then, he has started his own farm in Hammondsport, NY – about an hour’s drive west of Ithaca – where 64 apple trees yielded nearly 500 gallons of cider this year. He says working with FLPCI and those involved with the Institute was one of the main influences in his decision to buy land after graduating college.
“Getting on that track of permaculture and agriculture really made me fall in love with the region and got me on the path that I’m on today,” he said.
Read more about Peter & Oak Osage Farm at: http://fingerlakespermaculture.org/?p=2442
This Saturday (March 22, 2014), Peter will offer a workshop on apple tree pruning. If you live in the region contact Pete at . The class is expected to begin at 10 a.m.
Evolutionary transformation is afoot. It is beginning to feel palpable, this great change that we are all taking part in. Now is the time to take action, to come together and share the vital tools and practices that will sustain our species for generations in harmony with our planet and with one another.
Our 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Permaculture Design Course (PDC): International Sustainable Development & Social Entrepreneurship is starting at the end of this month and EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS end this THURS!
We are bringing together a team of world-changers, sustainability leaders, community organizers, social entrepreneurs, system thinkers and eco-designers, as well as all who are ready to co-create a healthy, culturally rich, thriving world.
Sign up now for discounts, and reserve your place in this one-of-a kind, physically hands-on, intellectually engaging and paradigm expanding experience!
“There is one, and only one, solution, and we have almost no time to try it. We must turn all our resources to repairing the natural world, and train all our young people to help. They want to; we need to give them this last chance to create forests, soils, clean waters, clean energies, secure communities, stable regions, and to know how to do it from hands-on experience.” – Bill Mollison
Organizing Education, Events & Initiatives for Personal & Planetary Transformationwww.LivingMandala.com
Any plans to show this in Syracuse? Who should I contact about that? ~ Frank
On Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:13:22 PM UTC-5, Michael G. Burns wrote:
CUSLAR Presents the Film:
Soil, Struggle and Justice:
Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement
With filmmaker Andreas Hernandez
7pm, Thursday February 27th
This documentary is the story of a cooperative of the Brazilian Landless Movement (MST) in the South of Brazil, which struggled for access to land and then transitioned to ecological agriculture, or agroecology. This MST cooperative is demonstrating the possibility of an alternative model of flourishing rural life, which provides thriving livelihoods for farmers, produces high quality and low cost food for the region, and rehabilitates the earth.
Andreas Hernandez is Chair of the Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City.