Living off-grid

Andrea and Justin Hilborn of Fat of the Land Farms will be giving a talk on off-grid living.  Topics will include: Off-grid living: Use of solar panels in their home Harvesting solar dollars: Capturing solar energy in grass and converting it into meat Solving an energy problem with community: Utilizing Two Rivers Food Hub for freezer space… Continue reading Living off-grid

Edible Forest Gardens talk!

Nathan Manion, from the department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s university,  will be presenting a talk about the practical theory, techniques and design of Edible forest gardens.  (Please click on the link below for more information!).   Where:  MacIntosh-Corry Hall,  Queen’s university, Room  D216 When:  June 7th, 6:30 pm Cost:  Free edible forest poster

Grafting information session!

March meeting:  Grafting information session! In March,  Permaculture Kingston will be having an introduction to grafting presentation lead by Bob Chambers and Nick Laan.   They will briefly talk about two different ways to graft: whip grafting, and bud grafting.  They will show some short videos and discuss several topics,  including the many tools used for cutting and mending grafts,… Continue reading Grafting information session!

Backyard Chicken Coops Notes

November 2016’s meeting about Backyard Chicken Coops was a big hit. We started by watching a video from Justin Rhodes on different coop designs and then looked at Nick’s coop. Many people requested we post links to resources that were mentioned, so here they are! abundantpermaculture.com permies.com/t/56118/Justin-Rhodes-YouTube-Channel Kingston Backyard Hens Regulations The Small-Scale Poultry Flock

Backyard Chicken Coops!

This month’s meeting’s focus will be about backyard chicken coops. We will look at a  small backyard coop and discuss different features that are essential.  Nick will talk about what worked for him and what he may have done differently if he were to build a coop again.  There will be lots of time to share ideas… Continue reading Backyard Chicken Coops!

Let’s make Sauerkraut!

Fall is upon us and what better time than now to do some food preservation!  Join us Wednesday October 26th experimenting with making sauerkraut.  We are not pros ( but we have dabbled in making sauerkraut here and there), so if you have some experience, tips, techniques or recipes, please come and share with us. We will… Continue reading Let’s make Sauerkraut!