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
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
KASSI Community Seed Garden: We’re growing our Community Gardens Michelle and Bob at Edible Forest Farm have kindly invited us to grow out some of our seed collection at their farm We need your help to plant and maintain these gardens We will plant on Saturday May 20 at 9 am Work bees will be… Continue reading KASSI Invitation to help at our Community Seed Garden
Our April Event will be an introduction to community food forest gardening in Kingston. Kingston recently passed a policy allowing food forests to be started in a similar manner to community gardens. Our talk is going to focus on establishing generic food forests and what would need to be done in Kingston if you were interested… Continue reading Community Food Forest Gardening!
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!
On Wednesday February 22nd, we will be talking about seed starting and how to prepare for the gardening season. Our presenters, Mike and Crista, have both had many years of experience as gardeners, farmers and seed savers. They have experimented with a no-till approach for the past few years. If you have any seeds that you would like to swap please… Continue reading Seed Starting/Preparing the garden:
It’s a new year and Permaculture Kingston is ready to have their first meeting of 2017! We would like to share with you what Permaculture Kingston is all about and what it is that we do. We would also love to brainstorm as a group about potential events we would like to run this year. Hope… Continue reading PK Orientation meeting
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
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!
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!