This month we will be visiting Sean Field’s garden, which is a great example of how to grow lots of food in a limited area using permaculture principles.
After the tour, we will head to McBurney park (aka Skeleton park) to share ideas and strategies on how to conserve and use water effectively in our garden spaces.
All are welcome!
When: Wednesday August 31st,
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: corner of Raglan St. and Patrick St.
The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario in partnership with the National Farmers Union – Local 316 will be hosting a grazing school August 3rd and 4th in the Kingston area. The August 3rd portion will be a night session in Kingston focused on multi-species grazing. The August 4th portion will be a day long session on Howe Island. The morning will be a classroom style look at setting up and managing a rotational grazing system. The afternoon will be on location at Doublejay Farms, an organic dairy and beef farm that uses rotational grazing. Please see the EFAO website ( www.efao.ca) for more details and to register.
Backyard Design Strategies
July permaculture public meeting:
At our last business meeting, we decided to formalize some of the organizing positions within our Permaculture Kingston group. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite all members of our community to fill these positions (see below) to help us move forward on our goals of education and relationship-building around permaculture in Kingston! To that end, we’d like to invite all community members to join us on Thursday, July 21st after 7pm at 242 Wellington Street, Kingston for a business meeting to discuss and fill these positions. We are aware that time is precious, so we’ve purposely limited the scope of these positions and would be open to having some of them filled by more than one person. If you’re interested in getting more involved and would like to an opportunity to learn more about permaculture, please consider joining us. Even if you don’t have time to lend organizing, your energy and ideas would be much appreciated at the meeting! If you are interested in helping out, but can’t make it on the 21st, please let us know by e-mail before the meeting.
(Please note that co-ordinators are not responsible for doing the work in their portfolio, only making sure that somebody does it!)
-Call the meetings and keep them on track
-Make sure that events are booked every month.
-Facilitate group brainstorming for future events
-Generate business meeting minutes
-Monitoring email account
– Sending messages to our mailing list
– Posting to facebook and website
– Publish our events to other community boards
– Post blogs
– Update resources on website.
– Keep track of expenses/revenues
Location: 242 Wellington St, Kingston, ON
Date/Time: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7pm
This month’s gathering will be held at Miku Valley Farm. We will look at the different permaculture projects they have going on. You can find out more about the farm at www.miku.ca
When: Monday, May 30th
Where: 130 Quabbin Hill Road
Time: 6:30 pm
Join us this Wednesday March 30th for a networking meeting! Meet like minded folk and share your spring and summer ideas!
When: Wednesday March 30th
Where: 242 Wellington St. (apt. above Wellington Acupuncture & Massage)
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
FORAGING STUDY GROUPS AND WILD SOUPS BY THE FIREPLACE
Forager Barbara Roch will be holding Foraging Study Groups and Wild Soups by the Fireplace the second Saturday of each month from 11am -1 pm. The following dates are Feb. 13, Mar. 12, April 9.
Barbara will discuss what local edible plants and roots are available and how to harvest and prepare them for soups and stocks. She has harvested many plants/roots/flowers and mushrooms and will show you what they look like in their raw form. After discussion she will share a soup she has prepared from what she has foraged. **Special dietary needs accommodated with notice
Cost is $20 per person.
Other dates made available for groups of 3-9 (3 pay $25 each – discounts for 5+)