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!
No-till Garden Tour After the dry summer that is coming to an end, it is time to start thinking of strategies to garden while using less water for next year. No-till is a strategy that helps building organic matter to hold the water in the soil and to prevent evaporation. Even though gardens are not at their… Continue reading No-Till Garden Tour!
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.… Continue reading Urban permaculture garden design
GRAZING SCHOOL: 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… Continue reading Grazing School-August 3rd and 4th!