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!
Backyard Design Strategies In July, we will apply permaculture design strategies to an urban backyard. We will do a zone and sector analysis and use the information we gather to position some elements such as a chicken coop, a greenhouse or plants. When: July 27th Time: 6:30 pm Where: 215 Phillps St, Kingston Cost: Free
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… Continue reading July public meeting
This month’s meeting will be an urban permaculture design case study. We will look at a small plot and go through the steps of coming up with a design. When: Thursday, June 30th Where: Kingston Integrated Healthcare Clinic, 541 Palace Rd. Kingston Time: 6:30 pm Cost: Free