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April 2015

Permachiptz, Potluck and Final PCH Book Study

April 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
PJ’s Forest Garden, 435 White Oak Rd.
Lawton, MI 49065 United States
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Moving Woodchips at PJ's

Permablitz this Sunday (4/26) to tour and move woodchips around PJ's 4-acre forest garden in Lawton, followed by a potluck and then the final meeting of the Book Study Group to wrap up The Permaculture Handbook by Peter Bane.

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May 2015

Earthbag Permablitz at Krystal’s

May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Krystal’s Place, 3840 Lovers Lane
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 United States
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We are planning on this Saturday, May 9th to get started on the earthbag garden beds and would love help/company from anyone that is interested! I'm taking cues from the recent permablitz at PJ's place in terms of how to structure this and look forward to seeing how it goes and to meeting some…

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Native Plant Palooza at VBCD

May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Van Buren Conservation District, 1035 E Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, 49079
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2013 Native Plant Palooza

The Van Buren Conservation District’s 2014 Native Plant Palooza will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Native plants, garden decor, bird houses, bat houses, books and more! Van-Kal Permaculture will have a booth at this event with a display of Permaculture books and information.

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Southern MI Perma-Mixer: Spring 2015

May 23, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Strawbale Studio, 2691 Noble Rd.
Oxford, MI 48370 United States
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SoMi Perma-Mixer 2

The South Michigan (SoMI) Perma-Mixer is an event to bring together permaculturists from across the region to share skills, knowledge and other resources. A few of us attended the inaugural Mixer last fall and it was an amazing day full of learning, networking and sharing of ideas. This one promises to be even better…

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PDC with Extras in Small Farm/Homesteading

May 30, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 West Cloverdale Rd
Hastings, 49058
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Midwest Permaculture PDC at Pierce Cedar Creek

(text courtesy of Midwest Permaculture) This will be our second year hosting a full PDC at Pierce Cedar Creek. Last year's training worked out wonderfully. Not only did we have the beautiful backdrop of the nature center's grounds, facilities and their knowledgeable staff, the training was co-taught in part by two very interesting and…

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June 2015

Wild Ones Field Trip – Kalamazoo’s East Side

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wild Ones Field Trip to TRANSITIONal Native-Plant Gardens Three locations on Kalamazoo’s east side.

Join Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones for their June field trip to three unusual native-plant gardens, each of them linked to an important TRANSITIONal community project.

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September 2015

Southern MI Perma-Mixer 3: in Kalamazoo!

September 26, 2015
Gibbs House (WMU), 4503 Parkview Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Gibbs House at WMU

Save the Date for the Southern Michigan (SoMI) Perma-Mixer, Saturday September 26, 2015 at the Gibbs House in Kalamazoo MI. Learn, share and cross-pollinate with other Permaculture folks from throughout southern Michigan!

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October 2015

EarthSmith Farm Tour and Potluck

October 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
EarthSmith Farm, 415 Sunset Dr.
Dowling, MI 49050 United States
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EarthSmith Farm Greenhouses

A gathering at a local mid-sized permaculture farm, EarthSmith Food & Forest Products. Workshop/project 1-4 Tour- 430pm Potluck- 530pm If you'd like to, please bring a dish to pass. We will be grilling some farm Meats, so also feel free to utilize the grill to cook. We will also be providing salad, arugula, spinach,…

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January 2016

Urban Permaculture Video Screening

January 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Disciples of Christ Church, 2208 Winchell Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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Hello Permies and Transitioneers! Geoff Lawton's Urban Permaculture video is an inspirational look at the potential for regenerative living in cities. Van-Kal Permaculture and Kalamazoo Transition are teaming up to host a showing at Disciples of Christ Church 2208 Winchell Ave, in Kalamazoo, at 7:00 PM on January 20th. The film highlights clever design…

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March 2016

Skills for Self-Reliance: Adapting to a Changing World

March 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lily Hill Farm, 32260 88th Avenue, Lawton, MI 49065
Lawton, MI 49065 United States
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Skills for Self-Reliance

Join us at Lily Hill Farm in Lawton for a day-long primer in homesteading skills, permaculture, raising small livestock, self-sufficiency, and creating “food forests.” Lunch will be provided.

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April 2017

Permaculture Action/Education Day April 29th!

April 29, 2017
Disciples of Christ Church, 2208 Winchell Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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A group effort at the Midwest Permaculture One-Day Course

Permaculture action and education day! Morning practical application as we work on developing a public forest garden. In the afternoon, we'll have a workshop on getting started with Permaculture.

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April 2018

Earthen Heart Homestead

Permaculture Community Spring Get-Together 2018

April 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Earthen Heart Homestead, 60927 County Road 380
Bangor, MI 49013 United States
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Spring potluck, community-homesteading discussion, plant exchange and site visit at EarthenHeart Homestead in Bangor.

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