Tagged: kalamazoo

A group effort at the Midwest Permaculture One-Day Course

Permaculture Action/Education Day April 29th!

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.

Large Garden Space Available in Kalamazoo!

The next phase in the CORE Winchell public food forest is coming this season and we need your help! But because this is Permaculture, we also want to help you. We’re making large-sized plots available for urban gardeners who want land access. You grow whatever you want for the season, but also help us...

Urban Permaculture Video Screening

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...

Forest Garden Tours

Food Forest Garden Tour Series

Visit two different forest gardens on two very different sites in Southwest MI—throughout an entire growing season! Forest Gardens or “Food Forests” are a way of growing food by imitating nature: plants on many layers, cooperating rather than competing. It doesn’t mean growing food in a dark forest—more like a semi-open woodland featuring many...

Earthbag Permablitz at Krystal’s

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...

Walnut Tree from KCD

Kalamazoo Conservation District Tree Sale

The Kalamazoo Conservation District is excited for their 2015 Native Tree Seedling Sale! Pick-up will be Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th (please call for exact times). Our order form is now available!  Order Deadline is Friday, March 13th. Edible species include Pawpaw, Persimmon, Elderberry, Serviceberry, Asparagus, Raspberries and more. Many other great...

Gardens of Hope

Permaculture: Growing a Garden of Hope

Knowledgeable long-time Van-Kal Permaculture contributor Michael Hoag will be giving a slideshow presentation entitled “Permaculture: Growing a Garden of Hope” on Saturday, March 28th at 3pm in Portage, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, for the opening of their month-long art exhibition of pieces focusing on environmentalism, re-wilding, gardening and permaculture.

Mark Lakeman City Repair in Kalamazoo

City Repair, Grassroots Place-Making and Urban Permaculture, with Mark Lakeman

Mark works to educate and inspire communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live through: broad participation, local ownership, and transference of authority to local populations, creative expression in planned and unplanned processes, and social capital as the primary economic engine of change.

KAWO Plant Exchange

Wild Ones Native Plant Exchange

22nd Annual Spring Native Plant Exchange. This is a wonderful local event where native plant enthusiasts come together to share the surplus of their plantings and bring home new plants for their own yards and landscapes. Held both spring and fall, and aimed at Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones members, though anyone is welcome to...

Native Pollinator Workshop

Native Pollinator Workshop at Riverview Launch

Dale, Tomme and Sam teamed up to organize this wonderful event at the Riverview Launch in Kalamazoo, just in time for spring. Ann Fraser from Kalamazoo College gave a very good presentation on the importance, habits, and life cycles of native bees (and other pollinators), and afterward we all got to assemble cool little...