Tagged: presentation

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.

Darren Doherty Workshops

Permaculture Theory & Practicum: Darren Doherty (Ann Arbor)

Darren J Doherty (of Regrarians Ltd.) one of “the world’s leading experts” in Permaculture will be conducting an Applied Permaculture course in a 140 acre property in Elburn, Illinois and a 54 acre farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Darren is often called a “teacher’s teacher” & “consultant’s consultant”  He has been described as “one of the...

Darren Doherty Workshops

Permaculture Theory & Practicum: Darren Doherty (Chicago)

Darren J Doherty (of Regrarians Ltd.) one of “the world’s leading experts” in Permaculture will be conducting an Applied Permaculture course in a 140 acre property in Elburn, Illinois and a 54 acre farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Darren is often called a “teacher’s teacher” & “consultant’s consultant”  He has been described as “one of the most...

Permaculture Slide Show at Lily Hill Farm

NOTE: PJ Posting this on behalf of Jenny Pell) Hi Van-Kal permaculture, I’m visiting from the Seattle area, consulting with Lily Hill Farm for 5 days, and we are hosting a slideshow, lecture, and Q & A evening this Monday. It would be great if some folks from your community would join us. I’ll...

Bee on Coreopsis Flower

The Buzz on Natives

Beneficial Insects in our Native Plant Gardens The VBCD and Paw Paw District Library present Bill Westrate, local entomologist and naturalist and Chad Hughson, grower and owner of Hidden Savanna Nursery. Join us to learn about native plants that will work well in your garden and pollinators that complement the landscape too! Event is...

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...

Native Pollinator Workshop

Find out what all the buzz is about! Learn about native pollinators—why they’re important and how you can help support them. Ann Fraser, Associate Professor of Biology at Kalamazoo College with a research focus on biodiversity of insects will lead the workshop. Each participant will receive a kit and instructions to assemble their own...

Aquaponics Class at PCC

Introduction to Aquaponics

Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics, which allows individuals to produce their own food in unique ways. Van-Kal Permaculture member Josh Shultz will share his years of experience running an aquaculture system, helping participants understand the components and proper management of their own system. Members $40 | Non-Members $50