Tagged: workshop

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...

Edible Landscaping Workshop in Montague

The Montague United Methodist Church wants to reduce the size of its lawn! When our community found out about this, everyone wanted to help. One result is that West Michigan Permaculture is partnering with us to present an Edible Landscaping Workshop on May 3 & 4. Here’s the information: Peter Bane and Keith Johnson,...

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...

Kzoo Permaculture Weekend

Kalamazoo Permaculture Weekend

We had an action-packed weekend in September, starting with a potluck get-together and tour of Dale and Tomme’s gardens in Kalamazoo on Friday evening. Saturday Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture gave an excellent Intro to Permaculture class at the Nature Center, and Sunday we had a booth at the always-fun Harvest Festival at Tiller’s...

Ferrocement Water Cistern

Building a Ferrocement Cistern

Sam and PJ traveled north to take part in a weekend workshop. We missed the beginning of this (foundation and rebar/lath wall construction), but here are some photos from 2 days spent plastering the walls and making the rebar roof portion. Really inspiring process and super-nice group of people…not to mention great weather and...