Garden Walk, Lecture and Book Signing with Leda Meredith, Authority on Forage Plants
at The Old Stone House & Washington Park
$20 donation suggested
Leda Meredith is Author of Northeast Foraging, Preserving Everything and The Locavore’s Handbook. This timely information is presented with unbridled joy and appreciation for gastronomic delight. Leda is a world-class forager. www.ledameredith.com
Register in advance by clicking here: Brown Paper Tickets.
4th Annual Permaculture Festival and Skill Share
A Community Day of Environmental Education and Networking
at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10 am – 4 pm
The day starts with a pancake breakfast & kid’s activities: garden walk, natural plant dyes for fabrics, sheet mulch garden bed improvement, pollinators and their plants, forage, herbal remedies & salves, garden tours and more. Stay tuned!
10th Annual SEED CELEBRATION & SWAP
10 am – 3 pm
Zach Pickens of Rooftop Ready Seeds will speak about seed saving at 10 am
Presented by The New York Permaculture Exchange, The Park Slope Permaculture Guild and the Old Stone House
This annual event brings together gardeners of all stripes to engage in the traditional activity of trading seeds.
Our seed heritage is as old as our love of great food and Brooklyn gardeners are savvy to the benefits of top quality, organic seeds. Heirloom varieties of tomatoes, lettuce, and root crops as well as more esoteric and ethnically diverse items such as asian greens and amaranth will be featured. The beautifully packaged Hudson Valley Seed Library seed will be available for purchase as well as selections from Fedco’s politically correct line of non-GMO seeds. Treasures from the Old Stone House gardens will include native flowers that support bees and butterflies
Demonstrations on starting seed and transplanting seedlings, sprouting greens, seed cleaning, making seed balls, and how to make compost will be running at tables throughout this event. Plenty of gardeners will be available to answer your garden questions.This event is suitable for both children and adults.
Zach Pickens will discuss the differences between open pollinated, hybrid, and GMO seeds, seed saving, and the unique aspects of urban cultivation at 10am to begin the event.
Urban Permaculture Accelerated Training Spring 2015
at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Park Slope, Brooklyn
An approachable course for those who are new to permaculture and a comfortable re-entry for those who seek further practice. Registration form is below.
Five Saturdays: March 14 & 21, April 25, May 9 & 16, 2015
9 am – 4 pm
40 hours (30 hours of class time + 10 hours of field practice required)
Early paid registration deadline extended to Friday, January 9, 2015: $550
Presented by the New York Permaculture Exchange – Lead Instructor Claudia Joseph will be joined by guest teachers.
Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a life-long approach to analyses, actions and social structures that results in better relationships,more functional systems and a clearer understaning of everything necessary for human communities to thrive — C. Joseph
This fast-paced course covers traditional permaculture topics used in whole systems design such as energy, climate, shelter, community, food, waste streams and water management, utilizing current information in the media and practical knowledge from traditional sources. To step into the rapid transition that is happening right now, the emphasis is on social cooperation and positive change, demonstrated with physical models and hands-on learning opportunities.
The Old Stone House is the site of the Battle of Brooklyn, one of the earliest and largest battles of the Revolutionary War. Soil building and bioremediation techniques are at the forefront of our historically referenced gardens, planted for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife habitat and storm-water absorption.
For further content and scheduling information visit www. permaculture-exchange.org.
Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space/Play Space – Making Public Space Planning Public
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 7 pm
CLOSING CONVERSATION: MAKING PUBLIC SPACE PLANNING PUBLIC
A discussion and skill-share about community involvement in park design in conjunction with the exhibition. Representatives from exhibiting organizations Groundswell Community Mural Project (Groundswell), the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) will lead a conversation about the future of community involvement in public space design, discussing their experiences organizing community murals, youth-driven urban planning workshops, and new green spaces for underserved communities. Old Stone House Executive Director Kim Maier will also discuss the extensive community involvement process behind the new Washington Park/J.J. Byrne Playground.
JJ Byrne Playground Opens!
Come out and play! Our beautiful new playground opens today. Join us for the ribbon cutting today, May 11, at 11 am, and on Saturday, May 12, for our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 11 am and for a free concert by Princess Katie & Racer Steve at 12:30 pm.
Brooklyn Reading Works – Edgy Moms – Hosted by Two Moon Cafe, 4th Ave. bet. 3rd & 2nd Sts.
Thursday, May 10, 8 pm
$5 suggested donation
We’re setting up for the big playground opening on May 11, so join us for Brooklyn Reading Works‘ annual celebration of edgy moms, taking place around the corner from OSH at Two Moon Cafe, 315 4th Avenue, between 3rd an 2nd Streets.
FREE GIFT BAGS FROM BABELAND PLUS FREE WINE AND REFRESHMENTS!
This year’s line up includes Elizabeth Laura Nelson, Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Nicole Callihan, Karen Ritter, Jezra Kaye and special guests!
Sponsored by Babeland!
Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space – Pining For You
Saturday June, 16, 2012: 5 pm – 7 pm
Tracy Candido will facilitate a collective queer wedding celebration and performance at the Old Stone House, and a pine tree planting ceremony, exploring queer park space, gay utopias, Dutch history and contemporary culture in The Netherlands.