3rd Annual Permaculture Festival

    August 10, 2014 – 3:57 am

    “Building Resilient Communities”

    Permaculture Festival 2014Saturday, September 20, 2014
    Noon – 8 pm

     

    at The Old Stone House & Washington Park
    5 Avenue, between 3 & 4 Streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn

    Skill sharing, services, a barter market, a gift circle, a talk about soil nutrition & climate change, live music and a picnic dinner at 6pm.

    Guest Speaker: Dan Kittredge, of the Bionutrient Food Association, has kindly agreed to talk about “Soil, Nutrition and Climate Change”.  bionutrient.org

    This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Climate Change Convergence planned for September 19th-September 21 across New York City. For more details,visit: globalclimateconvergence.org.

    Presented by: Park Slope Permaculture Guild, NY Permaculture Exchange, The Old Stone House and Ecophilia

    We are looking for Business sponsors and partners to help spread the word. If you have a business, please consider partnering with us.

    Contact: permafestnyc@gmail.com

     

    Open Call Closes on Sept 1. Skill Shares will be 25 minutes long.

    SUBMIT PROPOSALS

    • Link to Skill Share Form
    • Link to Vendors Form
    • Link to Eco Art Form

    EVENT UPDATES

    • Link to  Face Book Event Page  – Join, invite your friends and stay informed as the schedule fills in.

     


    Breville 800jexl Juicer

    Garden Explorers @ OSH Summer 2014

    July 24, 2014 – 2:45 pm

    Looking for week-long activities in August for Ages 6 – 11?

    Garden play, harvest fruit, get dirty. Children will have plenty of time to play, make art projects and write about their experiences! Families will share in a garden event at the end of each week-long session. Join us for the fun!

    One-week sessions begin Aug 11, Aug 18 and Aug 25
    Monday through  Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

    $300 week
    $100 deposit  per week required upon registration. Full payment due July 1, 2014.

     

    REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

     

     

    The Old Stone House by Bode Sauser, Spring 2013

    The Old Stone House by Bode Sauser, Spring 2013

    Garden Explorers Afterschool Fall 2014

    July 13, 2014 – 11:33 am

    For children ages 7 – 11

    Welcome to Garden Explorers!  Join us for the fun in our beautiful gardens. The program takes place inside and around the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

    Garden Explorers

    Photo: Bob Levine

    * Start seedlings
    * Transplant  and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs
    * Prepare simple foods
    * Work with compost
    * Study plants, flowers, insects and other garden dwellers
    * Create art with plants
    * Play games

    REGISTER HERE

    October 1 through November 19
    Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
    8 sessions     $300

    Free pickup from PS 321 and The Children’s School.  A light snack is provided.

    Questions: Email us or call 718-768-3195

     

    Garden Explorers Afterschool Spring 2015

    July 7, 2014 – 3:47 pm

    For children ages 7 – 11

    Welcome to Garden Explorers!  Join us for the fun in our beautiful gardens. The program takes place inside and around the Old Stone House & Washington Park.

    Photo: Bob Levine

    Photo: Bob Levine

    * Start seedlings
    * Transplant  and harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs
    * Prepare simple foods
    * Work with compost
    * Study plants, flowers, insects and other garden dwellers
    * Create art with plants
    * Play games

    REGISTER HERE

    April 15 through June 3
    Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
    8 sessions     $300

    Free pickup from PS 321 and The Children’s School.  A light snack is provided.

    Questions: Email us or call 718-768-3195

    September 1, 2013 – 11:58 am

     

     

    Searching for Freedom: Searching for Freedom: African American Heroes in the Revolutionary Era; 1735-1790

    August 23, 2012 – 12:18 pm

    The American Revolution

    Grades 4-12, 90 minutes

    Learn About African Americans in the American Revolutionary War Era at the Old Stone House

    Explore the stories of individuals who began the struggle for civil rights in the mid 1700’s, then collaborate within small groups to retell these biographical stories through writing, visual arts or drama.
     
    Online reservation
     

    The Gowanus Creek

    August 10, 2012 – 4:35 pm

    Pre-Colonial Era

    Grade 4-12, 90 minutes

    Until 1850, the Gowanus was a tidal creek surrounded by a rich salt marsh ecosystem. In this program students separate into small groups to explore the bounty of the Gowanus by looking at oysters, swans, fish, turtles and beavers. Once plentiful in Brooklyn, these species were first utilized by the Lenape, then the Dutch and may still be seen today.
     
    Online reservation
     

    Traditional Medicinals

    August 10, 2012 – 4:21 pm

    Dutch Colonial Farm Life in Brooklyn

    Grades 2-5, 90 minutes
    Sept 23-Nov 1/Apr 24 to Jun 13

    How did colonists treat illnesses? While touring our historic gardens, students learn to identify common plants and how they were used in the 1700’s for both food and medicine. At the end of the program, we sample some refreshing Freedom tea.
     
    Online reservation