Urban Permaculture Accelerated Training Spring 2015

    October 9, 2014 – 2:53 pm

    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)

    Fee: $650
    Early paid registration by January 1, 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.

     

    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