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Sandor Ellix Katz

August 14, 2017

Sandor Katz at Sterling College

On August 14, world-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz will lead a hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans.

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Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber

Andreas Weber is a Berlin-based philosopher, biologist, and writer. He holds degrees in marine biology and cultural studies, and has collaborated with brain researcher and philosopher Francisco Varela. His books in English include: Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics (2013); The Biology of Wonder: Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science (2016); and Biopoetics: Towards an Existential Ecology (2016). Weber regularly contributes to major newspapers and magazines, such as National Geographic, GEO, and Die Zeit, and has won a number of awards for his writing. He teaches philosophy at Leuphana University, Lüneburg and at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Weber has two children, fifteen and seventeen. He lives in Berlin and Italy.

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For Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

July 21st, 2017 - 12:00 am

Katrina Blair at Wild Plant Permaculture Course

Location: 848 East 3rd Ave, Durango, CO, 81301 | Authors: Katrina Blair

The Wild Plant Permaculture and Practices of Sacred Ecology Course is a 8 day intensive with hands-on instruction focusing on an integration of wild edible and medicinal plants and holistic health as part of the daily practices. These practices assist in the alignment of harmony between our internal landscape and our external environment. This course highlights cultural transformation through the power of community. We will begin with reviewing the permaculture basics, and then dive in to learning about how wild plants embody permaculture and cooperate to enhance the environment for the benefit of all. We will experience hands-on projects and deepen our understanding of permaculture design through explorations of sacred ecological practices and social permaculture. We will look to the wild wisdom for inspiration and support while we re-design own rhythmic patterns and community engagement. Realizing the power of awareness, gratitude, and intention, as well as the power of cooperative community, we will find ways we can each participate more powerfully in a regenerative transformation of the world. Suggested Donation $1111 (includes all lodging, food and instruction)

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: The Wild Wisdom of Weeds - 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival 

July 30th, 2017 - 10:30 am

Amy Halloran at Wormtown Brewery

Location: Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA | Authors: Amy Halloran

Grains writer Amy Halloran will lead Ben Roesch and Andrea Stanley through a conversation about Wormtown and Valley Malt's professional friendship, and the collaborations required to build regional grain economies. This tasty morning will include cornmeal rye pancakes made with stout & malt. By noon you will know why these are classic New England foodstuffs, and have a hunger to read more about grains, flour and malt. Tickets: $25 (Includes Pancakes with Wormtown Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup, a Wormtown Cold Brew Coffee, and your very own copy of The New Bread Basket) Breakfast and grains talk: 10:30 - 12:00 Book signing and pancake sampling: 12:00-2:00

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: The New Bread Basket - How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf 

August 12th, 2017 - 10:00 am

Peter Burke at NOFA MA Summer Conference

Location: NOFA MA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Peter Burke

Saturday, 10-11:30 AM Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening This workshop is a hands-on tutorial on how to grow ALL your salad greens with no light and no special equipment, all year-round. Everyone will plant a tray of greens to take home. We will also sample a salad of soil sprouts. Peter Burke: Has been teaching garden classes since 2006; started thedailygardener.com to provide seeds for indoor gardening. Jake Burke: Studied Sustainable Agriculture & Food Justice at Hampshire College, presently living/gardening in Northampton, MA.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening - How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days 

August 13th, 2017 - 8:00 am

Elizabeth Henderson at NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE

Location: NOFA SUMMER CONFERENCE, Amherst, MA | Authors: Elizabeth Henderson

How Can We Achieve Food Sovereignty If Small Farms Can’t Survive? Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: why aren’t more small farms thriving without off-farm income? If US workers don’t want to work on farms and the flow from abroad is slowing, who will do farm work? How can we balance the needs of farmers, farmworkers and low-income eaters? Elizabeth Henderson: Organic farmer, on boards of NOFA-NY and Agricultural Justice Project. Jessica Culley: CATA General Coordinator, 17 years organizing for farm workers.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Sharing the Harvest - A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 am

Dave Jacke at Omega Institute

Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke

Designing Educational Ecoystems: A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students’ learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions. August 18-27

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Edible Forest Gardens: 2 Volume Set 

August 18th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Forest Ecology & Management with Mike Demunn (Da’ Ha’ da’ nyah) and Steve Gabriel Learn forest ecology and management techniques for eastern woodlands from Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and renowned elder forester Mike Demunn. Visit local old growth and heritage forests and farms and practice tree ID, stand assessment, marking, and thinning techniques. Leave the course more confident in your ability to assess and manage woodlots. Topics Covered: · History of forest exploitation · Principles in woodland stewardship · Native perspectives on the forest · Tools to measure forest and tree health · The role of wildlife in the woods · Ecology of Old Growth · Selecting trees for thinning $300 includes local foods lunch each day and free access to our online course ​ SIGN UP BY JULY 21 and receive $50 off Sign up along with the fungi course and save $100. $30 to camp onsite, or stay in our yurt on the farm. REGISTER: http://events.wellspringforestfarm.com

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

August 19th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Peg Schafer at Casari Ranch

Location: Casari Ranch, CA | Authors: Peg Schafer

In this 2-day workshop Peg will cover key aspects to domestic Chinese medicinal herb production. Participants will learn about the cultivation of medicinal herbs, as well as addressing the relevant issues affecting herb quality and accessibility. This program will be of interest to growers, practitioners, students, and those interested in the changing market of contemporary Asian herbal medicine. Note that this program is about growing medicinal plants and does not cover clinical use of herbs.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

August 23rd, 2017 - 12:00 am

David Asher at Linnaea Farm

Location: Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada | Authors: David Asher

From culture propagation, to rennet coagulation and on to affiance, this five-day-class is an in-depth exploration of the many possibilities of cheese. Students should expect to gain a full understanding of how all of the different styles of cheese are inter-related, and how to bring about the ecological conditions that develop the diverse flavours and forms of cheese. The length of the class allows participants to see cheeses through their many stages of development, and witness the growth of the many ripening cultures that define them. Sold out.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Art of Natural Cheesemaking - Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses 

September 9th, 2017 - 9:00 am

Peg Schafer at the Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm

Location: CA | Authors: Peg Schafer

Peg will lead a one day intensive program giving an in depth look at the managing a medicinal plant nursery and/or farming operation with the goal of producing efficacious medicine. This program is for both growers with some agricultural experience and experienced gardeners. Growers will garner information to build or refine their operation to produce these sought after qualities. Cost: $150 For registration and/or questions contact Peg: anemarrhena@chinesemedicinalherbfarm.com

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Shawn and Beth Dougherty at MEN FAIR- PA

Location: MEN FAIR-PA, Seven Springs, PA | Authors: Beth Dougherty and Shawn Dougherty

Shawn and Beth will present the following workshops at the Seven Springs Mother Earth News Fair: Not Suitable for Agriculture: Good Farming with Poor land, small savings, and a lot to learn Forage-Based Family-Scale Food Production Mixed Species Management: Intensive Grazing on the small family farm

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: The Independent Farmstead - Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management 

September 15th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Wellspring Forest Farm and School

Location: 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

Fungi Cultivation & Foraging with Olga Tzogas and Steve Gabriel Explore the wondrous world of fungi and learn how to grow and forage mushrooms with Farming the Woods co-author Steve Gabriel and Olga Tzogas Smugtown Mushrooms. During this 3-day intensive course participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, learn low-tech propagation techniques, and of course, cook and eat mushrooms. Participants will build their skills in mushroom identification, cultivation, and propagation and leave the course equipped with the knowledge and tools.

Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Course 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

September 23rd, 2017 - 10:00 am

Peg Schafer at Quarryhill Botanical Gardens

Location: Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, CA | Authors: Peg Schafer

Medicinal Plant Walk at Quarryhill Botanical Gardens with Peggy Schafer & Sean Fannin. All proceeds benefit Quarryhill Botanical Garden, $20 Non Members/$15.00 Members.

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Category: Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience

Book: The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm - A Cultivator's Guide to Small-Scale Organic Herb Production 

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