Rob Viglas wrote:In order to build the school the town had to get special permitting which included that a certain amount, 20 or so acres of prime ag land had to be kept as ag land and the GOOD part is that the school is REQUIRED to integrate the use of it across the curriculum.
What I want to do is reclaim that land and turn it into permaculture site for the school. I think it would be a great long term project that would be able to tie into the curriculum in so many ways. What I need is a plan to present to the Ag Committee in order to gain permission to move forward. I am wondering if there is a single resource out there that would provide me with an overview of how to start such a project? Whether or not there is I would love to hear from everyone here and maybe build a plan that way!
Toby Hemenway wrote: If you are new to Pc, start with something you know how to do and then learn from there. It would be a shame to fail right off the bat. There is a teacher in Hood River, Oregon, Michael Becker, who is doing incredible school garden work, way beyond anything else I'm aware of. Google him, as there are articles on his work.
Cj Verde wrote:
I wonder if it might be good to link to Transition Towns? There's 1 in Manchester.
The site will be most productive when school is out. Does the town have a summer program for kids.
Ben Falk has done a Pc site for a prison, I think. He's up north (Moretown?)
Rob Viglas wrote:Funny you mention Ben Falk as a group of friends who are all permaculture newbies as well were talking about setting up a visit to his place just last night!
Where are you in VT? We're in Sandgate. 40 mins NW of Bennington.