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Permaculture workshop vacations this summer at Fieldsong Farm  RSS feed

 
Matu Collins
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As we grow more disillusioned with unsustainable agricultural practices, even organic ones, we grow more enthusiastic about building fertility and transforming our farm into a Permaculture paradise. This will take a while, but we would like to invite you along.
For a week we will identify plants and their properties. Some are delicious, so make good tea, some make good medicine, some are beautiful, some are invasives that are toxic to other plants. All have their place. We will discuss the when, how and why of weeding, practice farming without fossil fuels, observe the plants animals and habitat around us, and enjoy the beauty of a seaside farm.
The days will include a hike on nearby trails, a few hours of plant identification and selective weeding, planting, hugelkultur, biodynamic preperations and other farm tasks. The afternoons will be mostly free for going to the beach, going to town, or just relaxing.
There is no charge, we prefer to barter camping, food and knowledge for your work and your willingness to learn and contribute, similar to a wwoofing arrangement.
We are near a train station and bus service, lovely beaches for swimming or surfing, and many hiking trails.
There will be three Weed Weeks this summer, June 24th-July 1st, July 29th t August 5th, and August 19th to August 24th.
If you are interested in filling out an application or if you have any questions, please email me at amberafc@gmail.com.
 
Dmitry Markov
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Could you mention your location?
 
Matu Collins
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We are in the southern part of the state of Rhode Island, in the US.
 
Matu Collins
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If you would like to look at it on google maps, look up "Matunuck, RI" We are near Fresh Pond.
 
Matu Collins
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This was a great time. I'd like to do it again next summer. Anyone interested? Wwoof style, but with a guaranteed permaculture focus, a variety of work and a party say the end of the week.

One of the weeks we will build a new hugelkultur raised bed.

For a description of our farm, look up Fieldsong Farm on wwoof usa or on facebook.
 
Dmitry Markov
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"Great time" - does it refer to 2012 or this past season, 2013?
I've got a feeling it's possible to do permaculture classes year round in Dallas... Now it's quite liveable, actually, with occasional frost at night.
Yeah, I've crisscrossed the map and came back. I missed my friends and familiar places.

I hope things are well in Matunuck and everyone's doing great, especially the little ones .
 
Matu Collins
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2012 was the great time I referred to, but this year was fun too! We did things differently this year, and the wwoofers have been a great help. The new baby at the end of May meant that the June wwoofers were essential. The twins are big enough to be a real help sometimes now and they are funnier than ever.
Keep in touch, Dmitry, we'd love to have you back someday.
 
Dmitry Markov
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Oh, wow! Congratulations on the new arrival! This gives me a good reason to look into visiting RI again next season .
Until then - all the best.
 
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