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Free Two-day Permaculture Workshop in Mingo County, WV March 29 - 30  RSS feed

Edward Marshall
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Upcoming FREE We Are All Farmers Workshop in Mingo County, WV

Mingo County Permaculture Blast, March 29 – 30, 2013

The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute is committed to serving the Appalachian-Piedmont region and to helping people grow more of their own food there. As part of that service, we provide three free workshops a year to non-profit or community groups. Our first workshop of 2013 will be in Mingo County, WV in the heart of West Virginia Coal Country–quite possibly the first permaculture workshop there ever!

Volunteers/attendees at these workshops are welcome and they are open & free to the public. However, we do ask that you RVSP. You can do that by emailing weareallfarmers [at] or maria.arnot [at]

March, 29, Day 1, 1/2 day workshop at a reclaimed mine site (more details on this to follow soon–see the photos far below of the mine site and orchard there)

Day 2, Full day workshop, Saturday, March 30, 2013

This schedule is still tentative.

9:00 – 10:00 Introduction to Permaculture/Overview of Systems for the Community Garden & Introduction to Each Other

10:15 – 11:00 Garden Walk–discussion led by Edward Marshall on what could be done with the garden based on permaculture principles and systems design. Focus: SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

11:00 – Prepping for the hands-on workshop. All hands on deck to prep/set up for the afternoon workshop!

12:00 – 1:00 Permaculture Potluck and breaking people into teams. People will divide into 2 – 5 teams to address some needs of this space. Each team will be led by one – two permaculture designers trained by the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute.

1:00 – 3:30 Hands-on Permaculture Workshops!


Solution: no till Sheet Mulch

2. WATER CATCHMENT (sourcing water on site rather than having to bring it in)


4. VERMICULTURE (Working with earth worms)


Wrap Up at 3:30 with a touching base about the day’s accomplishments and the next steps.

We hope to see you there!
Greta Fields
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I am over the state line, about 25 miles southeast of Pikeville. I did not see this notice in time to go. I hope it worked out well. I am glad to see permaculture events in that area. My friends have a conference annually now at Jenny Wiley State Park, over near Prestonsburg, Ky. Also, there is a permaculture guild in southwest Virginia now. Nothing yet where I live, southeast Ky.
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