Hello fellow permaculturists! I'm very excited to have found this site, and hope to connect with more permaculture enthusiasts, especially in NV and Las Vegas. I'm pleased to announce that our organization, Great Basin Permaculture, will be hosting Madre Tierra: An Introduction to Permaculture weekend this first week of April. We are the first permaculture organization in southern Nevada, and have been picking up lots of momentum! We are establishing a permaculture demonstration garden inside Vegas Roots Community Garden, and are becoming involved with local schools and so many others. I hope if you're in the Las Vegas area that you'll come join us for our Introduction weekend. Details follow, visit us at www.greatbasinpermaculture.org to see what we've been busy working on in one of the driest deserts in the world.
Madre Tierra: Introduction to Permaculture Weekend from Apr 5 to Apr 7, 2013. Introductory permaculture class will be given by Jessica Penrod of Great Basin Permaculture and Cindy Dixon of the Springs Preserve. The weekend will include a design project, hands-on installation, and networking mixer. Meals are provided, and will feature Las Vegas chefs and locally grown produce. Guest speaker Larry Santoyo of EarthFlow Design Works is a leading expert in smart and responsible environmental design. The Introduction is presented in conjunction with Downtown Project Construction Zone and Blackbird Studios in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more and register at http://www.greatbasinpermaculture.org
Thanks for the welcome, Wyomiles! We don't have Hugelculture yet, but have been working with our University's Sustainability Department here, and they have given us mulch from the community Christmas tree chipping. We received a few large Christmas trees as well, and intend on starting Hugelculture with those. We have a large sunken bed, swales, an herb spiral, a grape arbor in the works, and 15 trees on our 1/10 acre site. We've also built shade structures and cob benches, and hope to include more cob structures, a sound garden, more trees and potentially an apiary. We've recently planted many spring seeds and seedlings, and are beginning work on a wicking bed for a friend's art studio.
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