I have just moved to a nice 4.5 acre farm 45 minutes south of Montreal and I am hosting a veganc forest gardening-permaculture campout weekend with Shantree and Lorenna Kacera fom the Living Centre who have 30 years experience.The cost is $350 (bring a friend for $50 off) which includes vegan meals prepared by a pro vegan chef,a 175 page e-manuel and camping in the yard or house.http://www.thelivingcentre.com/cms/forest-gardening-quebec We need to have enough people registered by Friday to make it happen.This will be a fantastic even not to be missed!!Contact the Living Centre to register or me for info on accomodation etc.
Miles Flansburg wrote:Jude, welcome to permies! I am interested. What is your plan? I have 10 forested acres that I am slowly working on so I am always looking to see what others are doing.
Hi Miles,thanks! I was hoping to host a weekend workshop here with Shantree and Lorenna Kacera from the Living Centre in London Ontario but we do not have enough people(we need at least ten)so I think they are going to cancel it.It's sad because it would have been great and I was going to hire a professional vegan chef.I have no idea how to strt myself so not sure what my plan is,LOL!
Hi Jude! It's Heidi! Just replying to this so I can follow any replies. I hope you find someone who can help out. Still really want to do this! I have a friend in my herbalism school who runs a permaculture farm with her partner near where I live in Vermont. I'll ask her if she has any ideas. I'm also meeting with another friend Thurs to talk about his own plans to start an edible forest garden pretty close to me so I'll talk to him about this too. Best of luck!
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
― Wendell Berry
Hey Jude. I'm in Toronto, myself, but I'm looking for property now, probably in the area of Kawartha Lakes. If you are leaving your shade trees, you will need to work with shade in mind. I would suggest you look at mulberry and currant guilds, and forest guilds that like shade.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Chris Kott wrote:Hey Jude. I'm in Toronto, myself, but I'm looking for property now, probably in the area of Kawartha Lakes. If you are leaving your shade trees, you will need to work with shade in mind. I would suggest you look at mulberry and currant guilds, and forest guilds that like shade.
Thank you all for your responses.There are stll people interested in registering so maybe the weekend workshop might still happen!
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