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Final week - Reserve your place at Wind Spirit intentional community.

Join us For a Positive future......

Saturday October 12th
Sustainable Food Security – A permaculture class on Water, Soil, Seeds, and Forest Gardening. 10am to noon then 1 to 3pm [then I’ll race you to the pool!!]. Come for the day or the weekend.

$40 total for Saturday only (includes the $30 for your course plus all fees for land usage/kitchen usage/etc.); we charge an additional $10 for overnight guests- Friday and Saturday nights.

Beginning in the morning we’ll start with a focus on water in the desert, how to harvest and store water on the land for food abundance, and desert soils, structure, improvement, and fertility. We’ll continue after lunch with seed saving, plus a little bit on cuttings. Finally close with Forest Gardening - the culmination of the set up work to facilitate the “resilient” food productive designed forest.

Don Titmus – An AZ horticulturist since 1981, has his own garden maintenance business and a permaculture business. He has taught the permaculture design course in the East Phoenix area since 2007 more at http://4dirs.com/fdpc/Pc_TeacherBios.htm.

Cris Franco -
has spent most of her life in the Southwestern desert with excursions throughout East Asia. Her homeland is the Sonoran Desert and she enjoys deepening her indigenous desert roots through wild harvesting, growing traditional crop varieties, and seed saving.
Her formal permaculture education began in Spring 2008 when she completed an urban permaculture design course in Phoenix, AZ followed by the Desert Landscape School through the Desert Botanical Garden. In 2012 she completed Seed Library School followed by Seed School through Native Seeds/SEARCH. In 2013 she completed an Advanced Permaculture Training in Youth and Child Permaculture Education through the Learning Gardens Institute and the Indigenous Sustainable Communities Design Course offered by the Traditional Native American Farmers Association.

Her interests in permaculture lie more in the social realms of family, culture, and traditional health (Zone 00). In August 2012 she created Rio Salado Seedshed Library, a seed library network for the greater Phoenix area.

Address: 4514 E. Dripping Springs Rd., Winkelman, AZ 85192
Webpage: www.windspiritcommunity.org
Features: Wind Spirit Community is surrounded by the beauty of the Sonoran desert and nestled among lush gardens and fruit trees. It offers comfortable indoor and outdoor facilities for workshop sessions, such as a wood-crafted yoga deck and sunlit recreation room. Overnight accommodations include charming, eclectic indoor spaces as well as a variety of camp sites. Facilities also include an above-ground pool, sauna, computer room with internet access (limited), three excellently-maintained composting toilets, an outdoor solar shower, two indoor showers, space for hands-on gardening and more!

do's/don'ts: Do bring a flashlight, sense of adventure, reverence for nature, food (you choose to bring potluck style dishes to share meals with the community – BF, Lunch, and Dinner, or to be self contained NB see note below!), an instrument if you play, and camping gear if you plan to stay a night or two with us in a tent (indoor spaces also possibly available)! Don't bring copious amounts of alcohol/drugs/loud music/all that jazz. Don’t forget your note pad and camera.

NB -We are primarily a vegetarian community! Other diets can be accommodated but there is no cooking of fish, beef or fowl in the community kitchen. We have an outdoor barbecue for those who desire to eat these occasionally. Please read the communities guidelines [visitors section] before arriving at the land!

To RSVP contact Don ....fdpc@4dirs.com
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