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Andrew Personette
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with Andrew Faust of the Center for Bioregional Living
Food Forest Design by Andy Personette of Ecosystems

NOV 19 + 20 // 9am to 5pm


Preliminary design for the food forest

Learn and apply permaculture concepts to the evolution of a food forest design.

25 nut & fruit trees and 25 berry plants will be incorporated into the landscape of a single family home.

In the future this edible forest will provide an abundant supply of fresh fruit and nuts from early spring to late fall.

November 19-20, 2013 - 2 Full day workshops 9am-5pm

33 Broadway // Tivoli, NY 12583 Mid-Hudson Valley
Amtrak to Rhinecliff Station - cab to Barn

4.5 acre land in Dutchess County (2 hrs north of NYC) With a central pond, gentle hills, a stream bordering two sides of the property, and a mixture of regrowth forest and open spaces, this site offers an appealing set of parameters for a permaculture design application. There are two main structures on the property. The first structure is a is a 1400 sq. ft. single family home undergoing energy efficiency upgrades. Your hosts, Andrew, Bruna and Luca, live here. The second structure is a similarly sized, turn of the century barn converted for use as a gathering/vacation rental and heated by a wood burning stove. The Barn in Tivoli, as it is called, hosts retreats and city escapes for up to 8 guests. The Barn is an immersive lodging option for up to 8 workshop participants. If you would like to share the king bed nook or one of the 2 queens with a friend/partner, the price is lower. Camping on site is also available. Full details at the bottom of this page.

- solar aspect and siting
- water harvesting with swales
- soil health and amendment
- tree and shrub planting
- fertilizing with cover crops
- companion planting
- beneficial flowers and herbs
- mulching
- pest prevention strategies

- barn accommodations for 5 to 8 people, on first come first served basis
- camping available for up to 10 people including full use of barn facilities for cooking and bathing
- outdoor shower
- 3 fire pits
- outdoor gas grill
- picnic table

- 5 restaurants, 1 coffee shop, 1 bakery and 1 bar within 2 blocks - a 5 minute walk
- Bard College campus with beautiful Hudson views 5 minutes away by car
- bed and breakfast and hotel/motel options are abundant by car
- accommodations also available within walking distance
- Hudson river 1 mile away
- Tivoli Bays: freshwater tidal estuary within walking distance

Center for Bioregional Living
One of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with nearly two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentation and curriculum has been inspiring and motivating students since his days as an alternative school teacher at Upattinas in Glenmoore, PA. Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built a Permaculture inspired homestead including a 1600 sq ft straw bale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magana as a pilot campus for his students, clients and baby daughter Juniper.
Andrew Faust has been practicing permaculture and biodynamics since receiving his Permaculture Design certificate in 1996. Some of our design clients include Ezekiel’s Place Retreat Center in Hedgesville, WV, Leaveners Respite Center in Essex, NY,Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT, and local businesses and residents. Previous clients include the Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro, WV and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Chester County, PA. Faust has extensive experience in doing designs for a wide range of climates and habitats including desert, forest and mountain. He is a certified Alternative School Teacher, focusing on Bioregional Education; he instructed at Upattinas Open Community High School for ten years. Faust holds a B.A. in comparative religions from Guilford College.

***Tuition does not include meals. DOES include CAMPING***
$150 - $180 *Sliding scale*
Workshop starts at 9am on the 19th


Inquire for student discount – valid ID required – email hellobruna@gmail.com

Fruit Tree Plantings
- Chicago Hardy Fig
- Cox’s Orange Pippin Antique Apple
- Golden Delicious
- Goldcot Apricot
- Emperor Francis Sweet Cherry
- Illinois Everbearing Mulberry
- Hardired Nectarine
- Pennsylvania Golden Pawpaw
- Mango Grafted Pawpaw
- Saturn Peach
- 4th of July Peach
- Hardy Giant Asian Pear
- New Century Asian Pear
- Prok American Persimmon
- Bubblegum Plum
- Redheart Plum
- Earlblue Prune-Plum

Nut Tree Plantings
- Hardy Almond
- Chestnut Seeding Pollinator
- Colossal Chestnut
- Supercrop Pecan
- Carpathian English Walnut
- Lake English Walnut
- Missouri Mammoth Hickory
- Bountiful Butternut

Berry Plantings
- Tripple Crown Thornless Blackberry
- Chester Thornless Blackberry
- Sweetheart Blueberry
- Somerset Seedless Grape
- Concord Grape
- Royalty Purple Raspberry
- Anne Yellow Raspberry
- Primocane Red Rasberry
- Lingonberry
- Hardy Kiwi
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