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Ideas for Leading-edge Experimental Permy Workshops at Boston Food Forest at Boston Nature Center?

 
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Hey supergeniuses,

I said I'd come up with something really experimental or outside-the box. ANy ideas?

bee hut?
something on conserving heat? (hey, it's New England, and people like money)
on smarter ways of conserving water for your garden or house? (people like money)
veterans doing permaculture--any vets in Boston? any vets wanna travel to Boston to spread the word to your fellow servicepersons?
video-broadcast presentation of Paul infecting hearts and minds?? (what would make it worth his time? Or, is there a podcast that's --er--presentable to the public, including those whose ears are sensitive to the full beauty of English language? and we could have a panel discussion of it by permies who've been actually doing it a while? which podcast would you nominate for that?)

the food forest already has a few hugelkultur beds, some fruit and nut trees in process, a grafting workshop will happen, one on tinctures and herbs and stuff,and other basic type things, foraging too. I'd like to take it up a notch in terms of "wow, this permaculture shit is really practical!!!"

Thanks, team!
 
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What made me say that about permacture was the simplicity of it all. You have to know more and get to do less. It was like, oh duh! Copy nature! A great workshop would be one that emphasizes the simplicity (you know, once the complexity is implemented, lol) of permaculture. Show them that you can just lay down old boxes and your neighbor's leaves in the fall and you have a bed. Show them examples of how it gets EASIER each year vs. harder each year in conventional farming. Show them how they can use their natural desire to rig systems, gadgets, and fixes out of things they have on hand with a little imagination. Stuff like that. Show them that when they stop trying to dominate nature and instead let nature do the work as long as we pick the right plants, gardening becomes enjoyable and in fact very much doable. Stuff like that. have fun!
 
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Thanks, Veronika! That sounds good, that's helpful feedback. I also want to pick a particular topic. I am thinking bee hut, just because a) there are already beehives there, b) hardly anyone outside of like Slovenia has ever heard of this and c) it would show that not all of permaculture is directly soil-related, but that hte abstract principle of leverage/nature's design is more fundamental than particulars.
 
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