All Day Plantwalks, Hands-on Plant Activities, Children’s Activities, Informative Plant Presentations, as well as Vendors and Tradeshow of the Greater Cincinnati area Plant People!
Location: Treasure Lake and Dark Wood Farm, Petersburg, Kentucky. 2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Road.
Facilitators: Doug Crouch, Rebecca Wood, Celeste Shumrick, Ben Belty, Michael Hood, Abby Artemesia, Ande Schewe, Lawrence Greene,
Jeremy Schewe, Susan VonderHaar, Ellil Rose
more info: https://treeyopermaculture.com/plant-walkers-spring-2018-gathering/
There is a calling for more collaboration and community around creating opportunities that are accessible and affordable all the while very dynamic. This event has come together from that need whilst offering a space for learning, family interaction, and a communal spring gathering occurs. This event is created and produced by some of the Ohio River Valley and beyonds best plant based business’ and organizations.
With a deep sense of gratitude and excitement we are bringing this experience closer to Cincinnati! We invite you to join us, unplug for the day, and immerse yourselves into the wonders nature provides and offers.
At all times several things will be happening, indoor presentations, outdoor walks or hands on, vending, kids activities, and space to just be.
It’s really about cultivating in yourself a deeper awareness of your connection with plants, and enjoy walking away knowing a bit more than you have before, and perhaps be inspired as you walk into the spring season closer to nature and refreshed in your connection with others on their own plant journeys as well… Enjoy a plant and nature experience with a community, and perhaps bring the family and create a memory together…
Treasure Lake with Dark Wood Farm
Treasure lake is local small business focused on recreation in nature, from hiking to birding, boating to fishing that has been in the Crouch family since 1984. It’s a wonderfully scenic place hidden in the hills of the Northwestern Corner of Northern Kentucky and Boone County only 22 miles from downtown Cincinnati. We have been hard at work developing the broad acre forest for bio-diversity and wild food abundance. With our thickets of spicebush and paw paw in the understory and towering hickories and oaks in the overstory, the wildlife love it here and we are sure you will too. Camping is on one of our flat ridges that perch above the 15 acre pay fishing lake. Furthermore, it is a community center of sorts as well with entertainment and nature immersion uniquely blending together! The property also now features Dark Wood Farm run by Annie Woods, a local growing local foods. The farm runs a 50-person CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program from May- November and sell their produce to restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area. Furthermore, the following Permaculture elements and functions that can be experienced are:
Non Timber forest product development including a focus on wildlife management
Extensive Native Food Forest and specific management techniques to enhance this
Hot & Cold Composting (Vermiculture) systems for boosting soil life, picking up on waste streams, and cycling nutrients
Market Garden that feeds into local foods and creates employment
Natural Building with a focus on social space creation and our stage
Event and Festival hosting to create a cultural gathering point for many points of culture
Schedule of Events
Full Presenters Bios and Talk Descriptions Expanded Click Here https://treeyopermaculture.com/plant-walkers-spring-2018-gathering/presenters-bios/
March 30th: optional camp and campsite fun with music, separate camping fee applies
8:30 am- Arrival registration, greet and meets.
9:00 am- 10:15 am
Plant Walk A: Plant Folklore and a Permaculture Perspective: Rebecca Wood, Ande Schewe, Doug Crouch
Presentation A: Basic Healing, First-time Medicine Making: Celeste Shumrick
10:15 am-10:30 am Tabling and Networking break
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Celeste showing off her love for plants and hands in the earth
Plant Walk B: Wild Edible & Herbal Walkabout: Abby Artemesia and the Wandering School
Presentation B: From nut to flour: an acorn processing primer, Interactive with Michael Hood and Ben Betly
12:00 pm -1:30 pm Lunch Break, networking and tabling
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Plant walk C: Plantwalk Teachers Walk- Folklore, Science, Medicinal, Research, Personal Experience, etc.- Numerous facilitators
Presentation C: GeoBotany: Power of Knowing Natural Communities: Jeremy Schewe
3:15 pm -4:30 pm
Plant Walk Hands on D:: Planting Forest Medicinals: Doug Crouch and others
Presentation D: Monoculture Roots Drum Circle, Lawrence Greene
4:30 pm -4:45 pm: tabling and networking
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Plant Walk E: Plant Spirit Medicine- Deepening our Plant Relations: Rebecca Wood
6:00 pm farewells and option to camp for additional separate fee
Kids Program Schedule:
“Guided Connection to Earth” uses Senses and Artful Creation for a full day of Nature emergence. Two experienced facilitators will be hosting Kids’ Programming activities to run concurrently with event speakers/break schedule. At 6 pm the children will present their Plantwalkers encounters with a Performance Art piece.
For the Kiddies (ages 5+, accompanied younger children welcome. Teens/tweens are appreciated Program Assistants)