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Recent posts by Erik Blender

September 15 – 18th 2017




Fungi For the People Orcas Island Mushroom Camp

Orcas Island, Washington @ Orcasong Farm

Join us on beautiful Orcas Island this September for the first Orcas Island Mushroom Camp

Mushroom Identification / Ecology / Medicine / Cooking / Dyes and More!

4 Days of Mushroom Immersion with Fungi For the People on beautiful Orcas Island in the thick of wild mushroom season. 
We will base out of Orcasong Farm, centrally located between our mushroom foray hikes, and a perfect venue for cookouts, classes, and camping for the extended weekend.

The weekend includes:

- 4 days of mushroom foray and outdoor classroom time
- Gourmet Meals with food pairings, teas, and cooking classes
- On-site tent camping
- 6 Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultures and Grow-at-Home kits
- 100+ page workbook
- Unforgettable adventures


Fungi For the People Orcas Island Mushroom Camp
1 year ago
BIOCHAR WEEKEND WORKSHOP - APRIL 8 - 9
ORCAS ISLAND, WA at Orcasong Farm

DETAILS & TICKETS AT:  https://www.orcasongfarm.org/biochar-workshop


This weekend will take you through the science and latest research on biochar, but also get you skilled up on all the necessary steps
to create a biochar burner, create the char, inoculate it with beneficial micro-organisms, and apply it to the garden. 

Join <a href=https://www.orcasongfarm.org/biochar-workshop>forest ecologist Carson Sprenger</a> and <a href=https://www.orcasongfarm.org/biochar-workshop>biochar reseacher Kai Hoffman-Krull </a> for a hands-on, deep dive into the science and applications
of biochar on the farm and homestead.

Camp out at Orcasong Farm for the weekend with meals included.


DETAILS & TICKETS AT:  https://www.orcasongfarm.org/biochar-workshop



1 year ago
Greetings! Orcasong Farm on Orcas Island, WA seeks an experienced Market Gardener with a background in permaculture beginning in 2016.

This is a full-time position at a new non-profit farming, education, and community building project.

We have 90 acres of field, pasture and forest and are centrally located on the island.

Our new market gardener will be managing nearly 2 acres of garden space, building soil, teaching, managing volunteers, and livin the good life here on Orcas Island. We will be selling produce from an onsite farm-stand, at local farmer markets, and to the local co-op, stores and restaurants.

We are seeking:

- Someone who understands the value of community & doing things together.
- Someone mature who can listen and communicate effectively
- Someone with experience managing a large garden - preferably growing both annuals and perennials for market and value-added use.
- Someone who understands permaculture principles and gardens using permaculture as a tool-box. We don't need a permaculture expert - but we do need an accomplished gardener looking for a new adventure in life and community building.
- Someone who comes from the heart and understands the concept of holding a collective "heartspace".
- This doesn't have to be just one person - it could be a couple, could be someone with kids

We have a budget for a monthly salary and living arrangements.

Contact me for more details. Send me a resume with references if possible.

Check us out on facebook: Orcasong Farm

Thank you and looking forward,

Erik Blender
Land Steward
Orcasong Farm
Orcas Island, WA
erikblender@gmail.com
2 years ago
6-Month Portland, OR Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway begins May 18!

There is incredible value having in-person contact with your permaculture design certificate instructors.

Toby Hemenway teaches an amazing 6-month design course in Portland this year together with guest instructors, accomplished permaculturists, from around the Pacific NW.

In Portland May to October - 6 intensive weekends @ PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY with Hands-on learning opportunities at PSU Learning Gardens

Check it out: portlandpdc.com & Portland Perma Meetup

- 6 intensive weekends May to October (1 weekend a month in class + design group work outside of class)
- Take the time to learn & integrate permaculture design principles with the changing of the seasons
- Toby Hemenway teaches every weekend & also amazing permaculture guest instructors from all over the west coast
- Obtain your permaculture design certification from the best-selling author of
"Gaia's Garden: A Homescale Guide to Permaculture Design"
- Change your life, radically alter the way you see & act for sustainability and abundance
- Complete a permaculture design of a local Portland site together with a dynamic design group of fellow activists

REGISTER SOON: Course begins May 18, 2013

COURSE TOPICS:
Permaculture principles & methods
Urban Permaculture & village design
Community Building & "Invisible" Structures
Food & Energy Security
Regenerative Economics
Soil Ecology & Rehabilitation
Water harvesting methods
Food Forest Design & Installation
Green business networks & strategies
Natural cycles & pattern literacy
Site Analysis & Assessment


Questions?

Contact the course organizer:

Erik Blender
Ecological Land Steward
Permaculture Instructor
503-984-3514
erikblender@gmail.com
5 years ago
6-Month Portland, OR Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway - only a few spots remaining!

Let us not forget the incredible value of personal contact with your permaculture design certificate instructors.

Toby Hemenway teaches an amazing 6-month permaculture design course in Portland this year together with guest instructors, accomplished permaculturists, from around the Pacific NW.

In Portland May to October - 6 intensive weekends @ PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY with Hands-on learning opportunities at PSU Learning Gardens

Check it out: portlandpdc.com & Portland Perma Meetup

- 6 intensive weekends May to October (1 weekend a month in class + design group work outside of class)
- Take the time to learn & integrate permaculture design principles with the changing of the seasons
- Toby Hemenway teaches every weekend & also amazing permaculture guest instructors from all over the west coast
- Obtain your permaculture design certification from the best-selling author of
"Gaia's Garden: A Homescale Guide to Permaculture Design"
- Change your life, radically alter the way you see & act for sustainability and abundance
- Complete a permaculture design of a local Portland site together with a dynamic design group of fellow activists


REGISTER SOON - only a few spots remain!!!

COURSE TOPICS:
Permaculture principles & methods
Urban Permaculture & village design
Community Building & "Invisible" Structures
Food & Energy Security
Regenerative Economics
Soil Ecology & Rehabilitation
Water harvesting methods
Food Forest Design & Installation
Green business networks & strategies
Natural cycles & pattern literacy
Site Analysis & Assessment


Questions?

Contact the course organizer:

Erik Blender
Ecological Land Steward
Permaculture Instructor
503-984-3514
erikblender@gmail.com
5 years ago
Greetings! The early-bird registration rate for 6-Month Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway ends THIS FRIDAY March 22.

Let us not forget the incredible value of personal contact with your permaculture design certificate instructors.

Toby Hemenway teaches an amazing 6-month permaculture design course in Portland this year together with guest instructors, accomplished permaculturists, from around the Pacific NW.

In Portland May to October - 6 intensive weekends @ PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY with Hands-on learning opportunities at PSU Learning Gardens

Check it out: portlandpdc.com & Portland Permaculture Meetup

- 6 intensive weekends May to October (1 weekend a month in class + design group work outside of class)
- Take the time to learn & integrate permaculture design principles with the changing of the seasons
- Toby Hemenway teaches every weekend & also amazing permaculture guest instructors from all over the west coast
- Obtain your permaculture design certification from the best-selling author of
"Gaia's Garden: A Homescale Guide to Permaculture Design"
- Change your life, radically alter the way you see & act for sustainability and abundance
- Complete a permaculture design of a local Portland site together with a dynamic design group of fellow activists


REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 22 with the early-bird course registration rate.

COURSE TOPICS:
Permaculture principles & methods
Urban Permaculture & village design
Community Building & "Invisible" Structures
Food & Energy Security
Regenerative Economics
Soil Ecology & Rehabilitation
Water harvesting methods
Food Forest Design & Installation
Green business networks & strategies
Natural cycles & pattern literacy
Site Analysis & Assessment

Questions?

Contact the course organizer:

Erik Blender
Ecological Land Steward
Permaculture Instructor
503-984-3514
erikblender@gmail.com
5 years ago
Greetings! The early-bird registration rate for 6-Month Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway ends March 22.

Let us not forget the incredible value of personal contact with your permaculture design certificate instructors.

Toby Hemenway teaches an amazing 6-month permaculture design course in Portland this year together with guest instructors, accomplished permaculturists, from around the Pacific NW.

In Portland May to October - 6 intensive weekends...

Check it out: portlandpdc.com & Portland Permaculture Meetup

- 6 intensive weekends May to October (1 weekend a month in class + design group work outside of class)
- Take the time to learn & integrate permaculture design principles with the changing of the seasons
- Toby Hemenway teaches every weekend & also amazing permaculture guest instructors from all over the west coast
- Obtain your permaculture design certification from the best-selling author of
"Gaia's Garden: A Homescale Guide to Permaculture Design"
- Change your life, radically alter the way you see & act for sustainability and abundance
- Complete a permaculture design of a local Portland site together with a dynamic design group of fellow activists

REGISTER BEFORE MARCH 22 with the early-bird course registration rate.

COURSE TOPICS:
- Permaculture principles & methods
- Urban Permaculture & village design
- Community Building & "Invisible" Structures
- Food & Energy Security
- Regenerative Economics
- Soil Ecology & Rehabilitation
- Water harvesting methods
- Food Forest Design & Installation
- Green business networks & strategies
- Natural cycles & pattern literacy
- Site Analysis & Assessment

Questions?

Contact the course organizer:

Erik Blender
Ecological Land Steward
Permaculture Instructor
503-984-3514
erikblender@gmail.com
5 years ago
2013 Portland Permaculture Course - led by Toby Hemenway

portlandpdc.com
- A 6-month design course that will change your life meeting for 6 intensive weekends - May to October, 2013
- obtain your permaculture design certification from the author of "Gaia's Garden" - the best-selling permaculture book in N. America.
- Toby teaches every weekend and leads an amazing cadre of guest instructors including Jude Hobbs, Tom Ward, Andrew Millison, Michael Becker & more.
- Work in a dynamic design group for several months to complete an in-depth permaculture design for a specific site in or around Portland.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WITH A COURSE DISCOUNT AVAILABLE THROUGH MARCH 22.
More info & Registration at the course website: PORTLANDPDC.COM

Course Organizer
Erik Blender
erikblender@gmail.com
5 years ago
Toby Hemenway starts the 2012 Portland Permaculture Course on May 19th. [size=18]

We still have a few course spots available! The course will be in close-in SE Portland.

Have you been wanting to really dive into Permaculture and regenerative living to change your life? Now is the time!

This will be a 6-month course (May to October) with 1 intensive weekend per month. You can make it happen

Check out the course schedule & registration info @ portlandpdc.com

6 years ago
Toby Hemenway, renowned author of "Gaia's Garden", the best-selling Permaculture book in the world,
will be leading his 2012 Permaculture Design Course in Portland, Oregon.

Receive your permaculture design certification working with some of the top designers & instructors in the Pacific NW:
Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Jude Hobbs, Tom Ward, Michael Becker & more!

COURSE LOCATION: The course will take place in an excellent community space in the close-in SE Hawthorne neighborhood.
It is easily accessible by bike, foot, public transit and abundant free parking available.
Very affordable hostel lodging options just a walk away,
see PORTLANDPDC.COM for more details.


- This 6-month course takes place over 6 intensive weekends beginning May 19 and ending October 21, 2012.
- The 6-month model is perfect for working professionals or full-time students and gives lots of time between classes
to dive deep into the reading material and design work.
- Detailed info is at the course website: PORTLANDPDC.COM


- COURSE FEE IS $950
- EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW FOR A $100 DISCOUNT ONLY UNTIL APRIL 19!
- REFER A FRIEND TO TAKE THE COURSE & RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $50 COURSE DISCOUNT.
- REGISTER HERE

6 years ago