June Permaculture Site Tours

We have home/site tours all summer long. The first ones are coming up soon.

On Sunday, June 23rd from 1-3 pm, Josh Feyen will be giving you a tour of his property at 1933 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, 53704. Josh has some great systems at work on the east side of Madison. Everyone welcome.

On Wednesday, June 26th from 6-7 pm, Judy Skog will tour you through her yard on the west side at 626 Orchard Drive, 53711. She has a beautiful swale and berm system in the frontyard and the bats are finally housing themselves in her bat house!

On Saturday, June 29th from 10:30 – 11:30 am there will be a tour at the Waisman homestead in rural Cottage Grove.  2337 Schadel Rd. off of Hwy N. south of Hwy. 12/18.  Waismans moved to an asparagus farm in Cottage Grove with plans for a U-pick blueberry operation in early 2012. Come tour the 18 acres and talk about some of the things that could have been done better. Often the successes are apparent but the fails are not, yet we learn so much from failing. Asparagus season ends just a few days later but we can have asparagus for you if you order in advance/that week (1# for $5 or 5# for $$20). flowerandfruit@gmail.com

All are free and open to the public.

More tours coming up in July!!!  Will post very soon.

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Mushroom Log Plugging April 28th

Mushroom Log Plugging on Sunday, April 28th from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm.
We have a nice assembly line set up at Sue Hessel’s home at 4221 School Rd.  ****Please note the change in times on this event.
No parking in the driveway please.
We will be plugging Native Harvest Shitake and Summer White Oyster.
This is free and everyone is welcome!!
Questions?  Please contact Kate at 608-213-2230
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Permaculture Teacher Training

We are so excited to be offering up the area’s first Permaculture Teacher Training in May and June of 2019.  ** Rescheduled dates for the course.
Marian Farrior and Kate Heiber-Cobb will be our Instructors for this long awaited course.
Kate founded the Madison Area Permaculture Guild in the Spring of 2008 and continues to coordinate the grassroots organization. Through her business, Sustainability on Stilts, LLC, she designs, educates and consults on Permaculture.  Kate teaches at the Continuing Education Department of Madison College, Olbrich Gardens, and other venues.  She was honored as a Badger Bioneer in 2010 and received recognition from Oxfam as a Woman Leader in her community in 2011.  She previously served as a Wisconsin Representative to the Great Lakes Permaculture Institute which is a regional hub of the Permaculture Institute of North America and also served on the Board of Community Groundworks at Troy Gardens on the north side of Madison and beyond.  She previously served on the Advisory Board of the Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program, and on the Vision Team of Town & Country RC&D.  Kate received her PDC and Advanced PDC through Midwest Permaculture.  She received her Permaculture Teaching Certificate through Peter Bane and Sandy Cruz.
Marian coordinates volunteer ecological restorations at UW-Madison Arboretum.  She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.S. in Sustainable Systems with an emphasis in Permaculture. She has taught workshops and classes in permaculture, forest gardening, patterns in nature, and biomimicry. She also works as a consultant and facilitator for a variety of environmental and social change organizations, and as an edible landscape gardener and teacher.  Her passion is apprenticing with nature and helping people to fall in love with Earth.
The dates are May 31, June 1st and 2nd, and June 14th, 15th and 16th.  ***Please NOTE that these are the rescheduled dates.  People can still sign up for this!!
Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
Cost is only $450 and payment plans will be accepted.  This will take place at Edgewood College and is eligible (for credit cost) credits through them.
If you are interested please let me know.  We will be doing a good old fashioned registration through an application and payment sent by mail or if you absolutely need to do it electronically through Paypal accounts.  Please e-mail Kate Heiber-Cob at kateheibercobb@gmail.com to register and make arrangements for payment.
This course will help you know how to create a curriculum for educating others on Permaculture.
This course will ask you to present to your classmates and teachers.
This course will encourage you to quickly create a means to teach out in the world and offer up help to do that.
This will cover pedagogy, methods of learning, methods and techniques of teaching, including graphic notetaking and facilitation, and much, much more.
Questions?  Please contact Kate at 608-213-2230 with a text or e-mail her at above e-mail address.
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