We Are All Farmers provides education and farm intern opportunities to Animal Welfare Approved pastured livestock farm Pockerchicory Farms. Pockerchicory Farms’ sow Misty May just had 13 piglets on Father’s Day!
Videos of the piglets!
These cool folks…..
will teach 6 hours of hands on permaculture at Garinger High School June 21, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for FREE!!
Here is the agenda. Please plan on attending the full day if you can
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Permaculture Blast at Garinger High School Friendship Gardens, 1100 Eastway Dr, Charlotte, NC 28205
9:00 – 10:00 Overview of Permaculture (Edward & Crystal Marshall– morning starts promptly at 9!
10:00 – 11:00 Hands-On Sheet Mulch in a Keyhole Design
11:00 – 12:00 Site walk and feedback on ideas based in permaculture
12 – 1:00 Potluck– Please bring a dish to share!!
1:00 – 2:00 Hands on planting of Fruit Tree Guilds in the Sheet Mulched Keyhole Design
2:00 – 3:00 Urban Friendly Compost Bin
3:30 Wrap Up
Register at this link:
Space is limited to first 50 participants who RSVP!
The day will feature key elements from the full designs below. These designs were provided pro bono for Garinger High School spring 2014 by We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute permaculture design certificate course students.
See you there!!
Check out their videos of their designs and talents below!
As part of the standard curriculum for an approved Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC), students must work in teams to create permaculture-based designs. At We Are All Farmers, students create designs of service for a site in need. This year the site was Garinger High School’s Friendship Gardens project in Charlotte, NC:
Many photos from the We Are All Farmers Spring 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate Course on view here>>>>
See sample videos of these presentations below from three separate teams.
Designs from the Team, The “Hopportunists”
As part of the standard curriculum for an approved PDC, students must participate in a talent show their last evening….celebration is an important part of permaculture! We must also celebrate ourselves and our talents! Check out a few videos of the recent graduates below!
Sam plays amazing bass!
Bryan sings a song from his favorite movie!
The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute hosts a hands-on permaculture design certificate course of service to the Appalachian and Piedmont regions over five weekends Jan – May. 2014′s students produced designs pro bono for Friendship Gardens, a high school in Charlotte, NC.
On June 21, 2014 We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate students will follow up their designs with installation of key elements in a 25+ person Permaculture Blast (free workshop) for the community. See presentations of two designs below.
Our commercial partner farm Pockerchicory Farms was featured on the Weather Channel! Click the photo for the video! Thanks so much to producers Lacey Smith and Danielle Banks for braving that odd icy day in March to visit with us!
We are also the front page of a recent print edition of the Salisbury Post! But we are quoted also in the online edition talking about healthy soil: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140504/SP01/140509882/0/SEARCH&slId=2
Join us for the Appalachian & Piedmont New & Young Farmer Inaugural Meeting & Potluck!! at Old Salem Museums & Gardens Are you a young or new farmer in Appalachia or the Piedmont? Want to work together with other farmers on solutions to your major concerns? Are you looking to share info., resources, and ideas and even maybe work with other new and/or young farmers? Come and meet like-minded new and/or young farmers from across the Appalachian and Piedmont regions! Eat well at the potluck! Agenda: Meet & Greet--who is here from where & what do you do or want to do as a farmer? Potluck and poster--put your concerns on the large chalkboard! Then, eat well! Quick prioritizing of top concerns What's next? Reconvene at a place up the street for libations afterwards if you are so inclined... details to follow.
Sat. May 10, 2014 from 12 - 3 p.m. Learn more about the National Young Farmers Coalition and why forming a local chapter is important . RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 592 2557 Exact location: Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Single Brothers House, 600 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Join the Appalachian & Piedmont New and Young Farmers group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/174194732769831/ and share the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/753643827988435/ We welcome folks from across the region!! Also, if you are a landowner and are looking for young farmers to partner with, join us!
Sending Eric Jackson to the Red Semillas Libres May 2014 Convergence in Brazil!!
Open Seeds Network Seed Convergence and Celebration In a citizen-sponsored participatory people to people model, the goal of the OPEN SEEDS NETWORK CONVERGENCE AND CELEBRATION is to bring together like-minded seed stewards from across our region, to plan for continued seed stewardship and convergence, and to celebrate the seed! This is the Open Seeds Network organizing call and organizing year. Become a part of the solution for seed sovereignty! Come and plan for the seed legacy, heritage, and seed sovereignty of our region as members of a living seed bank. Participate! We welcome proposals of 20-minute to one-hour presentations such as the following:
on seed history, seed culture, seed saving, living seed banks, seed stewardship, organizations across the region, country, and the world involved in seed stewardship, etc. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL BY MAY 1, 2014! If you feel that seed saving and stewardship is a human right, join us! This weekend is to celebrate and connect as citizen seed stewards!
Thanks again to everyone that made the Rainwater Harvesting and Water Solutions Workshop with We Are All Farmers at the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church in South Charleston, WV a great success!
As promised, here are links to the presentations for that day. Please share these with people in your community. These presentations also list links to many other book, organization, and other resources.
Here is the link: http://www.slideshare.net/weareallfarmers
The three presentations there are on:
Active Rainwater Harvesting overview and with a focus on West Virginia with Jeremiah Kidd of San Isidro Permaculture
Biological Filtration with Brian Koser featuring sand filters and water emergency preparation
Passive Water Harvesting & Greywater Use with Christina Diamond
Local group in West Virginia working together to solve water harvesting issues: Facebook, search Charleston Rain Catchers
More brief info here on the Rainwater Harvesting and Water Solutions Workshop event:
and thanks also to WCHS & WVAH TV for getting the word out! — http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/140222_23457.shtml
This happened in early January in 9 counties in West Virginia and is still happening.
With a mission of service to the Appalachian and Piedmont regions, the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute is humbled and glad to co-sponsor this Free Rainwater Harvesting and Water Solutions Workshop Feb. 22 at Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV.
10 – 10:15 Brief Welcome
10:15 – 12:15 Jeremiah Kidd, San Isidro Permaculture on Active Rainwater Harvesting per Skype
12: 15 – 1:15 Lunch Break
1:15 – 2:00 Brian Koser on Water Filtration, Water testing & Water Emergency Prep
2:00 – 2:30 Local WVians present on rainwater harvesting/filtering) they have been doing (Sir Justyn Marchese, Scott McMillian, Tomi Bergstrom, etc.)
2:30 – 4:00 Christina Diamond on Passive Rainwater Harvesting and Greywater Systems
4:00 Wrap Up and Thank You’s
When: Feb. 22, 10 – 4, with a break for lunch from 12:15 – 1:15
Where: Due to the size of the potential audience we have moved the event directly across the street from Rock Lake Community Life Center to
Rock Lake Presbyterian Church
905 Village Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309 to their sanctuary.
For more info., call 704 592 2557 or email email@example.com
More about Jeremiah and water: Lots of great information on his deep experience here>>>http://www.permacultureglobal.com/users/3435-jeremiah-kidd
More about Christina and water: Christina Diamond has studied permaculture with Geoff Lawton and Andrew Leslie Phillips. She obtained a certification in Water Harvesting from the Watershed Management Group in Tucson, AZ. She studied horticulture and environmental science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill and holds an MA in Intercultural Studies from Nyack College. Christina has worked as an energy auditor and is certified by the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst and Envelope Professional. Christina has worked as an agricultural and environmental consultant for six years in New York’s Hudson Valley.