Now accepting applications for the (1) available full work exchange for the We Are All Farmers Spring 2015 Permaculture Design Certificate Course.
Contact email@example.com for an application!
Two Upcoming Workshops with Barron Brown
1. Pole Barn Construction/21st Century Timber Framing Start to Finish Nov. 15 & 16, 2014. Limited to 10 participants.
Hands-on learn to construct a two-story pole barn in two days, start to finish: $230
Free camping on site. Breakfast & lunch provided both days.
$100 to reserve your spot, $130 due the day of the workshop.
Cash, check, money order, or PayPal.
We Are All Farmers, 283 Coolbrook Road, Union Grove, NC 28689, phone: 704 592 2557, firstname.lastname@example.org
More details to follow.
We’ll explore how to utilize small trees for framing buildings.
2. Hog Slaughter Workshop with Barron Brown, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; depending on interest, potentially a repeat workshop on Sunday, Dec. 7.
Learn the basics of hog slaughter. Contact email@example.com for more details.
More about Barron Brown
Barron Brown. He is an expert on homestead animal slaughter, most recently demonstrating and teaching the slaughter of a domestic buffalo. He also teaches timber framing, post and beam construction, log cabin construction widely at conferences and gatherings. He currently works as a sculptor, welder and builder, as well as teaches carving, blacksmithing, and building. He lives on a homestead with his family in Yancy County, NC.
RSVP by following this link:
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 a.m. – 1 pm.
Learn the basics of Food Forest design. Work together on the Black Walnut Guild. Discuss the basics of trees from seed.
Please bring a dish to share.
Why and How to Save Seeds People-to People
Take our survey to let us know
we need for our region!!
The goal of the survey is to find out needs, discover potential allies and partners, and to find a working group to work together on feasibility and potential next steps.
In conversation at the new group Appalachian and Piedmont New and Young Farmers along with subsequent meetings with local CSAs, chefs, farmers, and extension agents, the folks at We Are All Farmers and our commercial operation Pockerchicory Farms have decided to pursue gathering wider information and support for a multi-use value-added production or kitchen facility located in the Appalachian or Piedmont regions of North Carolina, with special attention to trained, staffed value-added meat, dairy, and plant production components.
The data collected in this survey will be used as a starting or continuation point for refining a description of a value-added facility to incubate and boost the potential of our regions’ farmers, chefs, and retail stores.
Please spread the word and fill it out online:
Come to the fourth meeting! The next meeting is Wednesday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at Krankie’s in downtown Winston Salem, 211 East Third st.
WS-NC / 27101 / RSVP to email@example.com. We hope to see you there!!
We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Permaculture Design Course Dates Spring 2015
Learn more and sign up more at>>>>>http://weareallfarmers.org/waaf_pdc
Weekend 1, Jan. 31 & Feb.1
Weekend 2, Feb. 28 & March 1
Weekend 3, April 11 & 12
Weekend 4, May 2 & 3
Weekend 5, May 16 & 17
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